Best Service has announced the release of Voyager Drums, a virtual drum instrument for Windows and Mac.

Voyager Drums by Best Service brings you two Power Drum Kits, recorded and edited by the maker of “Artist-Drums” and “Artist Grooves”. The punchy and powerful sound is perfect for your Pop, Rock, Jazz and Funk productions. 360 MIDI Grooves for instant use are included.

Voyager Drums has been recorded from three different microphone positions with 24 bits and 96 KHz, 5 Round Robins and 16 velocity layers in the Principal Studios near Münster, Germany. Finest equipment from SPL, API, Apogee as well as microphones by Neumann, Sennheiser, AKG, Rhode and Shure were used to achieve the best results possible. You can set individual Attack and Decay times for all three microphone positions. Since the direct signal has been recorded in mono you can set your own panorama.

Voyager Drums features

  • Yamaha Maple Custom & Yamaha Recording Custom drum kits, with Paiste Line Series cymbals.
  • 3 different instruments for each kit:
    • Full kit with direct, overhead and room microphones,
    • Overhead with direct and overhead microphones,
    • Direct microphone only.
  • Trigger Sound allows you to enhance the natural sound of the bass drum (also available for snare and toms) with synthetic drum sounds.
  • Effect Section featuring a compressor, limiter, equalizer and distortion.
  • Arranger allows you to trigger midi grooves from within Voyager Drums. Select from 5 different speed presets, each containing 48 straight grooves, 12 triplet grooves and 12 fills.
  • Best Service Engine 2 interface with easy access to all real-time performance parameters.

Voyager Drums is available for purchase for the introductory price of 79 EUR until March 15th, 2015 (MSRP 99 EUR/$99 USD/£75 GBP).

More information: Best Service / Voyager Drums