Thursday, December 30, 2010

Platinum Samples Steve Ferrone Midi Groove Library review!

With over 660 Midi files (over 3200 un-quantized bars of grooves), of which 17 songs and 9 additional groove variations, The Steve Ferrone midi groove library is one big library!

Who is Steve Ferrone you ask? Well, with gigs alone as a resume, how is a client list containing such groups as Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Eric Clapton, Average White Band, Johny Cash, the B-52's, and a whole host of others? Yea, I thought that would speak for itself.

Here is what the Platinum Samples website had to say about the The Steve Ferrone midi groove library …...

This multi-format collection includes grooves formatted for BFD2®, BFD Eco®, EZDrummer®, Superior Drummer®, Addictive Drums®, Cakewalk® Session Drummer™ as well as General MIDI Standard MIDI Files which can be used with any GM compatible drum software or hardware --- this includes drum machines and synthesizers which have drum sounds.

Platinum Samples are one of the foremost producers of drum samples in the world, with over 50 years of experience in the professional music industry. The Steve Ferrone MIDI Groove Library was recorded over a two-day session by Steve Ferrone on a Yamaha DTXtremeIII Special electronic drum set.

Optimized for 1 Kick, 1 Snare, 2 Rack Toms, 2 Floor Toms, 1 Hihat, 3 Crash Cymbals & 1 Ride Cymbal”

For the demo video, here, I opted to open up Toontrack Superior Drummer 2.0 in Pro Tools LE 9 and loaded the Joe Barresi Evil Drums SDX sample pack from Platinum Samples. Let me add that a post covering the Joe Barresi Evil Drums SDX sample pack from Platinum Samples is in the works, so please don't forget to keep returning here to see that post. Next, I opened up The Steve Ferrone midi groove library and then “went through” the midi files.

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