When it comes to drum programming, authentic cymbal sounds and feels can be the X-factor in getting the desired results.
The prolific software developer FXpansion is helping producers, engineers and beatmakers along with Zildjian Digital Vault, a comprehensive collection of Zildjian cymbal recordings ready to go for the BFD2 drum production workstation or BFD Eco software instrument.
Available now, Zildjian Digital Vault is download-only from the FXpansion web shop. It’s part of FXpansion’s 50% off expansion sale, which lasts until Jan 31st. Therefore, it’s currently available for USD $75, Euro €55, and GBP £48 inc VAT (normal price: USD $149, Euro €109, GBP £95 inc VAT).
Give them a listen at the FXpansion product page, and read on for more details from the source:
”Zildjian Digital Vault features 34 classic crashes, splashes, rides, chinas and hihats hand-selected by Zildjian’s master cymbal tester Paul Francis. Recorded in intricate detail by sampling guru John Emrich, the sounds are captured with crisp direct mics and lush stereo overhead and room mic sets. Each cymbal is recorded at multiple velocities while being struck by sticks, brushes and mallets. The included cymbals feature articulations for bow, edge and bell positions while hihats feature tip and edge hits at 5 positions between open and closed.
Included are 14 A-series, 9 K-series and 11 FX cymbals from the Zildjian range as well as a series of authentic drumkit grooves.
Equipment used for the recordings
Direct: Nevaton MC49 into an ATI 8SMX2 preamp
OH: Violet Flamingo Stereo into an API 3124 peamp
Room: Nevaton stereo MC404 microphone into a Metric Halo ULN 2 preamp
Ambient: Violet Vin50 (prototype) into an API 3124 preamp”