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hay everyone! I’m working on a project & I have a few songs ready, that is, I’ve recorded vocals & electric guitars. but I’ve written bass & drums in guitar pro. considering I cannot add anybody to my band at this point because am in Iran & I must work solo as of yet, anybody know any virtual programs they’ve worked with that can simulate a relatively realistic sound for drums & bass? realistic enough to go in a first record? 

 

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EZ Drummer is the go-to drum program for most people I know, and if you pay attention to the little details it can sound realistic enough. Superior Drummer offers more flexibility. Personally I use Fruity Loops, but I have a really old version and it's a pain in the neck. I wouldn't recommend it. As far as bass goes, if you can't borrow a bass for recording, you could pitch-shift guitar lines, but honestly real bass makes a huge difference and I'd only do that on a demo or as a last resort.

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EZ Drummer is a very good and easy to use, and with some tweaking it can sound great. And like FatherAlbaster said above me, Superior Drummer is also a very good option. Particularly with The Metal Foundry expansion which, which comes with many new sounds and new kits. There are also alternatives like Studio Drummer and various Kontakt libraries like the Steven Slate library.

Personally, I like to mix it up and create "hybrid sets", taking various samples from different drum sets, to tweak them and attempt to create my own sound. Its a nightmare to edit but its worth it, sometimes. As for bass guitars, I recommend getting a real bass. VST/VSTis which simulate bass aren't that great. But... if you have no other choice, then id say go with "Spectrasonics Trilian". Thats the only virtual bass I would recommend.

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