Steven's career in music and pro audio started with drums. He arrived in Hollywood in the mid 2000’s with a disc of drum samples that he had recorded onto 2" inch tape and somehow managed to hand out discs to some of the industry’s mixing legends, which eventually lead to his first product, “Steven Slate Drums”, a CD-R of one-shot drum samples and the rest is history as they say...
At NAMM 2018 Steven Slate Drums will be debuting SSD version 5. Steven says that SSD5 has been completely reworked from the ground up with an all-new GUI, tons of requested features, 1000 new grooves in the new groove player, and over 50 new DELUXE 2 Drum Instruments that have incredible realism and detail.
SSD5 have been designed to make editing your kits a breeze. You can now select individual drums, customise the mics and routing, choose your MIDI maps, customise your velocity and dynamic curves for each drum, and build your custom tone exactly as you want it.
SSD5’s mixer is designed to enable you to get the mix of your drums that you want, with easy access to ambient room mics and close mics. It allows you to route your drums discretely to your DAW, like Pro Tools or Studio One, so you can use your favourite plug-ins to get the ultimate drum tone. They have also added a new master volume control to the entire plug-in.
You can customise your MIDI Map with SSD5’s completely reworked MIDI MAP converter. Everything in a kit preset is mappable and re-mappable plus you can load mapping presets.
- Completely Redesigned User Interface and Controls
- New Master Volume Engine Control
- New SSD5 Drum Playback Algorithm
- Deluxe Drum Library Adds 50 New Instruments
- Drumkit or Pad Cells View Allows Up To 32 Drum Instruments
- Completely Reworked Routing/Mapping System
- macOS Support in AAX/VST/AU Formats
- Windows Support in AAX/VST Formats
Price Availablity And Upgrades
Any purchaser of ssd4 from now until release will receive a free upgrade to SSD5.
SSD5 will be $149, and now contains the most drum samples of any drum instrument, including 76 snare drums alone.