Okay, so I don't always have the luxury of playing with a good drummer, and recording one with the gear I have is next to impossible. So I'm stuck with beat programming. I own Battery 3, which I'm very happy with in terms of it's sample library. I also have Kontakt 4. Here's the problem, I really suck at writing good drums. I usually just get frustrated and end up writing a crappy loop and repeating until the end. Now, I bought some little drum pads, there the little Akai LPD8, nothing special, just 8 pads and some knobs for tweaking effects and what not. They kind of helped, made them sound a tad bit more natural, but boring nonetheless. And I always make mistakes and end up having to quantize. So i'm curious what other tactics my fellow bassist are using to get some solid and rocking sounding drum tracks. Mine just sound like crap. For me it's always the hardest part of recording. I get really frustrated and give up. Anyone got any good tricks of the trade? Note: I actually like the sound of Electronic drums, I'm in a sort of industrial band that I bring my jazz influences into, so Battery 3 works great for me.