How do you guys create Midi-Based Drum Tracks? Do you use Soundfonts? Or any lv2 plugins that trigger Samples? I am currently evaluating my options on getting comfortable with a workflow. And so far I haven’t found anything that comes close to Abletons Drum Rack. Are there any options out there that do a similar thing?
Now that Ardour 7 has brought us the joy of really being able to create MIDI Tracks, I would like to stay as much as possible in the DAW. So for me switching over to something like Hydrogen feels pretty clunky.
Renoise is amazing and Renoise Redux is equally amazing, however using many samples in one instance (eg. multisampled acoustic drums) causes Ardour’s GUI to hang for 30 seconds or so every couple of minutes.
I’ll state that when I read the OP, I thought he/she was asking more about the MIDI and “tracking” part… putting down the notes (more a MIDI workflow) vs the above responses which seem all “drum sound”-related.
I personally don’t know a great MIDI workflow for drums. For my stuff, I want it to sound natural. I’ve had such a hard time with it that I bought some electronic drums to do the basic tracking, and then clean it up.
Plugins like Beat Scholar are one example of a great MIDI work flow for drums. However, Beat Scholar (and also the amazing Percussion Factory) are neither libre nor gratis, and BS in particular requires very current OpenGL support (thanks, JUCE!)
Hi. I myself have used AVL kits for simpler results in the past. They are pretty nice sounding kits and easy to use. Nowaday I’m with DrumGizmo. I haven’t seen another drum virtual instrument that realistic in the open software enviroment. This is the most similiar to a real drum kit recording that you can achieve in Linux. Give it a try