SUPERDRUMS8000 - review by Dave N (adm. of Reasonfreaks) !

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DORUMALAIA
KVRist
280 posts since 16 Feb, 2003 from Galati-Romania

Post Fri Apr 04, 2003 8:27 pm

Now i can present to you first review of my SUPERDRUMS 8000 , writed BY Dave N (Reasonfreaks) :

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Doru Malaia - Superdrums 8000
Reviewed by Dave N on April 4th 2003
Company: Doru Malaia
Website: http://www.dorumalaia2.com/superdrums8000.htm
Score: 10/10
Price: $ 29

Like:
Sooo much choice, really everything a drumtrack might need.

Dislike:
Naahhhh

Content:
From the guy who already brought us a very big bunch of free refills we are now seeing a large and high quality refill packed to the rim with drumsamples. No less then 8000 of them are present in this massive drumsound refill. Doru Malaia gets you to all the drums you will most likely ever need in your music making life. There's so much in this refill that i'm allready taking out the bandages coss my fingertips will burn after writing this review. In the refill you will find real drums recorded from drum kits in a professional studio. But also drumsounds created using (soft)synths of all kinds. There's really so much in there that it will take you a long time to listen to them all.

Let's have a closer look (listen) to these sounds.

Content
BASS DRUMS (2400) - SNARES (2600) [SNARES-2436/BRUSHES-8/RIMS-126/ROLLS-30 ] - TOMS (413) - CYMBALS (1219) [HH-1008 / SPLASH-13 / CRASH-75 / RIDE-116 / CHINESE-7] - TAMBOURINES (170) - WOODBLOCKS (14) - TRIANGLES (54) - CLAVES (55) - MARACAS (14) - CABASA'S (26) - SHAKERS (63) - CASTANETS (9) - GUIROS (23) - VIBRASLAPS (12) - COWBELLS (38) - TAIKOS (17) - TIMPANI (34) - TIMBALES (21) - BONGOS (116) - CONGAS (153) - CUICAS (7) - KALIMBAS (15) - BAMBOOS (10) - STEEL DRUMS (89) - STICKS (7) - AGOGO BELLS (61) - SLEIGHBELLS (8) - TIBETANBELLS (7) - GONGS (16) - CHIMES (5) - CLAPS (246) - FINGERS (10) - WHISTLES (9) - REVERSES (59)

As you can see there are very much drumsounds in this refill. Now will many of you already think that for $29 you just can't get 8000 high quality usable drumsamples. Well, trust me when i say that you couldn't be more wrong. This is just essential stuff to get your hands on. There can't possibly be one reason not to order this cd.

How's the soundquality?
The soundquality is just great. All live drums have been recorded in 24 bit, then processed and dithered down to 16 bit to keep the filesize in order while still maintaining perfect clarity and overall soundquality. The drumsounds all sound very good and are clearly made by people who knew what they were doing. Doru is a well established musician in Romania and he works with a lot of professionals which helped him out to get to this remarkable product. Doru also made it very clear to me that all the samples are originals and that you won't find these sounds anywhere else, not on the internet and neither in any other sample collection.
It's also needless to say that this disc isn't made with one particular genre in mind. It's not only real drumkits which have been sampled. Lot's of sounds are synthetic to give you the best of both worlds. Many times drums are the samples one looks for everywhere. I know i always like to collect drumsamples from various sources. Either on the internet or commercial. Well, look no further, i think it's time to stop collecting because Doru Malaia has just delivered any drum sound one can possibly think of!!

2 Versions
This collection can be bought in 2 different versions. You can get it as a refill which clearly saves some hd space for you since the samples will get compressed then. But you can also buy the cd which has the seperate wav files on them for use in multiple programs and VSTi drumcomputers. Both discs have pro's and cons. Obviously will the refill version save you on hd space but it will also restrict you from using the samples in any other program or sample editor for any further tweaking of the sounds. Which the Wav version does allow. You can make that choice yourself and it doesn't cost you any more money. The set price is $29 for both versions. All samples can be used without any problems whatsoever. They are all originally created by Doru Malaia.

Conclusion
If you didn't pay close attention during the period you were reading this review i'll tell you once more: GET HOLD OF THIS COLLECTION!! Your life as a musician will be so much easier. There are so many great drum sounds in this refill that it will suit you for years to come. All sorts of drums can be found. From bassdrums to snares and from shakers to guiro's and all inbetween. This collection deserves a fat 10 coss it's unbelievable value for money and the quality is also rock solid!

This disc truly is the final word in drumsamples for sure!

Dave N ( adm. of Reasonfreaks )

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I hope now you haven't any doubts , my friends !

Doru
Last edited by DORUMALAIA on Thu Dec 08, 2005 1:53 pm, edited 1 time in total.

DORUMALAIA
KVRist
280 posts since 16 Feb, 2003 from Galati-Romania

Post Mon Apr 07, 2003 11:18 pm

I must say that the payment and delivery was painless. I got the CD in quick time - great service.
The CD itself is amazing. It is very well set out with an excellent directory structure making it very easy to find the type of drum yourlooking for. If you cannot find what you are looking for on this CD I will be VERY surprised. There is an abundance of choice on this CD. Everything you would expect and more is included from the electronic through to acoustic with some unusual sounding drums and percussion along the way. Excellently recorded and edited it is a great treasure trove for using to build up custom kits for your projects - highly
recommended.

Mozzer, United Kingdom
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"Wow!! Doru's given us something new that is sure to be the first in a
long line of amazing professional refills. With thousands upon thousands of crystal clear booming sounds - superdrums is a must have for any serious music maker. The sounds are endless and all incredible. The
percusive options are unreal. Doru's superdrums has every percussive
instrument you could ever dream of. Superdrums is a great deal for what you get! Thanks Doru!

Brooks, USA
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Superdrums 8000 is awesome! If you like Doru Malaia's free refills, you are going to love this one! There are more samples then you may ever need, 2400 bass drums, 2600 snare drums, over 1000 Hi-Hats, and a great collection of Natural and Classic percussion. This is a really great refill, wow! So,if you need good kicks and hi-hats for that solid electronic sound, or timpani, bongos, and shakers for classical or jazz works, this refill has it all! All samples in this refill are very clean and crisp, no hiss, no pops,no clicks, and no distortion. All have good attack, decay, and normalization, there are no volume surprises here. Doru Malaia has done a superb job putting Superdrums 8000 together, and I recommend this Refill to everyone. Whether you write Classical, Jazz, House, Trance, or Rock and Roll, you should have Superdrums 8000 in your arsenal!

Inches Of Mercury, U.S.A
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gruberman
KVRist
265 posts since 30 Aug, 2002

Post Mon Apr 07, 2003 11:22 pm

Why not just link to your website instead of spamming kvr?
I5-8600K, Focusrite Scarlet Solo v2, Ubuntu 19.04, Bitwig.

DORUMALAIA
KVRist
280 posts since 16 Feb, 2003 from Galati-Romania

Post Mon Apr 07, 2003 11:59 pm

It's not a spam ! I really think you , my brothers musicians , need this tool ! I make only 3$/cd proffit from this and i use these money to give you many wonderful and FREE refills (27 until now !)! I don't want to become a rich man with money of my brothers musicians ! Believe me !

Doru :roll:

Svante
KVRist
49 posts since 13 Jan, 2003 from stockholm, sweden

Post Tue Apr 08, 2003 12:19 am

so the remaining $26 goes to...????

(just curious)
I'm mostly into vintage VSTis.

get your crasy zynths here:
http://www.f.kth.se/~f98-sst/vst/

Bonteburg
Hun #3
4239 posts since 25 Mar, 2002 from A quaint little village just south of Hamburg, Germany

Post Tue Apr 08, 2003 12:22 am

Sweden, 1.
Romania, 0.

:hihi:

...Marco 8)

DORUMALAIA
KVRist
280 posts since 16 Feb, 2003 from Galati-Romania

Post Tue Apr 08, 2003 1:03 am

The rest of 26 $ go to expanses , taxes , shypment , etc ! Here in Romania the monthly incoming is only 80-100 $ but we have one of the higger level of taxes becase , for every workman we have 2,5 pensioners ! Because the life is so hard here , birth rate is very low and qwer population become old !

(Sorry for my so bad english !)

Doru

DORUMALAIA
KVRist
280 posts since 16 Feb, 2003 from Galati-Romania

Post Tue Apr 08, 2003 1:11 am

Oh , i forgot to post the link to FREE refills ! Here :
http://www.freewebs.com/dorumalaia/myfreerefills.htm

And see what peoples say about my FREE politic and my FREE refills here :
http://www.freewebs.com/dorumalaia/guestbook.htm

Doru

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