Sonic Reality has announce the release of Nick Mason Drums, a drum kit sample library series which is first being made available in FXpansion's BFD2 format. The product is currently available as a download exclusively from esoundz.com.
The BFD version of Nick Mason Drums is a digital recreation of the legendary Pink Floyd drummer's Custom Ludwig Black Kit and was recorded by engineer/producer Alan Parsons who originally recorded the album "Dark Side of the Moon". The same classic miking techniques and EMI mixing console model was used as they did in 1973 so that Nick Mason Drums could offer an authentic recreation of a vintage drum sound heard by millions on one of the best selling albums of all time.
Nick Mason Drums for BFD is an expansion sound library for FXpansion's BFD2 and BFD3 software which allows discrete multi-channel drum kits to be played from any midi keyboard or e-drum. Individual mic channels can be mixed by the user to create a variety of drum sounds from dry to ambient. The drums are mapped in both standard BFD formats and Sonic Reality's advanced "iMap" layout for high performance in midi drum programming and live playing. Sonic Reality says that, coming in at close to 5 gigabytes in size this high quality drum kit from Mason and Parsons offers top "album quality" sound.
Sonic Reality CEO Dave Kerzner, told us, "Being a fan of Nick Mason, Pink Floyd and Alan Parsons myself for so many years it was incredible to be recreating the sonic magic with them 40 years later for a sample library. I think it's great that musicians will now be able to use an element of their style and sound in their own music productions for many years to come."
In addition to the digital recreation of Nick's drum kit, live drum grooves were also performed by Nick Mason and recorded by Alan Parsons for upcoming loop libraries and more from Sonic Reality. Other formats such as Reason, SampleTank, Kontakt, Rex, Apple Loops, Acidized Wave and Stylus RMX are coming soon from http://www.esoundz.com and select Sonic Reality dealers and distributors world-wide.
Pricing and Availability:
$69 ($99 MSRP)
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