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January 14, 2005
Discrete Drum will be previewing two new libraries for the 2005 Winter NAMM show: Heavy Mental Drums and Ruff Drumz Bitch!
Heavy Mental Drums is a collection of hard rock and heavy metal drum performances, recorded at the legendary "Big Boy" room at the Sound Kitchen in Nashville. Delivered on 13 tracks (kick, snare, hat, stereo toms, stereo overheads, stereo room, stereo BIG room and stereo "GAK" track), this collection consists of over 4 gigabytes of drum performances ranging from simple straight ahead rock and roll, to flailing over the top metal double-kick mayhem. The "Gak" track was recorded with one of the worst microphones in history, filtered and compressed till it is among the ugliest sounding train wrecks of a sound that you have ever heard.
Priced at $229, this 24-bit multitrack collection will be shipping in early February. Heavy Mental Dtums can be pre-ordered at the NAMM special price of $199 -- allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.
Ruff Drumz Bitch! is a collection of hip hop grooves recorded at Studio Four, home to countless hip hop artists over the last decade. These drums were played to a machine loop (instead of a click) for a unique blend of mechanical and smooth human grooves. Tracks consist of kick, snare, hat, crushed room, andsuper crushed room.
At 4 gigabytes on DVD or CD-ROM, this collection will retail for $229, but can be pre-ordered on the Discrete Drums site for $199 (allow 4-6 weeks for delivery).
Audio demos will soon be posted on the company's web site.
For more information, visit their web site at www.discretedrums.com