The SSD EX drum library plus your choice of 2 expansion packs for more sound drumming choices.
The Steven Slate Drums Signature Drum Kits EX Special includes the Steven Slate Drums EX Edition drum
sample library which contains 20 drum kits, including the famous Old Zep kit (an authentic Led Zeppelin model recorded in
a stone castle), and gives you download codes for any two of the 5 available expansion packs for this incredible virtual instrument.
You get to choose 2 of 5 expansion packs. Choose from Essential Rock/Pop Volume 1, Essential Rock/Pop Volume 2, Essential
Rock/Pop Volume 3, Rock Classics, and Metal and more.
Steven Slate Drums EX Edition
As stated above, Steven Slate Drums EX contains 20 virtual drum sets, but also includes 5 hybrid kits which use multiple layers
of kicks and snare to achieve highly unique sounds.
This complete EX software drum suite conquers all your digital
drum needs with an RTAS, VST, AU, and standalone MIDI plug-in, instant presets for all Roland VDrum Modules, hundreds of easy-to-use
MIDI grooves in SSD's unique SONG form.
At the heart of any virtual drum library are the actual samples themselves. Steven Slate has been called the master of drum
sounds. In the early 2000s, 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. Today, the airwaves are filled with Steven's samples, as they are used by top mixers such as Mike Shipley, Chris Lord-Alge,
Dave Way, Jeff Juliano, Jay Baumgardner, and more.
Steven has recorded only quality drums for this sample collection,
all tuned to perfection. Every drum and cymbal has been recorded first to 2" 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 percussion samples were transferred to digital via high-end A/D converters at 24-bit/ 44.1khz.
were then processed by Steven Slate using some of the most classic analog gear from both past and present. The result are
drum samples that sound like you've always dreamed of, with punchy transients and smooth decays.
The SSD Virtual Instrument, powered by KONTAKT Player3, is a standalone or RTAS-VST-AU plugin that is easy to use and integrate
into your DAW. It contains both maps for keyboard and a universal mapping for Roland VDrums. With its custom velocity and
remapping features, you can also customize your own maps.
New in version 3.5 is the "Advanced AMG" anti-machine gun
mode. This algorithm is physically modeled after real drummers playing real drums. Advanced AMG makes the drums play with
an extreme amount of realism with detailed response and sensitivity.
Modeled Drum Kits
While you'll probably find many of the drum sets on Steven Slate Drums are reminscent of drum kits you've heard from various
bands over the years, 13 kits have been authentically modeled for a sound so close, you'll think it is the real thing. The
initial EX pack contains the now famous Old Zep kit, modeled after the classic sound of Led Zeppelin. Upgrading with the EX
expansions can get you all of the modeled kits, including: Steely Dan, Motley Crue, Metallica, Foo Fighters, 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.
The Steven Slate Drum sample 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
then 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.
Essential Rock/Pop Volume 1-3
Each of these 3 packs include world-class, all-purpose drum kits that excel for rock, classic rock, and pop music. Many of
these sounds can be heard on billboard hits from top artists.
Rock Classics gives you the authentically modeled sound of some of rock's legendary drum sounds: AC/DC, Nirvana, Steely Dan,
Red Hot Chili Peppers, modern Led Zeppelin, and Motley Crüe.
Metal and More
Metal and More gives you everything you need for classic or modern metal
drumming. It includes kits modeled after the likes of Pantera, Metallica, Dream Theater, Deftones, and other kits that you'll
recognize from today's popular metal albums.
Steven Slate Drums Signature Drum Kits EX Special Drum Library Software Features:
- Includes Steven Slate Drums EX library, plus download codes for choice of 2 expansion kits for the price of one
- Comes with audio demos of each pack so you can see which expansion kit is right for you
Steven Slate Drums
- 20 drum kits including on Old Zep kit, including 5 hybrid kits with multiple layers of kicks and snare
- Contains a RTAS, VST, AU, and standalone MIDI plug-in powered by KONTAKT Player3
- Contains both maps for keyboard and a universal mapping for Roland VDrums
- Can customize your own maps
- Instant presets for all Roland VDrum Modules
- 100s of easy-to-use MIDI grooves in SSD's unique SONG form
- Drum and cymbal recorded first to 2" tape, and recorded with multiple velocities and multiple hits per velocity
- Samples transferred to digital via high-end A/D converters at 24-bit/ 44.1khz
- New-to-the-series Advanced AMG anti-machine gun mode
- 2 sounding sets of room mics (large warehouse with concrete walls, NRG Recording STUDIO A)
Beef up your DAW's drum palette with this convenient and affordable software solution. Order
Steven Slate Drums Signature Drum Kits EX Special Drum Library Software Specifications:
- System Requirements
- Mac: OS 10.4.x, G4 2gHz or higher, 2GB RAM - samples must be on at least a 5400 RPM hard drive, eSATA, FireWire 800 recommended
Windows XP SP2, 2gHz or higher, 2GB RAM samples must be on at
- least a 5400 RPM hard drive, eSATA, FireaWire 800 recommended