Yeah it is a matter of taste, for sure. I'm looking for specific sounds for this project and I want the best fitting ones. Not ones that'll "just do". The toms I have now to me sound like a kids toy. Or at least that's what comes to mind. The attack seems crap to me is all. That balloon sound wasn't always like that and was able to change it back. But the attack is what's killing me. I wanted more of a thud sound rather than a click or a pop. Everything else for the drums is super. I didn't have to change the snare but its nice to know that I can change it just like that is totally killer. Plus i can combine samples with this thing with ease and with the price of $179 for like over 30 snare, kicks and 8 sets of toms you bet your ass I'm interested haha
I liked Superior Drummer, though, and it got me through some projects at school that earned me perfect scores. John Petrucci even mapped out drum tracks for DT's last album with it. Even went as far to say that he had to hold back cause there was so much you could do with it. The snares weren't to my liking however so I went and grabbed Addictive drums which not only had good snares I liked but an ensemble of even more samples to play with. I haven't touched metal machine at all so I don't know about that.
All in all, after digging deeper into Trigger, I've decided to grab it. I got the dough.
"All in all, after digging deeper into Trigger, I've decided to grab it. I got the dough. "
Nice. Yeah, I dont hate superior, but I get just as good, if not better sounds using the exz's. Less tweaking, which to me is a huge plus cause I would just rather concentrate on writing.
IMHO, I would def recommend mixing multiple samples. That snare that comes with trigger is very recognizable. Nothing really wrong with that, but its just distracting if you've heard it before. Same thing goes for the very well known DFH. I cringe now when I hear a release and the drums sound like the stock DFH samples! Ughh.
Also, IMHO, metal machine is the best sample pack toontrack has to offer for this style. The drums all still cut through the mix, but with less of the slappy sound that your not liking. Check out the demos, for $99 is hard to beat.
Some kinks to work out but those are more the toms im looking for!