This product is a collection of "British Rock" multitrack drum grooves made to be played from Sonic Reality’s Infinite Player. The grooves were 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. This third set of multitrack grooves in the British Rock/Classic Rock Studio ProFiles range is the ideal companion to the British Rock drum kit 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.
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!
Drum Masters 2 is a virtual drum and groove instrument with the tools to create the most realistic virtual studio drum session in the computer. Live multitrack Rex audio grooves played by master session drummers and the unique ability to use both kits and grooves together to create incredibly realistic drum tracks!
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 multitrack drum session of any drum plug-in today.
• The only multitrack Rex Loops Mapped to the Keyboard: These are currently the only time-aligned multitrack Rex loops playable from a MIDI keyboard! This offers the tempo flexibility of Rex format without sacrificing the discrete mix control of the mic channels. • Diverse Range of Kits and Grooves: Unique custom and vintage drum kit sounds and grooves from legendary drummers. • Performance Maps for Playing Grooves Along Side the Kits: Drum Masters grooves come with "Performance" maps which are 1-2 octaves of drums that are mapped in an area above the kit where both the kit and the grooves can be played at the same time and automatically routed to the same individual outputs for processing. • 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, rooms and more to get a diverse range of sounds from dry to ambient. • Unprocessed Natural Acoustic Sound: Recorded naturally with no additional processing for maximum flexibility to produce, process and engineer within your DAW. • Loops Can Automatically Sync to Your Host's Tempo! Drum Masters multitrack Grooves are set to automatically sync to your host's tempo. This can be turned on or off in the plug-in for the ultimate convenience and flexibility in your work flow. • Authentic Played Audio Grooves Add Realism! By combining the audio grooves with your MIDI kit performances you get more nuances, feel and interaction of the kit which helps to simulate a REAL multitrack drum session. • 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. • 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.
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.
Pearl Kick Drum: 20" x 16" Pearl Snare: 14" x 5.5" (Maple) Pearl 2 Rack Toms: 12" x 9" & 13" x 11" Pearl Floor Tom: 16" x 16" Zildjian 14" Hi Hats Zildjian Ride Cymbal 20” Zildjian 2 Crash Cymbals 18" 20" Zildjian 10" Splash Cymbal Zildjian 18" China Cymbal
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]
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.
Sample Format sounds may be used in all samplers supporting the following formats