WNAMM06: Sonic Reality Announce Infinite Instrument Series

Drum libraries are first in new range of sampled instruments      26/01/06

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WNAMM06: Sonic Reality Announce Infinite Instrument Series

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Sonic Reality has announced a new series of highend sampled instruments called the Infinite Instrument Series which are designed to work with streaming samplers such as Kontakt/Battery, Giga, HALion, EXS and more.
Sonic Reality tell us that the multi-sampled instrument collections are dedicated to capturing the ultimate in realism, dynamics, expression, brand variety and studio mic options in specific groups of instrument types. Each title comes on one or more DVD discs and contains large-size instruments supported by popular software samplers such as Native Instruments Kontaktâ„¢, Tascam GigaStudioâ„¢, Steinberg HALionâ„¢, Apple EXS24â„¢ and more. The samples are recorded in 24-bit resolution in the best studio environments with top quality Class A and Tube Mic/Line preamps and mics, exemplifying the purist approach, say Sonic Reality, of capturing the best acoustic/electric sound without processing so that the user has full control over the performance and production of the instruments within the virtual studio environment.
The first releases from the series are the Infinite Drums collections which are focused on natural acoustic studio drum kits formatted as playable multisamples (no loops). Three titles have been announced at the show.

Infinite Drums Custom
This volume features sampled drum kit brands such as Yamahaâ„¢, DWâ„¢, Gretschâ„¢, Mapexâ„¢, Pearlâ„¢, Sonorâ„¢, Noble & Cooleyâ„¢, Tamaâ„¢ and more. Custom Drum Kits focuses on top of the line modern acoustic studio drum kits as well as artist signature drums such as the Steve Gadd, Dave Weckyl, Manu Katche, Stewart Copeland, Dennis Chambers and other popular models from Yamahaâ„¢, Tamaâ„¢, Pearlâ„¢ and more.
Infinite Drums Vintage
This volume features sampled drum kit brands such as Ludwig™, Gretsch™, Slingerland™, Rogers™, Premier™, Ayott™ and more, Vintage Drum Kits focuses on vintage drums from the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. For that sought after character and tone, this collection offers an incredible range of rare drums and cymbals that are ideal for all styles of music from Rock to Jazz to R&B to Pop and more.
Infinite Drums Session
This volume includes many of the styleoriented and famed artist kits from Sonic Reality and Joytown Productions’ Studio ProFile series. These kits have then been compiled into a single, streamlined playable drum kit collection. .Session Drum Kits is a powerfully diverse drum kit collection that covers a wide range of styles from 60’s & 70’s Soul and Motown to Country, Rock, Blues, Jazz, Big Band and more.
Infinite Drums titles each have an MSRP of $249 and come on DVDs with over 9 drum kits and 15 snares sampled at 24bit resolution with topquality studio equipment and expert engineering for a natural sound rarely found in sample libraries. These titles are designed for the ultimate flexibility for midi keyboard or drum pad playing, drum programming or replacement. The titles feature up to 32 dynamic switch points per key and Sonic Reality’s new proprietary alternating two hand IMAP ™ layout for the ultimate articulation control of the nuances of the kit, including seamless snare rolls, ghost notes, chokes and more. Also included are different hit types such as stick, brushes, blasticks and mallets plus mixing control over interactive drum kit bleed elements, mic levels between direct, overhead and room plus more.
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