Top-of-the-line drum kits, detailed mixing options, and a ready-to-go groove library, packed with authentic beats of all colors and flavors.
Native Instruments STUDIO DRUMMER is the perfect realization of a drummer in software. It’s the only product of its kind built on the amazing new features of KONTAKT 5, the world’s most powerful sampling engine, which has been re-confi gured specifi cally to provide the power required by STUDIO DRUMMER. A complete toolkit for realistic acoustic drum tracks, STUDIO DRUMMER gives you three top-of-the-line drum kits, detailed mixing options, high-quality studio effects and a ready-to-go groove library, packed with authentic beats of all colors and fl avors. Thanks to the range and quality of the grooves provided, STUDIO DRUMMER makes it easy for non-drummers to produce lifelike, dynamic drum tracks.
STUDIO DRUMMER gives you three premium acoustic kits: Top-of-the-line drums and cymbals with additional snare options, a tambourine, sticks, a cowbell and handclaps – all painstakingly recorded using the best mics and outboard gear available.
Three Drum Kits
STUDIO DRUMMER provides three full kits, each with premium cymbals, an additional matched custom snare and a characteristic room sound:
The Stadium Kit – A big kit with a big, monster rock sound.
The Session Kit – A versatile, studio sound – ideal for pop, country or anything else.
The Garage Kit – This kit has a surly, aggressive edge for blues, alternative rock and much more.
Behind the glass, STUDIO DRUMMER provides a dedicated mixing environment. All drums close mic’d, plus adjustable snare bleed, stereo overheads, room mics for ambience and an additional mono mic on the entire kit. Mixer presets, with precision mic levels, room sound and effects, provide fast-track settings for a wide range of sounds. A high-quality studio effects section provides you with premium CONVOLUTION REVERB, a TAPE SATURATOR, the SOLID G-EQ, the SOLID BUS COMP compressor and the awe-inspiring TRANSIENT MASTER.
What good is an awesome drum kit without the skills to play it? STUDIO DRUMMER gives you the chops on a plate, with over 3,500 drum patterns and fills in a wide range of styles. Just find the beat that suits the track you’re working on, choose fills and variations to match, then drag and drop onto your host sequencer. All grooves were recorded live especially for STUDIO DRUMMER, for 100 percent realism.
Over 3,500 Grooves
The groove library is your own personal session drummer. It contains over 3,500 grooves for pop, rock, funk, jazz, indie, metal, ballads, blues or country, with a choice of fills and variations for each groove. All patterns were played live by pro drummers for organic, physical authenticity. The Tightness control lets you adjust the feel of each groove in real time, from gridded precision to enigmatic slack.
When you find what you’re looking for, simply drag and drop grooves and fills into your host sequencer to create a new MIDI pattern. Using grooves is a great way to produce authentic-sounding drum tracks. Quick, realistic and fun.
The Perfect Mix
The mixer section in STUDIO DRUMMER provides ultra-precise control over the mic levels on each drum, plus overheads, stereo room mics and a mono mic on the entire kit to pull things together. The mix presets put pro sound just a click away, and provide a perfect starting point for detailed tweaking. Each snare provides faders for top and bottom mic, plus adjustable bleed level. Here, ‘bleed’ refers to how the rest of the kit rattles the snare wires – raise the bleed level for more realism. On the kick, adjust the level of the inside and outside mics, plus an additional ‘sub’ fader, to get the perfect amount of click vs. boom.
Each drum has its own effect chain with a selection of routing options. STUDIO DRUMMER uses top-grade effects derived from the SOLID MIX SERIES, including the SOLID G-EQ. This recreates a classic studio channel strip – a uniquely musical 4-band EQ with switchable fixed-bell curves on the low and high bands, plus adjustable Q settings on the midrange.
Solid Bus Comp
Also available as a fully-fledged product in its own right, this virtual reproduction of a legendary compressor adds presence and drive to your drums without blurring the detail. And it’s not just for bus compression – the SOLID BUS COMP is available on each of the mixer tracks in STUDIO DRUMMER.
Another premium-grade effect, also available separately – the TRANSIENT MASTER is an incredibly musical and versatile tool for re-shaping sounds. Emphasize attack to make a drum hit harder, bring sounds to the front of the mix or smooth out spiky drums without touching the levels.
Like all the others, this effect is provided on each individual mixer track. By simulating the natural, harmonic compression of analog tape, the TAPE SATURATOR adds a pleasing warmth to your sound. And pushed a little harder, it delivers a smooth, organic overdrive.
The drums were recorded in perfect acoustic conditions, and the overhead and room mic options on the mixer provide tight control over the room sound. But STUDIO DRUMMER goes one step further, with an integrated CONVOLUTION REVERB – 30 high-end impulse responses ranging from small rooms to big halls, for extra space and depth on your drums.