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Drum Sample Library with 100 Drum Kits, Signature Mix-ready Kits, and a New SSD Player - Mac/PC AAX, AU, VST, RTAS
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Powerful, Punchy, Radio-ready Drums!

Imagine having 100 of the world's best sounding drum kits at your disposal. From punchy tight rock kits, to fat and sizzly vintage kits, and just about everything in between, Steven Slate Drums 4.0 Platinum is the one of the most production-ready drum software instruments you'll find at Sweetwater.

Steven Slate Drums 4.0 Platinum at a Glance:
  • Powerful, intuitive drum sampler offers flexibility and ease of use
  • 100 kits from Metal to Jazz and everything in between
  • "Mix Ready" kits and kits modeled after famous artist and album sounds
  • Brand new cymbal pack
  • Five new Urban/Dance/House/Electro kits
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 Slate's 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.

100 kits from Metal to Jazz and everything in between

100 kits means that whatever you need, your drum sounds are covered. New in Steven Slate Drums 4.0 Platinum are dozens of new deluxe series kits that were recorded with extreme precision, resulting in a remarkably natural playability. In SSD4 Platinum, you'll find Rock, Metal, Vintage, Indie, Funk, and even Jazz/Brushes Deluxe Kits.

"Mix Ready" kits and kits modeled after famous artist and album sounds

Steven Slate Drums 4.0 Platinum also brings back the classic Slate "Mix Ready" kits, but all reprogrammed for better sound, response, and realism. Included in these classic kits are the famous "Signature Kits," which are drum kits modeled after famous-sounding artists and albums. Signature Kits include: Steely Dan, Metallica, Dream Theater, Led Zeppelin, Greenday, Nirvana, Pantera, Deftones, AC/DC, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Motley Crue.

Brand new cymbal pack

Steven Slate Drums 4.0 Platinum 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!

Five new Urban/Dance/House/Electro kits

Also new in Steven Slate Drums 4.0 Platinum are five kits in the Urban/Dance/House/Electro genre designed by producer Griffin Boice. These kits are processed with boutique analog gear to provide the fat radio-ready sound you'll want for you pop, urban, and dance mixes!

Steven Slate Drums 4.0 Platinum Features:
  • 100 preset drum kits in all Genres
  • New SSD Player (Mac/PC AAX/VST/RTAS/AU)
  • Dozens of Deluxe Series Kits
  • Entire SSD "Mix Ready" Classic and Signature Collection
  • New Soultone Cymbals
  • Jazz/Brushes Kit
  • 5 Dance/Urban/House Kits
Steven Slate Drums 4.0 Platinum gives you maximum creative capability!

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Customer Reviews

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Sweetwater Advice

Mitch Gallagher

I've been a fan of Steven Slate's virtual drums for several years, for a number of reasons, the biggest being that the drums are preprocessed and ready to drop right into your mix. Slate has used his years of experience as an engineer and drum specialist to create a collection of great-sounding software kits that always sound "right" when you use them for a project. Want a metal kit? Load one up and you're ready to go. A rock kit? It's there. Load up a "signature" kit, which duplicates the sound of a famous drummer's drum set. It all works very well, and the Slate drum kits are playable, dynamic, and responsive. Now, with Steven Slate Drums 4.0 Platinum, Slate has upped the ante. Rather than base his instruments on a software engine from another manufacturer, he's created his own virtual drum instrument, still featuring the great sounds and kits for which he is known. Within the Slate virtual instrument plug-in (which supports Mac/PC RTAS, VST, and AU), you're given detailed control over your kit. You can change instruments in the kit; mix various mics (four on the snare, for example, two top and two bottom); blend in mic bleed; process dynamics and velocities; load different mics; change an attack, sustain, and release envelopes; adjust note mapping; route to aux buses; and cover all the usual mixing parameters as well, such as panning, solo, mute, phase/polarity, and so on. Steven Slate Drums SSD 4 is amazingly detailed yet simple to navigate. A bunch of grooves are included to get you going. You can use these grooves -- which are played by real drummers and feel great -- to audition kits or to build songs. All in all, it's a powerful package that can cover any drum sound in any musical style. Highly recommended.
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See also: Drum Software, Steven Slate Drums, Steven Slate Drums Virtual Instruments: Drum & Rhythm