Terry Bozzio Drums from IK Multimedia is a virtual instrument that features the sounds and playing styles of legendary drummer, Terry Bozzio, the rhythmic drive behind Frank Zappa, UK, Jeff Beck, and Missing Persons. Over 1,800 drum samples, along with 350 audio grooves, were recorded by Ken Scott, who worked with Bozzio on the classic Missing Persons album "Spring Session M".
Every detail and nuance of his massive drum kits and melodic playing style was captured with eight velocities per drum, using as many as eight round robins per velocity (multiple samples per note/hit). Sixteen playable drum kit instruments are included with a complete kit that includes two kick drums, a snare with multiple articulations, six Roto Toms (each played with four articulations), a hi-hat, and several unusual and exotic percussive elements that include china cymbals, stacked cymbals, and more.
The drums are mapped using an extended General MIDI mapping, so the library can be easily mixed and matched with other kits. 350 audio loops have been organized into twelve instruments, all in the style of many of his favorite album cuts. The SampleTank 3's STRETCH engine allows for easily changing the tempo of the audio grooves without affecting the pitch of the drums. Additionally, individual MIDI triggered one-shot samples can be mixed in.
Terry Bozzio Drums can be used for rock, prog, jazz fusion, pop, metal, blues, EDM, and more. It can function standalone or as a plug-in instrument when loaded into the company's free SampleTank Custom Shop, or as a loaded instrument in SampleTank 3 or SE workstations.