SYNCHRON POWER DRUMS
Synchron Power Drums - Three powerful drum sets with a noble surround sound
- Dynamic, powerful and lifelike sound of three drum sets, recorded in the large recording hall of the Synchron Stage Vienna
- Ideal for creating assertive grooves or for a percussive exchange of blows with several drummers
- Contains an exclusive selection of cinematic drum loops
- MIDI files with complementary rhythmic patterns - for immediate use or freely adaptable
- "Humanize Delay" creates authentic timing fluctuations, the intensity of which can be regulated via MIDI automation.
- Choose from tailor-made mixer presets that range from natural sound to heavily processed effect sound
- Stereo and surround formats
- The ideal addition to all products in the Synchron series
The drums form the foundation of the groove and rhythm. Imagine three drum sets in a single room with excellent acoustics and you will intuitively understand the concept behind the Synchron Power Drums. It is the explosion of pure energy when powerful grooves are played "synchronously" on three different percussion batteries and interact with each other in the great hall of the famous Synchron Stage Vienna. Here you can really let the pig out and enrich your music with powerful intensity and pulsating energy.
For the recordings of the Synchron Power Drums, a Tama Star (2017) was placed in the middle, flanked by a Tama Superstar (1972) on the right and a Sonor Acryl Champion Vintage (1975) drum set on the left. You have the option of playing all three kits together or individually - in their actual recording position in the hall or in each case centered in the middle position. The three instruments were deliberately chosen in such a way that they represent the respective sound aesthetics of different epochs of recording technology in order to offer you the greatest possible tonal range.
3 drum sets - 1 room sound
The Sonor Acryl Champion Vintage Kit (left) delivers the authentic sound of the 70s and was played by legends like John Bonham, Ringo Starr, Karen Carpenter, Nick Mason and Keith Moon. The shells made of acrylic fibers ensure a louder, more powerful sound compared to wooden shells. The well-tuned snare drum (also made of acrylic fiber) delivers a sustaining, very precise and loud sound.
- 22 "/ 16" kick drum
- 12 “Tom
- 13 “Tom
- 16 “Tom
- 14 "/ 6.5" Phonic snare
- 14 “Meinl Byzance Sand Hat
- 18 "Meinl Extra dry thin crash (left)
- 22 “Meinl Byzance vintage pure light ride
- 20 "Meinl Byzance Vintage Crash (right)
The Tama Star Kit (center) with its dynamic, overtone-rich, bright and open sound represents the modern drum sound and has been Tama's flagship series since 2013. Two famous players in this series made of maple are Simon Phillips and Peter Erskine.
- 20 "/ 14" kick drum
- 10 “Tom
- 12 “Tom
- 16 “Tom
- 14 "/ 6.5" snare
- 14 “Meinl Byzance Medium HH
- 17 "Meinl MB 20 crash (left)
- 21 “Meinl Byzance Transition Ride
- 18 "Meinl Byzance Dual Crash (right)
The Tama Superstar (right) was particularly popular in the 1980s. The birch drum shells provide a deep, warm, dry and powerful sound that is almost characteristic of every disco and rock production. Interestingly, it was Billy Cobham and Elvin Jones who were the first to adopt the versatile sound of these instruments in their personal style.
- 22 "/ 16" kick drum
- 13 “Tom
- 14 “Tom
- 16 “Tom
- 14 "/ 5" Ludwig Supraphonic Snare
- 14 “Meinl Byzance extra dry medium HH
- 18 "Meinl Byzance Dual crash (left)
- 20 “Meinl Byzance Vintage Pure Light
- 18 "Meinl Byzance Extra dry thin crash (right)
Up to 10 velocities and 6 variations per beat ensure the finest gradations of the loops, which can be seamlessly faded from a quiet pattern to a dramatic intensity. The focus of the Synchron Power Drums lies in powerful performances whose expressiveness and raw energy can only be captured in a scoring stage like the Synchron Stage Vienna.
New functions in the Vienna Synchron Player
Integrated MIDI player with drag & drop function, exclusively for Synchron Power Drums. You can also import any other loop collection in the standardized General MIDI mapping format.
Large selection of exclusive, cinematic drum loops specially tailored to the three available drum kits. Complete loops as well as separated according to instrument groups:
- 3 drum sets in one MIDI file (on 3 MIDI tracks)
- Each drum set individually
- Bass drum and snare drum for each individual drum kit
- Hi-hats for every single drum kit
- Toms for each individual drum kit
- Cymbals for each individual drum kit
You can control the crosstalk of the microphones in the internal mixer of the Synchron Player yourself - this function is available exclusively for Synchron Power Drums. This allows you to choose how much of the signal you want to hear from the respective close microphones in the overall mix.
Around the performances on each drum set were recorded with 19 microphone positions. The Close, Mid and Decca Tree positions are included in the Standard Library . The full library contains additional room and surround mic positions.
From the bombastic widescreen sound to distorted sounds to precise studio sounds with enormous punch or complex, complementary-rhythmic grooves: With these wonderful instruments, all this and more is possible. The included presets form an ideal starting point for your mixes or serve as a source of inspiration for your own completely new creations.
- Room Mix: "Centered" and "Placed in the room"
- Decca Tree: "Centered" and "placed in the room"
- Surround to Stereo Mixdown: "Centered" and "Placed in the room"
- Surround (Full Library): "Centered" and "Placed in the room"
Each setup serves different aspects in the mix:
- Parallel compression
- Parallel compression reverb
- Flying toms
- Ambience parallel compression
Scope of the library
Standard Library: Samples 153.072 | Download size 29.1 GB | Installed file size 71.4 GB
Full Library: Samples 181.773 | Download size 38.9 GB | Installed file size 95.3 GB
- PC Windows 8.1 / 10 (last update, 64-bit), Intel Core i3 or AMD Athlon 64 X2
- macOS 10.10.05 or higher, Intel Core i3
- SSD (M2, Sata 6 or USB3 / 3.1 UASP support) for the sample content
- 8 GB RAM (16 GB or more recommended)
- AU / VST / AAX Native Compatible Host Program (AAX version requires Pro Tools 10.3.5 or higher)
- VIENNA KEY (Vienna Symphonic Library USB copy protection plug) or other USB eLicenser (e.g. from Steinberg or Arturia)
Other system configurations can work, but are not actively supported.
- PC Windows10 (last update, 64-bit), Intel i5 / i7 / i9 / Xeon
- macOS 10.12.6 (or higher), Intel i5 / i7 / i9 / Xeon
- 16 GB RAM or more, depending on your registered products
- 88 key master keyboard
Vienna Instruments and software require a ViennaKey !
The USB dongle from eLicenser (Steinberg compatible) is not included in the Vienna Instruments, but must be purchased separately. So you have to order at least one ViennaKey or Steinberg eLicenser together with your first VSL product. Each ViennaKey can store up to 100 product licenses.
You also need an internet connection on any computer to authorize a ViennaKey.