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Strike 2 is way inderrated in the land of Drum Libraries

As a user of several other drum vst plugins like BFD3, Superior Drummer 2/EZdrummer2, SSD4, Groove Agent 4 i am suprised at how good Strike 2 is. I quess the fact it was a protools only plugin once didn't make me aware of it sooner. Especially with a comparable concept with Groove Agent. but while groove agent 4 has only 3 acoustic kits they also not sound that great to be honest.. Not so with Strike 2. I think i never had a Drummer that offers such a great versatile Library with everything from jazz including great brushes, folk, pop, rock, metal wich also sounds great out of the box.
Unlike others there is simply no need for expansion packs.
Couldn't you have made this plugin available for everyone just sooner? :)).
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  • I totally agree ....

    I can't wait to see Strike 3 appear ...

    I almost want to pay upfront for a new upgrade .. because this is simply the best Drum plug in ... !!!
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  • I don't even entertain conversations with the "cognoscenti" about it anymore. I have to laugh. For years I've been watching the other "biggies" introduce features that Strike already had or watched Strike features end up on their community wish lists. I never needed to by one manufacturer's proprietary samples, sequences, kits, or kit pieces for Strike because Strike allows you to import, map, and tweak like a pro needs to. Don't get me wrong. I use whatever I need to but I keep coming back to Strike. Still my go-to for quickly creating odd-meter beats, new kits, and track variations. Using Strike in tandem with Transfuser just gets things wild in no time at all. Under-rated? Beats me (pun intended). The only things I can figure that hinder Strike's wider notoriety is that it doesn't have a stand-alone feature and, because of its wide approach to accepting soundfile formats and samples, you're not frequently bombarded with advertisements for a given manufacturer's proprietary kit/sample/sequence packs. I was ecstatic when it went VST.
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  • Yeh. Strike 2 is great. Until you need support for it. Been trying to get an answer from support on an issue for three weeks now. Posted here in desperation but posted on the KVR Forums as well as contacted support directly via email and, to date, not a single response.

    Maybe you that are so happy with the product can help me out here:

    When recording MIDI:

    Arm MIDI for record
    Hit an intro. button
    Hit a verse button
    Stop recording
    Drag recorded MIDI to DAW track

    When I do this Strike 2 inserts approximately two blank bars between the end of the intro. and the beginning of the verse (pauses are inserted). Do you have this problem??? I've tried it in two different DAW applications and same in both. It's almost as if Strike 2 loses synch. with the DAW application after the intro. and then waits until it's in synch. again with the DAW application before it begins the recording again. Not sure. But sure would like to resolve the issue.

    Regards,

    Dale.
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    • Dale indeed there are still some bugs into Strike that should be solved by now ... I keep saying ... if Strike 3 would be midi out or some features would be as handsome as some other drum vst s .... Strike has soo much more to offer than any other drum app on the market. I think its a winner . I keep hoping for Strike 3 to come sooner or later ... no mather the upgrade costs !! I still live in hope ;-)
    • and its true ... the midi record function puts spaces into the midi recording files to drag into your daw. I see it in the beginning of the midi recordings also here ... if you record the midi parts longer 3 or 4 bars of the songs piece by piece ( intro, verse chorus part) and drag the beginning 1 or 2 bars later than the startpoint of the midi file ... en put them together songwise in your daw maybe that could work ... but I understand ... it would be top to be able to create your song structure in Strike would be awesome
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