A sample library featuring Neil "The Professor" Peart from prog-rock's biggest trio.
Neil Peart Drums Vol. 1: The Kit is a sample library for Infinite Player, powered by KONTAKT. Part of the Drum Masters series, the sound collection features the work of Neil Peart, drummer of the legendary rock trio Rush. Peart collaborated with Sonic Reality and producer/engineer Nick Raskulinecz (Rush, Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains) to bring the authentic sound of his "Snakes and Arrows" Custom DW® Drum Kit into the digital domain. With advanced features such as deep-level dynamics, humanized random alternating hits, discrete multiple mic mixing, and more, this deluxe sampled drum kit is an ultra-realistic recreation of Neil's actual acoustic set as used live on tour and in the studio.
With Neil Peart Drums Vol. 1: The Kit e-drummers, keyboardists, and composers can play virtual rock drum samples with the signature sound of this iconic drummer and have a world-class, hard-hitting drum kit suitable for many styles of music—from progressive rock to heavy metal. Producer Nick Raskulinecz engineered the sample sessions with over 20 channels of Neve mic preamps, deluxe vintage tube mics, and multiple room positions for one of the most elaborate drum samples ever. With the assistance of Don Lombardi and DrumChannel.com, every detail of "The Kit" was captured both in high-resolution audio and documented on video with a thorough explanation by Dave Kerzner of Sonic Reality on how the drums were sampled.
Neil Peart Drums Vol. 1: The Kit features 8 toms; a vast array of cymbals, including 3 chinas, 4 crashes, 3 splashes, and ride; 2 snares; massive kicks; percussion such as cowbells; and more. It comes mapped in GM, iMap, V-Drum, and a Custom Map mode to be controlled by any electronic drum kit. It includes both discrete mic mixing and album-quality presets right out of the box for instant gratification.