Steven Slate Drums Blackbird Studios Drums Expansion for Steven Slate Drums

Blackbird Studios Expansion Library for Steven Slate Drums Steven Slate Drums - Mac/PC AU, VST, RTAS, AAX
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Software Compatibility

Most software is compatible with both Mac and Windows computers, but check to make sure.

If you're using Pro Tools, AAX plug-ins (or RTAS for older versions) are what you need. Most other Mac DAWs support AU plug-ins. VST is compatible with a number of Mac and Windows programs. Be sure you choose plug-ins that work with your DAW!

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Steven Slate Drums Blackbird Studios Drums Expansion for Steven Slate Drums
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You Need Blackbird Studios Drums

From Pearl Jam to Bruce Springsteen, Nashville's Blackbird Studios is the recording destination of choice for many of the music industry's top artists. Boasting a massive mic locker and eight rooms packed with the world's most coveted gear, Blackbird has quickly taken its place in the pantheon of world-class recording facilities. In 2014, Blackbird founder John McBride recorded Steven Slate Drums' Blackbird Drums Expansion with drummer Chris Tyrell throning classic kits spanning a half century. At Sweetwater, we're impressed with the result. From vintage to modern - and everything in between, Steven Slate Drums BlackBird Studios is your one-stop-shop for fat, punchy, mix-ready virtual drums.

BlackBird Studios Drums for Steven Slate Drums Features:
  • Six new kick drum samples
  • Ten new snare samples
  • Seven new sets of toms
  • Two new hi-hats
  • One new ride
  • Four new crashes
Get mix-ready virtual drums with Steven Slate Drums BlackBird Studios!

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Tech Specs

Software Type Drums
Platform Mac, PC
Upgrade/Full Expansion
Download/Boxed Download
Hardware Requirements - Mac 2.2 GHz Intel Dual Core Processor, 4GB of RAM
Hardware Requirements - PC 2.2 Intel Dual Core/AMD Processor, 4GB RAM
OS Requirements - Mac OS X 10.6
OS Requirements - PC Windows 7
Manufacturer Part Number BBSSD4-e

Customer Reviews

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Best drum VST period

This is sound I've been looking for. After spending way more then I'd like to admit of the years, I've finally found the perfect drum library. Barely processed and superbly recorded, the drums are perfect for post processing in my daw and there's a drum sound for any style of music. Playability on Vdrums is second to none. When I throw on a good set of headphones and colour my eyes it sounds and feels like I'm playing a great kit in an amazing room. I couldn't be happier. Thank you to the Steven slate team and Blackbird for these samples. I am absolutely blown away!
Music background: Musician and producer

Great Drums

What can I say? These drums up the game considerably. Highly recommended.

Signed, Sealed & Delivered

It's nothing short of amazing what great minds & technology becomes manifested out of Steven Slate and Blackbird's team. Affordably priced for pristine & accurate drums, SSD4 provides a joyous experience to play and work with. I can spend hours with my Roland V-drums exploring SSD4. The Blackbird Studio expansion pack provides a realism that's stunning! Working with the kits are intuitive and coordinates seamlessly in my DAW (Pro Tools). If you're the musician that can be at peace playing an electronic kit to trigger world-class drum samples, SSD4 along with the Blackbird Studio expansion pack provides realism and punch to your mix. Granted, the drum purist has every right to mic up their own kits - I get that, however, for a jack-of-all trades guy myself, Steven & Team helps enable me to achieve fantastic results. Thank you, Blackbird Studio; thank you Steven Slate & Team! If you are thinking about getting the expansion pack, just do yourself a favor and get it - you won't be sorry.
Music background: Composer/Musician/Production

Excellent, Top Quality Drums

It's flat-out unbelievable how wonderful it is to have people like Steven Slate providing such top-quality tools for the musician and engineer. Steven, again...thank you! I use a number of Steven's software plugins in the studio. Most recently I purchased the Blackbird Studio Drums expansion. I couldn't believe the bottom end of the kicks and how good the snares really are - it's scary. The preset kits are a joy to play and I'm totally thrilled in anticipation to implementing these drums in upcoming projects! I could never, never, ever be able to pull off what Mr. McBride (Blackbird Studios founder) has done. So it's a privilege to benefit from both John & Steven's technology & years of experience. The drums are real...actually makes me a bit giddy. The components and vast editing possibilities not only feel right, but feels intuitive whereupon I'm not lost in kit customization logistics. Thank you, Steven & John. What little you charge in order for the rest of us to benefit from this expansion is truly a gift.
Music background: Music Production, Composer

Amazing Pack!

All I can say is - WOW! The best drums I have ever heard coming from software by far- Thick, punchy, and very workable in my recordings - Awesome pack! A+++++!!
Music background: Musician - Home recordist
See also: Drum Software, Steven Slate Drums, Steven Slate Drums Virtual Instruments: Drum & Rhythm