if there are stand alones that can be connected to at least a screen for viewing the wav...etc. .
Can you record a microphone input to wav file , and copy that into the DAW? Keeping projects to the same master BPM.
I like the drum machine VST's and controllers. The DAW changed drums forever.
Man, those finger tap drums like the MPD218 make fun beats quick. I 'm not into a bunch pre recorded patterns on a midi map. Let me tap it out at least.. Create something. I hope it can be used still.