First of all, drums are totally alien to me. I have used EZ Drummer and it sounds great and pretty simple to use, but, the easiest, best sounding, program is part of Sonar Producer 8 called Session Drummer 2. It is built in to Sonar as a soft-synth that you insert into a track. It is uses midi notes and a wave sample on an audio track. They have fills and intros etc... My problem is I just bought Reaso/Record because the overall mixing and sound quality seemed better than Sonar. The down side is I have not found a way to get drum track created as easily as Session Drummer 2, that sounds as good. There are plenty of great samples for Reason that sound great, but, I have not learned how to make efficient use of them yet. They have a virtual drum machine that I can get to produce decent drums for most simple beats but it does have its limits. I have only had the software for a couple of weeks and it is very very powerful so hopefully as I progress with Reason I will find something that works as easily. Of course, I could always use Sonar to make the drum track and export it as a wave file then import it into Reason. But, one of the things I like about Reason is being able to mix each drum instrument individually, which I would loose doing the import/export thing. And, doing it that way, there is no editing/tweaking any part of the drums later. If anyone uses Reason/Record and has any tips I would love to hear them.