Alesis Trigger IO and Steven Slate Drums EX Special Bundle Details
The Front End Audio Steven Slate Drums EX Special Package includes a downloadable copy of Steven Slate Drums EX Special Edition drum samples, an Alesis Trigger I/O Electronic Percussion Interface Box, and a RapcoHorizon Oculus USB A to USB B Cable (5 Meter). This package is perfect for drummers with electronic kits. The Alesis Trigger I/O lets you convert your percussion pads' output to MIDI, so you can interface with and trigger some of the best drum samples out there!
About the Alesis Trigger IO and Steven Slate Drums EX Special Bundle
Whether using electronic drum pads (like the Alesis DM or Real Head pads) or using acoustic drum triggers, the Alesis Trigger IO allows you to build your own electronic drumset. With 10 trigger inputs, usb connectivity, as well as a standard 5-pin midi output – the Trigger IO gives you the ability to sample replace drums, control external midi devices, or interface with sample libraries – like Steven Slate Drums. This gives you a host of functionality. Whether wanting to replace a snare and/or kick with samples for rock and metal drumming, or use high quality Slate Drum Samples to give your electronic music a more natural and human feel, the Alesis Trigger IO is a very handy tool in the studio. Add that with the Professional sample library of Steven Slate Drums, and have a power house for production. Of course you need a hi-end reliable cable to connect your Trigger IO to
your PC, and let's face it, you will need that cable to have a run so
you can be flexible in your studio set up. That is where the Oculus 5 meter USB cable comes in. This cable features solid built gold connectors, and a heavy grade durable protective jacket. There is simply not a better quality performing digital cable line out there in the same price range.
You simply do not want to choke the gear you have with bad cabling, and
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Alesis Trigger I/O Details
The Alesis Trigger I/O is a powerful new electronic percussion interface designed to capture the feel of a real drum performance. The Trigger I/O converts input from your favorite percussion pads to make them usable as MIDI note messages for triggering sounds in software and hardware devices. Featuring both MIDI and USB connectivity, the Trigger I/O can connect to software or hardware synth or drum modules, and comes bundled with FXPansion's BFD Lite software drum module. Get the feel of real drums and the convenience and functionality of a trigger with the Trigger I/O.
The Trigger I/O features 10 TRS trigger inputs, making it compatible with various manufacturer pad triggers. Customizeable trigger settings include sensitivity, assignment of MIDI channels, note numbers, crosstalk, threshold, and more. An easy-to-use interface lets you perform editing and user setups easily, and a footswitch input gives you the capability of selecting different kits remotely. You can also use the Trigger I/O's high hat input for on/off or continuous control.
The Trigger I/O can be can be connected to your favorite software or hardware synth or drum module, and comes bundled with FXPansion's BFD Lite - a professional software drum module with high-quality acoustic and electronic drum kit libraries.
Steven Slate Drums EX Special Edition Details
The Steven Slate Drums Signature Drum Kits EX Special includes the Steven Slate Drums EX Edition drum sample library which contains 10 drum kits, including the famous Old Zep kit (an authentic Led Zeppelin model recorded in a stone castle), and gives you download codes for any two of the 5 available expansion packs for this incredible virtual instrument. You get to choose 2 of 5 expansion packs. Choose from Essential Rock/Pop Volume 1, Essential Rock/Pop Volume 2, Essential Rock/Pop Volume 3, Rock Classics, and Metal and more.
This EX drum suite is the most complete virtual drum instrument on the market, conquering all your digital drum needs with an RTAS VST AU and standalone midi plugin, instant presets for all Roland VDrum Modules, hundreds of easy to use midi grooves in our unique SONG form, and five hyrbid presets that combine multiple kicks and snares to create new and unique sounds.
The EX Special version from Steven Slate Drums gives you the 10 kits you get in the regular EX version. But to supercharge your value, you get to pick two downloadable EX Expansion packs — 12 more kits! Now, you can customize your drum sound selection to the sounds you need in your studio, without spending a fortune.
Once your drum needs expand, so can your Steven Slate Drums EX library! With 6 EX packs, you can use even more of Steven Slate's classic drum sounds for a very small price. You'll also be able to access the famous modeled kits, as well as some of the well known samples that are used every day in top albums by the world's best artists.
At the heart of any drum library are the actual samples themselves. Steven Slate has been called the MASTER of drum sounds. In the early 2000's his original drum sample disc was in high demand amongst many top Hollywood producers and mixers. By 2006, when he publicly released his first official drum sample disc, his sounds could already be heard in many top billboard hits. Today, the airwaves are filled with Steven's samples, as they are used by top mixers such as Mike Shipley, Chris Lord Alge, Dave Way, Jeff Juliano, Jay Baumgardner, and more!
Steven has recorded only the best drums, all tuned to perfection. Every drum and cymbal has been recorded first to 2inch tape, enhancing their unique rich sound. Every drum and cymbal was recorded with multiple velocities and multiple hits per velocity to ensure the most natural recreation. Then the samples were transferred to digital via high end A/D converters at 24 bit/ 44.1khz. The samples were then processed by Steven Slate using some of the most classic analog gear from both past and present. The result are drums that sound like you've always dreamed of, with punchy transients and smooth decays. By listening to the audio demos on the homepage, its easy to hear why many pros call Steven's samples the very best sounding digital drums available.
The SSD Virtual Instrument, powered by Kontakt Player3, is a standalone or RTAS-VST-AU plugin that is easy to use and integrate into your DAW. It contains both maps for keyboard and a universal mapping for Roland Vdrums. With its custom velocity and remapping features, users can also customize their own maps. New in version 3.5 is the new "Advanced AMG" anti machine gun mode. This new algorithm is physically modeled after real drummers playing real drums, Advanced AMG makes the drums play with an extreme amount of realism with detailed response and sensitivity.
While you'll probably find many of the drumkits on Steven Slate Drums are reminscent of drumkits you've heard from various bands over the years, thirteen kits have been authentically modeled for a sound so close, you'll think it is the real thing! The initial EX pack contains the now famous Old Zep kit, modeled after the classic sound of Led Zeppelin. Upgrading with the EX expansions can get you all of the modeled kits, including: Steely Dan, Motley Crue, Metallica, Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Dream Theater. Keep in mind, these drumkits model the finalized mixed sounds that you have become familiar with, not just raw recordings of the drummer's kits. Check out the audio demos on the homepage!
The Steven Slate Drums collection contains two unique sounding sets of room mics. The first set is from a large warehouse with concrete walls. These room mics were processed with heavy doses of compression, eq, and even modulation to make a larger then life, deep, wide, expressive room sound. The drums were then sampled in the famous NRG Recording STUDIO A, known for being one of the top drum rooms in Los Angeles. Its been home to bands like Linkin Park, Foo Fighters, Billy Joel, and more. These room mics have been left unprocessed and contain the signature depth and space from this beautiful sounding room.
RapcoHorizon Oculus USB A to USB B Cable Details
The RapcoHorizon Oculus USB A to USB B Cable features stranded, tinned copper 26AWG signal conductors, high quality abrasion resistant PVC jacket covered in braided sleeving, precision molded 24K gold plated connectors, and foamed polyethylene dielectric. Double shielded for best noise isolation. USB A-type to B-type connection.
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