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Toontrack Cyber Monday Sale: Up to 70% off Roots SDX Sticks & Basic Jazz MIDI

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Toontrack has launched some Cyber Monday Special Deals with up to 70% off on two of its products.

Roots SDX – Sticks for Superior Drummer 2 features the portion of the Roots SDX that comes with sticks.

We could mention that we set out to record the best jazz drum library ever made but ended up with something far bigger; drums that transcend the narrow confines of a genre and rather define an era – an age of music spanning from jazz, blues to hip hop and rock.

We could mention Blackbird Studio’s stock of 1,400 Microphones, 35 channels of Pultec EQ, 24 channels of Fairchild compression and hundreds of outboard mic/pre channels including Telefunken, Neve, API, RCA and Chandler. Or how this studio not only is the natural choice for the who’s who of the music industry but that it is known to lend a documented bit of magic to every project to ever enter and exit its doors.

Regularly $179 USD, Roots SDX – Sticks is on sale for $54 USD.

The Basic Jazz MIDI pack featuring over 400 individually played drum comping variations performed by Norman Garschke.

In jazz, there is no given set of rules. Rather a canvas on which you, as a musician, paint with broad strokes to create an ever-shifting musical landscape. This goes true especially for the drums. Even if they’re the focal point of the beat, they constantly shift, move and feed off the spur of the moment, a creative urge or an unbridled notion. Jazz is the art of musical storytelling where the instruments all speak their own language, but with one coherent voice. Welcome to the chapter about drums.

Basic Jazz MIDI comes with eight and 16 bar variations of fundamental swing comping patterns in 3/4 and 4/4 time, all categorized by increasing intensity and complexity. It was performed by Toontrack’s Norman Garschke, a traditionally trained drummer with a masters degree in jazz performance from the Conservatories of Hilversum and Amsterdam. ”To me, jazz drums is about composing in real-time, about staying in the moment and letting yourself go. I think the best term to describe it is ’instant composition’. The idea behind this collection was to capture just that – variations of rhythmical comping ideas and melodies a jazz drummer would play to accompany a band”, he says.

The MIDI pack is only $10 USD at Plugin Boutique during the sale (regular $29 USD).

More information: Toontrack

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