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    KURT BALLOU SIGNATURE SERIES DRUMS

    Recorded and Mixed by Kurt Ballou at God City Recording Studio in Salem, Massachusetts

    KURT BALLOU
    SIGNATURE SERIES DRUMS

    Recorded and Mixed by Kurt Ballou
    at God City Recording Studio

    INSTANT DIGITAL DOWNLOAD - $89.00

    ABOUT KURT BALLOU

    Kurt is a producer, engineer, mixer and studio owner, with extensive production credits on some of aggressive music's most successful albums. In addition to his studio work, Kurt is the guitarist in groundbreaking hardcore/metal crossover act CONVERGE.

    Kurt's studio, God City Recording, was constructed in 2003 and contains the finest analog and digital recording equipment available. God City has hosted bands such as High on Fire, American Nightmare, NAILS, Darkest Hour, Code Orange, Four Year Strong, Converge, Russian Circles, Torche, Cave In and many, many more.

    FEATURES AT A GLANCE:

    • FREE Kontakt Player compatible (no demo-mode timeouts)
    • Recorded and mixed by Kurt Ballou at God City Recording
    • MIDI grooves by Ben Koller of Converge / Mutoid Man
    • 26 individual kit pieces
    • Full microphone bleed
    • DAW multi-out for every microphone position
    • Over 18,700 individual samples
    • Effects rack based on Kurt's gear at God City Recording
    • Mix-ready presets by Kurt Ballou

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    KIT SELECT

    Choose from 26 different kit pieces from Kurt's personal drum collection. You've heard these drums on many of the most popular recordings from God City. Now you can have them in your mixes. Every drum and cymbal was sampled in exhaustive detail at God City with Kurt's high-end converters and outboard gear.

    Drums can be auditioned and selected in the "kit select" area. This is also where the pitch, envelope and MIDI dynamics can be adjusted. These parameters are individually controllable on each separate kit piece for maximum command of your drum sound!

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    MIXER / FX

    14 individually-controllable close, overhead and room mic channels with full bleed controls allow you to mix the audio just as if you had recorded it yourself. It sounds real because it is real!

    Each mixer channel contains dynamics, EQ, saturation and reverb processors based on Kurt's favorite studio gear at God City.

    Additionally, Kurt's mix presets are included using the built-in mixer effects, so you can load a great-sounding preset and start being creative in seconds!

    For those users who wish to mix in their DAW instead, each channel can easily be multi-output routed to individual DAW channels in all popular recording software with our included templates.

    MIDI GROOVE LIBRARY

    Not a drummer? Look no further than our included MIDI groove library! Kurt Ballou Signature Series Drums comes with a large library of customized grooves performed by Converge drummer Ben Koller.

    Audition within the interface and then simply drag-and-drop to your DAW's timeline. The grooves will automatically conform to the tempo of your song. It's perfect for demos or for jamming!

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    CUSTOMIZABLE KEYMAP

    Our customizable key mapping page makes working with alternate MIDI mappings and electronic drum kits fast and easy. Kurt Ballou Signature Series Drums comes with key map presets for the most popular software drum instruments built in.

    AUDIO DEMOS

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    1. Converge - "Dark Horse"
    2. Converge - "Wretched World"
    3. Kurt Ballou Signature Series Snares (RAW)
    4. The Muted Man - "03"
    5. Kevin Pease - "Meat Grind"
    6. Cristian D'Alessandro - "They Live, We Sleep"
    7. Stephen Brodsky - "Fire Sign"

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    DRUM LIST

    SNARES

    God City Instruments

    6"x14" Titanium w/ triple flange hoops

    God City Instruments

    5.5x14" Titanium w/ triple flange hoops

    God City Instruments

    7"x13" Titanium w/ wood hoops

    Yamaha 80s Rock Tour Custom

    8"x14" Mystery wood w/ triple flange hoops

    KICKS

    Yamaha Recording Custom

    14"x24" Birch w/ wood hoops

    Slingerland Vintage

    14x24" Mystery wood w/ wood hoops

    TOMS

    Tempus Rack Tom 10

    10"x10" Fiberglass w/ triple flange hoops

    Tempus Rack Tom 12

    10x12" Fiberglass w/ triple flange hoops

    Tempus Floor Tom 14

    14"x14" Fiberglass w/ triple flange hoops

    Tempus Floor Tom 16

    16"x16" Fiberglass w/ triple flange hoops

    Tempus Floor Tom 18

    16"x18" Fiberglass w/ triple flange hoops

    MISC

    Splash Cymbal

    UFIP 10" Splash Cymbal

    China Cymbal

    UFIP 18" China Cymbal

    CRASH CYMBALS

    *based on

    Swiss Classic Crash 18"

    Paiste Formula 602 18" Crash

    Swiss 2K2 Crash 18"

    Paiste 2002 18" Crash

    Swiss Classic Crash 20"

    Paiste Formula 602 20" Crash

    Swiss 2K2 Crash 20"

    Paiste 2002 20" Crash

    Canadian Unique Crash 20"

    Sabian V Vault 20" Crash

    Turkish Quick Crash 18"

    Zildjian A Custom Fast Crash 18"

    Turkish Custom Crash 19"

    Zildjian A Custom 19" Crash

    Turkish Medium Crash 20"

    Zildjian A Medium 19" Crash

    HI HATS

    Swiss Classic Hats

    Paiste Formula 602 15" Hi Hats

    Turkish Dark Hats

    Zildjian K 14" Hi Hats

    RIDE CYMBALS

    Canadian Dry Ride 21"

    Sabian 21" Raw Bell Dry Ride

    Swiss Big Beat Ride 22"

    Paiste 22" Giant Beat Ride

    Turkish Large Bell Ride 21"

    Zildjian 21" Megabell Ride

    MIC LIST

    SOURCE

    MICROPHONE

    POSITION

    PRE AMP

    Kick In

    Shure Beta 91a

    Inside Kick Drum

    Daking

    Kick Out

    AKG D112

    Kick Resonant Head

    Chandler LTD-1

    Kick Sub

    Yamaha Subkick

    Kick Resonant Head

    Universal Audio 6176

    Snare Top

    Shure Unidyne 57

    Snare Top Head

    Daking

    Snare Bottom

    Beyerdynamic M201

    Snare Bottom Head

    Chandler Germanium

    Rack Tom 1

    Josephsen e22s

    Top Head

    Daking

    Rack Tom 2

    Josephsen e22s

    Top Head

    Daking

    Floor Tom 1

    Josephsen e22s

    Top Head

    Daking

    Floor Tom 2

    Josephsen e22s

    Top Head

    Daking

    Hats

    AKG 451

    Spot Hats

    Chandler TG Channel

    Ride

    AKG 451

    Spot Ride

    Chandler TG Channel

    Overheads

    sE RN17

    Spaced Pair 4' Over Kit

    TB 23N

    Near Room

    AEA R88 Stereo Ribbon

    6' In Front of Kit

    Thermionic Culture Earlybird

    Far Room

    Soundelux E49

    Spaced Pair in Adjacent Live Room

    Soundelux E49

    * All product names used are trademarks of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Room Sound, LLC. These trademarks are used solely to identify the products whose sounds were studied during the development of the virtual instrument.

    System Requirements:

    Mac: OS X 10.12, 10.13 or 10.14 (latest update), Intel i5 or better processor.
    Windows: Win 7, 8 or 10 (latest service pack), Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU

    4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)
    10 GB free hard drive space

    A high-speed Internet connection and a graphics card that supports OpenGL 2.1 or higher is required to download and activate this product. Once installed and activated, the product can be used offline.

    Supported Plug-In Formats:

    Kontakt Player 6:
    Mac OS X: (64-bit only): Stand-alone, VST, AU, AAX
    Windows (32/64-bit): Stand-alone, VST, AAX

    Refund Policy

    All purchases are non-refundable. It is your responsibility to make sure that your computer, system software and/or DAW is compatible with our sample libraries. Detailed compatibility and system requirements are listed on each product page.