Steven Slate Drums 4.0 Platinum (download)

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 your 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!

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 SSD4.0PLAT S/N

Customer Reviews

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Professional's At Percussion

This past year I got out of my comfort-zone to improve my sound. I went with ProTools12 and a CreationStation400. Since every song I attempt starts with drums, I'm affected by them with every track that follows. The SSD Classic category contains so many excellent kits, it's ridiculous. The editable drum-engine is easy to use. You'll find yourself scrolling thru kits over and over, not trying to find a good one, rather trying to choose between them. You can also make your own kit and save it under 'user'. I leared today just how important velocity is when tracking a laid-back song. They are different samples and when the energy matches the song it takes on the right personality.
Music background: Broadcast Engineer - Weekend Warrior.

Mostly Pre-mixed; Great Sounding Kits

I absolutely love this VSTi! It's easy to use and sounds great. You won't regret this purchase. It's a no-brainer. It has something for everyone - from metal to jazz. Definitely a solid competitor to the Toontrack products. It's easy to get a great mix with this software. Would recommend to close friends.
Music background: Certified Audio Engineer

Quality Samples

Previously I had been using AD 2. While it had an impressive amount of flexibility in terms of the sounds it was able to produce, SSD just blows it out of the park. It has less features albeit, however the quality of the drum samples is the best that I've seen in a virtual drum software. It only has a few kits, but right out of the box there are hundreds of presets that range from heavy to very light and airy.

BEST drum sampler ever

I have A well equipped studio with A house kit etc. etc. But often need A drum program. No one wants to play to A click track when I can use BFD. Or something. Only problem is I never got along well with other sampler interfaces. 'Till now. I got Slate Trigger A while back and was able to use it in like minutes. THAT I LIKE! That's the reason I bought it. Trigger was so easy and sounds fantastic. Same deal here. EASY to use! I wish everyone else thought the way these guys do. Then they slap in some of the best samples ever. It sounds like I spent all day miking A kit! Thanks guys for making something that is 1 EASY to use. And 2 fantastic sounding. What more could ya want.
Music background: Studio Owner, Engineer, Producer

Steven Slate Drums 4.0 Platinum

Best drum samples and program I've used. Very smart program and easy to use. Even has grooves in all styles. Very adaptable and editable. I already had the Slate FG-X Mastering Compressor and the MIx and Channel bus plug ins. Great company
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