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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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 4.0 Platinum (download)
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Create Unforgettable Drum Tracks with SSD4

From mix auteur and software mastermind Steven Slate comes the easy way to build larger-than-life drum tracks in the box — without a great room, a quality drum kit, or even a competent drummer. Steven Slate Drums 4.0 Platinum includes 100 kits from Slate's personal collection, full of the hardest-hitting metal and hard rock drums to the smoothest vintage kits and fattest electronic sounds around. All kits are processed using boutique analog gear for a radio-ready sound. Need inspiration? SSD4 Platinum's Signature Kits by Metallica, Steely Dan, and Red Hot Chili Peppers (to name a few) are a sure way to generate instant gravitas. Build kits from the ground up with the SSD Player, compose in real time using your electronic or triggered kit, or cop licks from Slate Drums 4.0 Platinum's built-in grooves and edit to taste. Then mix drums natively in SSD4's powerful mix window.

100 kits — from metal to jazz and all shades in between

100 kits mean 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.

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.

Signature Kits modeled after famous records

One of Sweetwater's favorite features in Steven Slate Drums 4.0 Platinum is its reintroduction of the classic Mix Ready kits, which are reprogrammed for better sound, response, and realism. Included among these are the Signature Kits, modeled after some of the most imitated drum sounds from top artists: Steely Dan, Metallica, Dream Theater, Led Zeppelin, Green Day, Nirvana, Pantera, Deftones, AC/DC, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Motley Crue.

Powerful, intuitive drum sampler

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.

Powered by Soultone Turkish cymbals

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!

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

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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SSD 4.0 Truly Rocks

Great program! Easy to use. And just like having John Bonham on your PC. Nice job SSD!

The Steven Slate Drums 4.0 Platinum

I love Midi drums as they do what ever I tell them. BUT!! The General MIDI samples never do my songs justice. Especially the cymbals! These Samples are REAL!! Wow I have a real drummer on my stuff now. the Difference is incredible as I do Heavy rock. Even the Country drums sound like Tragically Hips Kit. Led Zep kit and beatles are exact. ITS GREAT!! Finally got what I was missing.
Music background: Pro Guitar for 34 years. Recording for 28 years. Digital since 86

Realistic sounds

Covers alot of genres with great sound detail. Very easy to use, you'll be making music in no time.

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.

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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