31st March 2006
Best Service has announced Artist Complete, a new bundle of existing plug-in sample libraries; it includes: Artist Drums, Artist Grooves and Artist Rhythm plus Artist Drums 5.1 Surround edition & additional GM Kits and Real Giga Drums multi-channel Drumkits - seven of the world's best drummers and nine drum sets including a huge arsenal of live played drum grooves by the artists; recorded and mixed at Galaxy Studios, Belgium.
With up to 24 velocity layers and excessive sample layering, you have control over the detailed playback and programming of each single instrument. The kit "sizes" are related to the artists' individual drum kits, and range from 200 to 350 Mb (surround sets more). 24 bit production.
- Stereo & 5.1 Surround Drum Kits & GM Kits: Dennis Chambers - Kenny Aronoff - Mel Gaynor - Simon Phillips.
- Real Giga Drums, Over Head, Direct, Room: Funk Kit - Heavy Kit - Jazz Kit - Rock Kit - Soul Kit (all GM).
- Drum Loops 80 - 160 BPM: Simon Phillips - Mel Gaynor - Kenny Aronoff - Dennis Chambers.
- Drum Loops 80 - 140 BPM: Marco Minnemann - Dirk Sengotta.
- Percussion Loops 80 - 140 BPM: Martin Verdonk.
- Plus Single Instrument Loops (Ride Loop 90 BPM, Hi Hat Loop 120 BPM.)
Drummers & Percussionists:
- Simon Phillips: Toto, Jeff Beck, The Who, Pete Townshend. Tama Drumset Star Classic, Zildjian K-Series Cymbals.
- Mel Gaynor: Simple Minds, Tina Turner, Robert Palmer, Gary Moore. Yamaha Special Edition Drumset, Paiste Cymbals.
- Dennis Chambers: Santana, Steely Dan, John Mc Laughlin. Custom made Pearl Drumset, Zildjian Custom Series Cymbals.
- Kenny Aronoff: Joe Cocker, Ricky Martin, Mick Jagger. Custom made Tama Drumset, Zildjian Cymbals.
- Marco Minnemann: Drummaster Mag/Web: "Marco Minnemann has exploded onto the drumming scene with his amazing technique and cutting edge extreme interdependence skills". DW Drumset, Zildjian Cymbals.
- Dirk Sengotta: Ace of Base, Sascha. Yamaha Drumset, Anatolien Cymbals.
- Martin Verdonk: "Martin Verdonk proofs to be one of the leading multi-percussionists of today" - Drums & Percussion- Germany.
Artist Complete is available for Windows and Mac OS X in VST, AU and RTAS formats and costs €249; Upgrades are available for registered Artist Drums / Artist Grooves users, this costs €149.
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