I’ve been using EZ Drummer 2, and now 3. I generally start with a groove, and then track guitar or bass. Once the rhythm guitar or bass track (or both) are done, I add drum intros, fills, change ups, etc, to give the drums some variety.
I find that the drums on EZ Drummer sound fantastic as is, but even better if I do some processing with virtual channels, tape sims, compression, etc. Nothing wrong with them as is, they can just be a bit vanilla…..which is a great thing, as I can dial them in to fit the mix. In general, I wait until the drum parts are done, and then bounce each individual drum out to an aux track. I always kill the built in reverb and/or delay, so that I get perfect dry drums. In PT, I then use the Commit function to create stand alone tracks, and hide/make inactive the original stereo midi track. I then process the new audio track versions of each drum track, send to aux’s for reverb, echo, parallel comp, etc.
If you are looking for very realistic sounding midi drums that are not very hard to use, EZDrummer 3 is a wonderful choice.