By PSW Staff • September 9, 2010 The Gen16 Digital Vault Gen16, a new division of the cymbal manufacturer The Avedis Zildjian Company, has announced the immediate availability of their new Digital Vault series. The first in a series of products billed as “Intelligent Percussion by Zildjian,” the Digital Vault offers authentic, high-resolution acoustic samples of the company’s most coveted, exclusive master “reference” cymbals, along with rare, limited-edition cymbals never available to the public. Each cymbal has been hand-selected by Zildjian’s Master Cymbal Tester Paul Francis from the “cymbal vault” at the company’s Norwell, MA workshop, and meticulously recorded by percussion sampling guru John Emrich. Powering the Gen16 Digital Vaults is a custom version of FXpansion’s BFD Eco, an intuitive drum playback/production environment based on the award-winning BFD2 technology. The BFD Eco engine allows users to change pitch, mix or add effects to these Zildjian samples to create even more unique sounds. Also included in the Digital Vault are full libraries of drum and percussion groove tracks from some of the industry’s most in-demand drummers, including Michael White, Dave DiCenso and Peter Michael Escovedo. Each performance is available in various audio and General MIDI formats for maximum flexibility. Current Digital Vault products include the Z-Pack, a selection of A-Series and A-Custom Crashes, Rides and HiHats; the S-Pack Volume 1, offering K-Series Crashes, Rides, HiHats and Prototypes; and the S-Pack Volume 2, offering Gong Sheets, Chinas, Rides, HiHats and Trashformers. “For all of us at Zildjian, the birth of Gen16 is one of the year’s most exciting events,” said CEO Craigie Zildjian. “We’re proud of our past, and excited about our future. The Digital Vault is just the beginning of a new era of innovative technologies that will take us into the 21st century and beyond.” Gen16 Website Comments Have something to say about this PSW content? Leave a comment! Cancel reply Scroll past the ”Post Comment” button below to view any existing comments. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Tagged with: Audio Effects Poll Recording Tracking Virtual · all topics Subscribe to Live Sound International Subscribe to Live Sound International magazine. Stay up-to-date, get the latest pro audio news, products and resources each month with Live Sound.