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40GB Drum Sample Collection with Mix and Submix Presets, MIDI Note-mapping/Layout, Special Maps for Drum Pad Controllers, and Mic Channel Sample Access
Item ID: OWDgold

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Ocean Way Drums Gold Edition
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Get Solid Gold Drum Sounds Straight from Ocean Way Studios!

The Sonic Reality Ocean Way Drums Gold Edition gives you 40GB of some of the finest drum samples you'll hear, with extensive preset mixes, stereo submixes, and other options. Ocean Way Drums Gold Edition lets you control the pitch and tone of its extensive collection of drum sounds, which were recorded at the renowned Ocean Way Studio B, host to an incredible number of legendary and groundbreaking artists. I-MAP proprietary MIDI note-mapping and drum kit layout gives you extensive MIDI keyboard control, while special maps have been made within Ocean Way Drums Gold Edition for drum pads.

Sonic Reality Ocean Way Drums Gold Edition 40GB Drumkit Sample Library at a Glance:
  • 40GB of some of the finest drum kits anywhere
  • Recorded in a legendary studio
  • I-MAP mapping for incredible control
  • Compatible with drum controllers and DAWs
40GB of some of the finest drum kits anywhere

Producers Allen Sides and Steven Miller recorded full drum kits with the finest kick drums, snares, toms, high-hats, and cymbals, utilizing a unique multi-microphone recording technique that captures the sound of each instrument with optimum sonic impact and spatial depth. An enormous variety of sounds are instantly available via preset mixes made by these top engineers, giving users not only the raw drum sounds but a range of sounds that are album quality and ready for professional mixes. Additionally, a virtually unlimited sonic palette is available by experimenting with the various stereo submixes, control of the pitch, tone and effect processing. High-resolution 24-bit/48kHz audiophile sound with realism and expression in performance establish Ocean Way Drums as a new standard in sampled drums.

Recorded in a legendary studio

The sampling sessions of Ocean Way Drums utilized a one-of-a-kind custom console built by the studio's original designer Bill Putnam, Sr.This console in Ocean Way's Studio B delivers astonishing clarity with a slew rate exceeding 200 volts per microsecond running on 28 volt rails. The historic Studio B has hosted sessions with Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Green Day, Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, and Radiohead, among countless other ground-breaking artists. It is the home of one of the best sounding live rooms and some of the most sought after vintage gear in the world. Also employed in the sampling session were highly customized classic outboard gear by Neve, API, UREI, and Fairchild, along with rare hand-selected vintage tube microphones and special drum kits that have been recorded by top artists on albums at Ocean Way over the years.

I-MAP mapping for incredible control

Sonic Reality's I-MAP is a proprietary MIDI note mapping/drum kit layout scheme that facilitates improved live performance of drum kits via MIDI keyboard input. I-MAP places drums in their most flexible and intuitive positions, allowing each of the fingers on both hands independent and coordinated control over the loaded kit. With very little practice, it is possible to lay down complete drum tracks in a single take that have an entirely realistic sound and rhythm.

Compatible with drum controllers and DAWs

Additionally, special maps have also been made for control with high-end drum pads such as the Roland V-Drums. Many of the performance articulations from I-Map were designed to be triggered with maximum dynamics and alternate randomization for incredible realism and expression when played from top of the line drum pad controllers. Finally, access to the individual mic channel samples is also available for direct drum replacement in DAWs such as Pro Tools, Nuendo, Logic, and more. Ocean Way Drums is a complete solution for creating the highest quality drum tracks for all styles of music.

Sonic Reality Ocean Way Drums Gold Edition 40GB Drumkit Sample Library Features:
  • Recorded at Ocean Way Studio B
  • 40GB of high-quality samples recorded with premium mics and classic outboard gear
  • I-MAP MIDI note mapping/drum kit layout scheme for easy control via MIDI keyboard
  • Preset mixes and stereo submixes
  • Special maps for drum pad controllers
  • Access to individual mic channel samples for DAW drum replacement
The Sonic Reality Ocean Way Drums Gold Edition gives you 40GB of amazing drums for incredible tracks!

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Ryan Holquist

Sonic Reality's Ocean Way Drums Gold is the industry's best sounding drum sample library. Ocean Way Recording engineers Allen Sides and Steven Miller have captured 19 different drum kit sounds that are perfect for all contemporary music styles. Allen and Steve's mixes are preserved via discrete microphone controls - this allows for mix-ready drum tracks straight out of the box, as well as the ability to tweak every single mic on every single drum kit. Each kit has six ambience presets, all created with adjustable ambient mics, and every element of Ocean Way Drums (kit piece, preset, mic level) can be mixed and matched. Between the out-of-the-box Grammy-winning mixes and the ability to make virtually endless tweaks and combinations, Ocean Way Drums provides supreme flexibility combined with practicality and ease of use. Steven Miller and Allen Sides at Ocean Way Recording are renowned for their audiophile approach to microphones and custom modified preamps and outboard gear. Sonic Reality is known for expanding the boundaries of drum sample expression by way of their proprietary IMAP keyboard mapping. The IMAP expands upon the standard GM mapping for drums, providing eleven key articulations for the snare drum, four key articulations for kick drum, three articulation keys per tom, six key articulations for the ride cymbal, ten key articulations for the hihat, and more. Once you spend only a little bit of time familiarizing yourself with the intuitive layout, your programmed drum parts will breathe with realistic expression and dynamic range. Previously irreplaceable drum kit articulations such as varying degrees of open hihat, tom rimshots, and ride cymbal crashing are now at your fingertips! Whether you're programming a drum part from scratch, replacing sub-par audio, or performing live on V-Drums, the unprecedented Ocean Way Drums Gold is an invaluable sample library.
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See also: Drum Software, Ocean Way Drums, Ocean Way Drums Virtual Instruments: Drum & Rhythm