All You Need Is Drums That Help It All Come Together!
This product is a collection of authentic multitrack drum grooves played on a Ludwig® "Ringo-style" drum kit and is made to be played from Sonic Reality’s Infinite Player. The kit was a vintage 60's "Downbeat" kit with black oyster pearl and even had "The Beatles" logo on the bass drum head. 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. The sound of the kit is not muted (no tea towels used this time) so it is most similar to an early Beatle-esque sound with open sounding toms and snare. The RingBeat grooves played in the style of both early and later Beatles records and can be used easily in conjunction with the RingBeats drum kit.
Quote from Dave Kerzner of Sonic Reality about RingBeats Kit: "I am a huge Beatles fan so when Mark Hornsby told me he could get hold of a classic Beatles kit I was excited about including it for what was, at that time, to be a "British Rock" bundle in the Studio ProFiles series. Since the time these "British Rock" kits/grooves were recorded in 2005 I have been researching Beatles sounds, visiting Abbey Road Studios, reading the incredible book "Recording The Beatles" and getting first-hand mentoring from Ken Scott who recorded many of the songs on "Magical Mystery Tour" and "The White Album". There are many different Beatle-esque drum sounds that we ve achieved over the years by using particular rare microphones such as AKG® D19's and D20's, Coles® Ribbon 4038 Mics and Neumann® KM56 as well as, of all things, tea towels on the top of the drums and a sweater in the bass drum! So, while this RingBeat kit is a nice first introduction to the wonderful sound of that classic Ludwig® Downbeat "Beatles" kit it is scratching the surface of what we ve captured since. Keep an eye out for a variety of different 60's Ludwig kits sampled and treated in unique ways in studios from LA to London. This RingBeat kit and forthcoming samples of similar Ludwig® kits make up an incredible luxury of options for one of the most desired and sought after vintage sounds in 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.
Ludwig Kick Drum: 22" x 14" Ludwig Snare Drum: 14" x 5" Ludwig 1 (2) Rack Tom(s): (10" x 8") & 13" x 9" Ludwig 1 Floor Toms: 16" x 16" Zildjian 14" Hi Hats Zildjian Ride Cymbal 20" Zildjian 2 Crash Cymbals 16" 18" (Zildjian Splash cymbal) (Zildjian 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