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This along with the VLINN from Aly James Lab make two of the most unique and incredibly detailed drum machine emulations on the market.
Like I mentioned in my VLINN review, I've now garbaged all my samples for Simmons drums. This is it. Some quick highlights:
Every perameter is editable and can be automated.
This thing can make HUGE 808 style kicks, or knocking little taps like a TR-606. The snares are surprisingly useful, and can stand on their own or be layered under other samples for depth. The toms are what the Simmons drums were all about and there is nothing to miss here. They are gigantic, and again - every piece of the sound you could conceive of is editable and customizable. The hi-hats were shockingly useful to me. They sound great if tweaked well. They have a realness to them, and sound like the Linndrum sample (which I believe they were originally cribbed from on the SDSV)
It has individual outs so mixing is super easy inside your DAW.
There are selectable levels of output which can really add the grit and definition of analog drums.
You can custom-load PROMS in it. So adding a clap or another snare, or whatever is easy. It then runs through the circuitry and comes out the other end sounding appropriately degraded.
Aly is on a roll with these plugins, and he's doing something NONE of the other developers are doing. Furthermore, he's doing it at 1/4 the price.
If you love the sound of the 80s. You need this kit.
If you have samples of a Simmons kit, throw them out and get this.