Did you know that a special version of the 1920s Ludwig Black Beauty sample (originally assembled for DI3 Factory library) now can be downloaded for free at the 2box site – among many other sounds for 2box!
I recently got a proposal from a customer to modify my hi-hat conversion module for FD-8/VH-11 with Virtual Clutch for 2box DrumIt Five. The “mod” was instead of using a plain switch for controlling the virtual clutch, replace it by a foot switch. (And thinking of it, I should have done this years ago on my design!)
So, I have previously built some guitar effect boxes to friends…so I had the right foot switch in stock. 🙂
The virtual clutch function works like this – you can be pre-define the hi-hat pedal position in advance (adjustable potentiometer going from closed to half open hi-hat). When pressing the virtual clutch foot switch, it will go from normal hi-hat pedal use to the pre-defined pedal value. Extremely useful if using double kicks etc…
Note: Even if running in virtual clutch mode and pressing the hi-hat pedal, it will move from the pre-defined pedal position to closed – if any gap defined.
Now after the mod – the footswitch on the conversion module controls this function more rapidly from your feet…
With great customer interest, sales and feedback in our hi-hat modules, ride modules and samples which made our year to a great success!
And what a year!
Launch of a 3 zones ride conversion module for 2box Drumit Five. (January 2018}
A great review of the 3 zone ride conversion module for DrumIt Five in digitalDrummer – March month edition. Even ATV’s 18″ Ride seems to work fantastic!
Beta tester of 2box 1.32 firmware for DrumIt Five
Launched a conversion module for ddrum 4se and Roland VH-11 (March 2018)
Created & authorized a 3 zone snare sample for 2Box DrumIt Three factory library, a special version of the 1920s Black Beauty snare. Found as ZD BB Dow Dry RSC.dsdn in the “Three”.
New conversion module supporting ATV’s Hi-hat for DrumIt Five & Three (May 2018)
Launched a training video for 2box Drumit Three & Roland VH-11. (July 2018)
Hosted digitalDrummer Magazines / Allan Leibowitz visit to Sweden were meetings with 2box, XLN Audio & Big Jambo Studios and some other companies (June 2018 – article in the august edition of digitalDrummer) – A great memory & milestone of some fantastic summer days in the heart of e-drum Sweden!
Launched Zourman/digitalDrummer designed e-stickz (Dec-2018)
We will continue to push for new exciting e-drum solutions and samples- so the list with news for 2019 will hopefully be even longer than 2018! 🙂
Wishing you all (customers, partners and music friends) a merry Christmas, a happy New Year and some free time behind the drums!
I just realized that our 3 zone snare of the legendary 1920s Ludwig Black Beauty delivered by Zourman Drums/Drumforce found in the 2box DrumIt Three factory library is used by a lot of predefined factory kits in the “Three” . (Extremely fun for us at Zourman Drums!)
The DrumIt Three kits using the Zourman Drums Black Beauty are:
6, DrumIt Live Kit
13, The 2 Snare Kit
19, Stockholm Jazz
28, Loop Bossa
29, 103 BPM Rim Loops
35, Studio Muller
78, Under Pressure
This 14×6.5″ Super-Ludwig Deluxe/Inspiration model was produced somewhere between 1924-1930. A couple of signs indicates that this legendary snare was a preproduction unit to a special artist and that it is therefore produced before 1924 (We believe around 1922). The series was called Black Beauty because of the black shell finnish (often with engravings).
Zourman Drums/DrumForce recently launched the complete pack with the rest of the sampled sounds of the Black Beauty snare (about 6 sound packs more) especially for 2box Drumit Three and support for 3 zones. (e.g. Head, Rim & Crosstix in the same dsdn) This pack also works for DrumIt Five, but here you need to manually select between the Rim or Crosstix sound.
More details about this legendary snare – please have a look at this link
I just wanted to highlite that a 3 zone flavour (down mic based) of Zourman Drums/Drumforce legendary 1920s Ludwig Black Beauty Snare sample can be found in the factory library of 2box DrumIt Three. (Big thanks to 2box for making this possible!) It is named ZD BB Dow Dry RSC can be found in /snare/3zones on all delivered “Three’s”.
This 14×6.5″ Super-Ludwig Deluxe/Inspiration model is produced somewhere between 1924-1930. A couple of signs indicates that this legendary snare was a preproduction unit to a special artist and that it is therefore produced before 1924 (We believe around 1922). The series was called Black Beauty because of the black shell finnish (often with engravings).
Jouni at Drumforce bought the 14×6.5″ snare from the legendary drumshop Pro DrumShop at Vine Street in Hollywood in 2009 for a fortune. According to Pro DrumShop, the snare had been left by the owner to be sold on consignment. The owner who left it was the legendary Drum Doctor, Ross Garfield. Ross is a well-known drum technician and supplier of drum equipment for some of the best-known bands in the world. (He supplied the drums to Metallicas Black Album)
We can only speculate where this rare snare was been used when Ross owned it and during the time since 1920s. What we do know is that this snare showed up in Sweden and at Big Jambo Studios/Drumforce!
Zourman Drums/DrumForce recently launched the complete pack with the rest of about 6 sound packs of the snare especially for 2box Drumit Three and to support 3 zones. (e.g. Head, Rim & Crosstix in the same dsdn) This pack also works for DrumIt Five, but here you need to manually select between Rim or Crosstix sound.
Please note, to be able to utilize 3 zones on DrumIt Three you need to have a piezo, switch and switch based e-pad like the Yamahas. We have implemented it ourselves by using a piezo/piezo based snare + a Roland BT-1, but it will consume one extra channel.