VIRTUOSITY DRUMS

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VIRTUOSITY DRUMS

OPEN SOURCE CONTEMPORARY JAZZ DRUMS

WALKTHROUGH

PRODUCT INFO

Virtuosity Drums is an open source (Creative Commons 0) contemporary Jazz drum kit library, performed with sticks, recorded at Virtuosity Musical Instruments in Boston, MA.

It features performances by drummer Austin McMahon on the shop's "house kit", indicative of a typical setup in a live club or venue, recorded in the style of a live recording. With six mixable mic positions and detailed controls, it will work in many other genres too.

The library is available in SFZ format and designed specifically to work in Sforzando and/or ARIA Player by Plogue.

KEY STATS

For (free) Sforzando Player (download)

 

1,000 Samples; 4,900 Files (?)

 

1.1 GB of HDD space

(+1.1 GB for installation files)

 

HDD of 7200+ RPM or SSD recommended

BEHIND-THE-SCENES

ADVANCED TECHNIQUES

The snare, toms, and kick were recorded with a 'wave' technique, where rather than attempting to record discrete dynamic levels, the drummer freely played louder and softer notes in a series of dynamic swells which were then cut and sorted.

The result is up to 36 dynamic levels with no round robins, which makes these instruments very suitable to live playing on keyboard or virtual drums as they will benefit enormously from the natural variation in velocity. The cymbals on the other hand use a smaller number of discrete velocity layers at 4 round robins, to help in situations of high repetition.

ARTICULATIONS / PATCHES

Kick

  • kick - Snares On
  • kick - Snares Off

 

Snare (all with both snares on and off)

  • snare - Center Hit
  • snare - Off-center Hit
  • snare - Stickshot
  • snare - Rimshot
  • snare - Stickshot, Alternate
  • snare - Hand-Muted Hit
  • snare - Half-Hand Muted Hit
  • snare - Cross-stick
  • snare - Flam
  • snare - Single Buzz
  • snare - Continuous Roll (CC1 dynamics)

 

Toms

  • low tom - Center Hit
  • low tom - Off-center Hit
  • low tom - Rimshot
  • low tom - Cross-stick
  • low tom - Hand-Muted Hit
  • low tom - Half-Hand Muted Hit
  • high tom - Center Hit
  • high tom - Off-center Hit

 

Cymbals

  • hi-hat - Closed Hit
  • hi-hat - Open Hit
  • hi-hat - Pedal
  • hi-hat - Half-Open Hit
  • hi-hat - 3/4ths Open Hit
  • hi-hat - Splash Hit
  • ride - Normal Hit
  • ride - Bell Hit
  • flat ride - Normal Hit
  • flat ride - Used as Crash
  • crash - Normal Hit
  • crash - Sizzle Crash

 

Auxiliary Percussion (from VSCO 2 Pro)

  • perc - Cowbell
  • perc - Vibraslap
  • perc - Bongo (high/low)
  • perc - Conga (muted/open)
  • perc - Tumba
  • perc - Timbale (high/low) (Karoryfer)
  • perc - Agogo Bell (high/low)
  • perc - Cabasa
  • perc - Shaker
  • perc - Whistle (long/short)
  • perc - Guiro (fast/slow)

Auxiliary Percussion (cont'd.)

  • perc - Claves
  • perc - Woodblock (high/low) (Karoryfer)
  • perc - Cuica (mute/open)
  • perc - Triangle (mute/open)
  • perc - Shaker
  • perc - Sleigh Bell
  • perc - Bell Tree

KEYMAP

MANUAL

EU/UK customers: our products are also on KontaktHub and BestService!