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ZenChat / Re: Next best thing to BFD2 Jaszz and funk software
« on: May 14, 2012, 05:32:05 pm »
Jazz & Funk will be download soon!  You heard it hear first....

The price will also come down because there is no box.

I'll let you know when it is ready.

John

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White Noise / Re: What do you call yourself?
« on: April 22, 2012, 09:19:08 pm »
As someone who has played in a lot of professional settings, I have a different spin on this....

Drummers drive
Percussionists follow

This is speaking from the perspective what we do.  I am a drummer.

BTW, this is not intended to stir it up.  Consider it a mindset.  God help the next person that hires me to play triangle... ;)

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Music / Re: New Zendrum Video
« on: April 15, 2012, 07:41:42 am »
I use a HAT pedal for variable HH and a FAT pedal for some of the BD.  Both are plugged in to the Zendrum.   ZenEdit allows for individual trigger and CC control which makes setting up a smooth response easy.

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Music / Re: New Zendrum Video
« on: April 14, 2012, 03:28:58 pm »
Nice idea, but not with Matty.  He has his own production company going on and it wouldn't be right for him.  We should come up with our own tune....

Give me a little time to put something together and I will put it up.  We can all play along with the same tune.

Good idea.
John

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Music / New Zendrum Video
« on: April 14, 2012, 11:04:24 am »
Greetings Tribe.

I have a clinic coming up at the Clive Davis School for Recording at NYU.  I am going to be using BFD2 and my buddy Matty Amendola was kind enough to put together some tracks that we originally did at an AES show.  I went ahead and put together a quick video of this remote session and you can check it out by clicking on the following link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6u8KwbyEhE&list=UUCHOHZD8g-VOv98LpC43waQ&index=1&feature=plcp

I encourage everyone to to start recording videos and posting.  It is a good way for the tribe to gain new ideas!

Cheers,
John

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White Noise / Re: Spam
« on: April 10, 2012, 09:24:33 am »
This is a re-post from the Chat section..

Greetings fellow Zendrummers.

I thought that I would take a sec and post about this forum.  This is a great community and we have had a couple of idiots ruin our hang in the recent past.  As a result, Inspector 109 now adds the title of "bouncer" to his position.  No new members will be allowed to just "join" our community.  They will all need to go through David.

Everyone should take a sec and thank David for this.  He is putting all of the responsibility on his own shoulders.

Bottom line is this..... I encourage everyone to get back into this forum and start talking again.  This is a great resource and it should be supported by our activity.

Cheers,
John

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ZenChat / Zendrum Forum
« on: April 10, 2012, 09:22:00 am »
Greetings fellow Zendrummers.

I thought that I would take a sec and post about this forum.  This is a great community and we have had a couple of idiots ruin our hang in the recent past.  As a result, Inspector 109 now adds the title of "bouncer" to his position.  No new members will be allowed to just "join" our community.  They will all need to go through David. 

Everyone should take a sec and thank David for this.  He is putting all of the responsibility on his own shoulders.

Bottom line is this..... I encourage everyone to get back into this forum and start talking again.  This is a great resource and it should be supported by our activity.

Cheers,
John

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User Reviews / Re: Off to NAMM
« on: February 08, 2012, 08:11:16 pm »
I'll let you know the next time I am set to play.  It is at Ram's Head.

Cheers!

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User Reviews / Re: Off to NAMM
« on: January 25, 2012, 11:33:55 pm »
The DTX700 is a cool little box.  You can't get variable hat unless you use the actual trigger input, but we got along for years without that.

The sounds are fine, but I use mine a little differently.  It has the ability to instal 64MB of sample data.  I was able to get one of my kits down to that size and it plays well.  It is not as cool as using BFD2, but still decent.  I have one for outside gigs.  I play a jazz brunch at a popular place.  We play outside most of the year and they have us under a tree that leaks really sticky sap.  When the tree is leaking bad, Or the rain is coming in I sometimes use the DatX700 with my sample set.

Cheers,
John

BTW, nice to meet you Allen.

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User Reviews / Re: Off to NAMM
« on: January 17, 2012, 11:47:16 am »
I will have mine with me at the Yamaha booth.  That is in the Marriott hotel.  

John

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ZenChat / Re: Latency issues
« on: July 31, 2011, 09:35:26 pm »
How much RAM do yo have.  This sounds like a memory buffering issue........

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ZenChat / Re: Smaller BFD2 Installer Options
« on: July 27, 2011, 11:08:35 pm »
Sorry I missed this.  I have been slammed for the last few months.

I would recommend leaving the instal size at full.  The Zendrum is the only instrument that can really grab all of those velocities.  If you must go down a level, try making up for it by using the Vel -> Amp feature.

My "gig rig" only has what I need for a gig.  No need to have all 1tb of data!  I use that in the studio.

Another thing to point out is the difference in pack sizes.  My packs are not as large as stock and Platinum Samples.  I focus on getting the velocity range correct for the playing response.  Going fro Large to Med will not loose that many samples, but it may knock out some important velocities.  The installer just does some math and grabs the correct amount.

John

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Tech Help / Re: BFD2 Questions
« on: April 20, 2011, 08:36:29 pm »
yes.  all snares have cross stick ( side stick) samples.

cheers!

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ZenChat / Re: Pyrate Acquires A Macbook Pro
« on: March 20, 2011, 05:17:38 pm »
Three for BFD2.  If you need more you just contact support via email and tell the why.  To remove from your old PC, just unistall. 

Congrats Pyrate.  Pretty soon you'll be in the league of metal ship!

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ZenChat / Virtually Erskine
« on: March 13, 2011, 07:55:49 pm »
Greetings,

Here is the press release for a new BFD2/Eco expansion pack.  Check out the video of Peter on the website.  Enjoy!

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Cymbal Masters, the North American distributor for Bosphorus cymbals, is pleased to announce the release of their Virtually Erskine – Peter Erskine Drum Sample Library, featuring two of Peter’s personal drum kits formatted for FXpansion BFD2 and BFD Eco, and their Virtually Erskine – Peter Erskine MIDI Groove Library featuring over 400 MIDI files formatted for BFD2, BFD Eco as well as General MIDI which can be used with any GM compatible drum software or hardware.

The Virtually Erskine Sound Library features Peter playing two of his kits recorded and produced in high definition by John Emrich. This collection features Peter Erskine playing every articulation. All recordings were done in Peter’s private studio and represent the same pristine sound featured on many of his most recent releases.

The Virtually Erskine MIDI Grooves Library features over 400 MIDI grooves of Peter playing 12 unique styles in 3/4 and 4/4 - including Jazz, Swing, Rock, Funk and Afro-Cuban styles. Formatted for FXpansion BFD2, BFD Eco and General MIDI.
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Cymbal Masters, the North American distributor for Bosphorus cymbals, is pleased to announce the release of their Virtually Erskine – Peter Erskine Drum Sample Library, featuring two of Peter’s personal drum kits formatted for FXpansion BFD2 and BFD Eco, and their Virtually Erskine – Peter Erskine MIDI Groove Library featuring over 400 MIDI files formatted for BFD2, BFD Eco as well as General MIDI which can be used with any GM compatible drum software or hardware.

The Virtually Erskine Sound Library features Peter playing two of his kits recorded and produced in high definition by John Emrich. This collection features Peter Erskine playing every articulation. All recordings were done in Peter’s private studio and represent the same pristine sound featured on many of his most recent releases.

The Virtually Erskine MIDI Grooves Library features over 400 MIDI grooves of Peter playing 12 unique styles in 3/4 and 4/4 - including Jazz, Swing, Rock, Funk and Afro-Cuban styles. Formatted for FXpansion BFD2, BFD Eco and General MIDI.

Peter Erskine has played with a who’s who of artists including Weather Report, Steely Dan, Diana Krall, Jaco Pastorius, Joni Mitchell and The Brecker Brothers. Peter’s professional career started in 1972 when he joined the Stan Kenton Orchestra. He joined Weather Report and Jaco Pastorius in 1978. After four years and five albums with Weather Report and the Jaco Pastorius big band Word of Mouth, he joined Steps Ahead. His big band recordings with the Bob Mintzer Big Band are excellent modern big band jazz/funk performances studied by many students of drums and drumming. His music-style spanning talent also features on Kate Bush's 2005 album Aerial, where Erskine teams with bass player Eberhard Weber. Diana Krall, Eliane Elias, Queen Latifah and Linda Ronstadt among many more still choose Peter for his multifaceted musicality.

Today, Erskine splits his time as a musician and that of a professor at the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California.

Produced by Cymbal Masters, the North American distributor for Bosphorus cymbals, and distributed by Platinum Samples.

Both libraries are available for download from Platinum Samples.



Instrument List

The Jazz Kit is sampled with sticks and brushes:

DW Jazz Series -- [Jazz Kit]

Kick 1: 14x18" Evans G1 Coated batters
Kick 2: 14x20" Evans G1 Coated batters
Rack Tom: 8x12" Evans G1 Coated batters
Floor Tom: 14x14" Evans G1 Coated batters

DW VLT -- [Rock Kit]

Kick: 16x22" Evans EMAD coated
Hi Tom:   8x10"    Evans G2
Mid Tom:   9x13"    Evans G2
Floor Tom:   16x16"    Evans G2

DW Snares

Snare 1:   4.5x14" wood jazz series    Evans G1 Coated batters
Snare 2:   6.5x14" stainless steel    Evans G1 Coated batters

Cymbals

Crash 1:   Zildjian A Series 14" Thin Crash
Crash 2:   Zildjian K Series 18" Dark Crash

Effects:   Zildjian 22" Swish Knocker

Ride 1:   Zildjian 19" Armand Ride with rivets
Ride 2:   Zildjian 20" Prototype   
Ride 3:   Zildjian 21" Armand Ride   
Ride 4:   Zildjian 20" Left Side Ride   
Hihat:   Zildjian 14" New Beat   

Percussion

Cowbell:   LP Tito Puente cowbell

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Virtually Erskine - Peter Erskine Drum Sample Library

Price: $80.00

Downloadable immediately after purchase

Minimum Requirements:
Internet connection for 5 GB download and authorization

FXpansion BFD2, BFD Eco or BFD Eco DV
Pentium4-based CPU or better (for Windows platform)
OSX 10.5.7 or higher 1 GB of RAM
7200 rpm hard disc drive with 16 GB of free hard disc space

Virtually Erskine - Peter Erskine MIDI Groove Library

Price: $40.00

Downloadable immediately after purchase

Minimum Requirements:
Internet connection for up to 4 MB download

FXpansion BFD2, BFD Eco, BFD Eco DV or any GM MIDI compatible drum software or hardware
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