As part of the Ken Scott Collection Series, Sonic Reality has announced EpiK DrumS â€“ A Ken Scott Collection. They tell us that the product is a massive virtual instrument/plug-in for drum kits and grooves with the authentic sound and feel of classic rock records. It features 5 of the world's best drummers recorded by legendary producer/engineer Ken Scott. Here's all the details directly from the press release...
In EpiK DrumS, Ken recreated the drum sounds of multi-track studio sessions he recorded with David Bowie, Supertramp, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Dixie Dregs, Missing Persons, Elton John and The Beatles. Authentic classic drum sounds were achieved from using the same rare recording equipment, the same instruments, expert technical assistance from Ross Garfield "The Drum Doctor", advanced sound development by Sonic Reality and collaboration with the original drummers Bill Cobham, Terry Bozzio, Woody Woodmansey, Bob Siebenberg and Rod Morgenstein. All together this makes up one of the most EPIK productions ever for a software drum instrument.
- Virtual Drum & Groove Instrument/Plug-in for authentic classic drums
- Multi-track drum kits and audio grooves recorded by legendary engineer/producer Ken Scott
- Unique Kits and Grooves of top drummers: Bill Cobham, Bob Siebenberg, Terry Bozzio, Woody Woodmansey and Rod Morgenstein
- Over 80 Gigabytes of high quality 24 bit drum samples
- Over 2,000 audio grooves ranging from classic rock and pop time signatures to fusion and unique style complex grooves rarely found in sample libraries.
- Seven Advanced Expressive Drum Kits in the style of artists such as David Bowie, Supertramp, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Dixie Dregs, Missing Persons, Elton John and The Beatles.
- Flexible mix and match kit pieces for unlimited custom drum kits as well as percussion.
- "Out of the box" album mixes by Ken Scott as well as discrete mixing control for both instant gratification and flexibility.
- Midi Drum Kits mapped in GM, iMapâ„¢, V-Drumâ„¢, Performance and Custom modes with midi learn for the ability to play from a keyboard or any electronic drum kit.
- Includes Sonic Reality's proprietary Multi-track Rexâ„¢ Grooves which are real live-played drum loops mapped to the keyboard. Snap to the tempo of your host while providing full discrete mic mixing capability between directs, overheads, room and more.
- Includes the Infinite Player powered by Kontakt for compatibility as a plug-in for every major DAW as well as stand-alone for the Mac and PC.
- Mix and match custom kits compatible with other Drum Masters series titles.
- The combination of authentic grooves and playable drum kits allows you to create the most realistic drum tracks for your music.
Pricing and Availability:
PRICE: $749. MSRP ($599. Street)
Availability: Q4, 2009 (Available Now on Pre-Order >From ALL Sonic Reality Dealers)