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Steven Slate Drums Signature Drumkits Platinum Edition Drum Suite  

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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
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Steven Slate DrumsSignature Drumkits Platinum Edition Drum Suite
 
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Steven Slate Drums Signature Drumkits Platinum Edition Drum Suite

By Candido Virgen

from Las Vegas, NV

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

It was amazing the way it just made my drums sound like a pro was playing. :)As they say "It is all about the sound"

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SSD is the best sounding drum synth I've heard

By Les Paul 25/50

from Fort Myers, FL

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

I've been researching for the past 2 years trying to find a great drum sound for my studio. This product delivered!!! I've tried EZ Drummer, BFD 2, Superior Drummer and Battery 3. Only Steven Slate Drums has a professional sound that's basically "master channel ready". You'll want something else for rap or hip hop (like Battery 3) but for rock, metal, blues and some country, this collection has great tones!!! Cymbol chokes on my Roland TD-6V kit don't work the usual way - just reassigned the rim to the MIDI note for the SSD choke sample. That's the Kontakt 3 player for ya. Even with that, it's still the best out there!!!

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