updated 03:55 pm EST, Thu January 18, 2007
SR groove titles debut
Sonic Reality and Joytown Productions have announced the imminent release of two Studio ProFile multitrack groove titles (site not updated) dubbed "Rhythm & Soul Drum Sessions" and "British Rock Drum Sessions." The collection also maintains consistency between the three formats for increased flexibility and compatibility with any DAW or sampler. Each title comes with sampled hits from the drum kits used in the session with the same multi-channel mixing control in samplers like Kontakt 2. Rhythm & Soul Drum Sessions concentrates on classic Soul grooves from the 60's & 70's from labels like Motown, Stax and Atlantic with artists such as Marvin Gaye, Tempations, James Brown, Supremes and more. British Rock Drum Sessions concentrates on classic rock grooves from British bands in the 60's & 70's like The Beatles and Led Zeppelin. Rhythm & Soul Drum Sessions is priced at $300, while British Rock Drum Sessions will sell for $350.
The groove libraries offer the first-ever 24-bit multi-track Rex2, Apple Loops, and Acidized Wavedrum loop, according to Sonic Reality, and the collection provides full control over the individual direct, overhead, and room mic channels while retaining the relative time relationships from the difference in positions of the mics.
"Drum sessions were emulated even down to capturing the additional percussion, foot stomps, claps and snaps. Classic miking techniques were used to emulate that 'Motown sound' with additional modern miking options as well for maximum production flexibility. It's almost like having the multi-track masters in your hands."
"[British Rock Drum Sessions] features an authentic Ludwig Black Pearl 'Ringo Kit' as well two other vintage drum kits including one that matches the specs of the kit John Bonham used. Special miking techniques were used to emulate the classic sounds of these drummers in the studio while also offering a choice of modern miking options as well for maximum production flexibility. Grooves are played with the authentic style and feel of these classic British rock bands offering rare access to emulations of the drum tracks from multi-track masters."