For years I used to program drums in midi, either finger drumming on pads, or using a keyboard. I’d use the ESX24 sampler preset for drum kits, or create my own custom sampler instruments. That’s all way easier now with Drum Machine Designer - just drag in your fav samples and play, or use Step Sequencer.
For speed I still sometimes use Drummer. Adjust a few setting, cut and paste sections for intro, verse and chorus and you get a reasonable road map with high quality sound.
If I’m after something unique I’ll drag in a sample or song into Quick Sampler, slice and chop sections, then modify the parts I want to use. Drag them into Drum Machine Designer or directly onto a track.
A cheat I learned is to drag in an entire song mp3. Use the Drum Track type to create midi. It will read the transients on the mp3 audio wave and create midi that captures the performance. Usually good for kick and snare, maybe toms, but not too effective for cymbals.
A relatively small investment in these techniques pays off big time for creating high quality drum tracks.
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