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Virtuosity Drums

Virtuosity Drums has an average user rating of 5.00 from 1 review

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Reviewed By Michael L [read all by] on July 4th, 2021
Version reviewed: 1.00 on Mac

A free Developer Challenge treat from Karoryfer x Versilian.

Something you don't see very often -- a very well-recorded jazz drum set with 5000 samples and 60 articulations, heavily key-mapped.

Just for snare, you get a stickshot, center, off-center, rim, hand-muted, half-hand muted, cross stick, flam, buzz and roll.

The full kit includes a kick, low/high tom, hihat, ride, crash... AND....tambourine, cowbell, bongo, conga, timbale, agogo bell, cabasa, shaker, whistle, guiro, claves, woodblock, cuica, triangle, shaker, sleighbell, and belltree.

You get six microphone positions and all the crazy Karoryfer Controls like kick and snare bleed, kick dampen, snare-off (!), snare roll dynamics, stereo width, both individual and master tuning, and more that you can read about in the 16-page manual.

And it sounds great, because it was recorded by Versilian Studios (home of the eclectic Versilian Chamber Orchestra for Kontakt, and the free Versilian Community Orchestra for sfz, vst, au and Kontakt.).

Comments & Discussion for Versilian Studios Virtuosity Drums

Discussion: Active
21 July 2021 at 5:02pm

Really sounds awesome! Wish I could get it running in MPC (Akai Windows DAW).

21 July 2021 at 5:42pm

In order to load the Virtuosity Drums library, you need to first install the Sforzando player by Plogue. This will install a VSTi plugin, which as far as I can tell is fully supported by MPC, as well as a standalone application 'Sforzando' which can function without needing a DAW for quick playing around or live use situations.

Once you get the Sforzando plugin window open inside MPC (or even in standalone application mode), you can drag and drop the 'Virtuosity Drums.bank.xml' file into it as discussed above and it will be registered for all future use when you click the 'Instrument' box in Sforzando.

See Page 120 of the MPC user manual for information on 3rd party plugins and plugin management, and Page 121 "Selecting Plugins, Instrument Plugins..." for step-by-step instructions on how to load/interact with the Sforzando plugin once installed:

The process of loading and interacting with plugins is different for every DAW, so I am afraid I cannot give step by step instructions for that portion of the process. It may be beneficial to look online for videos of 'using 3rd party instrument plugins in MPC' if the MPC user manual is not sufficient.

7 January 2022 at 5:27pm

not necessarily a jazz guy but dang the cymbals and snare are great for heavier genres.

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