Platinum Samples releases Platinum Grooves Volume 1

Platinum Grooves Volume 1

Platinum Samples has released Platinum Grooves Volume 1, a multi-format library featuring over 2,170 MIDI grooves.

Featuring the MIDI Grooves included with our Classic Drums, Evil Drums and Glamoflauge QuickPack sample libraries, Platinum Grooves Volume 1 includes grooves played by Pat Wilson (Weezer), Rob Ahler (50 Foot Wave) and Matt Shapiro (Warner Drive) in varying styles from classic rock and punk to fusion.

This multi-format collection includes grooves formatted for BFD3®, BFD2®, BFD Eco®, EZDrummer®, Superior Drummer®, Addictive Drums®, Cakewalk® Session Drummer™, Steven Slate Drums 4 as well as General MIDI Standard MIDI Files which can be used with any GM compatible drum software or hardware — this includes drum machines and synthesizers which have drum sounds.

The library is available for purchase for $35 USD.

More information: Platinum Samples / Platinum Grooves Volume 1

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Slate Digital updates Trigger drum replacement plugin to v2.0

Steven Slate Trigger 2.0

Slate Digital has launched version 2.0 of its Trigger next generation drum replacement plug-in for Windows and Mac.

TRIGGER has a phase accurate multi layered triggering engine. This means that in one instance of the plugin, you can seamlessly trigger 8 stereo samples simultaneously such as a close mic sample, stereo overhead sample, and a stereo room mic samples. Or, mix many direct mic samples to develop your own custom unique sounds. This multi channel triggering functionality allows the user to recreate the sound of natural drums with real multitracked samples.

Each sample layer has parameters for customization such as velocity and dynamic control, attack, sustain, release and independent levels. Other features include 2 detection modes, MIDI in/out, automation of detecting parameters, up to 127 different articulations per instrument, up to 127 velocity layers per instrument and up to 127 alternation hits per velocity layer, and a unique “Leakage Suppression” function. Trigger Platinum also contains a transient triggered gate that is the ultimate tool for cleaning up drum tracks with excess leakage.

Trigger 2 features

  • Extremely accurate drum replacement.
  • Leakage suppression.
  • Transient driven Gate.
  • Eight stereo layers of samples.
  • Converts audio to Midi.
  • Comes with Steven Slate Classic Platinum samples.

Trigger 2 for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX) is available to purchase for $199 USD (Platinum) / $99 USD (EX).

More information: Steven Slate Drums / Trigger

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Slate Digital releases Terry Date Drums for Steven Slate Drums & Trigger

Slate Digital Terry Date Drums

Slate Digital has announced the release of Terry Date Drums, a collection of drumkits for use in for Steven Slate Drums and Trigger.

Terry Date is the producer, recording engineer, and mixer behind bands like The Deftones, Pantera, Staind, Incubus, SoundGarden, and many more. His drum sounds were a major influence on Steven Slate and many of Slate’s own samples were modeled from tones on Terry’s records.

Terry Date Drums for SSD4 and Trigger brings the user 10 drumkits recorded in Hensen Studio B.

The expansion library for SSD4 and Trigger is available to purchase for $99 USD for a limited time (regular $199 USD).

More information: Slate Digital / Terry Date Drums

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Steven Slate Drums releases Chris Lord Alge Expansion

Steven Slate Drums Chris Lord-Alge Expansion

Steven Slate Drums has announced the release of the Chris Lord Alge Expansion for Steven Slate Drums 4.0 and Trigger.

In the Spring of 2012, Chris Lord Alge revisited his recording engineer roots and recorded multiple world class drumkits at OCEAN studios in Burbank. He then mixed all the drums in his classic style in his LA mixroom using the same processing chains that you’ve heard on all of his records. He even printed a sample layer of his famous SONY reverb unit on the kicks and snares. The result is some of the fattest, punchiest, most mix ready virtual drums in the industry! And now you can use these classic Chris Lord Alge drums in Steven Slate Drums 4 Virtual Drum instrument and Steven Slate TRIGGER Drum Replacer/Enchancer.

Chris Lord Alge Expansion features

  • Recorded & mixed by Chris Lord Alge.
  • 12 snares, 11 kicks, 5 toms.
  • Use Directly with SSD4 Player or TRIGGER.
  • Multiple Articulations on Snares.
  • Complete control.
  • Classic CLA sound.
  • Easy to install.

The expansion is available for the introductory price of $149 USD for the SSD4 and Trigger editions (regular $249 USD), or $199 for a bundle of both (regular $399 USD).

More information: Steven Slate Drums / Chris Lord Alge Expansion

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Slate Digital launches Steven Slate Drums 3.5 to 4.0 Upgrade Sale

Steven Slate Drums EX / Platinum

Slate Digital has announced a limited time Upgrade Sale, offering users of Steven Slate Drums a chance to upgrade to the latest version of the virtual drum instrument for Windows and Mac at a reduced price.

SSD4 replaces the Kontakt player version of SSD with a state of the art virtual instrument built from the ground up by the Slate software team. SSD4 is easier to use, has an internal groove player, incredible editing and remapping features, the ability to import your own sounds, and most of all, new algorithms have been implemented that make the drums sound way better!

But most of all, you get the Slate DELUXE kits. These new kits are unprocessed and recorded with four times the detail of the classic kits in 3.5! Add new vintage Ludwig kits, Gretch Jazz kits, new metal kits, and even some amazing Electronic kits to your drum arsenal! Plus, the new SSD4 playback algorithms ensure the most natural and realistic playing. You also get the new Deluxe cymbal pack featuring SOULTONE cymbals!

Steven Slate Drums Upgrade Deal

Upgrade/Crossgrade Pricing:

  • Platinum 3.x to Platinum 4.0: $149 discount – COST: $99.
  • EX 3.x to EX 4.0: $49 discount – COST: $29.
  • EX 3.x to Platinum 4.0: from $49 to $149 discount (depending on number of expansion packs).
  • Competing Drum Software to Platinum: $149 discount.

The promotion ends Wednesday October 31st, 2012.

More information: Steven Slate Drums / SSD 4.0 Upgrade

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