A collection of expressive and playable acoustic drum kits, recorded in legendary studio spaces, using a mix of vintage and state-of-the-art recording equipment.
Add lively, realistic acoustic drums to your music with Reason’s most popular drum library. Reason Drum Kits is a collection of expressive and playable acoustic drum kits, recorded in legendary studio spaces, using a mix of vintage and state-of-the-art recording equipment. Reason Drum Kits is more than a fantastic collection of natural sounding drum kits. It’s a complete live drum recording session packaged up in an easy-to-use Rack Extension.
All drum kits were recorded using the full mics array in the recording room, and all those recordings are available in Reason Drum Kits when you create your drum sound. Do you want a tight and intimate sound? Go for the close mics. Want a big and loud drum kit? Go wild with the overhead and ambience mics!
Reason drum kits comes with sets of expertly crafted drum kits for you, but you can of course swap out individual drums if you want. Or build your own kit from scratch. 75 different drums, cymbals and hi-hats were recorded and you can combine them any way you like.
A complete drum recording session with separate levels for all mics, master compression and reverb
Intuitive interface makes it a breeze to create and tweak sounds
600+ MIDI clips of drum performances in a wide range of styles
Recorded with a mix of vintage and state-of-the-art equipment in top rated studios
Highlights the selected instrument and can also be used to trigger instrument. Great for auditioning sounds when in tweaking mode.
Can drastically alter the sonic quality of your drum performance. From nothing, which is good for string quartets and a nap in the studio, to full-on sonic mayhem (also known as loud) which is great for rock n’roll music. The high-tech VU-meter gives you visual indication if your drum kit is making little or a lot of noise.
Reason Drum Kits comes with 50+ complete drum kits, covering a wide range of styles.
Each instrument has its own set of controls and you select the instruments you want to tweak here.
Adjust individual channel levels to your liking, and add reverb if needed.
Channel, effects and settings
Here you activate controls for the overhead and room mics, as well as settings for the compressor and reverb in Reason Drum Kits.
Most people are happy to mix the entire drum kit in Reason Drum Kits. But maybe there’s some specific routing you had in mind. Maybe that specific phaser on the overheads, you hippie! Or maybe you want to mix all the channels separately in Reason’s wonderful main mixer. It’s up to you!
Different instruments have different settings, to give you as much control over the sound as possible.
Reason Drum Kits can use several different keymaps. Use the default for maximum playability and expressiveness. Use General MIDI if you plan to use GM files, etc.