Steven Slate Drums 4.0 EX Edition Details
Imagine having 25 of the world's best sounding drumkits at your disposal. From punchy tight rock kits, to fat and sizzly vintage kits, and just about everything in between, Steven Slate Drums 4.0 EX takes some of the most essential kits straight from the Steven Slate Drums 4.0 Platinum Edition collection, and offers them to you at an extremely low price.
At the heart of Steven Slate Drums 4.0 is the SSD Player, a state of the art Mac/PC (VST, RTAS, AU) Drum Sampler built from the ground up by the award winning development team behind the Slate Digital Trigger drum replacement processor. The SSD Player is extremely easy and intuitive to use. Loading kits, customizing kits, mixing kits, loading and auditioning MIDI grooves, customizing MIDI maps, and routing discretely to your workstation are all a breeze with the SSD Player. It even lets you load your own drum samples to mix in with the Slate drumkits.
New in 4.0 are the DELUXE series kits, which were recorded with extreme precision, resulting in a remarkably natural playability. In SSD4 EX, you'll find Rock, Metal, Vintage, Indie, and Funk Deluxe drumkits.
SSD4 EX also brings back the classic Slate "Mix Ready" kits, but all reprogrammed for better sound, response, and realism. Included in these classic kits is the famous "Old Zep" kit, a drumkit recorded in a stone castle that models the classic Led Zeppelin sound.
SSD4 brings a brand new cymbal pack from Soultone Cymbals. These custom Turkish cymbals are some of the best sounding in the world! From the dark VINTAGE series to the bright and shimmery EXTREME series, these cymbals give the drumkits the ultimate brass accompaniment!
SSD4 EX also has one new Dance genre kit designed by producer Griffin Boice. This kit was processed with boutique analog gear to provide the fat radio ready sound you'll want for your dance mixes!
Steven Slate Drums 4.0 EX Edition Features
- 25 preset drumkits
- New SSD Player (Mac/PC VST/RTAS/AU)
- New Deluxe Series Kits
- Includes SSD "Mix Ready" Classic Kits and Old Zep kit
- New Soultone Cymbals
- 1 Dance Kit
What We Think - Steven Slate Dums EX Review
Steven Slate Drums EX is the most cost effective way to get into the best drum sample library on the market. The samples are the best sounding I have heard, and they sit in the mix so well. Not only do you get individual samples to build the kits you want, you have preset kits ready to load and use, and furthermore – you can double up on samples to create your own sounds (whether from a preset kit, or in building your own kit). I use Slate Drums exclusively in my Synth Pop band, and it doesn’t matter if I perform the drums on my electronic kit, or step sequence the drum patterns, Slate Drums knocks it out of the park every time. In addition to using it for sequencing or controlling it from an electronic kit, throw some acoustic triggers (such as Ddrum with an Alesis Trigger IO) on a kick or snare, and well you are done. Steven Slate Drums, is also by far, the fastest responding samples on the market. I have yet to use a library that has as low latency as Slate Drums. This is one of my favorite tools currently employed in my studio.
- Ryan Ferris
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