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

Drums sampled in the style of vintage Classic 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 For Those About to Classic Rock!

This product is a multi-sampled DW Pacifica® "Classic Rock" drum kit made to be played from Sonic Reality’s Infinite Player. It is a 6 piece kit that was recorded with snares on in a unique stone live room. It also has a Yamaha® Sub Kick channel for adding in deep bass. While this kit wasn t modeled after any specific single drummer, its main purpose is to accompany the wide variety of Classic Rock grooves done in the same session. The concept behind this title was to go for a wide variety of signature beats covering a range from the 60's to the 70's to 80's and 90's with grooves in the style of Eagles, Doors, Boston, Doobie Brothers, Pink Floyd, ACDC, Metallica, Pearl Jam and many others. The kit has a unique edge to it with a higher pitched snare that cuts through the mix. The make of the kit and the way it was recorded would suggest it is more of an "80's and 90's sounding" kit, yet it was used in this collection to play in the style of bands going back through decades of rock history.

Sonic Notes:

Quote from Dave Kerzner of Sonic Reality about the Classic Rock Kit: "We had actually done two general purpose Classic Rock drum sampling sessions with Mark Hornsby very early on in the Studio ProFiles series. The other kit and groove material may be released at some point as well. These two sessions were done before I later decided to focus more on specific character rock sounds and grooves but there's still the benefit of offering a broader range in one product especially for the multi-track Classic Rock groove set that is associated with this kit. For someone who wants good bang for the buck variety on the grooves and the kit that was used to play them then you ve certainly got a great deal here with the Classic Rock Drum Masters titles. This is a nice all purpose rock drum set. From the way it was recorded one could say it's particularly useful for Hard Rock."

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.


• 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 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.


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!


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:

DW Kick Drum: 20" x 16"
DW Snare: 14" x 5.5" (Maple)
DW 2 Rack Tom(s): 10" x 9" & 12" x 10"
DW 2 Floor Toms: 14" x 12" & 16" x 14"
Sabian AAX Fusion 14" Hi Hats
Sabian HH Leo Ride Cymbal 21”
Zildjian A Custom 3 Crash Cymbals 15" 16" 17"
Sabian Evolution O-zone 16"

Kit Size: Over 1.1 Gigabytes (UnZipped) ; 1.11 Gigabytes (Zipped)
Kit Brand: DW
Kit Model: Pacific
Wood: Maple
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
Tom 4 Direct
Room 1

Multis (full kit patches):

Classic Rock MT GM.nkm
Classic Rock MT IMAP.nkm
Classic Rock MT VDRM.nkm

Instruments (kit piece patches):

C-Rock - Crash - 15in Zild GM.nki
C-Rock - Crash - 16in Evo GM.nki
C-Rock - Crash - 16in Zild GM.nki
C-Rock - Crash - 17in Zild GM.nki
C-Rock - Ride - 21in Leo GM.nki
CRock MT DWPacific HiHat GM.nki
CRock MT DWPacific Kick SnOn GM.nki
CRock MT DWPacific Snare SnOn GM.nki
CRock MT DWPacific Tom 1 GM.nki
CRock MT DWPacific Tom 1 Higher GM.nki
CRock MT DWPacific Tom 2 GM.nki
CRock MT DWPacific Tom 3 GM.nki
CRock MT DWPacific Tom 4 GM.nki
CRock MT DWPacific Tom 4 Lower GM.nki
C-Rock - Crash - 15in Zild IMAP.nki
C-Rock - Crash - 16in Evo IMAP.nki
C-Rock - Crash - 16in Zild IMAP.nki
C-Rock - Crash - 17in Zild IMAP.nki
C-Rock - Ride - 21in Leo IMAP.nki
CRock MT DWPacific HiHat IMAP.nki
CRock MT DWPacific Kick SnOn IMAP.nki
CRock MT DWPacific Snare SnOn IMAP.nki
CRock MT DWPacific Tom 1 IMAP.nki
CRock MT DWPacific Tom 2 IMAP.nki
CRock MT DWPacific Tom 3 IMAP.nki
CRock MT DWPacific Tom 4 IMAP.nki
C-Rock - Crash - 15in Zild VDRM.nki
C-Rock - Crash - 16in Evo VDRM.nki
C-Rock - Crash - 16in Zild VDRM.nki
C-Rock - Crash - 17in Zild VDRM.nki
C-Rock - Ride - 21in Leo VDRM.nki
CRock MT DWPacific HiHat VDRM.nki
CRock MT DWPacific Kick SnOn VDRM.nki
CRock MT DWPacific Snare SnOn VDRM.nki
CRock MT DWPacific Tom 1 Higher VDRM.nki
CRock MT DWPacific Tom 1 VDRM.nki
CRock MT DWPacific Tom 2 VDRM.nki
CRock MT DWPacific Tom 3 VDRM.nki
CRock MT DWPacific Tom 4 Lower VDRM.nki
CRock MT DWPacific Tom 4 VDRM.nki


Kit Size: Over 1.1 Gigabytes (UnZipped) ; 1.11 Gigabytes (Zipped)
Kit Brand: DW
Kit Model: Pacific
Wood: Maple
Stick Type: Stick

Kit Info: This immaculately recorded multitrack drum kit for Sonic Reality's Infinite Player conjures up the sounds of Classic Rock artists such as Jimi Hendrix, Cream, The Doors, Black Sabbath, and more! The Classic Rock kit is a professional-quality recording of a six-piece DW drum kit with a wide array of cymbal sizes and types. Turn your tracks into modern classics with the Classic Rock Multitrack Drum Kit for the Infinite Player!

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]


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