Library for creating heavy music from Meshuggah guitarist Fredrik Thordendal and producer/engineer/mixer Daniel Bergstrand (Behemoth, In Flames, Dimmu Borgir)
Choose from 30 fun presets in Kinetic Strings Original or 40 new and different patterns in Kinetic Strings Plus. And if you really want to fool around, you can choose any of the presets for each section separately. This means violins can play one preset, violas another, cellos a third and basses another… ALL AT THE SAME TIME! And, of course, any or all of these templates can be edited.
Kinetic Strings Original – You can also download “perpetual motion” patterns that include very useful accents. These accents can be based on every 2, 3, 4 or 6 events. In addition, you can set whether the accents are subtle, moderate, or dynamic.
Kinetic Strings contains 16 violins, 10 violas, 8 cellos and 4 basses. Spiccato, Marcato and Pizzicato articulations included. Kinetic Strings Plus includes Spiccato, Marcato, Pizzicato, Detache, Col legno and Bartok Pizzicato. And each articulation can be “lengthened or expanded.”
Recorded at First Presbyterian Church in Santa Monica, where leading orchestras from Los Angeles record and perform.
• Engineered and produced by Fredrik Thordendal and Daniel Bergstrand
• Recorded at 33, Fredrik Thordendals personal studio in Stockholm, Sweden
• Featuring seven (7) unique drum kits
• A total of 13 snares, 14 bass drums (x2), 42 toms, three hi-hats and upwards of 40 cymbals
• Recorded using 11 ambience microphone positions (of which seven in stereo)
• More than of 180 GB of sampled drums and cymbals
• Sampled by drummer Leo Margarit (Pain of Salvation)
• Drum tech and tuning by Urban N?svall, assisted by Jimmy Pettersson
• Includes presets for each kit engineered by Bergstrand as well as the Toontrack sound design team
ENTER THE STUDIO.
Area 33 is Fredrik Thordendal’s newly built and personally designed state-of-the-art studio facility, located on the outskirts of Stockholm, Sweden. The studio features one main live space as well as two individual control rooms. From here, Fredrik and in-house producer/engineer/mixer Daniel Bergstrand work on a variety of projects and with clients from all over the world.
THE MAKING OF.
Meet parts of the team and get some behind-the-scenes shots from the session.
• Brand: Ludwig*
• Model: White Cortex
• Material: 3-ply maple/poplar/maple
• Brand: Ludwig*
• Model: Chrome Over Wood
• Material: 6-ply maple
• Brand: Ludwig*
• Model: Stainless Steel
• Material: Stainless steel
• Brand: Gretsch*
• Model: USA Custom
• Material: 6-ply maple/gum
• Brand: Varus*
• Model: Power Series
• Material: 6-8-ply chestnut
• Brand: Pearl*
• Model: Fiberglass Shell
• Material: Fiberglass
• Brand: K-Drums*
• Model: Mod. B
• Material: 6-Ply Maple
THE MICS & THE MIXER.
Learn all about how the microphones were positioned
during the recording and how they can be utilized
in the Superior Drummer 3 mixer.
To inspire and enable you to make music immediately, the Area 33 SDX includes a range of mix-ready presets engineered by Bergstrand as well as the Toontrack sound design team. Use the presets as go-settings for your songs or as great starting points for making your own elaborate mixes.
In the included MIDI library, drummer Leo Margarit delivers a fundamental collection of broad and metal-inspired grooves and fills. To make it easy for you to find what you’re looking for, each section in every osongo is organized by leading instrument (hats, ride, cymbals, toms etc.).
For the full Installation of this product you will need approximately 186 GB of free hard drive space, plus an additional 186 GB is required for the installation process.
8 GB RAM (16 GB RAM or more recommended).
A working Superior Drummer 3.3.4 (or above) installation