Native Instruments STUDIO DRUMMER - Virtual Drum Instrument

Native Instruments STUDIO DRUMMER - Virtual Drum Instrument

Native Instruments STUDIO DRUMMER - Virtual Drum Instrument

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Product Highlights

  • 3 Drum Kits
  • 3,500 Grooves
  • On-Board Mixer
  • Virtual Studio Effects
  • 17GB of 24-bit Drum Samples
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows 7
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STUDIO DRUMMER from Native Instruments is a virtual realization of a real drummer in software, with everything needed to create realistic acoustic drum tracks. Included are three 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.

Thanks to more than 3,500 authentic grooves, the software makes it easy for anyone to produce lifelike and dynamic sounding drum tracks. An on-board mixer and powerful effects deliver enough usability, versatility and tweak-ability to meet the demands of all music producers, regardless of genre. Playback is available via a free download of the KONTAKT PLAYER.

The samples were meticulously recording using only top-flight equipment. This included an SSL 9072J console, Millennia HV-308 preamps, and compressors/limiters in the form of a Fairchild 670 and Prism Sound MLA-2. Microphone manufactures included Neumann, Sennheiser, Coles, AKG, Shure and Audio-Technica.

General Features
  • Over 35,000 24-bit/44.1kHz samples
  • 7.4GB library size, using KONTAKT 5 sample compression (over 17GB uncompressed)
  • Up to 25 velocity layers for a single articulation
  • Up to 6 variations of drum hits at the same velocity for added realism
  • Includes Direct, Overhead Stereo, Overhead Mono and Room Ambience microphones
  • Two snare options for each kit
  • Separate right and left hand samples for the most common Snare, Tom, and Hi-Hat articulations
  • Snare Top/Bottom and Kick In/Out/Sub samples
  • Optional snare bleed samples for many drums

The Drums

Stadium Kit
Pearl Masters Premium Maple kit with a big monster sound for rock and metal
  • Kick - 22 x 18" Pearl Masters Premium Maple Bass Drum
  • Snare 1 - 14 x 7" Sonor Hilite Maple Snare
  • Snare 2 - 14 x 8" Masshoff Drums Big Chief Steel Cast Snare
  • Hi-Hat - 15" Masterwork Jazz Master Hi-hat
  • Toms - Pearl Masters Premium Maple Toms
  • Crash 1 - 18" Masterwork Custom Crash
  • Crash 2 - 20" Masterwork Custom Crash
  • Ride: -22" Masterwork Jazz Master Ride
  • China - 18" Sabian HHX Chinese
  • Splash - 10" Zildjian K Splash
  • Percussion: -tambourine, sticks, cowbell and handclaps
Session Kit
Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute kit with a versatile, neutral, studio sound, ideal for pop, country, or anything else
  • Kick - 22 x 16" Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute Bass Drum
  • Snare 1 - 14 x 6.5" Masshoff Drums Avalon Steel Cast Snare
  • Snare 2 - 13 x 5" Mapex Black Panther Maple Snare
  • Hi-Hat - 15" Masterwork Iris Hi-hat
  • Toms - Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute Toms
  • Crash 1: 17" Masterwork Iris Crash
  • Crash 2 - 18" Masterwork Iris Crash
  • Ride - 20" Masterwork Custom Pointer Ride
  • China - 20" Masterwork Iris China
  • Splash - 10" Masterwork Iris Splash
  • Percussion - tambourine, sticks, cowbell and handclaps
Garage Kit
Sonor SQ2 Drum System with a surly, aggressive edge for blues, alternative rock, and much more
  • Kick - 22 x 20" Sonor SQ2 Drum System Bass Drum
  • Snare 1 - 14 x 5.5" Masshoff Drums Poinciana Steel Cast Snare
  • Snare 2 - 14 x 6.5" Ludwig Classic Maple Snare
  • Hi-Hat - 16" Paiste Twenty Medium Light Hi-hat
  • Toms - Sonor SQ2 Drum System Toms
  • Crash 1 - 16" Paiste Dark Energy Crash
  • Crash 2 - 18" Paiste Dark Energy Crash
  • Ride - 22" Masterwork Natural Ride
  • China - 18" Masterwork Resonant China
  • Splash - 9" Masterwork Resonant Splash
  • Percussion - tambourine, sticks, cowbell and handclaps

The Studio

  • Provides ultra-precise control over the microphone levels on each drum, plus overheads, stereo room microphone s and a mono microphone on the entire kit
  • 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 microphone, plus adjustable bleed level (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 microphone s, 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
  • Recreates a classic studio channel strip
  • Uniquely musical 4-band EQ with switchable fixed-bell curves on the low and high bands, plus adjustable Q settings on the midrange

  • Virtual reproduction of a legendary compressor adds presence and drive to drums without blurring the details
  • Not just for bus compression - available on each of the mixer tracks

  • Musical and versatile tool for re-shaping sounds
  • Emphasize attack to make a drum hit harder, or shorten the resonance tail of a drum that rings too long
  • Bring drums to the front of the mix or smooth out spiky drums without touching the levels

  • Simulates the natural, harmonic compression of analog tape
  • Adds a pleasing warmth to your sound
  • Pushed a little harder, it delivers a smooth, organic overdrive

  • 30 high-end impulse responses ranging from small rooms to big halls, for adding extra space and depth

The Drummer

Groove Library
  • Over 3,500 grooves for pop, rock, funk, jazz, indie, metal, ballads, blues or country
  • Choice of fills and variations for each groove
  • Quick and efficient way to produce authentic-sounding drum tracks, especially for someone who is not a drummer
  • All patterns played live by pro drummers for organic, physical authenticity
  • Played grooves possess an inherent feel and character which is difficult to recreate with a mouse or drum pads on a keyboard
Drag and Drop and Customize
  • While working on a song, browse through the grooves to find the right beat for the track - then just drag-and-drop it into the sequencer to create a new MIDI pattern
  • MIDI patterns can be tweaked in the sequencer, or via the on-board customizing features
  • Tightness control adjusts the feel of each groove in real-time, from gridded precision to enigmatic slack
  • Swing control adds swing, changing a straight rock beat into a loping shuffle at the twist of a dial
Mapping Compatibility
Includes mapping templates for instant use with E-DRUMS and other drum modules/software
  • General MIDI
  • V-Drums TD-12/20
  • V-Drums TD-3/6/8
  • DrumIt Five
  • Superior Drummer
  • BFD
  • iMap
  • Addictive Drums
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System Requirements
Mac Intel Core Duo
OS X 10.6 or higher
DVD drive
KONTAKT 5 PLAYER (free download) or KONTAKT 5
PC Intel Core Duo or AMD Athlon 64
Windows 7 (latest SP, 32-/64-bit)
DVD drive
KONTAKT 5 PLAYER (free download) or KONTAKT 5

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