GA4 sounds fine in a mix but a bit thin raw ('cept the Simon Phillips kits which are amazing), but my most used drums are the various Kontakt suites - which I can always rely on getting a result with.
With stunning new kits, mix-ready presets and modelling technology for tom resonance and cymbal swells, BFD3 delivers uncompromising detail. The revamped interface has a new mixer and sound browser for the easiest BFD experience yet.
BFD3 is designed to sound great while offering as much depth as you need. Browse for entire presets, quickly compile custom kits or mould any drum sound you desire by retuning, damping and processing multiple mics with the powerful internal mixing engine.
Have you tried some of the mixer presets? I have mine set up to output as a single stereo channel and mix the drums inside of BFD3. Toggle through the presets and see which one works best for you. Try enabling the loudness option for any kit pieces that are unruly and dial in the dynamics to your taste.
SSD5 prides itself on being one of the most realistic sounding drum simulators on the market. It comes stock with over 2,400 preset MIDI grooves to choose from along with hundreds of combinations of drums, cymbals, and percussion instruments. SSD5 comes with over a dozen complete drum kits giving you the range to compose a soft jazz piece filled with ghost notes or a power metal beat embellished by heavy complex fills. Similar to EZdrummer 2, SSD5 has a handful of expansion packs that you can purchase with curated grooves and drum sounds by legendary producers like Chris Lord-Alge, David Bendeth, Terry Date, and even a Blackbird Studios expansion pack.
If you want a lot of variety in your drums sounds, though, never fear. There are 130 presets that you can use to make any of the sounds here completely unrecognizable from the original sample. The library has a feature called Sound Ideal to help you choose between totally natural and massively processed sounds.
The sound library is huge, while connecting electronic drums via MIDI works very well. Besides traditional drum kits, you can count on more than 350 vintage drum machines, as well as 35 mixer effects.
Synthwave Drums V2 is a paid VST plugin for 80s lovers who enjoy that signature sound. This plugin includes a variety of sounds and kits, more specifically, 1300+ drum sounds, 73 multi-drum kits, and over 100 presets. 2b1af7f3a8