Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Joe Barresi Evil Drums SDX Review

From the folks over at Platinum Samples, comes a new twist on a great product. I am talking about Evil Drums SDX. The “SDX” signifies that it now works with Toontracks Superior Drummer 2.0, within Pro Tools, as an RTAS plug in. These are great times....

So let us ponder something........

If we asked one of the hottest recording engineers in the biz (Joe Barresi) to record some of the most awesome, and perhaps the most popular drum kits of all time, using his favorite recording gear (mics, consoles,ect) in some of his favorite recording spaces, how do you think that little project might turn out? Hot, right?

Well, this is better than hot, and the whole recording industry knows it too! Truth be known, the industry has been using the Platinum Samples Joe Barresi Evil Drums samples on a lot of very popular hit records, and for some time now. Joe Barresi simply did an awesome job, and he used the best, most sought after gear in the biz to record the kits and samples. This is the best drum sample library out there, period!

On the Joe Barresi short list are such acts as (and in my own order) Tool, Anthrax, Clutch, Queens of the stone age, Bad Religion, Weezer, and Pennywise. Believe me, that is just to name a few.

The Platinum Samples Joe Barresi Evil Drums SDX package has this to say “Joe Barresi is synonymous with Rock having engineered and produced some of today's greatest rock bands. Featuring an ominous 6 full drum kits, 6 additional kicks and 6 additional snares, the Joe Barresi Evil Drums expansion pack is unlike any other. Recorded at two legendary rock studios onto analog tape using Studer tape machines, Neve consoles and his own crazy assortment of outboard gear, Joe Barresi has captured a diverse ensemble of drum sounds to create a unique and exquisitely evil expansion pack.”

The Joe Barresi Evil Drums sample pack ships on five DVD's, with a whopping 39 gig (full install)of samples. There is a smaller install version as well, with much less space required. It took some time to download onto my laptop, but that time is just money in the bank. These samples blew me away!

What else can I say about the Platinum Samples Joe Barresi Evil Drums sample pack? Well, I must say that as I work with it, it really feels as if I am in the studio room, and the drum rooms too! I can't explain it to you in any other way. As I closed my eyes, I felt as if I were right there, in front of the console! That is how awesome the the Platinum Samples Joe Barresi Evil Drums samples are recorded, and how amazing they sound!

The bottome line..... If you already own Toontracks Superior Drummer 2.0 and you happen to be looking for the best drum samples ever recorded, then rush out and grab your own copy of Platinum Samples Joe Barresi Evil Drums SDX and then get ready to be blown away! The Platinum Samples Joe Barresi Evil Drums are also available for other formats, like BFD, so make sure to check out the Platinum Samples Joe Barresi Evil Drums website for other versions!

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