It has been a fantastic year for Zourman Drums! With great customer interest, sales and feedback in our hi-hat modules, ride modules and samples which made our year to a great success!
We will continue to push for new exciting e-drum solutions in 2020! Stay tuned! Wishing you all customers, partners and music friends – a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year and some free time behind the drums!
Our latest sample collection brings together Zourman Drum’s 2box knowledge, a fantastic sounding snare from 101Drums and the work of Johan Koleberg’s drum recordings in one great pack of snare samples. The custom samples are now released as a Zourman drum sampling product and customers can buy it as a download at the www.zourman.com site.
101Drums is a Swedish fast-growing company that specializes in making drum shells and snare drums out of a specially treated wood-fibre material. The shells are designed to be impervious to extreme weather changes and moisture. The resulting sound is intended to be deep and round – optimal for pop & rock drummers!
The 101Drums samples consist of 168MB samples, 6 different snare sounds generated from over 800 drum hits. With the 2box open sound source approach, we were able to create another sample package to our library based on a great snare and release it in 2box file format.
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…