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Did you know that – 9 factory kits found in DrumIt Three are using Zourman Drums Black Beauty Snare?

Hi!

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
  • 39, Jazzland
  • 78, Under Pressure
  • 87, Birdland

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

Best Regards

Anders / Zourman.com

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Legendary 1920s Ludwig Black Beauty sample can be found in 2box DrumIt Three factory library

Hi all!
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.

Take a look on Studio Samples by Drumforce & Zourman Drums

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.

Best Regards
Anders / www.zourman.com

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New Hi-hat Conversion Module for ATV aD-H14 and 2box DrumIt Three & Five

Hi!

I have for some time been working to get the fantastic active optical hi-hat from ATV to work with 2box DrumIt Five and Three. (Originally from a customer request)

For DrumIt Five, a conversion module is always required if using other e-hi-hats than 2box own, but for DrumIt Three, which natively supports Roland hi-hats (ATV emulates VH-13) a conversion module is also required. The reason for this is the active ATV hi-hat controller sends out a voltage range instead of a resistance range to handle the open/closed positions. This fools the “Three” module completely but with a conversion module this can be solved.

More information, demos and manual on the new Zourman Drums hi-hat conversion module for ATV aD-H14 can be found on www.zourman.com

Best Regards

Anders / www.zourman.com

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Amazing video review of Zourman Drum Hi-hat Conversion Module!

Hi!
Sometimes you get amazed – I was searching on the “net” last week and found a fantastic video review of the Zourman Drums Roland hi-hat conversion module for 2box. The youtube video has been created by the user “Block Lobster” which seems to be extremely dedicated to 2box and have an extremely nice setup with 2x 2box modules and a big load of e-pads and cymbals.

A very nice review ! Big thanks to “Block Lobster” for your contribution and thanks for watching!

Best Regards

Anders / www.zourman.com

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Adapter optimises CYs for 2box – A review in digitalDrummer!

A new adapter allows Roland cymbals to be used with a 2box module, and digitalDrummer put it to the test

Just posted – a great review of Zourman Drums new Roland 3 zone ride conversion module for 2box DrumIt Five.

Read the whole article in digitalDrummer Monthly newsletter for March:

http://digitaldrummermag.com/Latest/Entries/2018/2/adapter-optimises-cys-for-2box.html

And you can find the 3 zone ride conversion product information here:

Roland 3 Zone Ride Conversion Module for 2box

 

 

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ZOURMAN DRUMS LAUNCHES ROLAND™ 3 ZONES RIDE CONVERSION MODULE FOR 2BOX™ DRUMIT FIVE MODULE

To extend the Zourman Drums offerings, we are now adding a new conversion module which will enable 2box owners to use existing non-2box 3 zone rides – particularly the popular Roland range.
Our conversion modules combines the best of both worlds: the Roland CY-13R and CY-15R rides together with the 2box DrumIt Five module. The Zourman 3 zone ride conversion module replaces a standard 2box ride cymbal with your favourite Roland 3 zone ride. The solution is 100% plug and play (only 2box settings needed to be changed) and handles both outputs (bow/edge & bow/bell) on the Roland CY-13R and CY-15R through the two input connectors found on the conversion module. The Zourman Drums electronics and intelligence combine the three+choke trigger signals and deliver the output into a standard 2box 3 zone input (single stereo jack).
 
Demo of the 3 Zone Ride conversion box in action:
 
Link to the manual on zourman.com in pdf format.
Link to the product page on zourman.com
 
For more information, please contact:
Zourman Drums
info@zourman.com
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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

It has been a fantastic year for Zourman Drums!

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!

Anders Gronlund / Zourman Drums

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ZOURMAN DRUMS LAUNCHES A LUDWIG™ BLACK BEAUTY 1922 SNARE SAMPLES FOR 2BOX™ DRUMIT FIVE MODULE

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.)

Demo of legendary snare:

 

 

For more information, please contact:

Zourman Drums
https://www.zourman.com
info@zourman.com

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Two more Zourman Drums Modules shipped!

It starts to be many shipped boxes now! 🙂 This delivery consist of one module for for a customer in Germany (the new VH-13 version) and one VH-11 module with virtual clutch for  a customer in the California, US! Great thanks for investing in Zourman Drums Hi-hat Conversion modules for 2box!

Best Regards

Anders Gronlund / www.zourman.com / Great Roland hi-hat conversion modules for 2box

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Zourman Drums introduces models with Virtual Clutch functionality

Zourman Drums introduces models with Virtual Clutch functionality – a just great idea which was initiated from a user!

Virtual Clutch is a system where the hi-hat pedal position can be set in advance dynamically between open/closed mode. Just a perfect solution for drummers with double kicks who sometimes need the ability to set the hi-hat pedal in to near closed position – just as a real hi-hat. A switch on the front panel will set the Zourman hi-hat module in virtual clutch mode. A potentiometer adjusts the hi-hat position between open or closed. One feature is that the pedal will still work as usual when in virtual clutch mode, but then will go from the fixed position to closed when pressing down the hi-hat pedal.

The new added virtual clutch models includes support for Roland FD-7, FD/8, FD-9, VH-11 and VH-12 hi-hats and the 2box DrumIt Five module.

Interested? Have a look on https://www.zourman.com

The virtual clutch functionality is offered on new separate models of the Zourman Drums hi-hat conversion module.
Best regards
Anders / Zourman.com