The EastWest STORMDRUM 3 Virtual Instrument License is a software collection of rare drum sounds recorded from the private collections of Mickey Hart and Remo Belli. The samples were played by Mickey Hart, Greg Ellis, and Chalo Eduardo at EASTWEST Studio 1 and produced by Nick Phoenix. The virtual instrument can operate in both standalone mode and as a plug-in within a host digital audio workstation.
The user interface for the virtual instrument features a browser for selecting samples, a filter with frequency and resonance controls, and an envelope with attack, hold, decay, sustain, and release controls. The user interface also includes a virtual keyboard, a tuning control, a variable pre-delay, and a delay with time, feedback and level controls.
The license comes with EastWest's PLAY 4 software which enables 64-bit AAX compatibility in Pro Tools 11. It also features a time-stretch application, optimized for loops, with the option of syncing to the sequencer. A new mixer page speeds up background loading and offers sub-channels to change virtual microphone positions. Additionally, the Play 4 software includes a true stereo reverb and a Solid State Logic FX section with EQ, dynamics channel strip, transient shaper, and a stereo bus compressor.
- Round Robin Reset Button
- Alternates between multiple samples that were recorded with the same parameters to make playback of samples sound more realistic
- Stereo Spread
- Hard pans signal to widen the stereo image
- Big Drums
- Includes large drums that are not part of the Taiko family including the Double Headed Tree drum, Lord Of Toms ensemble, and Dragon ensemble
- Gongs Clocks Waterphones
- Features a collection of gongs, waterphones played underwater, and patches recorded in six antique clock shops
- Includes bells, deep bowls, chimes, cymbals, hammered copper pots, handmade doorstop drums, and instruments from around the World such as the Brazilian berimbau
- Features an eclectic collection of shakers including snake rattles, seed pods, deer hoofs, ganza, and rainsticks
- Small Drum
- Includes bongos, frame drums, tambourines, tuned Indian tablas, and the madal
- Taiko Family
- Features a wide range of Taiko drums, sampled individually and in ensembles from the top Taiko builders in Japan
- Includes both unpitched sounds from wooden resonators and tuned chromatic instruments such as the marimba and the balaphone, as well as a gourd drum, a 12' redwood tree branch, and scraped sound such as from Thailand frogs