updated 11:45 am EST, Fri January 20, 2006
Sonic Reality, new samples
Sonic Reality today unveiled a new series of high-end sampled instruments dubbed the "Infinite Instrument Series." The new series is designed to work with streaming samplers such as Kontakt/Battery, Giga, HALion, EXS, and others. The "Infinite Drums" collections--the first to be released from the series--focus on natural acoustic studio drum kits formatted as playable multisamples. The three titles being announced at Winter NAMM 2006 include Infinite Drums Custom, Infinite Drums Vintage, and Infinite Drums Session. Infinite Drums titles are each priced at $250, and ship on DVDs with over nine drum kits and 15 snares sampled at 24-bit resolution with top-quality studio equipment (system requirements were unavailable).
The Custom volume features multi-sampled drum kits focusing on top-of-the-line modern studio drum kits, as well as famous "signature" drum kits. Kits include the Steve Gadd, Manu Katche, Stewart Copeland, Dennis Chambers, and Dave Weckyl models, as well as others from Yamaha, Tama, Pearl, and more.
The Vintage volume focuses on drum kits from the 1970's to before the 1940's, designed to provide a sought-after vintage character and tone. Vintage offers an expansive range of sampled drums from brands such as Ludwig, Gretsch, Premier, Camco, Rogers, Slingerland, and more.
The Session volume includes many of the style-oriented and famed artist kits from Sonic Reality and Joytown Productions' Studio ProFile series. Session kits have been compiled into a single, streamlined playable drum kit collection.