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32GB of one-of-a-kind and legendary, old-school drum kit samples.
Toontrack recorded Superior Custom & Vintage drum samples on equipment used to record an intriguing mix of historically significant pieces. A 1964 design EMI TG Desk console (an ex-Abbey Road piece) with a 28-channel/16 configuration that was used for The Beatles' "Abbey Road" and Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon." Germanium Transistor mic pre's were used in conjunction with vintage Neumann, AKG, and Sennheiser mics. One of the Neumanns--the U87--featured a Helios F760 compressor, the kind used during the legendary recordings of Led Zep, The Who, The Stones, and even at Apple Corps--the Beatles own studio. Just knowing that, you can see how this collection is going to have a nostalgic feel to it.
Chris Whitten, a drummer associated with Edie Brickell and the New Bohemian's "What I Am" as well as Sir Paul's "Flowers in the Dirt" album, and many other top-tiered entertainers, laid down the beats for this library using a selection of kits that range from the 20's to the 90's. But the majority of gear leans towards the glory years of rock and roll. Capturing his work for Toontrack was Peter Henderson who started his career as a pupil of the great Geoff Emerick (Sgt. Pepper, Abbey Road, etc.) and went on to win a Grammy with Supertramp (Breakfast in America) and to work the boards for the likes of Zappa, Jeff Beck, Tina Turner, and Ringo.
So what does this mean for you? You've got 32GB of incredible, top-notch drum samples to give your music that old-school feel. Whether you want that deeper-toned ride of Zildjian's 1950's 22" ride or the spark of three of the most recorded snare drums (the Slingerland Radio King, Ludwig's Black Beauty and Supraphonic), or the sound of the 1970's provided by a Slingerland Studio King kit, you can find it all and more inside this extensive assemblage of all-star, all-time gear. This isn't your father's gear, but it sure sounds like it.
Custom & Vintage SDX Drum Library for Superior Drummer
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