SYNCHRON DRUM III
Vienna Symphonic Orchestra

SYNCHRON DRUM III

Regular price R 1,575.00 Sale price R 3,415.00 Unit price per

Field drums, marching snare, piccolo snare, snare drum and boobams

Synchron Drums III is a subset of the Synchron Percussion III Collection and includes field drum, marching snare, piccolo snare, snare drum and boobams. What’s more, this collection also offers the powerful drum ensembles of Big Bang Orchestra: Dorado, the driving percussion ensemble riffs of BBO: Eridanus, as well as the unique Drums & Pianos setup of BBO: Fornax (Pitched Percussion Ensembles).

Solo Instruments

Field Drums are snare drums with an especially long corpus and a deeper sound. Their sound resembles that of the Basle drums which were already in use in the 16th century. The Aural Field Drum used here was played with three different beaters (sticks, hot rods, mallets), all of them with and without snares.

Marching Snares are mainly used in American marching bands. While its shell is normally deeper than that of normal snare drums, its batter heads are made of Kevlar-based fabric, allowing for very high tension. This makes the sound of marching snares (which are also called pipe drums) particularly high, very short, and especially acute.

Piccolo Snares have a shallower shell than normal snares, which also makes their timbre higher. The instrument included in Synchron Drums III also has a metal shell to give it extra punch.

The Snare Drum Aural Nut is made of beautiful nutwood and has a wooden frame instead of the more common metal one. For a snare, it sounds surprisingly warm and full.

Boobams are narrow tube drums with a definite pitch, so that a set of them can be used to play tunes. The word Boobam is derived from bamboo, the material the instrument was originally made of. It was developed by the composer Harry Partch in the middle of the 20th century.

Ensembles

Synchron Drums III includes these powerful ensembles of up to six musicians each:

  • Monster Drums (odaiko, big taiko, big bass drum, small bass drum, big surdo, small surdo)

  • Bass Drums (big taiko, medium taiko, big bass drum, small bass drum, big concert tom, medium concert tom)

  • Thunder Toms (2 small, 2 medium, 2 big concert toms)

  • Special Drums (big surdo, medium taiko, big temple block, mridangam, log drum, small surdo)

  • Snare Ensemble (2 snare drums, 1 field drum)

  • Drums & Pianos (Bösendorfer Imperial, Steinway D-274, Yamaha CFX, big taiko, timpani, bass drum)

  • Drum Riffs (main riffs, low riffs, high riffs in several tempos that can be adjusted using the Synchron Player’s time-stretch feature)

Microphone Positions

Both library portions include the same set of articulations. The Standard Library offers close, mid and main (Decca Tree stereo and center) microphone positions. The Full Library adds surround, high stereo and high surround outriggers that enrich your stereo output or can be used to mix in immersive audio formats such as Dolby Atmos and Auro3D 9.1 using the Synchron Player’s full-fledged mixer. A host of mixer presets deliver a masterfully crafted sound out-of-the-box or serve as starting points for your own sonic creations.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Mac:
  • macOS 10.13 or higher
  • 64 bit
  • Intel Core i3
  • RAM: 8GB (16GB recommended)
  • SSD hard drive recommended

Windows:

  • Windows 8-10
  • 64 bit
  • Intel Core i3 or AMD Athlon 64 X2
  • RAM: 8GB (16GB recommended)
  • SSD hard drive recommended

Product activation:
Vienna Instruments require the ViennaKey!
This USB protection device by eLicenser (by Steinberg compatible) is not included in any collection, it is a separate item you have to get additionally. So you’ll have to order at least one ViennaKey or Steinberg eLicenser with your first VSL purchase. Each dongle can store up to 100 product licenses.
Additionally an internet connection on any computer is required to authorize a VSL product.