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I use NI Maschine to program and Steven Slate Drums Platinum for sounds. Excellent sort of pop rock and roll sounds. Takes a fair bit of EQ work for other styles.
I tried using my old SP12 as a drum controller but the latency was pretty noticeable when triggering MIDI notes. I had to slip all the notes forward to compensate for the lag.
Maschine and Slate Drums work great for fairly straight forward stuff.
I do think the best solution is some kind of V / electronic Drums etc triggering the MIDI stuff.
One thing I'm thinking about is hiring remote drummers to do tracks on V Drums, or deriving MIDI data from their tracks (Trigger, Drumagog) and doing drum replacement where needed. Not sure what a good remote drummer costs, though.
I see opportunity here, Mr. R Walker!
I think the new Ableton can derive MIDI from analog now too. More utilitarian bang for the buck.
AS Simeon said, you can also step program. Kontakt has a good step programmer, although I haven't really used it yet - just tinkered a bit.
On Feb 4, 2013, at 8:18 AM, Steven Clements wrote:
I recommend Toontracks Superior Drummer.