Drumkits in Ardour 3.X
Hi to all
I'm trying to find old posts about this topic but most of the discussions are still about Ardour 2.X versions, so I'm writing this trying to make a new entry for other users with the same issue.
I'd like to handle midi drums with ardour. So far I've been recording real drums (even though I'm not good enough on playing drums ;) ) or Hydrogen via Jack sync and audio return, but I guess there are lots of other different solutions, so I'll ask: how are you fixing the lack of drum machines in Ardour 3.X? (I don't want to discuss here if it's something good or bad, only to examine the alternatives.
These are my ideas, feel free to add more:
1# Using a drum machine via Jack synchronisation
2# Using an external drum machine via Ardour's Midi out (how can I do that, for example with Hydrogen?)
3# Using a drum machine as a VSTi, LADSPA, LV2 or AU plug-in (is there any drum plug-in in Ardour by default? How can I install and use a VST plug-in? Which ones do you prefer?)
4# Using audio samplers as a loop sequence (imho a waste of time... does anybody use it successfully? )
5# Using a sequencer with audio samplers (I know there are no step sequencers in Ardour, I'm writing it just for being exhaustive)