Platinum Samples Release Ocean Way Drums Including The New Drum VI Called Accent
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I have been a long time fan of Rail Jon Rogut and his company, Platinum Samples. I first discovered them back when BFD 1.5 was the hot drum vi and I happened to purchase the Andy Johns sample pack (AFJ Drums). I fell in love immediately and have bought every sample pack he has released since and I have NEVER been anything less than happy with them. Joe Barresi's Evil Drums is probably still my most used set.
I have been using Accent and OWD for a couple weeks now and to say I am impressed is an understatement!! They sound absolutely great and something about the Room mics is blowing me away! There is 4 drum kits with 2 different selectable snare mics on each, a snare on or off choice on the toms, overhead mic set, and multiple sets of room mics. You can't really pin these drum sets to a particular style of music. It seems like they picked versatile kits that can be used in multiple different scenarios. If I were looking for a pack of metal style drums or wanted some soft jazzy style snares, this would not be it. For most other styles of music, it could definitely fit the bill.
The New Accent Virtual Instrument
It is taking me a bit of time to get used to the new Accent drum vi after 10+ years using mainly BFD (1-3) for drums. It has some cool features such as the ability to load VST/VST3 plugins and has a few built-in plugins which is a nice addition. It is far less complex than what I am used to but it does seem to contain the necessities. It also contains a large amount of midi "grooves" which is a great way to experiment with the kits and learn the plugin. It contains the standard mixer and drum kit views along with the key mappings and "grooves" windows, so it should still have a familiar feel to anyone trying it for the first time. I look forward to seeing how it evolves with time.
The Main Instrument Browser
The Grooves Browser
Here's A Video Of The Software In Action
Here Some Information From Rail Jon Rogut
Recorded and produced by acclaimed producers Allen Sides and Steven Miller at Ocean Way Studio B in Hollywood California using their world famous "one of a kind" Delcon recording console.
The samples are formatted for Platinum Samples Accent and are available at 96kHz/24 bit.
This library includes four full kits with Crash, Splash, China and Ride cymbals plus four bonus Kick and Snare drums. The Kicks and Toms were recorded with the snare strainer both on and off. Each snare drum is recorded with two microphone options: Shure SM57 and AKG C12A. All kits also include 3 sets of stereo room microphones.
Sides and Miller also created 6 "mix presets" per kit to instantly provide record quality. These mixes are continuously adjustable and range from completely dry to extremely ambient, utilizing the 3 sets of stereo room microphones that reveal Studio B's thunderous acoustics.
Also included are the Platinum Samples Grooves Volume 1 formatted for Accent with over 2,000 groove variations.
Platinum Samples are pleased to announce the release of Accent Ocean Way Drums - the first library using their new powerful but easy to use Accent virtual instrument.
The Accent player is available as AAX64, VST2 and AU and supports sample rates up to 96kHz with a resolution of 24 bits. Accent also includes it’s own internal effects (Gain, Filter, 4 Band EQ, Compressor, Limiter, Gate and Reverb) as well as has support for 3rd party plugins (VST2, VST3 and AU on OSX and VST2 and VST3 on Windows). With a resizable user interface and familiar DAW style Mixer users should find it comfortable to use.
Check out the audio examples on the Platinum Samples website.
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