Get Out the Funk and Soul With These Retro R&B Drum Grooves!
This product is a collection of multitrack drum grooves made to be played from Sonic Reality’s Infinite Player. The grooves were recorded on a classic Gretsch soul kit in a medium sized room in a Nashville studio. These grooves and its matching multi-track Motown Soul kit are idea for R&B, Soul, Funk, Pop, Hip Hop, and other styles.
Quote from Dave Kerzner of Sonic Reality about Motown/Soul Kit: "One of the special sessions done in Nashville for the Studio ProFiles series was a recreation of classic Motown and Soul multitracks. When it came to the grooves, almost every nuance from the drums to tambourine parts, foot stomps, claps and snaps were recreated. Since a lot of people often try to sample old Motown, Stax and Atlantic records from the 60's, grooves like the infamous James Brown beats heard in Pop and Hip Hop to Marvin Gaye, Supremes, Stevie Wonder and more... we figured that people might like the opportunity to have legit royalty-free samples of those styles that they CAN use in their music legally as opposed to resorting to just "lifting it" off records. It d be a dream for many to have access to the original multitracks of those sessions to sample and this title simulates that as well! To go along with those grooves or even just to have on its own this great sounding multi-sampled vintage Gretsch kit is a must-have for any classic funk and soul fan."
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.
Gretsch Kick Drum: 20" x 16" Gretsch Snare: 14" x 5.5" Gretsch 2 Rack Toms: 10" x 8", 12" x 9" Gretsch 1 Floor Tom: 14" x 14" Zildjian 14" Hi Hats Zildjian Ride Cymbal 20” Zildjian 2 Crash Cymbals 18" 18" Zildjian China Cymbal 18" Zildjian Splash Cymbal 10"
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