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  • Darren
    Posts: 132
    Joined: Dec 29th, 2007, 06:19
    Which drum program?
    Hi, I would love to hear your opinions on BFD2 and Addictive Drums. I am planning on purchasing one of them for use in Logic 8. Is BFD2 the current god of drum software? Do they really sound better than UltraBeat? Thanks Darren.
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  • Rounik Admin
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    Joined: Dec 16th, 2006, 08:13
    Re: Which drum program?
    Hi Darren I've used both very very briefly so don't feel able to offer advice one way or the other... but, what do you mean, "sound better than Ultrabeat"? What kind of drums are you looking to add to your music? Anyway, you can get demos for them here: [url]http://www.fxpansion.com/[/url] & here: [url]http://www.xlnaudio.com/downloads[/url] Do let us know what you think of them. :) Rounik
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  • Revo
    Posts: 37
    Joined: Nov 9th, 2006, 03:49
    Re: Which drum program?
    I own AD and support the product 110%. It sounds as natural and real as you can get and is very easy to use even though it is feature filled. I can't offer a comparison, but if you have any questions on AD feel free to ask.
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  • Darren
    Posts: 132
    Joined: Dec 29th, 2007, 06:19
    Re: Which drum program?
    Hi Guys, Thanks for the feedback. By asking if they Sound Better than UltraBeat I was just chasing opinions from people who have used it. I mostly make Trance music, but I dabble in other genres including funk, ambient and classical. I do love ultrabeat because it is so easy to use, but I have heard several drummers rave about how realistic BFD2 is.
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  • Rounik Admin
    Posts: 8713
    Joined: Dec 16th, 2006, 08:13
    Re: Which drum program?
    Cool. A lot of musicians use Stylus RMX for electronic based music... It's a different approach to drums than the two you've mentioned which are more focused on "realistic" drums.... RMX is amazing, but there is no demo that I know of. Cheers Rounik
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  • mtec
    Posts: 249
    Joined: Oct 19th, 2007, 08:33
    Re: Which drum program?
    Hi, check out Guru its a bit different but has lots of cool features. http://www.fxpansion.com/index.php?page=4
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  • Christian L
    Posts: 1410
    Joined: Aug 7th, 2006, 11:50
    Re: Which drum program?
    [quote:38199]I mostly make Trance music, but I dabble in other genres including funk, ambient and classical. [/quote] If you're into Trance music and other electronic genres, you might also check out Native Instrument's Battery. [url]http://www.native-instruments.com/index.php?id=battery3&ftu=21e3d45b1bf3443[/url] Like Rounik, I'm a big fan of Spectrasonics Stylus RMX. They now offer an 'Xpanded" version with all the SAGE expanders. You can watch a few videos of RMX here : [url]http://www.spectrasonics.net/instruments/stylusrmx_videos.html[/url] and listen to some mp3s here : [url]http://www.spectrasonics.net/instruments/stylusrmx/demos.html[/url] But Ultrabeat is still an incredible instrument. The fact that Ultrabeat can use oscillators and samples to create sound is one feature that set it apart from other 3rd party drums instrument. It is really a drums [b]synthesizer[/b], not just a sample playback instrument. Christian
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  • mtec
    Posts: 249
    Joined: Oct 19th, 2007, 08:33
    Re: Which drum program?
    i agree with Christian, Ultrabeat is an awesome drum machine/sample player. i myself have stylus Rmx which is brilliant, i have Guru which is fantastic but since i switched to Logic i use Ultrabeat more and more for drum programming. i think with dance music you need the ability to call up loads of samples ie. kicks hats claps and tune them to your taste. Ultrabeat and the other drum programs mentioned here will allow you to do that. Dont forget the EXS24 as there are loads of kits already out there for that, or you could make your own. all the best mtec.
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  • Darren
    Posts: 132
    Joined: Dec 29th, 2007, 06:19
    Re: Which drum program?
    Hi, Thanks again for your input. I actually have Stylus RMX, and I agree that there are some nice drum sounds in there. However I have to be honest and say that I don't use it much because finding the right sound in there is a pain in the neck. Most of the samples in there have odd names that in no way describe the sound. I'm not a fan of the compressors and other effects in RMX either, largely because there is no visual feedback. Thanks Darren
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  • Revo
    Posts: 37
    Joined: Nov 9th, 2006, 03:49
    Re: Which drum program?
    Would just like to point out that Addictive Drums is not a drum sequencer. If your into trance I think you'd want a sequencer. To sequence drums I usually boot up iDrum as its simply to drag and drop files (I find it simpler than ultra beat). After picking the files I want to use by auditioning them in iDrum I'll load them up in Ultra Beat and then go from there. The reason why I end up using UB is that it is much more feature filled and, as everyone stated above, is really a sequencer as well. You can add noise, oscillators, ring modulator, etc. So those are my drum programs: Addictive Drums for fills and anything that I want to sound "real" and then iDrum & Ultra Beat for sequenced drums. BTW, check out the ultrabeat unleashed tutorial if your new to ultrabeat as it can be overwhelming.
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