Drummix is a collection of acoustic drum plugins recorded at a professional recording studio with pristine equipment. The plugins comes in both a stereo and multiple output versions. The user has the possibilites to mix each recorded microphone like a real drum kit.
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Name and concept
Drummix are several drum kits professionally recorded and put into VSTi plugins designed for different musical styles. 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. They are unprocessed drum plugins! 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.
Stereo and multiple outputs
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.
Not only are these great production tools, but they can also be very usefull at a school or as a personal learning tool. Where else can you find unlimited recorded drum tracks that no one has already mixed? This is a powerful tool to develope your skills as a mixing engineer. Record the drums with MIDI the way you hear fit and then ad your personal mixing skills to it. The manual includes examples on how to mix all the different microphones.
Though it is a collection of plugins, they are at the moment sold seperately at an incredible low price compared to our competitors even though the sound is more than comparable. There might be bundles available in the future.
Many of our competitors offer the possibility to change drums and cymbals inside the 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 since we have 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.
All our plugins are recorded with 5 to 10 different velocity layers for each sound.
So far we have recorded this list of drum kits which will be available within short time from our website:
Metal 1 – Tama Artstar 2 (exatcly like Larsh Ulrich’s white drum kit from Black album tour)
Rock 1 – Ludwig Fab Four in a huge recording studio recorded through a Neve VR60
Vintage 1 – Gretsch set from the 70’s
Pop 1 – Pearl Masterstudio
Pop 2 – Yamaha Recording Custom 9000 series
R&B 1 – Pearl Masterworks
Jazz 1 – A special version of the Ludwig Fab Four with extra layers and sounds
Percussion – A solid collection of all the percussion instruments. Each instrument with its own output
Beta – The famous beta version of the plugin now with correct GM mapping and hihat switching
Drummix was formerly named “Mydrumset“ and a very early beta version was reviewed in Sound on Sound. Read for yourself.
All plugins 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.
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, 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.
This webpage contains trademarks and names of other brands and they are property of their respective owners.
* Ludwig is a registered trademark of Conn Selmer, a division of Steinway Musical Instruments
* Gretsch is a registered trademark
* Paiste is a registered trademark of Paiste AG and is used pursuant to a license from Paiste AG
* Pearl is a registered trademark of Pearl Music
* Premier is a registered trademark of Premier Music International Limited
* Sabian is a registered trademark of Sabian
* Sonor Drums is a registered trademark of Sonor GmbH & Co.KG
* Tama is a registered trademark of Tama Drums and Hoshino USA, Inc
* Yamaha is a registered trademark of Yamaha Corporation
* Zildijan ia a registered trademark of Avedis Zildijan Cymbals
All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.
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- User manual
- Support forum
- Pentium 4, 2 GB ram, 400 mb harddisk space
- Windows (XP, x64, Vista, Windows 7)
- Any host supporting VSTi instruments and multiple outputs such as:
- Cubase, Nuendo, Samplitude, Reaper, Cakewalk etc
[testimonial company=”Sound on Sound” author=”John Walden” image=”http://www.bluenoiseplugins.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/SOS_sh_90px.jpg”]
“The quality of the beta version available is quite remarkable, and sonically, I’d be more than happy to use these on a commercial project”