Steven Slate Drums 4.0 EX (download)

Drum Sample Library and Plug-in with 25 Modern, Vintage, and Urban Kits - Mac/PC AAX, VST, RTAS, AU, Electronic Delivery
4/5 15 Write review Item ID: SSDrums4EX-e
Steven Slate Drums 4.0 EX (download) image 1
Steven Slate Drums 4.0 EX (download) image 1
Sweetwater Savings: $50.99 MSRP: $149.99

Or make 3 easy payments of $33.00/month!

Plus $10 processing fee. Use any credit card! Sweetwater's Flexible Payment Plan lets you get your gear now and stretch your payments over time. Plus, we won't charge interest! Learn more

Delivered In Minutes!
Delivered by download. Our unique partnership with Steven Slate Drums delivers your license code within minutes.
Software Is Not Returnable
Sorry, software cannot be returned once registered, so please call if you need advice about compatibility or version.

Compatible with:


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!

To learn more about software compatibility, check out our buying guide.

Share this with your friends:

Most popular accessories & related items...

Steven Slate Drums 4.0 EX (download)
Delivered In Minutes!

Huge Drum Sounds, Not-so-huge Price!

From punchy tight rock kits, to fat and sizzly vintage kits, and just about everything in between, Steven Slate Drums 4.0 EX takes some of the most essential kits straight from the Platinum collection, and offers them to you at an extremely low price. Imagine having 25 of the world's best sounding drum kits at your disposal, ready to drop into any project in any style. Sweetwater Sales Engineers have been impressed with Steven Slate Drums from the beginning, and this bundle gives you some of the best sounds at a huge value. Add outstanding studio drums to your sonic palette, with Steven Slate Drums 4.0 EX.

Steven Slate Drums 4.0 EX at a Glance:
  • Powerful, intuitive drum sampler offers flexibility and ease of use
  • New Deluxe series kits in Rock, Metal, Vintage, Indie, and Funk styles
  • "Mix Ready" kits including the famous "Old Zep" kit
  • Brand new cymbal pack
  • New Urban/Dance/House/Electro kit
Powerful, intuitive drum sampler offers flexibility and ease of use

At the heart of Steven Slate Drums 4.0 is the SSD Player, a state of the art Mac/PC (AAX, VST, RTAS, AU) Drum Sampler built from the ground up by the award winning development team behind our TRIGGER drum replacement processor. The SSD Player is extremely easy and intuitive to use. Loading kits, customizing kits, mixing kits, loading and auditioning MIDI grooves, customizing MIDI maps, and routing discretely to your workstation are all a breeze with the SSD Player. It even lets you load your own drum samples to mix in with the Slate drum kits.

New Deluxe series kits in Rock, Metal, Vintage, Indie, and Funk styles

New in 4.0 are the DELUXE series kits, which were recorded with extreme precision, resulting in a remarkably natural playability. In SSD4 EX, you'll find Rock, Metal, Vintage, Indie, and Funk Deluxe drum kits.

"Mix Ready" kits including the famous "Old Zep" kit

SSD4 EX also brings back the classic Slate "Mix Ready" kits, but all reprogrammed for better sound, response, and realism. Included in these classic kits is the famous "Old Zep" kit, a drum kit recorded in a stone castle that models the classic Led Zeppelin sound.

Brand new cymbal pack

SSD4 brings a brand new cymbal pack from Soultone Cymbals. These custom Turkish cymbals are some of the best sounding in the world! From the dark VINTAGE series to the bright and shimmery EXTREME series, these cymbals give the drum kits the ultimate brass accompaniment!

New Urban/Dance/House/Electro kit

SSD4 EX also has one new Dance genre kit designed by producer Griffin Boice. This kit was processed with boutique analog gear to provide the fat radio ready sound you'll want for your dance mixes!

Steven Slate Drums 4.0 EX Features:
  • 25 preset drum kits
  • New SSD Player
  • New Deluxe Series Kits
  • Includes SSD "Mix Ready" Classic Kits and Old Zep kit
  • New Soultone Cymbals
  • New Dance Kit
Your drum tracks will pop with Steven Slate Drums 4.0 EX!

Additional Media

Virtual Instrument Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Software Type Drum
Platform Mac, PC
Upgrade/Full Full
Download/Boxed Download
Hardware Requirements - Mac 2.2 GHz Intel Dual Core Processor, 4GB 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 SSD4.0EX S/N

Customer Reviews

Based on 15 reviews
Write your review

Best $100 drum kits I've heard.

Even though I'm some what new to this whole sample and virtual instrument think. Slate Digital has an awesome product with SSD 4.0 EX. Great sounding samples and an interface that is very intuitive. I do see places that could be enhanced. I'm sure verson 5 will have them.
Music background: Engineer / Producer

The real "Superior" drum sampler

The sound and performance of the EX 4.0 is astounding. For my home projects, and mixes I use to practice and experiment, I don't have the time or the need to record live drums. A sampler will never replace a live set however, this is the closest I've come to doing that. There are a variety of premade kits, and quite a few of them. The ability to mix and match drums to make you own kits works well. the sound is far beyond anything I've used previously, and having the adjustable envelope really let's you dial in your drums for any mix. Steven Slate has earned a loyal customer I'm not just giving 5 stars because it's good. There really isn't anything I would change. For me, this is as good as it gets.
Music background: Recording/Live Sound Engineer.

Phenominal Drum Sounds

This product was recommended to my by a close friend, and he was right. The drums sounds are absolutely phenomenal. I contacted Steven Slate Drums the next day after receiving this to see if there was an upgrade path so I could get the Platinum. If I had known how sweet these would be I would have bought the Platinum straight off. Highly recommend - but get Platinum if you can afford. You won't be sorry.
Music background: Semi Pro Musician, Recording Hobbyist

Great software!!

I use SSD4 for song writing basically and I'm impressed with the sound quality and ease-of-use that this software provides! I can only recommend it. Soon I'll be upgrading to the Platinum version for sure.
Music background: Musician

Excellent Product

Its an excellent drum program. Best sounding program I've heard, easy to use and at a great value. Would recommend to everyone.
Music background: Indie Rcording engineer
See also: Drum Software, Steven Slate Drums, Steven Slate Drums Virtual Instruments: Drum & Rhythm