NI STUDIO DRUMMER | THE DRUMS. THE STUDIO. THE DRUMMER.
A NEW KIND OF DRUMMER
STUDIO DRUMMER is the perfect realization of a drummer in software. The only product
of its kind built on the amazing new features of KONTAKT 5, the world's most powerful
sampling engine, STUDIO DRUMMER gives you the drums, the studio and the drummer in
one easy-to-use package.
STUDIO DRUMMER gives you three premium acoustic kits: Top-of-the-line drums and
cymbals with additional snare options, a tambourine, sticks, a cowbell and handclaps – all
painstakingly recorded using the best mics and outboard gear available.
Behind the glass, STUDIO DRUMMER provides a dedicated mixing environment. All drums
close mic’d, plus adjustable snare bleed, stereo overheads, room mics for ambience and an
additional mono mic on the entire kit. Mixer presets, with precision mic levels, room sound
and effects, provide fast-track settings for a wide range of sounds. A high-quality studio
effects section provides you with premium CONVOLUTION REVERB, a TAPE SATURATOR,
the SOLID G-EQ, the SOLID BUS COMP compressor and the awe-inspiring TRANSIENT
What good is an awesome drum kit without the skills to play it? STUDIO DRUMMER gives
you the chops on a plate, with over 3,500 drum patterns and fills in a wide range of styles.
Just find the beat that suits the track you’re working on, choose fills and variations to
match, then drag and drop onto your host sequencer. All grooves were recorded live
especially for STUDIO DRUMMER, for 100 percent realism.
► Three top-of-the-line kits with premium cymbals and additional percussion
► Two snare options for each kit, plus adjustable Snare Bleed control
► Over 35,000 individual samples, recorded with state-of-the- art gear and techniques
► 17 GB of 24-bit, 44.1 kHz samples (7.4 GB install size)
► Over 3,500 ready-to-go grooves for pop, rock, funk, jazz, indie, metal, ballads, blues and country
► Integrated mixing console for precise level control of up to 18 mics
► Top-grade, studio quality effects on board: TRANSIENT MASTER, SOLID G-EQ, SOLID
BUS COMP, TAPE SATURATOR and CONVOLUTION REVERB
► Comprehensive mix presets for instant pro settings and outstanding sonic flexibility
► MIDI mappings for most popular software and e-drum setups
► Built on the industry-standard sampling engine KONTAKT 5
Stand-alone, VST®, Audio Units™, RTAS® (Pro Tools® 8 or higher)
ASIO®, Core Audio, WASAPI
Windows® 7 (latest Service Pack, 32/64 Bit), Intel® Core™ Duo or AMD Athlon™ 64, 2
Mac OS® X 10.6 (latest update), Intel® Core™ Duo, 2 GB RAM
8 GB free disk space required, DVD drive
For latest system requirements, compatibility and support of the latest operating systems,
please see our website at www.native-instruments.com.
Specific requirements vary depending on the individual program.
This product requires immediate activation after installation.
STUDIO DRUMMER is an acoustic drum library that gives you premium drum kits, a top of the line studio sound, full mixing control with high quality effects, and a huge selection of MIDI grooves covering a variety of popular music genres. It gives you everything you need to create the perfect drum tracks for all kinds of productions.
Three top tier drum kits were recorded: a Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute kit, a Pearl Masters Premuim Maple kit, and a Sonor SQ2 Drum System kit. Just about every articulation was played on the various drums and cymbals and recorded with up to 25 velocity layers and up to six variations per same-velocity hit. Each kit has up to 18 microphones that can be mixed separately, including many direct mics, a mono and stereo overhead set of mics, and room mics to capture the ambient sound of the various recording spaces in the studio.
The drums were recorded at Teldex Studio in Berlin, Germany, world renown for legendary classical recordings as well as many other styles for several decades. Their famous recording hall as well as state of the art equipment and highly skilled professional engineers provided the perfect setting to record the STUDIO DRUMMER library.
Three Drum Kits
STUDIO DRUMMER provides three full kits, each with premium cymbals, an additional
matched custom snare and a characteristic room sound:
The Stadium Kit
A big kit with a big, monster rock sound.
The Session Kit
A versatile, studio sound – ideal for pop, country or anything else.
The Garage Kit
This kit has a surly, aggressive edge for blues, alternative rock and much more.
Over 3,500 Grooves
The groove library is your own personal session drummer. It contains over 3,500 grooves for
pop, rock, funk, jazz, indie, metal, ballads, blues or country, with a choice of fills and
variations for each groove. All patterns were played live by pro drummers for organic,
physical authenticity. The Tightness control lets you adjust the feel of each groove in real
time, from gridded precision to enigmatic slack.
When you find what you’re looking for, simply drag and drop grooves and fills into your host
sequencer to create a new MIDI pattern. Using grooves is a great way to produce authentic-
sounding drum tracks. Quick, realistic and fun.
The Perfect Mix
The mixer section in STUDIO DRUMMER provides ultra-precise control over the mic levels
on each drum, plus overheads, stereo room mics and a mono mic on the entire kit to pull
things together. The mix presets put pro sound just a click away, and provide a perfect
starting point for detailed tweaking. Each snare provides faders for top and bottom mic,
lus adjustable bleed level. Here, ‘bleed’ refers to how the rest of the kit rattles the snare
wires – raise the bleed level for more realism. On the kick, adjust the level of the inside
and outside mics, plus an additional ‘sub’ fader, to get the perfect amount of click vs.
Each drum has its own effect chain with a selection of routing options. STUDIO
DRUMMER uses top-grade effects derived from the SOLID MIX SERIES, including the
SOLID G-EQ. This recreates a classic studio channel strip – a uniquely musical 4-band EQ
with switchable fixed-bell curves on the low and high bands, plus adjustable Q settings on
Solid Bus Comp
Also available as a fully-fledged product in its own right, this virtual reproduction of a
legendary compressor adds presence and drive to your drums without blurring the detail.
And it’s not just for bus compression – the SOLID BUS COMP is available on each of the
mixer tracks in STUDIO DRUMMER.
Another premium-grade effect, also available separately – the TRANSIENT MASTER is an
incredibly musical and versatile tool for re-shaping sounds. Emphasize attack to make a
drum hit harder, bring sounds to the front of the mix or smooth out spiky drums without
touching the levels.
Like all the others, this effect is provided on each individual mixer track. By simulating the
natural, harmonic compression of analog tape, the TAPE SATURATOR adds a pleasing
warmth to your sound. And pushed a little harder, it delivers a smooth, organic overdrive.
The drums were recorded in perfect acoustic conditions, and the overhead and room mic
options on the mixer provide tight control over the room sound. But STUDIO DRUMMER
goes one step further, with an integrated CONVOLUTION REVERB – 30 high-end impulse
responses ranging from small rooms to big halls, for extra space and depth on your drums.