Toontrack EZ Drummer. Every time Toontrack sends me an email regarding an update to their drum sampling software (like they did today) I pause and consider buying it. It doesn’t appear to be too expensive and the demos sound quite good. Then I have to remind myself of the times I’ve used similar software and the lack of joy I felt working with it. To be fair I’ve used BFD2, a similar product to Toontrack’s software. I’ve never tried EZ Drummer or Superior Drummer. But it wasn’t the software that was joyless. It was the lack of collaboration. I dreaded sitting in front of my computer and arranging the verse beats, drum fills, etc. It was a completely solo experience, completely unlike the journey you take when crafting music with other musicians. Plus, the final recorded results from my drum software didn’t sound organic. I know that’s not a great description but trying to create “feel” from a machine is nearly impossible. So, whenever possible work with a real drummer. Learn how to properly mic a drum kit. You’ll likely find the experience much more enjoyable.