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Steven Slate Drums Signature Drumkits Platinum Edition Drum Suite   

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This suite contains over 40 drum kits including 13 kits that are authentic models of class artists and albums.

Steven Slate Drums Platinum library contains over 40 drumkits including 13 kits that are authentic models of class artists and albums, as well as 10 new hybrid kits that use multiple layers of various kicks and snares to create new and unique sounds.

This Platinum drum suite is one of the most complete virtual drum instrument on the market, conquering all your digital drum needs with an RTAS, VST, AU, and standalone MIDI plug-in, instant presets for Roland V-Drum Modules, and hundreds of easy to use MIDI grooves in Steven Slate Drums' unique SONG form.

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.

Steven has recorded some of the best drums, all tuned to perfection for this virtual instrument and sample collection. Every drum and cymbal has been recorded first to 2-inch 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 Steven Slate homepage, its easy to hear why many pros call Steven's samples the very best-sounding digital drums available.

SSD Virtual Instrument
The SSD Virtual Instrument, powered by Kontakt Player2, is a standalone or RTAS, VST, AU plug-in that contains many unique features. It features preset kits that are easily customizable by the user. It also boasts many easy to access functions such as OVERHEAD ON/OFF tab, room-mic selection tabs, full pan and levels, EQ, envelope effects, saturation, humanization, and more.

The SSD instrument has 3 keyboard mappings with the KIRK EXTENDED MIDI system. This customized GM Extended map makes SSD compatible with many other grooves from other drum software. One of the keyboard mappings is even pre-routed so that each drum track will appear on separate tracks in your host DAW.

The SSD instrument also contains mappings for every single Roland V-Drum unit including the TD-3, TD-6, TD-9, TD-10, TD-12, and TD-20.

Modeled Kits
While you'll probably find many of the drum kits on Steven Slate Drums are reminiscent of drum kits you've heard from various bands over the years, thirteen kits have been authentically modeled for a sound so genuine, it's just like the real acoustic thing! The Signature Drumkits Platinum collection contains drum sets modeled after those from Led Zeppelin, Steely Dan, Motley Crue, Metallica, Greenday, Deftones, AC/DC, Foo Fighters, Pantera, Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Dream Theater. Keep in mind, these drum kits model the finalized mixed sounds that you have become familiar with, not just raw recordings of the drummer's kits. Check out the audio demos on the Steven Slate homepage.

Room Mics
The Steven Slate Drums 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-than-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.

FEATURES
  • Over 40 drum kits
  • 13 kits that are authentic models
  • Modeled Kits based on sounds heard in some of rocks best drummers
  • SSD Virtual Instrument
  • Two unique sounding sets of room mics

Get the drums sounds the pros use for sound replacement and augmentation of live drum tracks!

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5.0

Great sounding drums

By Doggyd69b

from San Diego CA

Comments about Steven Slate Drums Signature Drumkits Platinum Edition Drum Suite:

I got the EX version plus 2 extra packs, rock classics and Metal which brings it to about 17 drumsets including Led Zeppellin, Metallica, Nirvana, Pantera, Dream Teather, AC-DC, Chilli Peppers, to name some. The presets sound great but some tweaking makes them even better, for example I love the Deftones set but in order to get it to sound like the Around the fur kit I added the Motley Crue bass drum, now it has the same punch as the album, and yes you can add 1 or 2 or 3 snares, or toms or cymbals to "fatten" the sound or simply to try and mix your sound or come up with hibrid setups not normally found on other collections, the price (for the EX and the add ons) was a real bargain and you can always get more expansions as you need them, for me EX plus Rock classics and Metal is more than enough, I just wish they come up with an electronic set for some Pop and modern stuff, I do play more rock/metal but the alternative would be good to have.

 
5.0

INCREDIBLE!!!

By JRN

from Houston

Comments about Steven Slate Drums Signature Drumkits Platinum Edition Drum Suite:

I was a little bit turned off at this program at first, because I could never get the snare drum to sound good. For the inexperienced it's not in black and white what you need to. I wish there were instructions that say 1. ADJUST BUFFER RATE TO MINIMUM OF 192 2. ADJUST YOUR SENSITIVITY MASK RETRIG ETC on your v-drums. 3. Then ADJUST velocity in the steven slate program of snare to fix machine gun sounds. It would have saved my pea-brain a month of inconsistency with this program. Anyways, with all that said this program is by far the best on the market. I think some of the other manufacturers half-heartedly put together a program and slapped a 300 price tag on it. However, this program is not that. You can tell that they spent a lot of time producing these samples and mastering these drums. Also, the details are there in the fact that the drums look like the actual drums. I was surprised to open up the dream kit and see a portnoy snare. I"m assuming they probably used this snare, because it does sound incredible. The signature kits are amazing especially the chunky kit!!! This has everything you need to produce professional studio quality recordings... the only thing left is for you to use your imagination! Please keep in mind that these are mastered sounds! This takes a lot of the guess work out of mastering all those annoying overtones!

 
5.0

Amazing.

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Steven Slate Drums Signature Drumkits Platinum Edition Drum Suite:

We all know these drums are top. I mean just listen to the samples on the site.. come on now. Need i say more? Dont think twice just buy these. Anywho... I know its not musicians friends fault really but shipping and packaging was absolutely horrible. First time I have ever had a bad shipping experience especially from musicians friend. the actual box you see in the picture was crammed in another box and bent up, and the cd was out of the sleeve all buy itself in the box rolling around. Glad they arrived none the less..

 
5.0

Best drum samples ever!!!

By schecterflecter

from MT

Comments about Steven Slate Drums Signature Drumkits Platinum Edition Drum Suite:

Until I came across Steven Slate Drums, I never found any drum samples on the net that I really liked. Steven Slate Drums are awesome! They come with a program where you can adjust everything from EQ to distortion on each sample. They fit nicely in a mix too. Well worth the price!

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