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Vienna Symphonic Library Expands Synchron Series

Synchron Power Drums includes one Sonor and two Tama drum kits recorded in Synchron Stage Vienna’s main hall.

By PSW Staff December 3, 2018

Vienna Symphonic Library has expanded its Synchron Series with three energetic drum kits: Synchron Power Drums includes one Sonor and two Tama drum kits that were recorded in Synchron Stage Vienna’s main hall, a film music recording facility that ranks among the best scoring stages in the world.

The product comes with a dedicated version of the company’s free Vienna Synchron Player that comprises an exclusive selection of ready-to-use cinematic MIDI drum loops. Introductory offers at more than 40% off its regular price are available through December 5, 2018.

The three instruments represent the diverse sonic properties of different recording eras in order to provide a wide variety of energetic sounds.

The versatile 1972 Tama Superstar was made famous by artists such as Billy Cobham and Elvin Jones. The 1975 Sonor Acryl Champion Vintage Kit was played by legends such as Ringo Starr, Karen Carpenter and Nick Mason. The collection also includes the 2017 version of the Tama Star, the manufacturer’s current flagship line. Given this diverse setup, users have a wide variety of options, with the ability to play all three drum sets together or individually, both in their recorded positions or in a centered position.

All three drum kits were recorded for stereo and surround applications in Synchron Stage Vienna’s 5,813 square-foot main hall with exceptional and unique acoustics.

Since its grand reopening in 2016, various international film and TV scores, such as Inferno, The Meg, The Girl in the Spider’s Web, The Crown, Blue Planet II, Genius, and many more have been recorded there. With this ambience expertly recorded with the samples, users may choose from a menu of tailor-made mixer presets – from clean to highly processed hits – to get their drum sound right out of the box. What’s more, with 19 microphones for each drum set and direct access to each instrument they may shape their individual drum and cymbal sounds using the full-blown mixer that’s integrated in the Synchron Player’s easy-to-use interface.

The concept behind Synchron Power Drums is hard-hitting, energetic drum grooves played simultaneously on three independent yet interacting drum kits. An exclusive selection of cinematic drum loops is included, with complementary patterns in one MIDI file, ready to be played together or individually. To introduce slight inaccuracies and livliness, the “Humanize Delay” parameter can be adjusted using MIDI automation.

Like most other products of Vienna’s Synchron Series, Synchron Power Drums is available in two versions. The Standard Library provides all samples and articulations for stereo applications, while the Full Library includes six additional surround mic signals. Both versions are currently offered at special introductory prices. Synchron Power Drums Standard Library is available at $167 (reg. $282), the Full Library is available at $259 (reg. $455) through December 5, 2018.

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