I got into ProTools about a week ago and want to get a drum plugin in the very near future. The only one I currently have is Reason-Adapted ReDrum that came with my 003 Rack Factory. I have been reading the threads and the names that seem to pop up the most are Strike at $299, DrumCore at $199, EZDrummer at $161 and Stylus RMX at $279.
From what I have read in the forum, DrumCore has the longer loops and StylusRMX will require me to purchase some add ons. I will probably use some loops but will also do some programming myself. (F.Y.I. – I also have a Boss DR-880 but felt that drum plugins would be more realistic and of better sound quality.)
My question is which one has the best sounds for Pop/R&B/Soul/Funk type tunes? I doubt I’ll be doing much Hip Hop. I don’t mind spending the money on the higher priced software if it really has the best sounds and loops for the type music I play most.
I realize that I could probably use all of them in different scenarios but want to get a good one now and get started with it.
I’d also be curious about your opinions of ReDrum. I haven’t spent much time with it but it doesn’t seem to come up much in discussions of drumming software.