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Steven Slate Drums Signature Drum Kits EX Special Drum Library Software   

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The SSD EX drum library plus your choice of 2 expansion packs for more sound drumming choices.

The Steven Slate Drums Signature Drum Kits EX Special includes the Steven Slate Drums EX Edition drum sample library which contains 10 drum kits, including the famous Old Zep kit (an authentic Led Zeppelin model recorded in a stone castle), and gives you download codes for any two of the 5 available expansion packs for this incredible virtual instrument. You get to choose 2 of 5 expansion packs. Choose from Essential Rock/Pop Volume 1, Essential Rock/Pop Volume 2, Essential Rock/Pop Volume 3, Rock Classics, and Metal and more.

Steven Slate Drums EX Edition
As stated above, Steven Slate Drums EX contains 10 virtual drum sets, but also includes 5 hybrid kits which use multiple layers of kicks and snare to achieve highly unique sounds.

This complete EX software drum suite conquers all your digital drum needs with an RTAS, VST, AU, and standalone MIDI plug-in, instant presets for all Roland VDrum Modules, hundreds of easy-to-use MIDI grooves in SSD's unique SONG form.

The Samples
At the heart of any virtual drum library are the actual samples themselves. Steven Slate has been called the master of drum sounds. In the early 2000s, his original drum sample disc was in high demand amongst many top Hollywood producers and mixers. By 2006, when he publicly released his first official drum sample disc, his sounds could already be heard in many top billboard hits. Today, the airwaves are filled with Steven's samples, as they are used by top mixers such as Mike Shipley, Chris Lord-Alge, Dave Way, Jeff Juliano, Jay Baumgardner, and more.

Steven has recorded only quality drums for this sample collection, all tuned to perfection. Every drum and cymbal has been recorded first to 2" tape, enhancing their unique, rich sound. Every drum and cymbal was recorded with multiple velocities and multiple hits per velocity to ensure the most natural recreation. Then the percussion samples were transferred to digital via high-end A/D converters at 24-bit/ 44.1khz.

The samples were then processed by Steven Slate using some of the most classic analog gear from both past and present. The result are drum samples that sound like you've always dreamed of, with punchy transients and smooth decays.

SSD Virtual Instrument
The SSD Virtual Instrument, powered by KONTAKT Player3, is a standalone or RTAS-VST-AU plugin that is easy to use and integrate into your DAW. It contains both maps for keyboard and a universal mapping for Roland VDrums. With its custom velocity and remapping features, you can also customize your own maps.

New in version 3.5 is the "Advanced AMG" anti-machine gun mode. This algorithm is physically modeled after real drummers playing real drums. Advanced AMG makes the drums play with an extreme amount of realism with detailed response and sensitivity.

The Samples
At the heart of any drum library are the actual samples themselves. Steven Slate has been called the MASTER of drum sounds. In the early 2000's his original drum sample disc was in high demand amongst many top Hollywood producers and mixers. By 2006, when he publicly released his first official drum sample disc, his sounds could already be heard in many top billboard hits. Today, the airwaves are filled with Steven's samples, as they are used by top mixers such as Mike Shipley, Chris Lord Alge, Dave Way, Jeff Juliano, Jay Baumgardner, and more!

Steven has recorded only the best drums, all tuned to perfection. Every drum and cymbal has been recorded first to 2inch tape, enhancing their unique rich sound. Every drum and cymbal was recorded with multiple velocities and multiple hits per velocity to ensure the most natural recreation. Then the samples were transferred to digital via high end A/D converters at 24 bit/ 44.1khz.

The samples were then processed by Steven Slate using some of the most classic analog gear from both past and present. The result are drums that sound like you've always dreamed of, with punchy transients and smooth decays. By listening to the audio demos on the homepage, its easy to hear why many pros call Steven's samples the very best sounding digital drums available.

Room Mics
The Steven Slate Drum sample collection contains two unique sounding sets of room mics. The first set is from a large warehouse with concrete walls. These room mics were processed with heavy doses of compression, EQ, and even modulation to make a larger then life, deep, wide, expressive room sound.

The drums were then sampled in the famous NRG Recording STUDIO A, known for being one of the top drum rooms in Los Angeles. It's been home to bands like Linkin Park, Foo Fighters, Billy Joel, and more. These room mics have been left unprocessed and contain the signature depth and space from this beautiful sounding room.

Expansion Packs
Essential Rock/Pop Volume 1-3
Each of these 3 packs include world-class, all-purpose drum kits that excel for rock, classic rock, and pop music. Many of these sounds can be heard on billboard hits from top artists.

Rock Classics
Rock Classics gives you the authentically modeled sound of some of rock's legendary drum sounds: AC/DC, Nirvana, Steely Dan, Red Hot Chili Peppers, modern Led Zeppelin, and Motley Crüe.

Metal and More
Metal and More gives you everything you need for classic or modern metal
drumming. It includes kits modeled after the likes of Pantera, Metallica, Dream Theater, Deftones, and other kits that you'll recognize from today's popular metal albums.

FEATURES
  • Includes Steven Slate Drums EX library, plus download codes for choice of 2 expansion kits for the price of one
  • Comes with audio demos of each pack so you can see which expansion kit is right for you
Steven Slate Drums EX
  • 10 drum kits including on Old Zep kit, including 5 hybrid kits with multiple layers of kicks and snare
  • Contains a RTAS, VST, AU, and standalone MIDI plug-in powered by KONTAKT Player3
  • Contains both maps for keyboard and a universal mapping for Roland VDrums
  • Can customize your own maps
  • Instant presets for all Roland VDrum Modules
  • 100s of easy-to-use MIDI grooves in SSD's unique SONG form
  • Drum and cymbal recorded first to 2" tape, and recorded with multiple velocities and multiple hits per velocity
  • Samples transferred to digital via high-end A/D converters at 24-bit/ 44.1khz
  • New-to-the-series Advanced AMG anti-machine gun mode
  • 2 sounding sets of room mics (large warehouse with concrete walls, NRG Recording STUDIO A)

Beef up your DAW's drum palette with this convenient and affordable software solution. Order now.

SPECIFICATIONS

Signature Drum Kits EX Special Drum Library Software

  • System Requirements
  • Mac: OS 10.4.x, G4 2gHz or higher, 2GB RAM - samples must be on at least a 5400 RPM hard drive, eSATA, FireWire 800 recommended
  • PC: Windows XP SP2, 2gHz or higher, 2GB RAM samples must be on at
  • least a 5400 RPM hard drive, eSATA, FireaWire 800 recommended
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Superior product, support non-existent

By Slade Kennedy

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10 for the excellent software and moderate ease of use. 9 for the limited of midi grooves (I'm too lazy to make my own so can't knock them too bad). 3 for their support so far. All of this could improve with SSD 4 being released.
The best sounding drums I've experienced outside of real drums. Set up and usage in Pro Tools 9 requires intermediate skill; personally I set it up and a Pro Tools expert showed me the ins and outs. The only thing that could improve this product is a larger groove library, but I haven't scoured the internet for new grooves yet. For a home studio you can't find a better software and it obviously works better than a drum machine.

Now the negatives ... I am unable to download the 2 expansion kits that are complimentry with the software package. So I contacted Slate digital support on Mon, Jan 23rd (when I received the software) and have yet to receive a response. If they could imporve their support they would have the ideal software and company.
Outstanding so far. It will be excellent once I get my expansion packs.
Cheaper than my Aleis SR 18. And sounds better and easier to control... so on.

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