I recently upgraded my home studio setup with some new equipment and was doing some tests…but I ended up with sampling some nice cymbals. (I have the whole range in the Paste PST7 series – about 9 cymbals – all have not been launched yet!)
I first made a recording of a 14″ Thin Crash in the PST7 Series with 3 zones (bow, edge and bell), 74-80 layers each, about 235 layers in total creating a 126MB file. Then I continued with a 10″ splash, 18″ China and a 20″ Ride. (more will follow) I was using all my old knowledge of creating and editing sounds for 2box and the result can be found here if anybody is interested.
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32 GB CardMod for 2box users
You will now find a new product for 2box in the Zourman Drums Store – the 32GB memory mod kit – originally initiated and sold by the late and great Jman – but now released in my own way to do things – by sourcing approved and working SD-Cards directly from 2box and adding the SD extension cable in a complete package. Just perfect for DrumIt Five (MKI) and DrumIt Three. (Some DIY Skills needed…still…)
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.
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
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!
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).
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!