To be honest with you, I find (hate it) programming drum set and or percussion very tiresome using a keyboard controller. I prefer playing in the parts myself acoustically when I can as much as I can. I find midi software to be tedious having to correct for tracking and setting note rhythmic values or quantizing to get a near or the best steady meter I am looking for. Normally, and I use the word normally sparingly, my preferred midi method is to play the rhythms in using either an SPD8 or 20 percussion pad. I find I do not have to "fix" duration's and subdivisions as often as when I use a keyboard controller. Let me put it this way, I haven't found a keyboard controller that can track what my fingers can play at the tempo and subdivisions I am used to.
Do you catch my meaning man. So, heres my question! How the heck do you awesome talented people accomplish this hideous task using a keyboard controller? Or, do you just use step time placement of the notes. You would think I would have it all together being a percussionist. Yeah well, I never did like playing a keyboard as a drumset. Besides, the keys get all banged up by the sticks.