Steven Slate Drums Platinum Edition 3.5
Steven Slate Drums Platinum Edition 3.5

Platinum Edition 3.5, Virtual Drum/Percussion from Steven Slate Drums.

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synfactory 07/21/2011

Steven Slate Drums Platinum Edition 3.5 : synfactory's user review

« Easy and great sounding modern Drums »

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32 and 64 bit, Kontakt Powered Drum Virtual Instrument, Mac and Pc Compatible (VST, AU, RTAS, DX).
40 world class drumkits including many that are authentic models of some of the most famous drum sounds from the past 40 years, including Led Zeppelin, Nirvana, Metallica, Deftones, Pantera, Ac/Dc, Green Day, Foo Fighters, Dream Theater etc.
Recorded and mixed by drum guru Steven Slate, who made drum samples for the top Engineer in the Industry
Roland Drum Kits Mapping Ready
Included Midi Grooves and Fills
Additional Drums Libraries on the website (Pop Rock, Metal, Classic Rock).


I’ve used this in Logic Pro 8 and 9 without a problem.

I have a Mac Pro 2.66 Quad Core with 8 GB of ram and a White Macbook with Intel Core 2 Duo Cpu with 4 GB of Ram.
I’ve used it extensively both in 32 and 64 bit modes, and triggered with both midi keyboards, drum pads and Electronic Drum Kits (Roland TD-6)

The installation is really easy and the the manual is clear and precise.


I’ve used Steven Slate drums for years now, in conjunction with Superior Drummer and Addictive Drums.
Of the 3, this library is the most “processed” and you will need small or no amount of compression and EQ to let it sound perfect in your mix.

I’ve used it mainly as a support for Superior Drummer 2 (mainly kicks and snares).
Don’t get me wrong, these samples are fantastic, but on their own they can sound quite unnatural.
However mixed lower, the results are radio ready.

The only negative thing on this product is the fact that you have to run Kontakt to load these files, and that they don’t have “dry unprocessed” samples.
But I’ve heard that the guys are near to releasing a new version of the software with a proper own interface, and unprocessed sounds.

Overall, if you are lucky to catch a “no brainer deal” at a really low price, and if you are into modern rock/metal this is a must buy!