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Friday, November 13, 2009

Sonic Reality Announces EpiK DrumS- A Ken Scott Collection

Virtual Drum Instrument for Authentic Classic Grooves

October 2009, Sunrise FL, USA- As part of the Ken Scott Collection Series, Sonic Reality is proud to announce “EpiK DrumS – A Ken Scott Collection”. The product is a massive virtual instrument/plug-in for drum kits and grooves with the authentic sound and feel of classic rock records. It features 5 of the world’s best drummers recorded by legendary producer/engineer Ken Scott.

In EpiK DrumS, Ken recreated the drum sounds of multi-track studio sessions he recorded with David Bowie, Supertramp, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Dixie Dregs, Missing Persons, Elton John and The Beatles. Authentic classic drum sounds were achieved from using the same rare recording equipment, the same instruments, expert technical assistance from Ross Garfield “The Drum Doctor”, advanced sound development by Sonic Reality and collaboration with the original drummers Bill Cobham, Terry Bozzio, Woody Woodmansey, Bob Siebenberg and Rod Morgenstein. All together this makes up one of the most EPIK productions ever for a software drum instrument.

Features:

• Virtual Drum & Groove Instrument/Plug-in for authentic classic drums
• Multi-track drum kits and audio grooves recorded by legendary engineer/producer Ken Scott
• Unique Kits and Grooves of top drummers: Bill Cobham, Bob Siebenberg, Terry Bozzio, Woody Woodmansey and Rod Morgenstein
• Over 80 Gigabytes of high quality 24 bit drum samples
• Over 2,000 audio grooves ranging from classic rock and pop time signatures to fusion and unique style complex grooves rarely found in sample libraries.
• Seven Advanced Expressive Drum Kits in the style of artists such as David Bowie, Supertramp, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Dixie Dregs, Missing Persons, Elton John and The Beatles.
• Flexible mix and match kit pieces for unlimited custom drum kits as well as percussion.
• “Out of the box” album mixes by Ken Scott as well as discrete mixing control for both instant gratification and flexibility.
• Midi Drum Kits mapped in GM, iMap™, V-Drum™, Performance and Custom modes with midi learn for the ability to play from a keyboard or any electronic drum kit.
• Includes Sonic Reality’s proprietary Multi-track Rex™ Grooves which are real live-played drum loops mapped to the keyboard. Snap to the tempo of your host while providing full discrete mic mixing capability between directs, overheads, room and more.
• Includes the Infinite Player powered by Kontakt for compatibility as a plug-in for every major DAW as well as stand-alone for the Mac and PC.
• Mix and match custom kits compatible with other Drum Masters series titles.
• The combination of authentic grooves and playable drum kits allows you to create the most realistic drum tracks for your music.

PRICE: $749. MSRP ($599. Street)
Availability: Q4, 2009 (Available Now on Pre-Order >From ALL Sonic Reality Dealers)

Check out Epik Drums on the web: http://www.epikdrums.com

***ABOUT KEN SCOTT

Ken Scott is a legendary British recording engineer and producer who recorded The Beatles, David Bowie, Elton John, Supertramp, Pink Floyd, Jeff Beck, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Billy Cobham, Duran Duran, Dixie Dregs, Missing Persons, Devo, Lou Reed, America, George Harrison and many other iconic artists in music history. He had his start in the 60s working as a Tape Op at Abbey Road Studios and from there went on to engineer and produce some of the most acclaimed albums of the 20th Century. Ken has recorded timeless songs such as "I Am The Walrus", "Rocket Man", "Ziggy Stardust", "Dreamer", "Walk On The Wild Side" and many others. One of the unique aspects of Ken’s career in music is the diversity of iconic styles he has been a part of from the 60’s to today… from the birth of Modern Rock ‘n’ Roll (Beatles) to Glam Rock (Bowie) to Fusion (Mahavishnu Orchestra) to New Wave (Missing Persons, Devo) and more.

Ken Scott has collaborated with Sonic Reality to capture samples in a modern software instrument with some of the most sought after distinct character sounds he has recorded over the years. These are sounds that might otherwise be lost in history, but with the same great ears, technique and style Ken has preserved a sonic part of his legacy to bring inspiration to new musicians all over the world.

ABOUT SONIC REALITY

Sonic Reality is an award-winning sound developer that has provided samples for leading music software and hardware keyboard and electronic drum manufacturers such as Yamaha, Alesis, Roland, IK Multimedia, Propellerheads, Native Instruments, Cakewalk, Mackie, Apple and more. They developed Sonic Refills, R.A.W. Loop Libraries and an expanding line of Infinite Player/Kontakt-based virtual instruments such as Drum Masters, Serafine FX Tron, Cinema Sessions and many others. Sonic Reality co-developed virtual instruments like Ocean Way Drums, Miroslav Philharmonik, Sonik Synth 2, SampleMoog and SampleTron. The company was founded in the mid-90's by keyboardist/producer Dave Kerzner and has since followed a steady mission to "Sample Everything".

Web Site: http://www.sonicreality.com
Visit the Sonic Reality Forum on KVRaudio.com: http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=9

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