Cakewalk has announced the availability of Andy Johns Kit 1 by Platinum Samples and Neil Peart Drums Vol 1 by Sonic Reality, two new expansion libraries for SONAR Session Drummer 3.

Andy Johns Kit 1 for Session Drummer 3

The Andy Johns Kit 1 for Session Drummer 3 was recorded by legendary engineer Andy Johns who invented the modern rock drum sound.

Andy’s credits include Led Zeppelin II, III, IV & Physical Graffiti, The Rolling Stones Exile On Main Street and Sticky Fingers, Van Halen For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge, Blind Faith, Eric Clapton and more. The albums Andy has engineered and produced have sold over 150 million copies.

Andy Johns Kit 1 features

  • Recorded by legendary recording engineer Andy Johns (Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Van Halen).
  • High resolution Drum kit for Session Drummer 3 with up to 12 velocity levels and 6 round robin variations.
  • Includes 120 grooves from Platinum Samples’ Steve Ferrone (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers) and Bobby Jarzombek (Halford) MIDI Groove Libraries.

Neil Peart Drums Vol 1 for Session Drummer 3

Neil Peart Drums Vol 1 for Session Drummer 3 by Sonic Reality features samples of the authentic Drum Workshop® Signature “Snakes and Arrows” kit of drum legend Neil Peart from the band Rush.

Recorded by producer Nick Raskulinecz (Rush, Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains) this powerful stereo kit offers the ultimate high fidelity rock sound with incredible realism. Coming from the acclaimed Drum Masters 2 and Studio ProFile series, Sonic Reality has crafted this legendary kit in Session Drummer 3 format so SONAR 8.5 and SONAR X1 users can enjoy one of the finest sampled kits in the world.

This custom DW kit was made to spec for Neil Peart, complete with a unique 23″ kick drum, wide array of toms, cymbals and a rocking snare recorded through vintage Neve® channels using vintage tube and ribbon microphones by engineer/producer Nick Raskulinecz. This powerfully expressive drum kit packs in the punch and delivers dynamic acoustic drums like nothing else.

The Andy Johns Kit 1 is available to purchase for $39.95 USD, Neil Peart Drums Vol 1 for Session Drummer 3 is $99.95 USD.

More information: Cakewalk