MODO DRUM is IK’s first physical modeling drum virtual instrument. Thanks to the combination of modal synthesis and advanced sampling, MODO DRUM has set out to give you “the most deeply customizable virtual drum kits ever“. Those are 10 drum kits which allow a user to create drum tracks with access to every parameter of every drum in a given kit, from size and tension to material and playing style.
In a real-life recording situation, each drum’s acoustic behavior is determined by a considerable number of factors, such as its physical parameters: dimensions, materials, skin, as well by modeling the playing style, the interaction of the drum head with the body, the sympathetic vibration of the drums with each other and the acoustic interaction with the room. MODO DRUM recreates all those acoustic ingredients creating a given sound in real time mimicking the vibe of a real, live drummer.
As the producer advertises the product: “For every drum in the kit, you can adjust the skins, tuning, and damping. Then adjust the diameter, the height and the shell profile of the drum itself. For snare drums, you can adjust the type and tension of the snare, and for both kick and snare you can even adjust the sympathetic vibration of nearby drums as well. Tune cymbals up and down, and adjust damping to precisely shape their sound and performance.”
However, MODO DRUM is supposed to take the whole thing even further by giving the user control the way the “drummer” plays each drum in the PLAY STYLE section. This is done by adjusting the location and accuracy of each drum hit to shape the sound and give a given groove a more precise or more relaxed feel. You can even edit the stick type for each hand or heel up or down technique for bass drum pedal playing. No song will sound identical, as if it was played by a real-life drummer.
In order to shape the drum sound even more, MODO DRUM’s ROOM section lets the user place his or her drums in different environments, from a dry drum booth to IK’s own in-house recording studio, to clubs and cathedrals. The built-in MIXER helps adjust levels and panning per element of your kit – mute or solo your elements and flip phase. Elements can be grouped in buses and each element has two sends to process multiple elements with the same FX for a more cohesive feel. Also, 19 studio processors and effects derived from T-RackS and AmpliTube make it possibe to sculpt the final sonic shape of the kit. An integrated Grooves Manager offers over 1400 MIDI patterns (grooves and fills), which facilitates jamming to full drum tracks within seconds.
The pre-order price for MODO DRUM is € 299.99 excluding VAT.
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