Handcrafted in the USA, this slammin’ kit from SJC Custom Drums provided an excellent sample source for Big Bang Universal Drums 2. True to their word, these universal drums provide excellent tone, color, and sound for any music project or performance from the worlds of pop, hip-hop, world, funk, rock, or any musical style. Big Bang Universal Drums 2 has milked every drop of essence from these drums, capturing stick and brush performances from soft and sweet to roaring thunder levels. All programs are presented in a multi-velocity, multi-take round robin format for the pinnacle of realism. This deep level of sampling of attention to detail brings remarkable clarity and an authentic feel to all of your musical creations.
When it comes to drums, one size does not fit all. Big Bang Universal Drums 2 provides plenty of opportunities to customize every pad or drum sound to match the project—or your taste. The Amp page provides detailed pitch, dynamic, pan, and volume control, where as the Filter page offers a choice of filters with excellent tonal control. Both the Amp and Filter include five-stage envelope for shaping each sound. Big Bang Universal Drums 2 allows you to maximize the sound potential of each kit. Eight stereo outputs and eight stereo effect busses allow you custom-configure the output, EQ, and Delay routing exactly how you need it.
The handy Note Repeat function will continue to retrigger the active drum at some pre-selected beat/tempo value for as long as you hold down the pad, key, or trigger, making it easy to build up complex parts quickly. And speaking of tempo, Big Bang Universal Drums 2 uses the SONiVOX Intelligent Rhythm Control (IRC) to keep your playing in the pocket. Combining the IRC Resolution and IRC Gate adjusts incoming MIDI note data so your playing is accurately in-time, in real-time. In addition, the stereo delay allows either the Left or Right channel—or both—to be synchronized to beat values of the current tempo, tying your sound, song, and effects together.
In addition to the onscreen controls, Big Bang Universal Drums features a brilliant MIDI Learn Mode. Simply adjusting a parameter and then touching an external MIDI control creates a link between the two. This intuitive MIDI mapping system allows Big Bang Universal Drums to quickly integrate with your favorite MIDI keyboard, electronic drumset, MPC, or pad controller. In fact, Big Bang Universal Drums can save and recall your MIDI Learn presets and use them with any patch, so you only need to create them once.
Big Bang Universal Drums features an integrated patch browser that makes it easy to store, sort, and find exactly the sound you are looking for. Patch attributes such as Genre, Kick Drum, Snare Drum—and of course, Name—allow your sounds to be stored in a musically meaningful way, as opposed to just indexed as numbers. Any and all attributes can be removed or re-assigned as your sound collection grows. Best of all, Big Bang Universal Drums comes with hundreds of professionally programmed sounds to get you started. Each one can be endlessly tweaked and modified to rapidly build your customized Big Bang Universal Drums sound collection. So get started now! You’ll even find some bonus Ethnic and Orchestral percussion patches.
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