Download key generator for Steven Slate Drums Platinum Library
This Platinum drum suite is the most complete virtual drum
instrument on the market, conquering all your digital drum needs with
an RTAS VST AU and standalone midi plugin, instant presets for Roland
VDrum Modules, and hundreds of easy to use midi grooves in our unique
At the heart of any drum library are the actual samples themselves.
Steven Slate has been called the MASTER of drum sounds. In the early
2000's his original drum sample disc was in high demand amongst many
top Hollywood producers and mixers. By 2006, when he publicly released
his first official drum sample disc, his sounds could already be heard
in many top billboard hits. Today, the airwaves are filled with
Steven's samples, as they are used by top industry mixers such as Mike
Shipley, Chris Lord Alge, Ben Grosse, Jeff Juliano, Jay Baumgardner,
Dave Way, and many more!
Steven has recorded only the best drums, all tuned to perfection.
Every drum and cymbal has been recorded first to 2inch tape, enhancing
their unique rich sound. Every drum and cymbal was recorded with
multiple velocities and multiple hits per velocity to ensure the most
natural recreation. Then the samples were transferred to digital via
high end A/D converters at 24 bit/ 44.1khz.
The samples were then processed by Steven Slate using some of the
most classic analog gear from both past and present. The result are
drums that sound like you've always dreamed of, with punchy transients
and smooth decays. By listening to the audio demos on the homepage,
its easy to hear why many pros call Steven's samples the very best
sounding digital drums available.
SSD VIRTUAL INSTRUMENT
The SSD Virtual Instrument, powered by Kontakt Player3, is a
standalone or RTAS-VST-AU plugin that is easy to use and integrate
into your DAW. The SSD instrument has keyboard mappings and a
universal mapping for all Roland Vdrums.
New in SSD 3.5 is Yellow Matter's new Advanced AMG anti machine gun
mode. Advanced AMG is a physically modeled system that makes the drum
samples place with extreme response and realism.
While you'll probably find many of the drumkits on Steven Slate
Drums are reminscent of drumkits you've heard from various bands over
the years, thirteen kits have been authentically modeled for a sound
so close, you'll think it is the real thing! Platinum contains all
modeled kits, including drumkits modeled after Led Zeppelin, Steely
Dan, Motley Crue, Metallica, Greenday, Deftones, AC/DC, Foo Fighters,
Pantera, Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Dream Theater. Keep in
mind, these drumkits model the finalized mixed sounds that you have
become familiar with, not just raw recordings of the drummer's kits.
Check out the audio demos on the homepage!
The Steven Slate Drums collection contains two unique sounding sets
of room mics. The first set is from a large warehouse with concrete
walls. These room mics were processed with heavy doses of compression,
eq, and even modulation to make a larger then life, deep, wide,
expressive room sound.
The drums were then sampled in the famous NRG Recording STUDIO A,
known for being one of the top drum rooms in Los Angeles. Its been
home to bands like Linkin Park, Foo Fighters, Billy Joel, and more.
These room mics have been left unprocessed and contain the signature
depth and space from this beautiful sounding room.
MIX AND MATCH
With the Steven Slate Drums virtual drum instrument, you can layer
various drums to create amazing new sounds. For SSD Platinum, there
are over a dozen "hybrid" presets which show how unique this layering
technique can sound.