We believe this is the biggest (and I dare say, best sounding) drum collection you can buy. 42 different Snares, 7 different kicks, 11 hi hats, 24 rides, 33 crash cymbals, plus sidesticks and percussion elements. When we say 42 snares, we don’t mean 42 snare mixes. These are actually 42 different drums. And for each one, we give you mixes from close mic to “Beast” mode. So it’s really like 4 x 42 = 168 snares. Same with kicks and all the other drums and cymbals.
This means you can find the sound you need *fast*. No tweaking and tweaking, trying to massage the wrong drum into what you wish it sounded like. With RealiDrums, simply try another drum. And then another. All quickly, with no wait for load times. We even include up/down buttons, as well as keyswitch opens for scrolling through drums, so you can click until you get to the drum with the perfect tone for your project. Want to hear the “Rock” mix of that drum? Or how about the “Room” mix? One click of a button. It couldn’t be faster or easier. We even created a “Rack” page (one rack space for each drum), so you can see, and easily modify, each drum and cymbal, all at once.
Personally, I hate pages of MIDI loops that I have to audition one by one. When I see ads for “thousands of MIDI drum files!”, I consider that a bad thing. It’s simply too time consuming, plus I never seem to able to find exactly what I’m looking for. Ours works completely differently. First you select one of our beats. (Even that’s quick and easy, since we have up/down buttons and keyswitches to make scrolling through beats quick and easy.) Once you’ve selected that starting beat, you can modify it to sound busier or simpler (to extremes in either direction) by simply moving the “Complexity Sliders.” These Complexity Sliders are independent, so you can make the hi hat busier, but make the kick simpler and maybe add sparse (or busy) toms to the rhythm, too. We also have a master slider if you want to adjust all the elements at one.
Now let’s suppose you want hi hat instead of ride. That’s easy. Just turn off the hi hat button and click the ride button. Or maybe you’d like toms to get involved in the rhythm. Just select it, the move the Complexity Slider until it’s playing what you want. We even include cowbell and tambourine parts with each groove. And like with everything else, you can go from ultra simple to ultra busy. There are literally thousands of combinations for *each* starter beat you choose. Want a crash cymbal on the downbeat? Turn on the crash button and move the Complexity Slider to the left (for the most basic crash pattern.) Or if you want your drummer to bang those crashes, turn up the slider until it’s just right.