The ultimate rock & metal drum instrument, produced by award-winning composer Frank Klepacki. Shreddage Drums offers an arsenal of heavy-hitting, radio-ready drum sounds for your tracks. With dozens of included kit presets, an ultra-deep mixer with full bleed control, totally customizable mapping and drum tweaks, plus over 700+ included MIDI grooves and fills from Groove Monkee, Shreddage Drums has everything you need to create brutal drum tracks.
Shreddage Drums comes packed with over 700 MIDI grooves and fills to inspire your creativity and flesh out your drum tracks! Created by Groove Monkee, these phenomenal MIDIs span a wide range of styles and time signatures and feature REAL performances from REAL drummers – not artificial sequences. The grooves and fills were recorded at tempos from 80 to 200 BPM and adapt perfectly to any project tempo.
The included grooves offer a small taste of the following Groove Monkee products: Progressive, Power Rock,Metal, and Hard Rock. So, if you use our “Shreddage Edition” (SE) grooves and crave even MORE awesome loops, we highly recommend heading to Groove Monkee for even more!
Shreddage Drums features an extremely powerful KONTAKT engine allowing for total control over drum kit design, mixing, routing, effects, and tweaks. In the image above, note the bus mixer along the bottom which gives flexible control over the volume, panning/width, and output routing of each microphone position. You can also tweak the overhead/room send to each mic which is very useful if you want a tight, focused kick or snare, but wide/roomy hihats and toms… or any other combination.
The Global tab offers even more mixing options including a 100% completely customizable velocity curve with numerous presets, as well as a full bleed matrix. Want your kick to bleed into your snare and tom mics? No problem. Hihat into snare? Sure! Shreddage Drums gives you complete control over advanced mixing and intelligently unloads mics and bleeds that are not being used.
Pictured above is the Mapping tab which allows for flexible mapping of ANY drum or articulation to most any key. Mix and match drums and articulations from different kits, use our mapping presets, or create your own from scratch – it’s incredibly easy to use. You can also map via MIDI learn, and adjust the volume and tuning for individual notes (even if those notes have the same drum/articulation mapped).
For even more power and control, the Drum Tweak area lets you exquisitely shape individual drums and cymbals. Every individual drum and cymbal can have its own envelope, volume, pan, and tune, or you can change all drums of one type at the same time. Kicks and snares also have an in/out (beater/sub) and top/bot mix, respectively.
Lastly, what would a drum virtual instrument be without an analog-modeled FX rack? Every mic channel in Shreddage Drums can have independent FX, which include an excellent compressor, 4-band parametric EQ, transient designer, tape saturator/exciter, and convolution reverb with custom impulse responses. Between the normal + bleed mixers, drum tweak page, and FX racks, you can make fantastic sounding drum kits without touching a single plugin in your DAW.
KONTAKT or KONTAKT PLAYER version 5.4 or higher
7200 RPM hard drive or solid state drive recommended
4GB of RAM required, 6GB recommended for 24bit samples
“The mixer’s effects are quite impressive and include Reverb, EQ, Transient Designer, Tape Saturation, and Compressor. The reverbs are particularly excellent. Overall, Shreddage Drums offers excellent sonics and smart features at a good price.”
“Holy Smokes! The sounds here were mean!! The drums were thundering away and immediately grabbed my attention! […] If you’re making a track and don’t have the option of a live drummer, Shreddage Drums can be considered the next best thing – It really sounds so realistic! Advanced Kontakt users will also love Shreddage Drums. It’s a drum designer’s paradise, primarily due to it being packed with features. I was impressed with this library and I will continue to enjoy working with it in the future.”