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Drums for Reaper
One of the more sophisticated drum-centric plug-ins would be Native Instruments' Battery, but more often these days I avoid Battery and use Kontakt instead. Not budget options, but very definitely the cream of the crop IMO.
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An Eagle for an Emperor, A Kestrel for a Knave.
I am a Reaper user and currently own many, many different drum "romplers" (drum sample players) which are very easy to use if you are able to use basic MIDI functions. Most come with a variety of useful MIDI loops pre-programmed that you can drop into your drum track, too.
If you have Kontakt either free or the paid version, analoguedrums.com make a range of very nice kits, which range in price from free to around $39.
I love their splitsticks and the free Big Mono.
The bigger players like Toontrack (EZDrummer and Superior Drummer), Steven Slate Drums, Big Fat Drums, etc., all have regular sales so it is sometimes worth picking up something cheap and basic & then trying all the demos & buying when the price is right.
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Using either of these you can load up free .SFZ kits and program the drum patterns in your DAW of choice.
At this point in time Sforzando is limited to having only 1 stereo output, but multiple outputs have been promised as an update soon. Sforzando is full x64 compatible and is fully supported, Shortcircuit is no longer supported but has many more features.
The best free (acoustic) drum kit I heard is the Big Mono http://www.analoguedrums.com/details-bm.php, there is a .SFZ mapping http://www.drealm.info/sfz/AnalogueDrums/
Hope that was of help
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If you're strapped for cash use free soundfonts of SFZ sampled drums.
You can strip the midi drums out of any midi song file (just find some in your gendre)
or there are places like www.groovemonkee.com that make good midi drum files in various styles.
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David Else wrote:Hope that was of help
Well if no-one else is gong to say I will
Yes, those links you posted were very useful, so thanks.
Oh, and by the way, welcome to the SOS Forums David!
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