In a previous post I stated my fondness for Solid State Logic's "Drumstrip" plugin, now available as an RTAS. Since purchasing this it has become my go to strip for drums, providing me with: Noise Gate with excellent parameters giving immense control, a Transient Designer to emphasise the attacks, Low and High frequency shaping with harmonic distortion control and the now famous Talk-back Mic' compressor. Add to that the ability to alter the order of each processor or bypass them altogether along with several gain controls throughout the signal path. Other plugs offer just one or some of these functions but SSL bring it all together at a great price. I highly recommend it.