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Drumdrops adds BFD3 option

Sample producer Drumdrops has added its first sample pack for BF.! The Gretch 1960s Round Badge Soul Kit, capturing the classic Al Green/Al Jackson Jr. drum sound, is recorded with five mics and features treatments such as wallets on snares, tea-towels on toms and chains on ride cymbals.

Slate adds Blackbird Studios

Steven Slate Drums has released the Blackbird Studios Drum expansion pack for SSD and TRIGGER. The pack honours the legendary Blackbird Studios, the studio of choice for the industry's greatest artists, from Pearl Jam to Bruce Springsteen.

Roland updates trigger range

Roland has introduced the RT-30 series, its latest generation of acoustic drum triggers. Improvements include a more streamlined design, easier setup, and compatibility with the latest drum hardware.

The RT-30 series gives drummers an easy solution for using their acoustic drums as triggers for a hybrid setup.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK

Bauer’s KATalogue

Andy Bauer has played at all of the major US music festivals and at more than 30 international events. As Allan Leibowitz discovered, wherever he goes, he takes a trapKAT along.

The best of the best

Aquarian picked up product of the year with its inHead mylar trigger head, while Toontrack’s EZdrummer 2 was voted best software product in the Readers’ Choice Awards. Well done!

Simmons updates

Simmons has released its upgraded SD1500 kit, beefing up its entry-level SD1000 offering with an extra tom and an additional cymbal.

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