Drummix Rock 1 is an acoustic drum plugin recorded in a professional recording studio with pristine equipment. The drum kit is a classic 4-piece Ludwig Fab Four drum kit and it is perfect for rock and punchy pop music. Drummix Rock 1 is recorded in huge room with lots of ambience and the top-notch microphones are sent into a Neve VR60 Legend and further into pristine RME converters. Only Class A equipment are used and you can rest assure that the drum sound you’ll get is awsome.
Kick – 22″ x 16″
Snare – 14″ x 4,5″ wood
Tom 1 – 13 x 9
Tom 2 – 16 x 16
Hihat – 14″ Ufip Natural
Crash 1 – 17″ Zildjian K
Crash 2 – 18″ Zildjian Vintage Avedis
Ride – 20″ Sabian Heavy Ride HH
China – 18″ Sabian AA
All our plugins are recorded with 5 to 10 different velocity layers for each sound.
The plugin has outputs for every microphone recorded so you can mix the drums like a real drum kit. We created these plugins because we felt the acoustic drum plugins available on the market all sounded very polished and premixed. This is not the case with our Drummix plugin. These drum kits were recorded with excellent microphones from brands such as Neumann, AKG, Coles, Beyerdynamic, Shure and many more. They were professionally engineered through mic pres from Universal Audio, Neve, TLA, AMEK and Elberg into 24 bit RME converters and Nuendo. The next process would be mixing, but we left that up to you and this is actually one of the greatest benefits of these plugins.
The plugin comes both in stereo for a quick setup and in a multiple output version. In the multiple output version all the different microphones are sent out to 12 different physical outputs in your DAW. This way you can mix the drums just like a real recorded drum kit. Add EQ, compression and reverb to taste. Go for hi-fi or low-fi sound or even remove some of the microphones to make it sound completely different. We believe the effects you have in your DAW are much better than the ones inside a drum plugin.
This particular version of Drummix has some light compression from the vintage equipment used. Also keep in mind that analogue sound has noise. These drums were sent through class A vintage equipment and there’s a bit of vintage noise. You’ll especially hear this through the room mics. This is normal and usually not noticeable in a mix. Check out the demo if you’re insecure!
We believe that you will find Drummix Rock 1 sonically very nice. The kit was recorded during a session for William Hut’s album; The Gathering. Please check out the drum kits in the player to the right or the demo. Many of our competitors offer the possibility to change drums and cymbals inside the plugins. This is not the case with our plugins. We believe in keeping the drums the way they were recorded the whole way through to make them sound as good as possible. We do not believe in interchanging drums and cymbals because you will end up with different artefacts than in real life. If you were to change a drum on a real drum kit you’d have to re-record every hit to make everything sound correct. Most companies don’t do this, so when you drag in a new snare drum, you’re likely to hear a different snare buzzing in that microphone than the one you selected. Drummix also does not offer hit randomizing and non-cycling. We believe in a different approach. Rather than simulating alternating drum hits by switching between two different strokes on the same velocity, we prefered to put those strokes on different keys. This is easier to play, and it sounds great. On this particular drum kit we offer two keys for all main snare and kick hits. See the layout on the bottom of the page.
The plugin is used on the beautiful song “Only you” by Katie Sky which you can find here:
and the catchy single “There’s no ghost” by William Hut where you can see footage of the actual recording:
By trying the demo you get a good feeling on how the drums sound and works. The limitations are: disrupted sound every 20 second, no manually loading, no manual and only stereo version.
Drummix was formerly named “Mydrumset“ and a very early beta version was actually reviewed in Sound on Sound. Read for yourself.
Drummix Rock 1 will be available at an introductory price of $30! How can we sell this plugin so much less expensive than our competitors, you ask? Well, it is because all our plugins are recorded and made by Bjarte Ludvigsen who is a drummer and owns a professional recording studio.
Ocean Sound Recording is a stunning studio in the middle of Norway in a place called Giske. Website: http://www.oceansoundrecordings.com.
We believe that watermarking is the best way to protect plugins in the future.
These plugins are set up as a GM drum kit and will work with e-drums. However, they are not specifically adapted for that purpose, therefore we recommend trying the demo before the purchase to see if our product meets your needs. If it doesn’t work as expected, we can recommend Toontrack’s EZdrummer, which is a nice plugin that works very well with E-drums.
To be able to use the plugin you need a sequencer that supports VST instruments and multiple outputs such as Nuendo, Cubase, Cakewalk, Sonar, Reaper, Samplitude, Studio One etc. Please note that this is a Windows plugin and will not work on Linux Ubuntu or Mac OS X.
The content are installed on the C drive, but you can move it to another place if that’s what you prefer. All you have to do is to load the files one time manually from the place that you moved them to and save the preset in your DAW’s preset manager.
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- Windows (XP, x64, Vista, Windows 7)
- Any host supporting VSTi instruments and multiple outputs such as:
- Cubase, Nuendo, Samplitude, Reaper, Cakewalk etc