IK Multimedia Introduces MODO DRUM

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    Using a powerful combination of modal synthesis and advanced sampling, MODO DRUM offers 10 deeply customizable, virtual drum kits with real-time access to every parameter of each drum (kick, snares and toms) - from size and tension, to shell profile and playing style, and more. Cymbals can also be tuned and damping adjusted to ensure incredibly realistic music tracks.

    To further shape their sound, users can place their kit in different acoustic environments and take advantage of a full mixer with sends and buses, as well as 19 studio processors and effects from IK's acclaimed T-RackS and AmpliTube software titles to add the final polish to any kit. An integrated Groove manager featuring more than 1,400 patterns allows users to create beats right out of the box.

    Real-time drum synthesis
    Unlike traditional sample-based virtual instruments, MODO DRUM utilizes IK's award-winning modal synthesis technology and an ultra-optimized sound engine to bring drums to life. The result of 11 years of research and development with one of the oldest universities in Europe, each drum's acoustic behaviour is determined by its physical parameters: dimensions, materials, skin, and more, as well by the playing style, the interaction of the drum head with the body, the effect of sympathetic vibrations and the acoustic interaction with the room. MODO DRUM creates incredibly authentic sound in real time, recreating those ever-changing interactions between the player, drums, and room on the fly in a new way that no current sample-based software can do.

    10 drum kits, infinite possibilities
    MODO DRUM offers 10 iconic drum kits to cover every style and genre of music. From jazz to grunge kits and maple shells to exotic bubinga, each kit has been chosen to represent a particular style, genre or time period, for the widest possible range of timbres and tones. Three complete cymbal sets are also included, as well as tambourine, cowbell and claps for full General MIDI compatibility.

    Unprecedented sound customization
    MODO DRUM offers the most customization options ever seen in a drum plug-in, allowing users to control the entire act of playing drums - from the kit itself, to playing style, stick selection, room choice and effects.

    The Customize section allows users to add, remove, swap and rearrange drums from starter kits. For each drum in the kit, users can then adjust a wide selection of elements on the fly, including the skins, tuning, damping, diameter, height and the shell profile of the drum itself.

    For snare drums, the type and tension of the snare can be adjusted, and for both kick and snare, users can even adjust the sympathetic vibration of nearby drums. Cymbals can be tuned up and down, and damping can be adjusted to precisely shape their sound and performance.

    Any element can be saved as an individual preset; entire kits can also be saved for future use.

    Meet your new drummer
    Beyond basic kit construction, users can also control the way the "drummer" plays each drum and cymbal, using the Play Style section.

    Users can adjust the location and accuracy of each drum hit to shape the sound and give their grooves a more precise or more relaxed feel, and also select from a range of cymbal articulations. The kick drum can be customized to indicate a heel up or down technique and to select the type of beaters (felt, plastic or wood). A selection of stick types is also available for each hand.

    For added realism, MODO DRUM's infinite round robin feature ensures that no two hits sound identical. As with a real drummer, it offers a subtly different performance every time.

    Rooms that make a difference
    MODO DRUM's Room section offers an array of drum placement scenarios, from a dry drum booth to acoustically treated recording studios, to clubs, cathedrals, garages and more. MODO DRUM uses convolution to ensure each element of a kit interacts naturally with the space and with each other. Let it ring or add gates and compression on the room tone for more creative drum sounds.

    Fine-tuning made easy
    The built-in mixer provides total control over the recorded sound. Users can adjust levels and panning per element as well as mute, solo, and flip phase. Elements can be grouped in buses, and each element has two sends to process multiple elements with the same global FX, for a more cohesive feel.

    A massive suite of 19 studio processors and effects derived from IK's T-RackS and AmpliTube is also included, to professionally sculpt the final flavour of each kit (distortion, modulation, reverb/delay, and more). Tracks, buses, FX returns, and the master output each host an 8-band parametric high-end EQ plus four additional effects slots for endless sound shaping possibilities.

    Start groovin' out of the box
    For music-making inspiration, MODO DRUM provides an integrated Groove manager with more than 1,400 grooves in a wide array of styles and moods. The Groove section contains MIDI patterns and variations to easily build song sections with just few clicks. Smart filters help users pinpoint specific loops by categories such as genre, length, and time signature. These loops were handcrafted by IK's team to be unmistakably unique, authentic, and inspiring. Users can trigger all loops from within MODO DRUM, or drag and drop them into a DAW for additional possibilities.

    Pricing and availability
    MODO DRUM will ship in August 2019 and is now available for pre-order from the IK Multimedia online store and from IK authorized dealers worldwide for a special introductory price of $/€299.99*.

    Existing users of any IK product that retails for $/€99.99 and up are eligible to pre-order MODO DRUM at a further reduced crossgrade price of only $/€199.99.

    As a special thank you, current owners of IK's MODO BASS software who log in will receive an automatic coupon for $/€50 that can be applied to the crossgrade pricing.

    Pricing as of August 2019 will be as follows: regular version $/€399.99, crossgrade $/€299.99.

    More information:

    MODO DRUM
     
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  3. DrumHead

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    Thanks for the info.... I wonder if they set it up to work with Roland V-Drum mapping.

    I like the amount of toms and cymbals they offer on each kit. 10 cymbals, 5 toms.
     
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    Damn-- this could be a game-changer.

    I can't wait for the day 'MODO CHRIS CORNELL' goes on sale.
     
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    If it's as good as Modo Bass, I will be trashing Superior Drummer soon.
     
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    Yeah, that does actually look very useable! Dear R2R Santa... :knock:
     
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    That caught my eye, I wonder if MODO Bass has also some sampling. Just curiosity though.

    Anyway it's exciting news, one of the very few things everybody agrees is that MODO Bass rocks.

    And I'll say it first: Mac version please!!!
    ... oops, sorry, I meant:
    MODO Guitar please!!
     
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    The weird thing is that on the requirements page, they wrote that 20 GB of disk space is needed to install this.
     
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    Cymbals are samples.
     
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    That's 11 years of advanced physical modelling for you! :rofl:
     
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    20GB for cyms? Jeez, that's three times as much as the complete ADD1 library!
     
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    Looks Great !

    So IK Multimedia are doing Modo Drums and Toontrack are doing EZ Bass, the worlds turned upside down, ha, ha, Exciting Future :)
    We will have to have a rhythm play off. Modo Bass & Modo Drums vs EZ Bass & EZ Drums :)
    Cant wait until they both do Guitars too :)
     
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    We already have Strum for that matter, not perfect but very good when mixed with some effects.
     
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    IMHO ample sound guitar/basses are the closest to the ease and versatility of EZDrums.
    But never hurts to have competence, I'm looking forward to an EZ Bass.
     
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    this gonna be around 400mb in size imho
     
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    What? As @mrpsanter already said 'Sys Req 20GB of available hard-disk space'.
     
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    Sounds synthetic. I would have preferred BFD + Platinum Samples, but since I heard creative mix and soundscape in Post Malone Sunflower, I would definitely look into this for creating such mix and creative sound. Looks like the right tools for creative drum sound design :like:
     
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    Aow :mad::crazy:
     
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    Yep, I came to the same conclusion after listening to the solo tracks at the bottom of their page.
     
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    ARRRRRGH! That is something that really scares me. If it's real phys mod it should be MB, not GB. I stick with the freeware and still wonderful Sennheiser Drummic'a.
    BTW it's just 3.8GB.
    https://en-us.sennheiser.com/drummica
     
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    I think it (solo demos) sounds a bit lifeless, but I hope they'll keep developing their tech. Sample libs are a bit of a dead end, I just hope more devs jump on the modelled train. Even so, the idea of changing drum sound / timbre like that is creatively exciting. Well, the possibilities anyway. (Just hope there's enough processing power out there to do modelled cymbals / ride / crash one day?)
     
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