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Hi!  I would like to know what the options are for using a drums played with brushes in Cakewalk. Preferably something that is not too expensive. Searching the web I found some info but it all seems to be rather dated. Does anyone have recent experiences?

Thank you in advance!

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AFAIK, there's no plugin that does the full spectrum of brush playing as you see jazz drummers and the like performing. The most you get is drums being hit using brushes which most libraries should have either bundled or as an add on.

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Have a look at Addictive Drums 2  Modern Jazz Brushes. That's what I use whenever I need brushes. XLN Audio normally have a sale twice a year offering a 45-50% discount on their regular prices.

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I tried the demos of all of them and ended up making my own and use Session Drummer to play them. As said all of the samples were hits and I wanted drags and swish. 
 

The best brush hit is found in the lowly TTS-1

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Was TTS-1 ever offered as a standalone?

Yamaha XG brush kits have both brush hits and swirls.

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13 hours ago, John Vere said:

I tried the demos of all of them and ended up making my own and use Session Drummer to play them. As said all of the samples were hits and I wanted drags and swish. 
 

AD has sweeps in Modern Jazz Brushes mentioned above. I counted 7 different sweeps. They're between C2 & C3.

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Thanks for all the replies! As I am not terribly demanding on drum sounds at the moment (well, apart from the brushes) I have been sticking to free drum plugins (some of which are quite good in my opinion, and it helps not to be overwhelmed by choice). 
I saw a discount of Vienna Jazz Drums (it's €57 at the moment), along with a favourable review somewhere,  and I decided to try that out. It comes with a VST plugin, but no other software is required.
I am far from a reliable judge of sounds, but I am happy with what it provides: for the snare drum there are hits and swishes, and the other parts of the kit (hi-hat, ride cymbal, toms, ...) are available with brushes too. The sounds come across as nicely warm and  authentic to me, and I like the velocity response.

 

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