Available for download, The Steven Slate Digital Blackbird Studio Expansion Pack is a set of drum samples designed for Steven Slate Drums, a virtual drum instrument. Steven Slate Drums allows you to program realistic acoustic drum sounds within your DAW, no drummer required. With the Blackbird Expansion Pack, you get a separate kit recorded by renowned engineer John McBride at Blackbird Studios.
Both John McBride and Blackbird Studios are well regarded names in the engineering world. The kit itself was played by Chris Tyrell of the band Lady Antebellum, who delivered the rock and country sound this kit was meant to inspire.
McBride recorded the set using three of Blackbird's classic rooms. Blackbird's respected gear list was employed, including Telefunken mic pres, a Neve desk, and vintage mics. The sounds provided here are geared towards rock and country and will fit into modern and classic variants of those genres. Snares, kicks, toms, hi-hats, and cymbals have all been provided for use in Steven Slate Drums.
- 6 Kick Drums
- 10 Snares
- 7 Sets of Toms
- 2 Hi-Hats
- 1 Ride
- 4 Crashes