The Slate Digital Blackbird Studios Expansion Pack is a set of drum samples designed for Steven Slate Trigger. Trigger itself is drum-replacement software, allowing you to augment/replace the sound of your recorded drums with well-recorded drum samples. The Blackbird Expansion Pack furthers Trigger's palate with samples recorded by John McBride at Blackbird Studios.
Both John McBride and Blackbird Studios are well-regarded names in the engineering world. The kit itself was played by Chris Tyrell of the band Lady Antebellum, who delivered the rock and country sound this kit was meant to inspire.
McBride recorded the set using three of Blackbird's classic rooms. Blackbird's respected gear list was employed, including Telefunken mic pres, a Neve desk, and vintage mics. The sounds provided here are geared towards rock and country, and will fit into modern and classic variants of those genres. Snares, kicks, and toms have all been provided for use in Trigger.
- Six New Kick Drum Samples
- Ten New Snare Samples
- Seven New Sets of Toms
- Two New Hi Hats
- One New Ride
- Four New Crashes