Ocean Way Drums Gold Edition from Ilio is a virtual drum instrument created by audiophile gurus Allen Sides and Steven Miller, and contains 19 drum kits immaculately recorded in the legendary Ocean Way Studio B. Using a discrete multi-microphone recording and mixing technique, they were able to capture the sound of each instrument with startling clarity.
The drums were placed in what is considered by many engineers to be the "sweet spot", an area that delivers the most low-end punch. Utilizing up to 13 mono and stereo sound sources per instrument (including 3 sets of stereo room microphones), the resulting samples enable the end user to independently adjust each drum and cymbal within the kit, from tight and dry, all the way to wide and ambient.
All audio was recorded through Studio B's custom console. Very little EQ or compression was used, but when it was, highly modified classic gear from Neve, API, Urei and Fairchild was employed. Because of the wonderful acoustics, each instrument was able to be recorded at the optimal distance and angle and with the microphones that best captured the full frequency and dynamic range of that instrument.