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Drum Masters 2: British Rock Multitrack Drum Kit
Infinite Player library for Kontakt

Drums sampled in the style of 1960s British Rock

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Product Information

*You MUST own Infinite Player in order to use this library.  Infinite Player is not available for purchase at this time.

Drums You Can Turn Back the Clock and Rock!

This product is a multi-sampled "British Rock" drum kit made to be played from Sonic Reality’s Infinite Player. It was recorded in a Nashville studio in a medium sized live room for flexibility to get a 60's dry drum sound or a more ambient rock sound all from the same kit. You get both snares on and snares off for the whole kit. This third kit in the British Rock/Classic Rock Studio ProFiles range is the ideal companion to the British Rock grooves which take up where RingBeats and BonzoBeats left off and include a broader range of sounds in the style of The Who, Rolling Stones, The Kinks and more. It is a very raw sounding kit that crosses the line between retro and modern rock.

Sonic Notes:

Quote from Dave Kerzner of Sonic Reality about the British Rock Kit: "When we had done the first two "British Rock" sessions capturing sounds in the style of The Beatles and Led Zeppelin there was definitely a desire at the time to do more. So Mark Hornsby put together this add on third session of grooves and associated kit from the session to cover other iconic styles of the British Rock of that era. It rounds off that range nicely. Since that time Sonic Reality has been more focused on the specific modeling of signature drum sounds so general purpose rock kits like this are likely to be less common as the Drum Masters series grows. But an all-purpose kit like this still has its place and in many people's opinions you can never have too many drum samples. This is certainly a nice kit to have particularly for retro and modern rock music production."

Easy to Use, Intuitive and Flexible Graphic User Interface!

Whether you play from the keyboard, V-Drums™ or any electronic drum kit, Drum Masters 2 has some of the most advanced features for round robin randomization of hits, performance articulations like ghost notes, snare rolls, and hits from center to edge to rim. With new “ MIDI learn”, custom kits can be tailored for any drum pad set up. It includes GM, iMap and a new Performance mode for expressive MIDI grooves and universal compatibility all in one package. Top that off with ready to go mixes, built-in effects and infinite expandability, Drum Masters 2 is the ultimate virtual drum solution!


Example Drum Masters "Multi" Drum Kit Screen Shot

Drum Masters 2 Multitrack Drums put you in control of the mix as if you had the original multitrack master tapes in your hands! An accurate simulation of classic drum sounds allows you to create your own music with rare flavors of sound that were previously only a luxury to very few. This is ultimate production power inside your computer! Drum Masters kits can be combined with authentic played audio grooves from the same session to create the most realistic simulation of a live multi-track drum session of any drum plug-in today.

Features:

• Diverse Range of Kits: Unique custom and vintage drum kits from legendary drummers and top drum brands.
• Signature Styles and Sounds: Authentic techniques and recording equipment used in the session to recreate drum sounds from iconic Classic Rock albums to Jazz, Soul, Blues, Hip Hop, World, Pop and other styles.
• Full Multi-Channel Control! Hi quality discrete mic channel mixing so you can blend directs, overheads, ambient rooms and more to get a diverse range of sounds from dry to
Unprocessed Natural Acoustic Sound: Recorded naturally with no additional processing for maximum flexibility to produce, process and engineer within your DAW.
• GM and iMap Drum Maps: Both General Midi and Sonic Reality’s award-winning iMap drum layouts for the ultimate in compatibility and expressive realism when creating drum tracks.
• Round Robin Randomized Hits! All Drum Masters kits articulations have been alternated for round robin and/or randomization capabilities, allowing for the most humanly realistic and expressive sound possible.
• Dynamic Velocities and Multiple Drum Positions! Drum Kits are mapped both with multiple velocities and a variety of positions of each drum from center to edge to rim.
• Ideal Material to Use with Effect Plug-ins: Process each mic channel separately or together through your favorite studio effects plug-ins and channel strip EQ in your DAW.
• Unlimited Custom Kits Can Be Made! Drum Master kits are flexible and customizable allowing the ability to swap out kit pieces between kits to create your own custom hybrid drum kits.
• Endlessly Expandable Collection! With the Infinite Player you can expand and add more Sonic Reality drum kits, grooves and other instrument sounds to your collection.

 

Mapping Modes: iMap, GM, V-Drum, Custom

iMap

iMap is a proprietary MIDI note mapping/drum kit layout scheme developed by Sonic Reality that facilitates improved live performance of drum kits via MIDI keyboard. iMap places drums in their most flexible and intuitive position, allowing each of the fingers on both hands independent and coordinated control over the sampled kit. With little practice, it is possible to lay down complete drum grooves in a single take that have incredible feel and groove. I-Map has left and right stick positions per drum as well as a variety of positions from center to edge to rim. It includes additional performance articulations you don’t often get from other drum products such as left and right keys for snare rolls, separate ghost notes, hat foot open, chokes, crashing rides and more.


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GM (General MIDI)

GM is the classic mapping format for standard  MIDI files. Sonic Reality’s IMAP/GM remapping button works by putting selected IMAP notes remapped to GM notes instead. You can change an entire multi kit from IMAP to GM with one simple key switch. This offers the best of cutting edge expression without sacrificing universal compatibility with GM MIDI loops.

V-Drum

All Drum Masters 2 kits have been mapped for Roland's TD-20 V-Drum brain.  V-Drum mapping features include a snare drum rimshot/sidestick switch and intricate hi-hat articulation controls.   Round robin randomization and detailed articulation sampling introduce a realistic approach to e-drumming!

Custom

Assign any articulation of any instrument to any MIDI note!  By either using the MIDI Learn function or an interface knob, this mapping panel allows for ultimate flexibility for use with any electronic drum kit, multi-pad controller or any other MIDI device.

 

 

About Sonic Reality's Infinite Player

Infinite Player is a licensing mechanism that authorizes Sonic Reality sounds to be played in Native Instrumens Kontakt and the free Kontakt Player.  Kontakt is the industry's leading sampler and, combined with Sonic Reality's immaculate sampling and thorough scripting, allows for ultimate flexibility.

By registering the Infinite Player, any of Sonic Reality's sounds for Kontakt can be easily installed and expanded.  The Infinite Player library will appear in your Kontakt library in the same manner that the Kontakt Library, Akoustik Piano, or Elektrik Piano would.  After the one-time installation of the Infinite Library, all newly installed Sonic Reality sound sets for Kontakt will automatically appear!

Drum Kit Overview

Please note this is for quick reference of main content and is not meant to show accurate stereo positioning or extra kit pieces that may also be a part of the kit.

Kit Pieces:

Pearl Kick Drum: 22" x 18"
Pearl Snare: 14" x 5.5" (Maple)
Pearl 2 Rack Toms: 12" x 9" & 13" x 11"
Pearl Floor Tom: 16" x 16"
Paiste 404 14" Hi Hats
Paiste Ride Cymbal 20”
Paiste 2 Crash Cymbals 18" 20"
Paiste 10" Splash Cymbal
Paiste 18" China Cymbal

Kit Size: Over 1.1 Gigabytes (UnZipped) ; 1.1 Gigabytes (Zipped)
Kit Brand: Pearl
Kit Model: Export
Wood: Mahogany
Stick Type: Stick

This kit includes the following mic channels:

Kick Direct
Sub Kick
Snare Top Direct
Snare Bottom
Tom 1 Direct
Tom 2 Direct
Tom 3 Direct
Overheads
Room 1

Multis (full kit patches):

British Rock BR3 MT Kit SnfGM.nkm
British Rock BR3 MT Kit SnfIMAP.nkm
British Rock BR3 MT Kit SnfVDRM.nkm
British Rock BR3 MT Kit SnOnGM.nkm
British Rock BR3 MT Kit SnOnIMAP.nkm
British Rock BR3 MT Kit SnOnVDRM.nkm

Instruments (kit piece patches):

British Rock BR3 HiHatSnfGM.nki
British Rock BR3 Kick SnfGM.nki
British Rock BR3 MT China GM.nki
British Rock BR3 MT Crash 18in GM.nki
British Rock BR3 MT Crash 20in GM.nki
British Rock BR3 MT HiHatGM.nki
British Rock BR3 MT Kick SnOnGM.nki
British Rock BR3 MT Ride 20in GM.nki
British Rock BR3 MT Snare SnOnGM.nki
British Rock BR3 MT Splash GM.nki
British Rock BR3 MT Tom 1 Higher SnOnGM.nki
British Rock BR3 MT Tom 1 SnOnGM.nki
British Rock BR3 MT Tom 2 SnOnGM.nki
British Rock BR3 MT Tom 3 SnOnGM.nki
British Rock BR3 MT Tom 4 Lower SnOnGM.nki
British Rock BR3 MT Tom 4 SnOnGM.nki
British Rock BR3 Snare SnfGM.nki
British Rock BR3 Tom 1 Higher SnfGM.nki
British Rock BR3 Tom 1 SnfGM.nki
British Rock BR3 Tom 2 SnfGM.nki
British Rock BR3 Tom 3 SnfGM.nki
British Rock BR3 Tom 4 Lower SnfGM.nki
British Rock BR3 Tom 4 SnfGM.nki
British Rock BR3 HiHatSnfIMAP.nki
British Rock BR3 Kick SnfIMAP.nki
British Rock BR3 MT China IMAP.nki
British Rock BR3 MT Crash 18in IMAP.nki
British Rock BR3 MT Crash 20in IMAP.nki
British Rock BR3 MT HiHatIMAP.nki
British Rock BR3 MT Kick SnOnIMAP.nki
British Rock BR3 MT Ride 20in IMAP.nki
British Rock BR3 MT Snare SnOnIMAP.nki
British Rock BR3 MT Splash IMAP.nki
British Rock BR3 MT Tom 1 SnOnIMAP.nki
British Rock BR3 MT Tom 2 SnOnIMAP.nki
British Rock BR3 MT Tom 3 SnOnIMAP.nki
British Rock BR3 MT Tom 4 SnOnIMAP.nki
British Rock BR3 Snare SnfIMAP.nki
British Rock BR3 Tom 1 SnfIMAP.nki
British Rock BR3 Tom 2 SnfIMAP.nki
British Rock BR3 Tom 3 SnfIMAP.nki
British Rock BR3 Tom 4 SnfIMAP.nki
British Rock BR3 HiHatSnfVDRM.nki
British Rock BR3 Kick SnfVDRM.nki
British Rock BR3 MT China VDRM.nki
British Rock BR3 MT Crash 18in VDRM.nki
British Rock BR3 MT Crash 20in VDRM.nki
British Rock BR3 MT HiHatVDRM.nki
British Rock BR3 MT Kick SnOnVDRM.nki
British Rock BR3 MT Ride 20in VDRM.nki
British Rock BR3 MT Snare SnOnVDRM.nki
British Rock BR3 MT Splash VDRM.nki
British Rock BR3 MT Tom 1 Higher SnOnVDRM.nki
British Rock BR3 MT Tom 1 SnOnVDRM.nki
British Rock BR3 MT Tom 2 SnOnVDRM.nki
British Rock BR3 MT Tom 3 SnOnVDRM.nki
British Rock BR3 MT Tom 4 Lower SnOnVDRM.nki
British Rock BR3 MT Tom 4 SnOnVDRM.nki
British Rock BR3 Snare SnfVDRM.nki
British Rock BR3 Tom 1 Higher SnfVDRM.nki
British Rock BR3 Tom 1 SnfVDRM.nki
British Rock BR3 Tom 2 SnfVDRM.nki
British Rock BR3 Tom 3 SnfVDRM.nki
British Rock BR3 Tom 4 Lower SnfVDRM.nki
British Rock BR3 Tom 4 SnfVDRM.nki

Specs:

Kit Size: Over 1.1 Gigabytes (UnZipped) ; 1.1 Gigabytes (Zipped)
Kit Brand: Pearl
Kit Model: Export
Wood: Mahogany
Stick Type: Stick

Kit Info: This multitrack Pearl drum kit recorded for Sonic Reality's Infinite Playerfeatures the authentic sound of 1960s British Rock such as The Who, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and The Kinks. Complete with six drums and an assortment of cymbals, this British Rock style kit provides your studio with all the mixability and authenticity you need to produce genuine British Rock, no matter where you re from.

Minimum System Requirements

PC: Windows XP Pentium 3 / Athlon XP 2GHz - XP & Vista Compatible, 2 GB RAM, DVD Drive, *An activated Sonic Reality Infinite Player + Kontakt Player or Full version 3.5 of higher is required to play these sounds.

MAC: Mac OS 10.2.6, G5 1.2 GHz - Universal Binary Intel Mac Compatible , 2 GB RAM, DVD Drive, *An activated Sonic Reality Infinite Player + Kontakt Player or Full version 3.5 of higher is required to play these sounds. [Note: Kontakt Player 4 may also be used but is not compatible with PPC Mac]

Compatibility

Works as a plug-in for all major platforms such as ProTools®, Cubase®, Logic®, Digital Performer®, Sonar®, FL Studio®, Live® and more. Can also be read by Kontakt 3.5 and higher.



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