Scarbee Imperial Drums XL is a virtual instrument based on Steinberg HALion Player 3.2. It comes in standalone format (Rewire enabled for use with hosts like Digidesign Pro Tools) for Apple OSX and Windows XP as well as a plugins in various interface formats: VSTi, AU, Dxi.
Scarbee Imperial Drums XL is made up of 48GB of sample data (44.1kHz/24-bit, recorded at 88.2kHz) from 51 different drums, including some of the most revered. These drums were sampled with up to 101 velocity switches for each technique/playing hand and using no less than 12 different drumstick types and 3 bass beaters.
The library is divided into two sections--the first features direct-to-disk Multimic samples which allow the user to mix programmed drums like they were played live. The second one features Stereo Processed drums, both dry and processed to varying degrees. This section still features lots of expression--24 velocity switches per technique on snare drums and 32 on bass drums, for example.
The Multimic drums are programmed in a way that let you easily control the volume of each single microphone coming from each drum, allowing for a new drum mixing experience and sound design possibilities.
Samples are easily controllable thanks to the use of Key Switches, MIDI CCs, and the Mod Wheel. New programming makes it possible to load a full kit in different slots but on the same MIDI Channel, thus not limiting the real time playing experience. Each single-drum program is also presented in a GM/Roland V-Drums compatible version. Scarbee also includes hundreds of MIDI Groove files that are ready to use and played by Imperial Drums drummer Elio Rivagli.
Scarbee Imperial Drums XL comes with a printed quick install manual, a full PDF manual, hundreds of customized MIDI Files, and tutorial videos.
Scarbee Imperial Drums XL is now available for a suggested retail price of MSRP $299. An upgrade path is available for current Scarbee Imperial Drums library users.