EastWest Quantum Leap Stormdrum 3

Massive Collection of Drum and Percussion Sounds from Around the World, Powered by EastWest PLAY 4 Virtual Instrument Player - Mac/PC VST, AU, AAX Native
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From cinematic scores to radio-ready rock, EastWest Stormdrum 3 drum and percussion virtual instrument brings the biggest and most passionate drum and percussion sounds to your projects. In all, Stormdrum 3 comes loaded with about 80GB of percussion sounds that run the gamut from the largest Taiko drums to the smallest tablas, and it includes wonderful instruments such as massive rainsticks, Brazilian berimbaus, and unusual waterphones. And you can bring all of these sounds to life with EastWest's updated PLAY 4 engine. Don't miss a single beat - get your hands on EastWest Stormdrum 3!

EastWest Stormdrum 3 Percussion Virtual Instrument at a Glance:
  • A truly awesome collection of drum sounds from around the world
  • Make your ensembles come to life with powerful effects and processors
  • Expertly recorded at EASTWEST Studio 1 in the heart of Hollywood
A truly awesome collection of drum sounds from around the world

From Mickey Hart's private collection of one-of-a-kind hand drums such as The Beast and the Double Headed Tree Drum to standards including bongos, tablas, and frame drums, Stormdrum 3 has it all. This collection of drum sounds is so extensive that EastWest had to break it down into seven categories, each of which is well worth the price of admission alone. No matter what percussion textures are needed, the composers at Sweetwater know they can find it in Stormdrum 3.

Make your ensembles come to life with powerful effects and processors

Along with Stormdrum 3, EastWest introduced their upgraded PLAY 4 virtual instrument engine. In addition to support for Avid's AAX plug-in format, PLAY 4 comes complete with a host of new effects and other creative capabilities. The PLAY 4 mixer provides you with sub channels for individual mic positions, giving you advanced control over your Stormdrum 3 ensembles, and a redesigned reverb lets you add realistic depth to your sound. On top of that, there are cool dynamics tools such as a transient shaper and SSL master bus compression to give your drums extra punch.

Expertly recorded at EASTWEST Studio 1 in the heart of Hollywood

It's important to note that Stormdrum 3 isn't just some random collection of drums captured by run-of-the-mill engineers and percussionists; it's a top-level collection of drums and percussion performances created by masters including Mickey Hart, Greg Ellis, and Chalo Eduardo, produced by legendary Hollywood engineer Nick Phoenix. And nearly all of Stormdrum 3 was recorded in the world-famous EASTWEST Studio 1, a studio where countless major television and film soundtracks have been created.

EastWest Stormdrum 3 Percussion Virtual Instrument Features:
  • An amazing collection of drum and percussion sounds from around the world
  • Loaded with the best instruments from the private collection of Mickey Hart
  • Additional instruments from the Remo private collection, handpicked by Remo himself
  • Played by master percussionists Mickey Hart, Greg Ellis, and Chalo Eduardo
  • Produced by Nick Phoenix, "Two Steps from Hell" composer and creator of Stormdrum 1 and 2
  • Includes tempo-synced percussion performances directed and played by Mickey Hart with Greg Ellis, Chalo Eduardo, and Nick Phoenix
  • Recorded in the world-famous EASTWEST Studio 1, the home of major Hollywood soundtracks and television themes
  • Each instrument includes 5 user-controllable mic positions
  • Powered by EastWest's PLAY 4 virtual instrument host, which comes loaded with powerful effects and SSL processing
  • Big Drums collection includes large drums that do not fall in the Taiko family such as Mickey's The Beast, Double Headed Tree Drum, Lord Of Toms Ensemble, and Dragon Ensemble
  • Gongs Clocks Waterphones collection includes waterphones played underwater and Clockworks patches recorded at antique clock shops
  • Metals collection includes bells, deep bowls, chimes, and cymbals collected by Mickey on his world travels ranging from the Brazilian berimbau to hammered copper pots and handmade doorstop drums
  • Shakers collection includes snake rattles, seed pods, and deer hoofs, in addition to ganza, shakers, and an impressive set of rainsticks
  • Small Drums collection includes bongos, frame drums, tambourines, tuned tablas, and a madal
  • Taiko Family collection includes taiko drums ranging from huge to small in every permutation a composer could ask for
  • Woods collection includes unpitched sounds such as wooden resonators; tuned chromatic instruments, such as a gourd marimba and a balaphone; a playable 12' redwood tree branch; and wonderful scraped sounds, such as Thailand frogs
  • Compatible with most Mac and Windows DAWs capable of hosting VST, AU, RTAS, or AAX plug-ins
  • iLok required for authorization
When nothing but the best drum and percussion sound collection will do, you need EastWest Stormdrum 3!

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Virtual Instrument Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Software Type Mickey Hart instrument library
Platform Mac, PC
Upgrade/Full Full
Download/Boxed Download
Bit Depth 32-bit, 64-bit
iLok Required Account only required
Format Standalone, AAX Native, VST, AU
Hardware Requirements - Mac Intel Core 2 Duo 2.1 GHz or higher, 8GB RAM minimum (16GB RAM recommended), 7200 RPM drive or faster (SSD recommended)
Hardware Requirements - PC Intel Core 2 Duo/AMD Dual 2.1 GHz or higher, 8GB RAM minimum (16GB RAM recommended), 7200 RPM drive or faster (SSD recommended)
OS Requirements - Mac OS X 10.7 or later, 86GB free hard disc space
OS Requirements - PC Windows 7 or later, 86GB free hard disc space
Manufacturer Part Number EW-217D

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