The November edition of digitalDrummer is now available – FREE and just one click away!
And as always – you will find Zourman Drums advertising and supporting this great magazine!
On page 57 you will find an article about how to 3D print your own drums by Allan Leibowitz/dD – where I got the chance to add some “expert” advises about 3D printing! 🙂
New product 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…)
Have you checked the updated 2box samples?
In release 2 (from Feb/March 2020) of the Zourman Drums snare samples with 1922s Ludwig Black Beauty and Swedish 101Drums snares we included all our 2box knowledge (From the work with the sounds in MKII) in terms of mixing, cutting, levels, optimized silence and created 4 different acoustic treatments of the snare sounds – from dry, normal, effect to wet.
These package all includes 3 zones: head, rim and rimshot. For the updated samples, have a look at zourman.com Previous buyers can logon to the account page 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.
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
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!
A nice video from V-drum Tips: Learn about the difference of Roland VH-11, Roland VH-12 & Roland VH-13 electronic drum hi-hats. After watching this, you know what to get. Yes – the Zourman Drums Hi-hat conversions for 2box(Former 42box) are mentioned in the video!