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New kit from Pintech

Pintech Percussion has added a new drum kit to its line-up, the PDK2000. 

The sub-$2,000 Pintech PDK2000 series drum kit boasts a dual-zone 10” snare, 10” CKV10 kick pad and three 8” dual-zone mesh tom pads. The cymbal line-up consists of a 10″ hi-hat,  two 14″ crashes (one dual-zone) and a 16″ dual-zone ride with bell. A Gig HH Controller Pedal is also included.
The kit is powered by an Alesis DM10 module, and comes with a Pintech rack.

“The PDK2000 is a directly result of Pintech getting the drumming community together and listening to their needs,” says Pintech Percussion owner Ryan Guard. “We are very active with our customers and the e-drumming community in general. They tell us what they would like to see, and we do our best selling kit.”

The PDK2000 kit is available now from Pintech dealers.

megaDrum guide for AD2

digitalDrummer contributor and megaDrum enthusiast Anders Grönlund has released a set-up guide for Addictive Drums 2.0.

Grönlund, who was a beta tester for the new VST, has adapted the MIDI map for the megaDrum module specifically for Addictive Drums 2.0.

He also explains how to make the most of the VST’s built-in presets to accommodate the trigger-to-MIDI converter.

The guide provides step-by-step instructions and is being distributed free of charge, via digitalDrummer.

To download the guide, click here.

New BFD pack from Platinum

Platinum Samples, in collaboration with producer Henry Hirsch, has released the Henry Hirsch Manic Love Drum Sample Library for BFD inspired by the drum sounds of two classic rock songs: Jimi Hendrix’s “Manic Depression” and Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love”.

The samples are formatted for BFD3 and BFD2 and are available at 44.1kHz/24 bit resolution with as many as 187 velocity levels and include Bell, Bow and Edge articulations on all cymbals, as well as rim shots and rim clicks on the toms. The samples include both Room and Plate samples.

This library includes two full kits with: 1 Kick, 1 Snare, 3 Toms, 1 Hihat, 2 Crash & 1 Ride Cymbals

Available for immediate download, the Henry Hirsch Manic Love Drum Sample Library for BFD is on sale with an introductory price of $89.99

Two updates from Toontrack

Toontrack has released Superior 2.4.0 as a free update for SD2 customers. The update is recommended to all users but especially anyone who purchased EZdrummer 2 and wishes to access its core library within Superior Drummer. Toontrack adds that version 2.4.0 is required for the support of EZX packs released from this point forward (Q2 2014).

Meanwhile, there is also new Pop/Rock EZX expansion. The audio and MIDI content is derived from the original version EZdrummer, but now converted into an expansion for EZdrummer 2.
The Pop/Rock EZX is based around a classic GMS kit including several options for snares, bass drums and cymbals. The sounds were recorded in New York's legendary Avatar Studios by engineer duo Neil Dorfsman (Bruce Springsteen, Dire Straits) and Pat Thrall (Beyoncé, Katy Perry) together with renowned session drummer Nir Z (Chris Cornell, Genesis). Avatar Studios is known for having one of the world's finest acoustic environments and has won several industry awards. Since its inception in the 1970s, it has hosted bands and artists like Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Journey, Kings of Leon and The Clash.