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Drum Masters 2: Motown Soul Stereo Drum Kit
Infinite Player library for Kontakt


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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.

Get Out the Funk and Soul With This Retro R&B Drum Kit!

This product is a multi-sampled vintage Gretsch® drum kit made to be played from Sonic Reality’s Infinite Player. This is a classic soul kit recorded with snares on in a medium sized room in a Nashville studio. It is the ideal companion to the multi-track Motown and Soul Groove Sets in the Studio ProFiles Drum Masters series. However, the kit itself can be used for a very wide variety of music styles. This is a great sounding vintage kit ideal for R&B, Soul, Funk, Pop, Hip Hop and other styles.

Sonic Notes:

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!

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 Stereo Drum Kits:

Drum Masters Stereo Drum Kits are great for quick loading and efficient use of your computer's power. Instead of discrete mic channel mixing like Drum Masters Multi-track kits, with the Stereo Kits you have a "Ready to Go" mix of the mics preserved in less channels taking up less polyphony. You still have a individual control of the overall levels for each kit pieces like kick, snare, toms, hats and cymbals which offers a balance of speed and convenience without total sacrifice of sonic flexibility. Additionally most of the drum kits mixed without additional processing for a natural acoustic sound with the flexibility to get a wide variety of produced sounds within your DAW using your favorite effect plug-ins. The kit pieces are also easily interchangeable for creating an unlimited number of customized kits. Drum Masters kits can also be combined with authentic played audio grooves from the same session for building the ultimate drum track with realism.

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.
• Ready to Go Stereo Mixes! Stereo mixed kit pieces with overall level control of the kick, snare, toms, hats and cymbals. Stereo Kits load fast and are incredibly efficient on your computer power. It's ideal for laptops!
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.
• Left and Right Hand Alternate Hits! Drum Masters iMap kits have left and right stick alternate hits on separate keys for avoiding machine gun effect and simulating a drummer’s natural alternating two hand playing.
• 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.
• Uses the Infinite Player Software: All Drum Masters Kits and Grooves are played from Sonic Reality’s Infinite Player library for Kontakt, which works stand alone for the Mac and PC and as a plug-in for major DAWS like ProTools, Cubase, Logic, Sonar, Digital Performer and more.
• 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!

 

All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.  Any brand and model names are for reference only; no affiliation is implied.

All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.  Any brand and model names are for reference only; no affiliation is implied.

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:

Gretsch Kick Drum: 20" x 16"
Gretsch Hammered Steel Snare: 14" x 4"
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"

Kit Size: Over 326 MB (zipped)
Kit Brand: Gretsch
Wood: Maple
Stick Type: Sticks

Multis (full kit patches):

Retro Soul STm Kit GM.nkm
Retro Soul STm Kit IMAP.nkm
Retro Soul STm Kit VDRM.nkm

Instruments (kit piece patches):

Retro Soul STm Kit China GM.nki
Retro Soul STm Kit Crash 1 GM.nki
Retro Soul STm Kit Crash 2 GM.nki
Retro Soul STm Kit Hat GM.nki
Retro Soul STm Kit Kick GM.nki
Retro Soul STm Kit Ride GM.nki
Retro Soul STm Kit Snare GM.nki
Retro Soul STm Kit Splash GM.nki
Retro Soul STm Kit Tom 1 GM.nki
Retro Soul STm Kit Tom 1 Higher GM.nki
Retro Soul STm Kit Tom 2 GM.nki
Retro Soul STm Kit Tom 3 GM.nki
Retro Soul STm Kit Tom 3 Lower GM.nki
Retro Soul STm Kit Tom 3 Lowest GM.nki
Retro Soul STm Kit China IMAP.nki
Retro Soul STm Kit Crash 1 IMAP.nki
Retro Soul STm Kit Crash 2 IMAP.nki
Retro Soul STm Kit Hat IMAP.nki
Retro Soul STm Kit Kick IMAP.nki
Retro Soul STm Kit Ride IMAP.nki
Retro Soul STm Kit Snare IMAP.nki
Retro Soul STm Kit Splash IMAP.nki
Retro Soul STm Kit Tom 1 IMAP.nki
Retro Soul STm Kit Tom 2 IMAP.nki
Retro Soul STm Kit Tom 3 IMAP.nki
Retro Soul STm Kit China VDRM.nki
Retro Soul STm Kit Crash 1 VDRM.nki
Retro Soul STm Kit Crash 2 VDRM.nki
Retro Soul STm Kit Hat VDRM.nki
Retro Soul STm Kit Kick VDRM.nki
Retro Soul STm Kit Ride VDRM.nki
Retro Soul STm Kit Snare VDRM.nki
Retro Soul STm Kit Splash VDRM.nki
Retro Soul STm Kit Tom 1 Higher VDRM.nki
Retro Soul STm Kit Tom 1 VDRM.nki
Retro Soul STm Kit Tom 2 VDRM.nki
Retro Soul STm Kit Tom 3 Lower VDRM.nki
Retro Soul STm Kit Tom 3 Lowest VDRM.nki
Retro Soul STm Kit Tom 3 VDRM.nki

All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.  Any brand and model names are for reference only; no affiliation is implied.

Specs:

Kit Size: Over 326 MB (zipped)
Kit Brand: Gretsch
Wood: Maple
Stick Type: Sticks

Kit Info: This five-piece Gretsch drum kit comes complete with a wide range of cymbals. It was engineered in the classic Motown Soul fashion, and its wide range of cymbals and velocity sensitivity makes it a wonderful addition to your studio.

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.

All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.  Any brand and model names are for reference only; no affiliation is implied.



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