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Accent Ocean Way Drums debuts

Platinum Samples has released its first library using its virtual drum instrument, Accent.

The samples are formatted for Platinum Samples Accent and are available at 96kHz/24 bit. 

This library includes four full kits with Crash, Splash, China and Ride cymbals plus four bonus Kick and Snare drums. The Kicks and Toms were recorded with the snare strainer both on and off. Each snare drum is recorded with two microphone options: Shure SM57 and AKG C12A.

Sides and Miller also created 6 "mix presets" per kit to instantly provide record quality mixes.  The presets range from dry to very wet.

Toontrack goes ‘70s

Toontrack has released its 29th EXZ pack - the Seventies Rock EZX.

The Seventies Rock EZX is available separately as well as part of the limited-time savings bundle, Classic Studios EZX Value Pack, gathering a total of three EZX titles all recorded at historic locations.

The Seventies Rock EZX was recorded at the Columbia Studio A in Nashville, one of the world’s most famed recording studios.

It includes three fundamentally different kits: a bombastic-sounding, one-of-a-kind replica of Buddy Rich's ’70s-era Slingerland as well as two different renditions of a mid-‘70s Camco – one with standard drum heads and one with towelled.

New pedals from Roland

Roland has launched two new pedals – the KT-9 beaterless kick and the FD-9 hi-hat controller.

The KT-9 appears to be a scaled-back KT-10, but boasting “a marked reduction in operational noise”and smaller footprint than the KD-9.

The FD-9 is an update of the FD-8 controller, but also with a smaller footprint and quieter operation.

Nord Drum 3/3P launched

Nord has updated its drum offering with the launch of the new Nord Drum 3 module and the compact Nord Drum 3P multi-pad unit. Upgrades from the Nord Drum 2 include reverb and delay effects, a simplified sound selection mode and new sound banks for quickly creating custom kits on the fly.

Both units feature a six-channel percussion synthesizer which now gets MIDI connectivity.

The Nord Drum 3P retains its six trigger pads kick input.

The new factory sound bank features 10 categories of preset sounds that can be easily assigned to any of the six pads/channels.

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