Stunning acoustic drum software with ground-breaking features
FXpansion's world-class drum software is now in its third incarnation, BFD3, giving you the highest level of real drum sampling combined with flexibility and advanced features, yet now more intuitive and expandable than ever before.
Software & Plug-ins - Toontrack EZdrummer 2 builds on a decade of providing musicians, composers, and producers like you with the software you need to add realistic drums to your music. It's three amazing tools in one: a phenomenal drum and percussion virtual instrument, an expansive library of MIDI grooves, and an environment that lets you combine these sounds and MIDI grooves to create perfect drum tracks for any style of music.At Sweetwater, we've been using Toontrack products since they first came out, and EZdrummer 2 is by far their most impressive release yet!The amazing thing about EZdrummer 2 is that it lets you work the way that best fits your setup. For instance, you can generate complete drum tracks from a vast collection of templates right inside your DAW, arrange and manipulate individual grooves and fills in real time, or even connect your electronic drum kit and create your own grooves. An all-new audio engine makes EZdrummer 2 more expressive and realistic than ever, and a mix engine based on EZmix 2 lets you get the ideal sound to go with your drums. There are countless ways to put Toontrack EZdrummer 2 to use in your studio - just ask your Sweetwater Sales Engineer.What's New? Everything!NEW Songwriting Tools!NEW User Interface!NEW Audio Engine!NEW Sounds!NEW Mixer!NEW Effect Handling!EZdrummer 2 Advanced Drum Sampler Software at a Glance:Powerful drum virtual instrument loaded with amazing soundsExpansive MIDI groove library covers a wide range of music stylesReal-time control lets you add nuances to your drum tracksBuild the perfect drum tracks for any genre or style of musicMixer based on EZmix 2 provides the perfect vibe for any projectMultiple browsing options make finding the right grooves easyFlexible Browsing Options Make Finding Perfect Grooves EffortlessFinding the perfect groove couldn't be any easier than Toontrack EZdrummer 2 makes it. The Groove Library itself is conveniently organized into categories that let you quickly track down the feel you're going for. With grooves broken down into ballad, halftime, mid-tempo and up-tempo structures, as well as swing and straight variations, you'll find your jumping off point in no time, plus you can filter your grooves by library, genre, and playing style.You can also tap in a rhythm instead, using your mouse or MIDI controller, and EZdrummer 2 will pick out the groove's closest matches!The original EZdrummer browser is also onboard, and if you have an electronic kit, you can always create your own grooves.Groove library comes organized into a variety of tempos and other useful formatsTap in your desired rhythm and let EZdrummer 2 find similar groovesFilter all available grooves by library, genre, playing style, or other convenient parametersTraditional browser lets you comfortably find your original EZdrummer MIDI filesRecord your own grooves with your electronic kit, complete with full hi-hat controlEasily Lay Out Entire Songs Right Inside EZdrummer 2EZdrummer 2 expands t
From Numark, the world's leading creator of DJ technology, comes Mixtrack II--now with a streamlined design and an expanded layout of professional controls, including 16 backlit multifunction drum pads and illuminated touch-activated platters.
Software & Plug-ins - This is a special offer for users of EZdrummer to crossgrade to Superior 2.0 at a reduced cost. Call your Sales Engineer for more details.Toontrack Superior Drummer 2 gives you incredible drum control while maintaining an intuitive interface that's reminiscent of EZdrummer. They've completely overhauled the dfh-Superior engine so it's optimized for use with electronic drum kits, makes even more effective use of sample layers, and loads much faster than before. Plus, the sounds are top-notch - so good, in fact, that Toontrack created the brand new Superior Drummer 2.0 engine expressly to showcase them, instead of just releasing them as an expansion pack. Whether you're stepping up from EZ, or you're craving a professional, and ultra-flexible virtual drummer for your sessions, you won't want to miss Toontrack Superior Drummer 2.0.Toontrack Superior Drummer 2.0 at a GlanceTop-notch drum soundsEnhanced features, intuitive user interfaceBuilt-in EffectsTop-notch drum soundsThe Toontrack production team went to work at Avatar Studios originally slating the recordings as an expansion pack for dfh Superior. Yet, after hearing them, they all decided that the sounds were too important and too special to be just another expansion pack - so they went to work creating Superior Drummer 2.0 so that musicians and engineers the world over could creatively take advantage of them. Superior Drummer 2.0 has since been dubbed: "The New York Studio Legacy Series."Enhanced features, intuitive user interfaceToontrack wanted to make sure that Superior Drummer 2.0 was not only appealing for the most demanding, deep-function-seeking users, but that it also maintained an intuitive user interface to save users creative time and energy. Such new enhancements include a new MIDI engine and arranger, as well as "X-pads" that let you load instruments from any Toontrack library to add positions or to double instruments on the position nof your choice. Improved loading times, more effective use of sample layers, and seamless use with electronic drums are all ehanced features - plus, you'll enjoy the ability to read and combine all Superior and EZdrummer sound libraries.Built-in EffectsNot only does Superior Drummer 2.0 give you top-notch sounds, you also have an all-new internal mixer that boasts bussing capabilities, as well as built-in effects made by premium UK software developer, Sonalksis. Such effects include a 5-band EQ, highpass, lowpass, gate, compressor, and transient filters. With Superior Drummer 2.0, you have all the tools you need to create incredible, fully-realized drum tracks.Toontrack Superior Drummer 2.0 Features:Recorded at Avatar StudiosDrums played by renowned live/session drummer, Nir ZCustom MIDI engineFunctions stand alone with Toontrack SoloOptimized for use with e-drumsEffective use of sample layersImproved loading timesNew built-in effects by Sonalksis including:5-band EQhighpass and lowpass filtersGateCompressorTransientPC Minimum S
From Numark, the world's leading creator of DJ technology, comes Mixtrack Pro II--now with a streamlined design and an expanded layout of professional controls, including 16 backlit multifunction drum pads and illuminated touch-activated platters.
Software & Plug-ins - Toontrack Superior Drummer 2 gives you incredible drum control while maintaining an intuitive interface that's reminiscent of EZdrummer. They've completely overhauled the dfh-Superior engine so it's optimized for use with electronic drum kits, makes even more effective use of sample layers, and loads much faster than before. Plus, the sounds are top-notch - so good, in fact, that Toontrack created the brand new Superior Drummer 2 engine expressly to showcase them, instead of just releasing them as an expansion pack. Whether you're stepping up from EZ, or you're craving a professional, and ultra-flexible virtual drummer for your sessions, you won't want to miss Toontrack Superior Drummer 2.Toontrack Superior Drummer 2 at a GlanceTop-notch drum soundsEnhanced features, intuitive user interfaceBuilt-in EffectsTop-notch drum soundsThe Toontrack production team went to work at Avatar Studios originally slating the recordings as an expansion pack for dfh Superior. Yet, after hearing them, they all decided that the sounds were too important and too special to be just another expansion pack - so they went to work creating Superior Drummer 2 so that musicians and engineers the world over could creatively take advantage of them. Superior Drummer 2 has since been dubbed: "The New York Studio Legacy Series."Enhanced features, intuitive user interfaceToontrack wanted to make sure that Superior Drummer 2 was not only appealing for the most demanding, deep-function-seeking users, but that it also maintained an intuitive user interface to save users creative time and energy. Such new enhancements include a new MIDI engine and arranger, as well as "X-pads" that let you load instruments from any Toontrack library to add positions or to double instruments on the position nof your choice. Improved loading times, more effective use of sample layers, and seamless use with electronic drums are all ehanced features - plus, you'll enjoy the ability to read and combine all Superior and EZdrummer sound libraries.Built-in EffectsNot only does Superior Drummer 2 give you top-notch sounds, you also have an all-new internal mixer that boasts bussing capabilities, as well as built-in effects made by premium UK software developer, Sonalksis. Such effects include a 5-band EQ, highpass, lowpass, gate, compressor, and transient filters. With Superior Drummer 2, you have all the tools you need to create incredible, fully-realized drum tracks.Toontrack Superior Drummer 2 Features:Recorded at Avatar StudiosDrums played by renowned live/session drummer, Nir ZCustom MIDI engineFunctions stand alone with Toontrack SoloOptimized for use with e-drumsEffective use of sample layersImproved loading timesNew built-in effects by Sonalksis including:5-band EQhighpass and lowpass filtersGateCompressorTransientPC Minimum System Requirements:25GB free hard disc spaceDVD driveWindows XP or VistaPentium IV / Athlon 1.8GHz1GB RAMMac Minimum System Requirements:Mac OSX 10.5 or hig
Software & Plug-ins - Producer, recording engineer, and mixer behind bands like The Deftones, Pantera, Staind, Incubus, SoundGarden, and many more, Terry Date is known for his epic drum sounds - which were a major influence on Steven Slate. Many of Slate's own samples, in fact, were modeled from drums on Terry's records. Now, Steven brings you virtual drums from the man himself. Terry Date Drums for SSD4 gives you ten drum kits recorded in legendary Hensen Studio B, and take it from Sweetwater - these are some of the most mix-ready kits for rock and metal that you'll ever work with.Steven Slate Drums Terry Date Expansion Library Features at a Glance:Expansion library for Steven Slate Drums 410 hard-hitting kits recorded and mixed by Terry DateRecorded in legendary Hensen Studio B Perfect drums from Rock to MetalIncludes the famous Deftones "White Pony" snareMix-ready virtual drums: Terry Date Expansion Library for Steven Slate Drums 4! Plug-ins: Virtual Instruments
Software & Plug-ins - The Toontrack New York Studios Vol.2 SDX drum sample expansion pack keeps alive the sonic legacy of two great NYC studios! Toontrack recorded drum kits with multiple kick and snare drums, as well as a range of cymbals at the fabled Hit Factory NY and Allaire studios. Though both legendary studios have since closed their doors, the New York Studios Vol.2 SDX pack lets you put their character on your drum tracks. Engineer/producer Pat Thrall, producer Neil Dorfsman, and drummer Nir Z teamed up to get amazing drum samples with the NYC mojo you want on the New York Studios Vol.2 SDX.Toontrack New York Studios Vol.2 SDX Drum Sample Expansion Pack at a Glance: Premium drum samples from two legendary NYC studiosMultiple kicks, snares, and cymbalsPut the legacy of two late, great studios into your tracksPremium drum samples from two legendary NYC studiosThe very first SDX expansion pack dedicated to Superior Drummer 2.0, Vol. 2 of the NY Studio Legacy Series contains unique sample recordings from two legendary New York studios: the Hit Factory NY and Allaire Studios.Multiple kicks, snares, and cymbalsThe New York Studios Vol.2 SDX features kits recorded with seven kick drums, thirteen snares and a wide variety of cymbals sampled in extreme detail to work with the most advanced drum sampler engine on the planet, Superior Drummer 2.0.Put the legacy of two late, great studios into your tracksThe recordings at Hit Factory NY were the starting point for Toontrack in developing Superior Drummer 2.0 and the decision to record samples at Allaire was a result of wanting to capture the best studio rooms in New York. Sadly for the music and recording industry, both studios are now closed (thus the subtitle "The Lost New York Studios.") Toontrack recorded these great rooms in collaboration with the world-class recording team of engineer and producer Pat Thrall (Glenn Hughes, Black Crowes, Beyonce, etc), producer Neil Dorfsman (Kiss, Bruce Springsteen, Dire Straits and Sting), and drummer Nir Z (Genesis, Joss Stone and Chris Cornell).Toontrack New York Studios Vol.2 SDX Drum Sample Expansion Pack Features:High-quality drum samples for Superior Drummer 2.0 Recorded at two legendary NYC studiosKits recorded with seven kick drums, 13 snares, and a variety of cymbalsRecorded by engineer and producer Pat Thrall (Glenn Hughes, Black Crowes, Beyonce, etc), producer Neil Dorfsman (Kiss, Bruce Springsteen, Dire Straits and Sting), and drummer Nir Z (Genesis, Joss Stone and Chris Cornell)Toontrack New York Studios Vol.2 SDX Drum Sample Expansion Pack Included Samples:Samples Recorded in Allaire Studio:Kick DrumsGretsch 18x22"Gretsch 50s 14x20"Ludwig 14x24"Ludwig 14x24" Softer BeaterLudwig 16x22"Slingerland 14x26"Snare DrumsBlack Beauty 1940s - 6.5x14"Ludwig 5x15" MetalLudwig-Wood Vintage 1930's -7x14"Rogers Dynasonic 5.5x14"Ludwig Supraphonic 6.5x14"Ludwig Supraphonic Low Tuned 6.5x14"HatsTop: Sabian HH Extra Thin Crash 16" / Bottom: Sabian HH Duo Crash 1
Software & Plug-ins - The Metal Foundry SDX from Toontrack brings the hard-hitting sounds of Meshuggah drummer Tomas Haake to Superior Drummer. Featuring seven massive drum kits that span 300,000 sound files of raw, single hit drum recordings. The Metal Foundry SDX was recorded and produced at Atlantis Studios by the original Drumkit From Hell recording team, along with Mattias Eklund (Toontrack Music), Fredrik Thordendal (Meshuggah), Daniel Bergstrand (Dug Out Studios), and Tomas Haake (Meshuggah). Drive your tracks with the awe-inspiring sound and power of Meshuggah's Tomas Haake with Metal Foundry SDX.The Metal Foundry SDX Features Presets by:Devin Townsend (Devin Townsend, Strapping Young Lad, Steve Vai)Daniel Bergstrand (Meshuggah, In Flames, Dark Funeral, Behemoth)Pelle Gunnerfeldt (The Hives, Moneybrother, Fireside, The International Noise Conspiracy)Pelle Henricsson, Eskil Lovstrand and Magnus Lindberg (Refused, Meshuggah, Cult Of Luna, Khoma, Hell Is For Heroes)Mattias Eklund from Toontrack (Nocturnal Rites, Naglfar, Guillotine, Galneryus, Lambretta)Jocke Skog (Clawfinger)Fredrik Thordendal (Meshuggah)The Metal Foundry SDX Features Custom MIDI by:Gene Hoglan (Dark Angel, Strapping Young Lad, Devin Townsend, Testament)Dirk Verbeuren (Soilwork, Warrel Dane, Scarve, Aborted)Instrument ListRight KickSonor Tomas Haake Custom Designer Series 18x22"Sonor Tomas Haake Custom No Front Head 18x22"Sonor Tomas Haake Custom Designer Series 20x24"Sonor Tomas Haake Custom SQ2 18x22"DW Collectors Series 16x24"Tama Imperialstar Royal Pewter 14x22"Tama Imperialstar Placer Gold 14x24" Ludwig Amber Vistalite 14x26"Ludwig Silversparkle 14x26"Ludwig Silversparkle 14x24"Ludwig Silversparkle 14x22"Ludwig Silversparkle 14x20"Left KickSonor Tomas Haake Custom Designer Series 18x22"Sonor Tomas Haake Custom No Front Head 18x22"Sonor Tomas Haake Custom Designer Series 20x24" Sonor Tomas Haake Custom Sq2 18x22"DW Collectors Series 16x24"SnareSonor HLD598 8x14"Tomas Haake Engineering 7x13"Sonor Artist Series 6x14"Sonor Tomas Haake Custom 7x14"Pearl Reference 6.5x14"Pearl Ian Paice Signature 6.5x14"Pearl Free Floating Brass 5x14"WFL Marching Snare With Wood Hoops 12x14"Ludwig Supraphonic 402 6.5x14"WFL U.S 276 6.5x15"Ludwig Clear Vistalite 6.5x14"Pearl Reference Low Pitched 6.5x14"Pearl Free Floating - Maple 5x14"Pearl Sensitone Aluminum 5x14"HatsSabian HHX Stage Hats 14" Sabian HHX Power Hats 14"Sabian HH Hats 15"Sabian HHX Stage Hats 15"Paiste Giant Beat 15"Rack Tom 1Tomas Haake Custom Designer Series 8x10"Tomas Haake Custom Designer Series 9x12"Tomas Haake Custom Designer Series 8x10"Tomas Haake Custom Sq2 10x10"DW Collectors Series 9x12"Tama Imperialstar 1975 5.5x6"Tama Imperialstar 1975 8x12"Ludwig Amber Vistalite 10x14"Ludwig Silversparkle 8x12"Rack Tom 2Tomas Haake Custom Designer Series 10x13"Tomas Haake Custom Designer Series 9x12" Tomas Haake Custom Sq2 14x14" DW Collectors Series 10x13" Tama Imperialstar 1975 5.5x8" Tama Imperialstar 1975 9x13" Ludwig Silvers
Software & Plug-ins - Ask anyone at Sweetwater and they'll tell you that the right drums can make or break any rock tune. The Rock Warehouse SDX expansion for Toontrack's Superior Drummer is your ticket to achieving the driving drums your next project demands. Whether you're programming drums by hand, playing them via an electronic kit, or simply looking for a quick drag-and-drop solution to spice up your music, you'll get what you need in The Rock Warehouse SDX. This SDX expansion includes three top-of-the line kits that feature classic Gretsch shells, an Ayotte Custom set, and the massive sound of Dunnett Titanium drums - all tracked at Bryan Adams's world-famous The Warehouse Studio in Vancouver and engineered by Randy Staub. The result is nothing short of breathtaking.Toontrack The Rock Warehouse SDX Expansion for Superior Drummer at a Glance:All the right drum sounds for any flavor or style of rockPerformed and produced by two modern rock mastersRecorded in one of the world's top studios with the finest gearAll the right drum sounds for any flavor or style of rockThe Rock Warehouse SDX gives you access to some of the coolest and most obscure drum sounds we've ever come across. For starters, there's a complete Gretsch USA Custom kit whose warm and round sound practically defines the tone of rock drums. Broadening that range are two unique collections of drums. Made in a small shop down the road from The Warehouse Studio where this SDX pack was recorded, the included Ayotte Custom kit offers you a darker and more aggressive sound with a delightfully modern edge. Dunnett Titanium drums, on the other hand, give The Rock Warehouse SDX some extra snap and spank. Top it off with three additional snare drums (including a 2002 Jeff Ocheltree model made from melted down Paiste cymbals) and a whole collection of cymbals and some essential percussion instruments, and you'll find the right sounds for any kind of tune.Performed and produced by two modern rock mastersIf you love rock and metal, then Randy Staub is a name you very well might recognize. With mixing credits of Metallica's "Black Album", Avril Lavigne's "Under My Skin", and Nickelback's "Silver Side Up", just to name a few of his 300-some productions, this engineering guru has set the pace for modern rock in many important ways. Speaking of Nickelback, Toontrack's The Rock Warehouse SDX features the drum stylings of none other than ex-Nickelback drummer Ryan Vikedal, whose drumming makes the included MIDI library an authoritative collection of rock grooves and riffs if there ever was one. Recorded in one of the world's top studios with the finest gearLocated in Vancouver's Gastown, Studio 2 in Bryan Adams's The Warehouse Studio was the perfect setting to track The Rock Warehouse SDX. A cavernous 32' x 58' live room with a 26'-high ceiling makes provides all the ambient sound and spacial dimension you could ask for. At the same time, Staub placed the drums in one of the studio's larger iso room
Software & Plug-ins - Developed with the input of revered engineer Chris Lord-Alge, the Waves CLA Drums plug-in was created to be your one-stop solution for album-ready drum tracks. CLA Drums lets you get platinum-sounding drum tracks without spending time tweaking multiple processors. With settings optimized for each drum as well as complete kits, you'll be able to shape your drum sounds to suit your mix instead of spending time tweaking multiple plug-ins. Find out how easy it is to get pro-sounding drum tracks with the Waves CLA Bass native plug-in!Waves CLA Drums Native Plug-in Features at a Glance:All-in-one processor for drum tracks, developed in collaboration with award-winning engineer Chris Lord-AlgeSettings optimized for different drums, as well as complete kitsMultiple compression types for maximum dynamic controlReverb and delay effects built-in and optimized for drum tracksSupports RTAS, Audio Suite, VST, and AU plug-in formatsGet world-class drum sounds with the Waves CLA Drums native plug-in! Plug-ins: Virtual Processors
Software & Plug-ins - Waves TransX TDM transient shaping plug-in is your prescription for iron-poor tracks. Do you suffer from listless drums? Is your room ambience sounding lackluster? Inject your tracks with Waves TransX, and breathe new life into your music. TransX is powerful medicine to add punch, highlight sustain, and soften edges - making your mixes bristle with renewed vitality. TransX consists of two components - Trans-X Wide (wide band) and Trans-X Multi (4-band), which gives you individual range and sensitivity controls for each band. Nurse your mixes back to health with Waves TransX.Waves TransX TDM Transient Shaping Plug-in at a Glance:Shapes transients to give your tracks punchRevitalizes individual tracks and full mixesAccentuate or attenuate instrumental attacks and modify room ambienceShapes transients to give your tracks punchMastering engineers know that transients pretty much define the sound of a recording. For dull, lifeless tracks, reshaping transients is step one on the road to recovery. Waves TransX is an easy-to-use plug-in that brings tired-sounding tracks and mixes back to life. With TransX in your audio arsenal, your tracks will punch.Revitalizes individual tracks and full mixesYou can use Waves TransX on individual tracks - or us it as a mastering treatment on full mixes. Either way, you'll immediately hear the benefits of TransX's powerful medicine.Accentuate or attenuate instrumental attacks and modify room ambienceWake up a sleeping bass or inject a shot of adrenaline into a run-of-the-mill piano track. Waves TransX even lets you spice up your studio's less-than-stellar acoustics. And you can use TransX on mono or stereo tracks.Waves TransX TDM Transient Shaping Plug-in Features:TransX breathes new life into your tracksYou get 2 components: Trans-X Multi (4-band) and Trans-X Wide (wide band)Adds punch, highlights sustain, and softens edges Duration and release give you precise control over transient shapingMulti features individual range and sensitivity for each bandMono and stereo components let you reshape anything that needs itNurse your mixes back to health with Waves TransX! Plug-ins: Virtual Processors
Software & Plug-ins - NOTE: This is an opportunity for owners of BFD 2 to upgrade to BFD 3 at a special price. Please call your Sweetwater Sales Engineer for more information.Load up FXpansion's BFD 3 virtual drum software, and it's as if you're standing inside an incredible-sounding room with every must-have drum component at your fingertips. This third-generation library gives you a huge array of sounds and presets, and an updated browser design makes working inside BFD 3 easier and faster than ever. BFD 3 gives you seven new kits (recorded in two locations), and its dedicated rock, metal, jazz, and brush kits provide the sounds you need to fit any project - regardless of genre. Want to make killer grooves? You're in luck. An improved groove engine and a groove-building rudiments tool make putting together great grooves with FXpansion BFD 3 a snap. FXpansion BFD 3 Virtual Drum Software at a Glance:More sounds but less disk space required, and easier to navigate tooBuild your drum parts without switching between software programsMore realistic drum sounds with tom resonance and cymbal swell modelingMore sounds but less disk space required, and easier to navigate tooWhile BFD 3 packs more incredibly detailed drum sounds than its predecessors, new data compression methods means the BFD 3 library doesn't take up any more space than previous versions. There are many mix-ready presets ready for instant use in your projects, and the updated interface is so intuitive you won't have any problems creating your own custom kits too.Build your drum parts without switching between software programsThe built-in groove construction tools in FXpansion BFD 3 let you create grooves without switching between BFD 3 and your sequencer. And with pre-played grooves by world-class drummers like Steve Ferrone, Brooks Wackerman, Peter Erskine, and more, you'll have no shortage of inspiring drum parts to work into your projects at any time.More realistic drum sounds with tom resonance and cymbal swell modelingBFD 3 from FXpansion sounds more realistic than ever thanks to new modeling technology. With control over tom resonance and cymbal swells you can create drum arrangements with more organic, lifelike character than ever before.FXpansion BFD 3 Virtual Drum Software Features:Virtual drums and groove creation software instrumentPre-installed on 64GB flash driveIncludes seven new drum kits recorded in two different locations for a wide range of drum soundsKits were recorded with a variety of recording chains for a wide range of available soundsTom resonance and cymbal swell modeling add an extra layer of realism and natural soundStreamlined interface and faster, more efficient audio engine let you work fast and reliablyFully-editable groove engine makes it easy to construct your own patterns fastCreate amazingly lifelike drum arrangements with FXpansion BFD 3! Plug-ins: Virtual Instruments
Software & Plug-ins - Get the Toontrack Superior Drummer 2.0 New York Studio Collection, and you'll basically have access to your own personal session drummer, plus top-notch drum sounds. You get Toontrack's highly-acclaimed Superior Drummer 2.0 drum software which lets you create lifelike drum arrangements quickly, with powerful control over individual drum sounds. You also get Toontrack's New York Studios Vol. 2 and 3 expansion packs, which capture the drum sounds heard in the most notable and legendary studios in the NY area. Groovy, realistic drum arrangements are effortless to create with the Toontrack Superior Drummer 2.0 New York Studio Collection.Toontrack Superior Drummer 2.0 New York Studio Collection at a Glance:Superior Drummer 2.0 - a simply amazing way to create drum arrangementsNew York Studios Vol. 2 SDXNew York Studios Vol. 3 SDXSuperior Drummer 2.0 - a simply amazing way to create drum arrangementsToontrack Superior Drummer 2 gives you incredible drum control while maintaining an intuitive interface that's reminiscent of EZdrummer. They've completely overhauled the dfh-Superior engine so it's optimized for use with electronic drum kits, has an even more effective use of sample layers, and is loads faster than before. Plus, the sounds are top-notch - so good, in fact, that Toontrack created the brand new Superior Drummer 2 engine expressly to showcase them instead of just releasing them as an expansion pack.New York Studios Vol. 2The Toontrack New York Studios Vol. 2 SDX drum sample expansion pack keeps alive the sonic legacy of two great NYC studios! Toontrack recorded drum kits with multiple kick and snare drums, as well as a range of cymbals at the fabled Hit Factory NY and Allaire studios. Though both legendary studios have since closed their doors, the New York Studios Vol. 2 SDX pack lets you put their character on your drum tracks. Engineer/producer Pat Thrall, producer Neil Dorfsman, and drummer Nir Z teamed up to get amazing drum samples with NYC mojo.New York Studios Vol. 3This expansion pack is the continuation of Toontrack's New York Studios Legacy series, focusing on capturing the best studios in the New York area. Nir Z, the drummer behind the project, is an in-demand session drummer who has played and mastered a wide variety of styles over the years. He's toured or done studio work with artists like Joss Stone, Genesis, John Mayer, Jason Mraz, and Chris Cornell. Quite frankly, Nir Z is the ultimate definition of a well-rounded studio drummer - something that is obvious in this pack! This collection includes a wide array of grooves and fills, covering anything from ballads, mid tempo rock, funk and reggae to jazzy swing and uptempo beats.Toontrack Superior Drummer 2.0 New York Studio Collection Features:Superior Drummer 2.0 drum software plus two New York Studio SDX expansion packs at a sweet priceDrum sounds recorded at The Hit Factory, Allaire Studios, and Avatar StudiosRecorded by Grammy Award-winning engineer Ne
Software & Plug-ins - Do you use a sampler for drum loops, grooves, and beats? Then the award-winning Propellerhead ReCycle Loop Editing software will forever change the way you work. Recycle gives you the power to do with sampled loops what you've only been able to do with individually programmed drum sounds. Now you can change the tempo, or find, replace, and individually process elements within sampled grooves. Revolutionize your music with the way you work with sampled loops and grooves, put Propellerhead ReCycle Loop Editing software to work in your studio.Propellerhead ReCycle Loop Editor Features:Automate a sampled groove to fit the tempo of your songAdjust the tempo of a groove to the tempo in your sequencer automatically and without changing pitch Change the pitch of a groove or its individual elements without altering tempoRemove and/or replace sounds inside the sampled groove without altering its feelSend different sounds in the groove to different sampler outputs for individual processingChange the timing of the groove - even quantize it - in your sequencer Use the feel of the groove to quantize other MIDI recordingsMake pitched grooves like guitar riffs fit songs in keys other than the recorded oneTranspose as you're playing the MIDI sequence back without affecting tempo Automatically isolate and extract individual sounds out of long samplesReCycle is backed by Sweetwater's Total Conference Coverage with free lifetime tech support! Plug-ins: Virtual Processors
Software & Plug-ins - Whether you are recording jazz, blues, hip hop, or rock, you need Toontrack SDX Roots - Sticks Drum Sample Expansion Pack. What originally started out as a jazz drum project quickly morphed into a utilitarian collection of killer drum samples played with sticks. Recorded at the world-famous Blackbird Studios in Nashville by Roy "Futureman" Wooten SDX Roots - Sticks features world-class microphones, recording equipment and drums to make your drum tracks sound better than ever. Toontrack SDX Roots - Sticks Drum Sample Expansion Pack at a Glance:Premium drum samples from legendary Blackbird Studios in NashvilleWorld-class mic selectionMultiple kicks, snares, and cymbalsPremium drum samples from legendary Blackbird Studios in NashvilleToontrack SDX Roots - Sticks was recorded in the world-famous Blackbird Studios in Nashville, TN. A recording destination for the who's who of the music industry, Blackbird Studios is known for its massive microphone collection, around 1400 mics, and selection of the best recording gear through out the ages. World-class mic selectionThe mic set up used to record Toontrack SDX Roots - Sticks is amazing, thanks to the massive collection at Blackbird Studios. Multiples of mics were used on every drum, 16 mono channels were used, as well as 7 stereo channels. The mics used ranged from Shure SM57s, to the vintage AKG 19, and a pair of Telefunken 251s. The speaker from a Yamaha NS-10 studio monitor was even used, it was flipped out of phase to produce enhanced lower frequencies of kick drums. Very cool. You'll love the flexibility and choices available to mix and match not only drums, but mics in the SDX Roots - Sticks expansion pack.Multiple kicks, snares, and cymbalsThe SX Roots - Sticks expansion pack features kits recorded with five kick drums, eight snares and a large selection of cymbals sampled in extreme detail to work with the most advanced drum sampler engine on the planet, Superior Drummer 2.0.Toontrack SDX Roots - Sticks Drum Sample Expansion Pack Features:High-quality drum samples for Superior Drummer 2.0Recorded at legendary Blackbird StudiosKits recorded with 5 kick drums, 8 snares, and a large selection of cymbalsA total of 23 separately recorded, tweakable channels available in the mixerSamples played by Roy "Futureman" WootenToontrack SDX Roots - Sticks Drum Sample Expansion Pack Included Samples:CYMBAL SET 1Pos1: 22" K Zildjian Constantinople MediumPos2: Bosphorus Ferit SeriesPos3: 22" K Zildjian Constantinople LightPos4: 22" Sabian HHX Manhattan RideCYMBAL SET 2Pos1: 20" Zildjian Sound Effects Oriental Crash of DoomPos2: 18" Paiste Fast CrashPos4: 20" Sabian Handhammered HHX Manhattan RideHI-HAT14" Masterworks Meritamon Series14" Zildjian KBASS DRUMS18" Pearl Reference Series with closed heads22" Gretsch USA Custom Series22" Ludwig Maple Psychedelic22" Damped Ludwig Maple Psychedelic28" CamcoSNARE DRUMSPearl 50th anniversary Solid Maple Shell (#3 of 100 ever made)12" Kaplinger Brass14
Software & Plug-ins - Trigger drum library isn't complete without the hard-hitting sound of Slate Digital's David Bendeth Drums expansion. Recorded and produced by David Bendeth, the mastermind behind Paramore, Breaking Benjamin, and many others, this collection includes over a dozen drums and cymbals, each designed to take full advantage of Trigger's amazing sound engine. On top of that, each of the instruments included in David Bendeth Drums for Trigger feature a secondary sample in the upper-most velocity layers taken from David's own classic sample collection. You couldn't ask for a better way to punch up your mixes!Trigger 2: the Drum-replacement Plug-in the Pros UseIf you don't already have a copy of Slate Digital's Trigger 2, then you're really missing out. At Sweetwater, many of the Sales Engineers and other staff members swear by Trigger, when we need to rescue our mixes from sub-par drum sound, as do world-class engineers including David Bendeth, Mike Shipley, and Dave Way trust Trigger 2. That's because Trigger 2 combines one of the most sophisticated drum-triggering algorithms on Earth with an absolutely jaw-dropping collection of sounds. And when you pick up this Trigger Expansion Library, you'll have even more amazing drum sounds to play with.Slate Digital David Bendeth Drums for Trigger Features:An amazing collection of drum sounds for Slate Digital's Trigger plug-inAll sounds recorded and produced by David Bendeth (Breaking/Benjamin/Underoath)Each instrument features David's unique, classic drum tones in the top velocity as an added bonusIncludes 3 Snare Drums, 2 Kick Drums, 4 Toms, 2 Crashes, 1 Ride, 1 China, and 1 Hi-hatAll instruments take full advantage of Trigger's multi-sample expressionUpgrade your drum-replacement sound library with Slate Digital David Bendeth Drums for Trigger! Plug-ins: Virtual Instruments
Software & Plug-ins - Imagine having 100 of the world's best sounding drum kits at your disposal. From punchy tight rock kits, to fat and sizzly vintage kits, and just about everything in between, Steven Slate Drums 4.0 Platinum is the most complete drum instrument on the planet.Steven Slate Drums 4.0 Platinum at a Glance:Powerful, intuitive drum sampler offers flexibility and ease of use100 kits from Metal to Jazz and everything in between"Mix Ready" kits and kits modeled after famous artist and album soundsBrand new cymbal packFive new Urban/Dance/House/Electro kitsPowerful, intuitive drum sampler offers flexibility and ease of useAt the heart of Steven Slate Drums 4.0 is the SSD Player, a state-of-the-art Mac/PC (AAX, VST, RTAS, AU) drum sampler built from the ground up by the award-winning development team behind Slate's Trigger drum replacement processor. The SSD Player is extremely easy and intuitive to use. Loading kits, customizing kits, mixing kits, loading and auditioning MIDI grooves, customizing MIDI maps, and routing discretely to your workstation are all a breeze with the SSD Player. It even lets you load your own drum samples to mix in with the Slate drum kits.100 kits from Metal to Jazz and everything in between100 kits means that whatever you need, your drum sounds are covered. New in Steven Slate Drums 4.0 Platinum are dozens of new deluxe series kits that were recorded with extreme precision, resulting in a remarkably natural playability. In SSD4 Platinum, you'll find Rock, Metal, Vintage, Indie, Funk, and even Jazz/Brushes Deluxe Kits."Mix Ready" kits and kits modeled after famous artist and album soundsSteven Slate Drums 4.0 Platinum also brings back the classic Slate "Mix Ready" kits, but all reprogrammed for better sound, response, and realism. Included in these classic kits are the famous "Signature Kits," which are drum kits modeled after famous-sounding artists and albums. Signature Kits include: Steely Dan, Metallica, Dream Theater, Led Zeppelin, Greenday, Nirvana, Pantera, Deftones, AC/DC, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Motley Crue.Brand new cymbal packSteven Slate Drums 4.0 Platinum brings a brand new cymbal pack from Soultone Cymbals. These custom Turkish cymbals are some of the best sounding in the world! From the dark Vintage series to the bright and shimmery Extreme series, these cymbals give the drum kits the ultimate brass accompaniment!Five new Urban/Dance/House/Electro kitsAlso new in Steven Slate Drums 4.0 Platinum are five kits in the Urban/Dance/House/Electro genre designed by producer Griffin Boice. These kits are processed with boutique analog gear to provide the fat radio-ready sound you'll want for you pop, urban, and dance mixes!Steven Slate Drums 4.0 Platinum Features:100 preset drum kits in all GenresNew SSD Player (Mac/PC AAX/VST/RTAS/AU)Dozens of Deluxe Series KitsEntire SSD "Mix Ready" Classic and Signature CollectionNew Soultone CymbalsJazz/Brushes Kit5 Dance/Urban/House KitsSteven Slate Drums 4.0 Pl
Software & Plug-ins - NOTE: This product requires an iLok (not included) for authorization. Please call your Sweetwater Sales Engineer if you have questions.Slate Digital's Trigger 2 Platinum takes the drum-replacement plug-in trusted by such producers as Chris Lord-Alge, Mike Shipley, and Dave Way to a new level of depth and realism. With one instance of this nearly universal plug-in on your drum track, you can trigger up to eight stereo samples - all with freakishly accurate phase alignment. Trigger 2 Platinum's unique Leakage Suppression function ensures absolutely precise sample triggering, easily separating ghost notes from mic bleed. What's more, Trigger 2 Platinum doubles as an amazing live drum module. And you'll have plenty of amazing drum sounds to play with, thanks to with Slate Digital Trigger 2 Platinum's massive collection of premium drum sounds.Digital Trigger 2 Platinum Drum-replacement/Triggering Plug-in at a Glance:Multisample triggering provides you with richly detailed and customizable soundPerfect for studio drum replacement and live sample triggeringSlate's Platinum instrument library gives you a warehouse-worth of top-shelf drum soundsMultisample triggering provides you with richly detailed and customizable soundSlate Digital Trigger 2 Platinum's multilayered engine lets you get the most out of one instance of the plug-in by triggering up to eight stereo samples simultaneously. That means you can trigger a close-miked sample, a stereo room sample, and a stereo overhead sample - all right from the same drum track to get the perfect blend of direct and ambient sound. And each sample layer lets you customize velocity, dynamic control, independent levels, sustain, and more. Trigger 2 Platinum even features positional sensing, a visual hit detector, and 127 different articulations per sample layer, providing you with great-sounding, tight, sample-accurate drum tracks. Perfect for studio drum replacement and live sample triggeringArmed with two detection modes, three latency modes, MIDI control capability, and a brilliant Leakage Suppression mode, Trigger 2 Platinum is more than capable of handling both studio drum-replacement work and live sample triggering alike. In its highly accurate higher latency setups, Trigger 2 Platinum provides you with phase accurate drum triggering free of unwanted mistriggers, flamming, or phasing. And with latency as low as 4ms, Live Mode lets you tap into Trigger 2 Platinum's amazing sound library for real-time performances.Slate's Platinum instrument library gives you a warehouse-worth of top-shelf drum soundsNo matter what kind of music you come up against, Slate Digital Trigger 2 Platinum has the drum sounds you need. That's because Slate packed Trigger 2 Platinum with their complete Platinum instruments library, which includes sounds from 46 snare drums, 33 kick drums, and eight sets of toms. Each of these instruments includes hundreds of individual 24-bit samples to provide you with realistic