We’ve arrived at a world where you can get by without a professional drummer in the studio all the time. The sounds of drum plugins today are as good as most studios can produce themselves, and many times light-years better. Drum plugins are frequently the right answer for home studios. If the drum pattern fits what you’re looking for, or if it’s close, the drum plugin will save you hours and dollars.
Toontrack is a popular drum plugin for DAWs. It has VERY good sounds that would be difficult for anyone but the professional studios to match in quality. So smaller studios can really make their projects sound great without spending tons of time and money on drums and drummers.
Many have wondered, should I upgrade to Pro Tools 9? What does 9 give me that 7 and 8 don’t have? Well here’s a quick video review that covers some of the major functions that you get in PT9.
An Aux Track is a MUST with Pro Tools. If you’re not using them, you’re missing a ton. Here’s some help in understanding them.