New from Sonic Reality: Nick Mason Drums BFD Now Available for Download!

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Squids
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8399 posts since 11 Mar, 2002 from Florida

Post Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:44 pm

LATEST SR NEWS: Sonic Reality Releases "Nick Mason Drums" Sample Library for BFD

Sonic Reality is proud to announce the release of "Nick Mason Drums", a drum kit sample library series which is first being made available in FXpansion's BFD2 format. The product is currently available as a download exclusively from esoundz.com http://www.esoundz.com/details.php?Prod ... de=NMBFDPR

The BFD version of "Nick Mason Drums" is a digital recreation of the legendary Pink Floyd drummer's "Custom Ludwig® Black Kit" and was recorded by engineer/producer Alan Parsons who originally recorded the album "Dark Side of the Moon". The same classic miking techniques and EMI mixing console model was used as they did in 1973 so that "Nick Mason Drums" could offer an authentic recreation of a vintage drum sound heard by millions on one of the best selling albums of all time.

Nick Mason Drums for BFD is an expansion sound library for FXpansion's BFD2 and BFD3 software which allows discrete multi-channel drum kits to be played from any midi keyboard or e-drum. Individual mic channels can be mixed by the user to create a variety of drum sounds from dry to ambient. The drums are mapped in both standard BFD formats and Sonic Reality's advanced "iMap" layout for high performance in midi drum programming and live playing. Coming in at close to 5 gigabytes in size this high quality drum kit from Mason and Parsons offers top "album quality" sound.

"Being a fan of Nick Mason, Pink Floyd and Alan Parsons myself for so many years it was incredible to be recreating the sonic magic with them 40 years later for a sample library" says Sonic Reality CEO Dave Kerzner "I think it's great that musicians will now be able to use an element of their style and sound in their own music productions for many years to come."

In addition to the digital recreation of Nick's drum kit, live drum grooves were also performed by Nick Mason and recorded by Alan Parsons for upcoming loop libraries and more from Sonic Reality. Other formats such as Reason, SampleTank, Kontakt, Rex, Apple Loops, Acidized Wave and Stylus RMX are coming soon from http://www.esoundz.com and select Sonic Reality dealers and distributors world-wide.

For more information and a link to download Nick Mason Drums for BFD: http://www.esoundz.com/details.php?Prod ... de=NMBFDPR

For BFD software (required for Nick Mason Drums BFD) visit: http://www.fxpansion.com

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Kevin63101
KVRist
340 posts since 30 Apr, 2008 from St Louis, MO

Post Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:06 pm

Will there be other formats released for the Nick Mason kit? (eg. Kontakt Infinite Player?)

Nick Mason's style influenced my heavier than typical usage of the Ride Cymbal.

Kevin63101
KVRist
340 posts since 30 Apr, 2008 from St Louis, MO

Post Mon Nov 11, 2013 3:02 pm

I'll answer my own post (it pays to read): :wink:
Other formats such as Reason, SampleTank, Kontakt, Rex, Apple Loops, Acidized Wave and Stylus RMX are coming soon from http://www.esoundz.com and select Sonic Reality dealers and distributors world-wide.

hydemusic
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164 posts since 26 Feb, 2006 from Northern NJ

Post Mon Nov 11, 2013 3:24 pm

I hope this is going to be released in either Reason, Kontakt or Sample Tank formats. I can't go to a 4th format, it doesn't make sense $$$$. If so I would get this. Kontakt gives me the most flexibility with multi outputs. That would be my first choice and the Reason. :D
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Squids
Sonic Reality Head Chef
8399 posts since 11 Mar, 2002 from Florida

Post Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:10 am

hydemusic wrote:I hope this is going to be released in either Reason, Kontakt or Sample Tank formats. I can't go to a 4th format, it doesn't make sense $$$$. If so I would get this. Kontakt gives me the most flexibility with multi outputs. That would be my first choice and the Reason. :D
Yes all of those formats are coming soon along with the grooves.
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hydemusic
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164 posts since 26 Feb, 2006 from Northern NJ

Post Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:38 am

Squids wrote:
hydemusic wrote:I hope this is going to be released in either Reason, Kontakt or Sample Tank formats. I can't go to a 4th format, it doesn't make sense $$$$. If so I would get this. Kontakt gives me the most flexibility with multi outputs. That would be my first choice and the Reason. :D
Yes all of those formats are coming soon along with the grooves.
Great you're the man! I was hoping you would. The grooves, the grooves, the grooves :D
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Burillo
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3670 posts since 15 Nov, 2006 from Hell

Post Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:57 pm

is this dry or processed like platinum samples?
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Squids
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8399 posts since 11 Mar, 2002 from Florida

Post Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:59 pm

Burillo wrote:is this dry or processed like platinum samples?
There's no ambient processing. It's essentially "dry" but Alan Parsons did EQ the drums on an old EMI desk like he did on Dark Side of the Moon. So it has that flavor in it. However, it's a very natural drum sound. The original Floyd drum sound was more of a direct sound and this kit also includes natural room ambience as an option even though they didn't use it much (because they recorded drums with the rest of the band playing together live and therefore couldn't capture a room sound without the rest of the instruments).
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Burillo
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3670 posts since 15 Nov, 2006 from Hell

Post Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:17 am

great! how long will the intro price last? i'm waiting for my payday!

also, this got me eyeing other Sonic Reality BFD expansions - are they available as download options too?
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Post Fri Nov 29, 2013 6:17 am

Burillo wrote:great! how long will the intro price last? i'm waiting for my payday!

also, this got me eyeing other Sonic Reality BFD expansions - are they available as download options too?
Intro price is still going but it could end at any time. It's a really good price in the first place though.

Yes all Sonic Reality BFD expansions are available as download.
http://www.sonicreality.com
http://www.esoundz.com
My album with guests Steve Hackett, Keith Emerson and more: http://www.davekerzner.com
Sonic Reality Progressive Rock Project: http://www.facebook.com/sonicelements

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