I have the basic version of EZ Drummer. When I first got it I thought it’s drum sounds were pretty decent but now I find them to be quite weak and limited. I think the expansion packs would provide more variety and probably better sounding samples but I’m not sold on EZ Drummer as of now.
I was recording drums with an acoustic kit between 2007 and 2015 and then I switched to an Alesis/ Yamaha electric drum kit. In 2016 and 2017 I also did a few song recordings using EZ Drummer. I don’t like the artificial sound of the Alesis/ Yamaha kit and I’m pretty unimpressed by EZ Drummer.
Recently I’ve been using the free Steven Slate kit. It sounds much better than the basic EZ Drummer kit.
I need to learn how to create my midi drum tracks a lot faster and better than I do now. Right now I create a virtual midi track in Reaper and then I draw in the kick, snare, hi hats, toms, etc. I don’t like using the prefab tracks that come with the drum software. There’s got to be a quicker way of doing midi drums than the way I’m doing it. Creating dynamics and trying to get the midi drums sounding natural is a ton of work!
I want go find a drum software that will allow me to work quicker while creating drums that sound real. SD2 or SD3 are on my list of potential candidates. Others would be Addictive Drums, Steven Slate and BFD.