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LM-4 is a 32 bit drum module.
- 18 channels/pads.
- Up to 128 velocity zones per pad.
- 20 Drum sets included (10 24-bit :Wizoo kits, 10 standard kits).
- 6 outputs (stereo mix plus 4 individual).
- Velocity, pitch and panning for each instrument, all automatable.
- All settings can be saved with the song (Cubase VST).
- Samples saved as individual files.
- Samples CANNOT be loaded from the front panel, a script (text) file is used to create a drum kit, this can be done by hand or by using a third party editor.
Reviewed By x_bruce
December 23, 2001
Everyone says what were (Steinberg) thinking. I'm thinking what was I thinking. Horrible value for money, the Wizzo kits are nice.
Not being able to easily create your own kit? What was I thinking? Shareware kicks it's ass. Freeware does too. I realize this was about all that was available initially but that's no excuse for the stupid design. What was I thinking when I actually bought this?
Pros: it works, Wizzo kits are worth some of the cost
Cons: terrible value for money, bad design for making new kits, arrogance to charge substatial money for new kits, beaten in quality and ease of use by freeware.
Editing a text file to create kits. Come on, for those of us that bought this we're almost as much to blame as Steinberg. I feel like a chump admitting I bought this plugin.Read more
Reviewed By derek
October 14, 2001
editing drum kits via a text file or external editor, LOL what were they thinking :-)
if you take the wizzoo kits into consideration, ok, you could call the LM 4 a nice sampling CD for a reasonable price. i dont like the sound too much but i guess thats a question of taste.Read more
Reviewed By tesla
September 2, 2001
+ some good drumkits included
+ further drumkits available
- creating own drumkits is very complicated
- out of time
- replaced by MarkII - much too late
This was also one of my first VSTi's I bought in Spring 2000. Around this time it was probably the best VSTi drum module available, sample-based with velocity layers.
But time has changed, and now with competitors like DR-008, RmIII, Battery or Attack there is no longer a reason to buy the LM-4, except maybe for the good included Wizoo drumkits and to use other available LM-4 kits (free+commercial).
To create your own drumkits, you have to edit text files and pray that you made no mistake. There are free/shareware kit editors around, but I haven't found them usefull.
Since around Dec/2001 it's no longer available and replaced by the successor LM-4 MarkII which improved some things (but came in my opinion much too late).Read more
Reviewed By SJ_Digriz
September 2, 2001