Music Services – Drumasonic 2 (KONTAKT)

drumasonic 2. Two steps ahead.
• New instrument models, more microphone signals, even greater dynamic response and elaborate round robin implementation.
• All the newly recorded instrument models can be played with sticks, rods, or brushes.
• drumasonic comes with 3 bass drums, 6 snare drums, 5 toms, 4 hihats, 5 rides, 9 crashes and various percussion instruments, recorded in two different rooms.
• Up to 11 microphone signals per instrument allow for a virtually unlimited mixing flexibility and sonic diversity.
• Great e-drum playability: enjoy natural-sounding flams, rolls, cymbal chokes and incredibly realistic hihat control.
• Built-in preset system: choose from a selection of pre-mixed drum kits, or create your own mix.
• Integrated groove player with extremely flexible and musical modification groove capabilities, providing shuffle, quantize, delay, velocity per instrument category and much more.
• Shipping with a groove library containing hundreds of production-ready grooves, fills, and percussion loops.
• The integrated mapping converter allows for seamless integration of 3rd party groove libraries.
• Versatile integrated mixing engine providing state-of-the-art effects, such as EQ, compressor, transient shaper, tape saturation, convolution reverb, delay, and master limiter.
• Superior phase correlation: no matter which mic signals you combine, drumasonic will always sound fat and natural.
• Streamlined interface: mix your drums faster and easier than ever before.
• Over 30,000 samples – more than 4 times the number of drumasonic 1.5.
• Efficient load and purge features: deactivate unused microphones and/or articulations to save memory and optimize the performance.
The Instruments Page
The Instruments Page
• Choose from up to 11 freely combinable microphones per instrument model. Thanks to optimized phase correlation, your drums will “sit in the mix” like never before. Additionally, drumasonic contains a selection of synthetic drum sounds which can be layered with the acoustic samples in order to create powerful metal, drum’n’bass and and pop kits.
• The extremely powerful engine provides a comprehensive mixing surface per Instrument model, offering mute/solo, panning, balance, stereo width control and volume envelopes for every single microphone signal. In addition, you can adjust the velocity curve, modulations, pitch, delay, and “shape”, per instrument model.
• Flexible routing options: send your signals to either the integrated bus mixer or to direct outputs.
• Streamlined user interface: use the advanced link modes to control multiple knobs or faders simultaneously and activate the “all” modes to control several instruments and/or instrument categories at once.
• When “follow MIDI” is enabled, the selection of instruments and/or articulations will follow the incoming MIDI notes.
The Articulations Page
The Articulations Page
• drumasonic 2 provides mapping presets for several e-drum sets and all major drum software formats.
• Create and store custom mappings within minutes via the convenient mapping section.
• Comprehensive e-drum adjustability: set velocity, volume, pitch, panning, and modulations for every single drumpad/articulation.
• BeaterControl™: Play with sticks, rods, and brushes, and switch your snare wires on or off for selected models via keyswitch and/or MIDI CC (eg sustain pedal).
• Use drumasonic’s multi mapping features to assign several keys to a single articulation or to create unique layered sounds by triggering multiple sounds with a single key or drumpad.
• Deactivate unused articulations to reduce drumasonic’s memory footprint.
The Effects Page
The Effects Page
• The integrated bus mixer might be the fastest and most efficient mixer you’ve ever worked with: select a bus, and its channel settings will appear instantly; touch an fx send knob and all relevant parameters are displayed automatically. No matter which detail you are working on, the “other end of the mixing desk” is just one single click away.
• Powerful link modes and “split link” allow you to adjust eg all your closemics’ compressor thresholds with a single touch or to dampen high frequencies of all overhead, room, and trash microphones together. Don’t be surprised if your drum mix is ​​finished within less than 5 minutes: This was our intention.
• drumasonic 2 provides up to 10 fully-equipped mix buses and a master bus with 4-band parametric EQ (pre/post dynamics), compressor, transient shaper, tape saturation, stereo width, balance, reverb and delay send per channel as well as a master limiter with up to 24dB gain boost. Every bus can be routed either to the master bus or to direct outputs.
• Custom designed “kit resonance convolution reverb” presets: In addition to the complex miking and recorded ambience, you can dial in mic bleed and tom resonance to create an even fuller and more natural drum sound
The Grooves Page
The Grooves Page
• drumasonic 2 is shipped with a custom-recorded, production-ready groove library, covering a wide range of musical styles.
• Unique realtime mapping converter: Import groove libraries from 3rd party manufacturers – no hassle with complicated mapping conversion – just select the source library format end press play. Done.
• Very musical and versatile groove modification engine: every drum loop – no matter if recorded, imported from a third party library or taken from the internal library – is automatically split into independent lanes, thereby making it possible to easily combine eg any bassdrum pattern with any hihat, cymbal, or percussion pattern from any of your groove libraries in your DAW.
• Integrated groove recorder plus customizable metronome: choose from a selection of your favorite click sounds, ranging from cowbell to the most popular electronic click sounds.
• Drag & drop MIDI file export: drag your grooves into the arrangement window of your DAW.

drumasonic 2 runs on all current Mac and PC systems with about 5.2 GB of free hard disk space (download edition with lossless compressed 44.1 kHz/24 bit samples; representing 17 GB uncompressed) as stand-alone application as well as AU, VST and RTAS plug-in. With the purchase of DRUMASONIC, you qualify for a cross-grade offer to the full version of KONTAKT 5 by Native Instrum

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