Drums Are More than the 'Beat'
The right drummer makes the music come alive. A drummer is far more than just an invisible timekeeper—in a great drummer's hands, music turns into something memorable, emotional, dramatic. Your feet start tapping. You find yourself involuntarily swaying back and forth. Your whole body smiles. When your music has the sound and feel of the right drummer, that's what happens.
Now you can add that magic drumming sound to your personal creations. SONiVOX is proud to offer Tony Coleman Drums, an amazing drum instrument for drummers, producers, and songwriters.
A legend in the R&B/Blues world, Tony is renowned for his work with B.B. King, Etta James, Buddy Guy and Albert King. He's been the irresistible pulse and unstoppable power behind some of the world's most infectious, soulful and unforgettable music. And now, in your creative hands, his one-of-a-kind sound is in your band.
Capturing the Target
The sound and feel of Tony's illustrious drumming was expertly captured at the lauded Ardent Studios in Memphis, TN, on the best recording gear available. Each individual kick drum accent, snare hit and cymbal strike was tracked to a Studer 2-inch analog tape machine to acquire the highly-desirable affect of tape compression. Complemented by a high-definition audio engine, each sample translates the session's impeccable realism and detail to any modern digital audio workstation. Tony imparts his unique touch every individual note he plays, and that's exactly what you get.
Using a MIDI keyboard, electronic drums, or pad controller, users can access 20 Gigabytes of Tony's top-tier blend of playing, sound, nuance and touch to enhance their songs and performances. When you put these together yourself, you've got the genuine sound of an R&B legend.
Flexibility is the Key
Additionally, drum/cymbal strikes can be adapted to any project by way of the instrument's powerful editing and mixing capabilities. Users can adjust pitch, envelope, EQ, and filter settings for each drum or cymbal, bringing versatility to the modern musician's arsenal. An all-new mixer provides per-part level, panning, and ambiance control—giving users the ability to tap into the coveted textures of Ardent's world-class live room. Post-processing effects include compression, reverb and EQ.
This instrument brings extraordinary sound and a contemporary feel to even the most modest studio. We think you'll agree that Coleman was the perfect drum source, and incorporating Ardent's collection of elite analog studio gear delivers the impressive results you're looking for. The audio engine we used is icing on the cake—close your eyes and Tony's sound is right there.