The industry has been screaming for dry drums. We heard you, and we delivered.
Desert Drums are the industry’s most comprehensive collection of dry drums. We either go big, or we go home. We went big.
Using two different studios, two different vintage Rogers drum kits, and a variety of vintage cymbals and snares, Desert Drums gives you the ability to sculpt a truly unique dry drum sound. Go from vintage to modern just by switching the kit, or even combine the elements to add spice and flavor.
Kit #1 is a vintage Rogers Holiday ‘68. This beautiful Champagne Sparkle kit has a truly unique 20×14 kick drum with the front skin removed, a 12×8 rack tom that is tuned in 2 different ways to give you a second rack tom, and a 16×16 floor tom. On top of this we sampled a Ludwig Supraphonic 400 and a Slingerland Radio King. Each of these drums were meticulously tuned, dampened, and sampled to give you immense playability. It was recorded at Tugboat Studio in Vancouver. This is a small dry room and the recording really benefited from it. This is the vintage dry drum sound that everyone is after.
Kit #2 is a Rogers Holiday ‘69. This beautiful Red Onyx kit consists of a 24×14 kick drum that will give you a boom that will shake your socks off. The rack tom is 13×9 tuned two different ways to give you a second rack tom, and a 16×16 floor tom. Add a Black Beauty Snare and a Woods Custom Snare and you have a very modern approach to the dry drum sound. Each of these drums were tuned and dampened to give you a truly unique dry drum sound. Recordings took place at Echoplant Studio B in Vancouver. This room is small enough to get an amazing dry drum tone but also has an amazing echo chamber that was sampled as part of the recording process. This kit will give you a truly massive dry drum sound with the added ability to add the echo chamber into the mix.
But why stop there? We didn’t. We also added percussion. With clave’s, a tambourine, a muted cowbell, and shakers, there is no stopping your creativity.
Desert Drums are the result of over a year of work and experimentation to deliver what the industry has been screaming for. The perfect dry drum sound.
Windows 7, 8/8.1 or 10 (64-bit)
Intel Mac OS 10.7 or higher
Intel i5 or i7 Processor
16 GB of RAM (This is very important as the kits can use up to 8GB of Ram)
7200 rpm HDD or faster with a minimum of 30GB free hard disc space
Internet connection for product authorization and 15 GB download (in 2 GB chunks)
iLok.com account for PACE hard drive/system or iLok 2/3 copy protection (no iLok required)
VST, AU or AAX 64bit plugin compatible DAW host (The Accent Player can host 3rd party VST and AU Plugins within its mixer)