I just wanted to hi-jack(!) a post and say that I recently updated all my snares for 2box offered on www.zourman.com!
In the release (V2), I took all my 2box knowledge in terms of mixing, cutting, levels, sound shaping and revisited all my three released snare sounds – 101Drums Blue Diamond, White Diamond and 1920s Ludwig Black Beauty samples and repacked them into 4 different acoustic treatments – from dry, normal, ambience to wet. All sounds have 3 zones consisting of head, rimshot and xsticks sounds. (= several hundred hours of work for a bargain!)
If want to order and download any of the snare sounds – You get both the V1 and V2 versions! Previous buyers of the samples can logon to their account page at Zourman.com and download V2 for free.
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.
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.
With great customer interest, sales and feedback in our hi-hat modules for 2box and the recently launched sample of a legendary Ludwig Black Beauty from the 1920s made our year to a great success! (Zourman module owners – don’t forget to download your free copy) We will continue to push for new exciting e-drum solutions and samples- so it will come more news in 2018!
Wishing you all (customers, partners and music friends) a merry Christmas and a happy New Year and some free time behind the drums!
To extend the Zourman Drums offerings, we are now turning our attention to a custom sound library of samples for 2box. With the 2box open sound source approach, we were able to create a sample package based on a great snare and release it in 2box file format.
The Ludwig Black Beauty snare is a well-known snare to all drummers and treated as the de-facto standard among drummers in the world. This very rare instrument was produced 1922 and despite a history of almost 100 years, the snare still sounds fantastic!
The samples are the result of a joint venture project with Jouni Niemi, owner of Big Jambo Studios, who has been a part of the 2box family since 2009 when he designed many of the factory sounds found in the DrumIt Five module. Together, Zourman Drums aimed to create the best snare samples in the world!
After more than 100 hours of recording, editing, remixing and repackaging of the snare into DSDN file format, the snare sample includes about 10 different ‘flavours’.
How to obtain the snare sample? New customers can buy the pack at a bargain price on the zourman.com site.
For existing Zourman Drums customers who bought our conversion modules in the past on our zourman.com site, a free version of the pack can be downloaded from your personal account page.
Customers who bought a conversion module from our partners like Jobeky, Drum-Tec or Electronic Drum Center will need to register their account on Zourman.com. A mail will be sent asking for your serial number and which partner it was purchased from. (Please allow some days for handling the request.)