FXpansion releases Zildjian Digital Vault for BFD2 & BFD Eco

FXpansion Zildjian Digital Vault

FXpansion has announced the release of Zildjian Digital Vault, a comprehensive collection of Zildjian cymbal recordings ready to slot into your BFD2 or BFD Eco installation.

Zildjian Digital Vault features 34 classic crashes, splashes, rides, chinas and hihats hand-selected by Zildjian’s master cymbal tester Paul Francis. Recorded in intricate detail by sampling guru John Emrich, the sounds are captured with crisp direct mics and lush stereo overhead and room mic sets. Each cymbal is recorded at multiple velocities while being struck by sticks, brushes and mallets. The included cymbals feature articulations for bow, edge and bell positions while hihats feature tip and edge hits at 5 positions between open and closed.

Included are 14 A-series, 9 K-series and 11 FX cymbals from the Zildjian range as well as a series of authentic drumkit grooves.

Note: This product combines 3 previous Gen16-branded products (Z-Pack1, S-Pack1 and S-Pack2).

Zildjian Digital Vault costs $149 USD / €109 EUR / £95 GBP inc VAT. Until Jan 31st 2013, this product is currently available at a 50% discount in FXpansion’s expansion sale.

More information: FXpansion / Zildjian Digital Vault


Platinum Samples releases Military Cadence MIDI Groove Library

Platinum Samples Military Cadence

Platinum Samples has released Military Cadence, a collection of MIDI cadence grooves played by John Emrich.

Military Cadence is a collection of grooves in 2/4, 4/4, and 6/8 time signatures. This collection also includes common Rolls and Rudiments. Rudiments are the foundation of the drumming vocabulary. Every serious drum instructor has received a set of hand written rudiments from their teachers and continue to pass them along to new students. We have included these sheets as well.

Military Cadence features

  • Played live and recorded by John Emrich, a retired Chief Musician with the US Navy Band in Washington, DC.
  • Includes 56 cadence grooves, 39 snare rolls and 22 additional rudiments.
  • Played in 2/4, 4/4 and 6/8.
  • Includes 285 MIDI files of unquantized grooves.
  • Formatted for BFD2®, EZdrummer®, Superior Drummer®, Addictive Drums®, Cakewalk® Session Drummer™ & General MIDI Standard MIDI Files (all included).

Military Cadence is available to purchase for $19.99 USD.

More information: Platinum Samples / Military Cadence


Platinum Samples releases Real Jazz MIDI Groove Pack

Platinum Samples Real Jazz MIDI Groove Pack

Platinum Samples has released the Real Jazz MIDI Groove Pack, a collection of over 2,100 actual live, jazz grooves recorded as a real performance on an electronic drum set at specific tempos.

Platinum Samples and John Emrich are two of the foremost producers of drum samples in the world, with over 50 years of experience in the professional music industry, and now they have turned their attention to developing MIDI Grooves.

Real Jazz was recorded over a five-day session by John Emrich on a Yamaha DTXtremeIII Special electronic drum set. No quantization, mouse clicks, or pastes were used – we leave that to you. Use this as the starting point for all your future jazz needs, as well as a creative catalyst for other musical styles. Real Jazz is like having your own personal jazz drummer.

Real Jazz features

  • 2,121 MIDI Brush & Stick Grooves.
  • BFD2 Palettes, BFD 1.5 Bundles & General MIDI Standard MIDI Files all included (works with all VST, Core Audio & GM compatible drum software and hardware).
  • Includes presets for FXpansion Jazz & Funk and Platinum Samples Jim Scott Volume 1 expansion packs for BFD.
  • Includes 2 Beat, 3/4, 5/4, Walk, Shuffle, Ballad & Jungle grooves played with sticks & brushes at different tempos.

The Real Jazz MIDI Groove Pack is available for purchase for $35 USD.

More information: Platinum Samples / Real Jazz MIDI Groove Pack


WaveMachine Labs releases Percussion eXtras

WaveMachine Labs Percussion eXtras

WaveMachine Labs has released Percussion eXtras, a GOG-formatted collection of percussion instruments from around the world.

Use them as stand-alone replacement sounds, or mix them with your existing drums for unique sonic combinations. From delicate triangles to the thunderous low-end of an 18″ Djembe, Percussion eXtras offers new artistic flavors to the Drumagog user.

Percussion eXtras features

  • 44 total GOG files.
  • 78 different Positional Groups.
  • 1600 individual samples.
  • Instruments include: Agogo Bells with wood and metal beaters, Bendir, Bodhran, Bongos (with hands, mallets, and sticks), Brake Disk, Clave, Congas, Cowbells, Djembes, Darbuka, Doumbek, Jam Blocks, Shakers, Sleigh Bells, Tambourines, Tar, Timbales, Triangle, Tube Cajons, Wood Block.
  • All sounds performed, recorded, and edited by John Emrich.
  • Recorded with API and ATI preamps, using microphones from Violet, Nevaton, Sennheiser, and Telefunken.

Percussion eXtras is available for download now for $59.95 USD.

Visit the Drumagog website for more information and some audio demos.


WaveMachine Labs releases Modern Drummer Snare Drum Selects Volume One and Morevox DriveDrums

WaveMachine Labs has announced the release of Modern Drummer Snare Drum Selects Volume One and Morevox DriveDrums, two new sample libraries for Drumagog.

WaveMachine Labs Mordern Drummer Snare Drum Selects Volume One

About Modern Drummer Snare Drum Selects Volume One:

Developed to meet the needs of professional record producers and sound engineers as well as drummers and home-recording enthusiasts, Modern Drummer Snare Drum Selects Volume One is a GOG collection of studio-quality sound samples taken from a dozen state-of-the-art drums, all of which have been chosen by the editors of Modern Drummer magazine for its prestigious “Snare Drum Of The Month” column. The drums represent a selection of some of the latest and greatest in metal and wood shell designs and tonalities and were digitally recorded and mastered by leading drum technology specialist, John Emrich (frequent Modern Drummer contributor and creator of many of FXpansion’s BFD2 sample libraries).

Modern Drummer Snare Drum Selects Volume One features

  • Each drum is meticulously tuned and recorded in a multimicrophone format to showcase its unique sonic properties and offer the end user maximum flexibility.
  • 88 total snare GOGs, featuring twelve snare drums with four articulations (center, rim click/sweep, rim shot, and cross stick).
  • Efficiently and economically offers the highest levels of sonic variety and quality to virtually any producer, programmer, or player.
  • Recommended for use in home and professional studio recording situations as well as live performances with electronic drums or acoustic drum triggers.
  • Allows easy triggering of high-definition drum sounds for sound replacement of recorded drum tracks, in electronic drum performance, or programmed beats.

Modern Drummer Snare Drum Selects Volume One is available now for $89.95 USD, and can be purchased from the Drumagog online store.

Morevox DriveDrums

The recently released DriveDrums by MoReVox is now also available from WaveMachine Labs.

Morevox DRIVEDRUMS has been developed by generating distortion through different kind of devices. Vacuum tubes, analog tape, preamps have been used to create samples with light to aggressive, violent distortion. Morevox DRIVEDRUMS contains RICH and FAT natural acoustic sounds ideal for every genre. All samples are been tested on mixes and optimized for triggering and stand alone use.

Morevox DRIVEDRUMS contains 30 Kicks, 30 Snares, 6 Toms Racks, 30
Cymbals and more for a total of 850 Samples (24Bit, 44.1khz).

DriveDrums is available for purchase as a digital download for $99 USD, and $129 USD for a DVD version.

WaveMachine Labs is also running a special promo for DriveDrums:

With any purchase of Drumagog Pro or Platinum from drumagog.com, MoReVox DriveDrums Download is only $49. This special price is available until March 31, 2009.

Visit the Drumagog website for more information and audio demos.


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