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Steven Slate Drums 5 announced at NAMM 2018
26th January 2018

Steven Slate has announced Steven Slate Drums 5 at NAMM, Booth #15901.

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.

Steven says: "My career in music and pro audio started with one word: Drums. I arrived in Hollywood in the mid 2000's with a disc of drum samples that I'd recorded onto 2inch tape and I managed to hand this disc out to some of the industry's mixing legends. Soon after, my drum sounds were heard on some of the biggest hits on the radio. This eventually lead to my first product, "Steven Slate Drums", a CD-R of one shot drum samples. Fast forward over ten years to NAMM 2018 where we are proud to debut Steven Slate Drums version 5."


Easy Editing
SSD5 makes editing your kits a breeze. Select individual drums, customize the mics and routing, choose your MIDI maps, customize your velocity and dynamic curves for each drums, and build your custom tone exactly as you want it.

Mix It
SSD5's mixer allows you to get the perfect mix of your drums, with easy access to ambient room mics and close mics. It allows you to easily route your drums discretely to your DAW so you can use your favorite plugins to get the ultimate drum tone. We also added a new master volume control to the entire plugin.

Map It
Customize your MIDI Map with SSD5's completely reworked MIDI MAP converter. Everything in a kit preset is easily mappable and re-mappable plus you can quickly load mapping presets.

Pricing & Availability

SSD5 will be released in March 2018. The upgrade price from SSD4 Platinum is $99 with an intro price of $79. The upgrade from SSD4 EX is $149 with an intro price of $119. Any purchaser of SSD4 from now until release will receive a free upgrade to SSD5. SSD5 will be $149.


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