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Postby blinddrew » Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:54 pm

I have a cheap set of Roland v-drums that cover most of my requirements, having a reasonable set of built in sounds and midi-out to let me feed my MT powerdrummer plug-in.
But what neither of these options give me is the ability to get any brush sounds.
Is anyone aware of a drum plug-in that has nice, responsive brush sounds?
Or should I just buy a cheap snare and live-mic that part of the job?
All suggestions welcome.

Oh yes, I'm figuring I might have up to £100 to spend, but as always with me, the cheaper the better. :)
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Re: Drum brush plug-in

Postby Mixedup » Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:33 pm

It's a while since I heard them, and it's nothing I've tried to trigger from my V-Drums, but I remember the Platinum Samples Jim Scott jazz/brush drums for BFD sounding nice. I believe they do them for the Toontrack instruments now too...
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Re: Drum brush plug-in

Postby blinddrew » Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:05 pm

Thanks Mixed Up, but remind me please, 'BFD'? Is that one of the Superior etc Drummer stable?
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Re: Drum brush plug-in

Postby Mixedup » Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:15 pm

Similar but different manufacturer -- fxpansion.

Platinum Samples started out making libraries for BFD. But I think they ported them all and started developing for SD2 as well. Everything of theirs I've used has been really nice. Though I must admit I rarely use brushes so YMMV!
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Re: Drum brush plug-in

Postby blinddrew » Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:20 pm

Thanks again, I shall go and have a shufti and a play at the weekend.

I'm assuming there's a demo? How quickly we take these things for granted. [insert appropriate emoticon here - I can't seem to think of the right one]
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Re: Drum brush plug-in

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Re: Drum brush plug-in

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Re: Drum brush plug-in

Postby blinddrew » Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:42 pm

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Re: Drum brush plug-in

Postby Kwackman » Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:00 pm

Alba wrote:Natural drum http://naturaldrum.com/

Looks interesting, although the info on their site says the samples are recorded at 48KHz.
AFAIK that's unusual for a musical sample library, but probably isn't a bit issue for today's computers to deal with.

Specs at top of this link (if I copied. & pasted correctly!)
http://naturaldrum.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=54&Itemid=64
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Re: Drum brush plug-in

Postby Darren Lynch » Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:03 pm

As its Black Friday, Toontrack may come in at £100 for EZDrummer 2 and the Vintage Rock EZX. Within Vintage Rock is a brushes kit which sounds lovely. Nothing OTT, it's just "there", with the restraint of the cymbals especially worth a mention.

But getting you started with EZDrummer is a double edged sword. You'll become a EZX addict, selling gear, wife, kids just to get that new set of drum sounds with which to conquer the world.

But Vintage Rock brushes sounds great.
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Re: Drum brush plug-in

Postby Dan LB » Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:12 pm

Darren Lynch wrote:As its Black Friday, Toontrack may come in at £100 for EZDrummer 2 and the Vintage Rock EZX. Within Vintage Rock is a brushes kit which sounds lovely. Nothing OTT, it's just "there", with the restraint of the cymbals especially worth a mention.

But getting you started with EZDrummer is a double edged sword. You'll become a EZX addict, selling gear, wife, kids just to get that new set of drum sounds with which to conquer the world.

But Vintage Rock brushes sounds great.

As do the brushes in the Jazz EZX
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Re: Drum brush plug-in

Postby Dan LB » Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:38 pm

Just looking on Toontrack's website, and, being Black Friday week, EZ Drummer 2 with one EZX costs 128 euro right now and with 2 EZXs it costs 167 euro - great value.
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Re: Drum brush plug-in

Postby blinddrew » Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:08 pm

Hmmm, interesting, interesting. Sadly today might not be the best day to be splashing cash as I'm likely to find out if I have a job on Monday. Ho hum.
Thank you for the recommendation though, will add it to the list for consideration when I know what's happening.
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