There's a similar thread going but wanted to ask some specifics and some more basic questions. There are a lot of options and being new to the whole DAW thing, it's a bit overwhelming.
For recording regular rock songs, I'm using Reaper with a HX Stomp, and EZDrummer2, which is excellent. I've picked up the basics of Reaper by now.
But for the more ambient/ lofi stuff I'd like to record, the EZdrummmer sounds are too full on, I'd like to create more downbeat or electronic/drum machine sounds. I like electronic music too so perhaps to dabble into that too. The the options from what I can see are:
-Buy a drum machine and connect to Reaper, record whilst playing the thing? (eg Volca beat, Drumbrute, Roland TR-6 etc)
-Buy a Midi Controller, with pads any maybe keys, which would also allow me to experiment with synth sounds etc. Find a plug for the drum sounds/synths, control with MIDI controller?
- Some other form of program or plug in that does not require external hardware?
-Another option, something like the Rainger FX Snare Trap.
I've found some nice beatmaking apps on my Ipad, but not sure if these could be used in Reaper. Perhaps if you can save them as a Wav and transfer?
I quite like the idea of having a drum machine or midi controller/keys to play around with, but there are oh so many, and do they work well with Reaper? I've read that the Nektar Impact LX25+ works well with Reaper
Can anyone point me in a sensible direction?