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Synchron Power Drums

Three energetic drum sets in one magnificent space

  • Dynamic, powerful and raw recordings of three drum sets, captured at Synchron Stage Vienna in stereo & surround formats
  • Ideal for intense patterns, drum battles and multi-player grooves
  • Includes an exclusive selection of cinematic drum loops
  • Three complementary patterns in one MIDI file, ready to be played or modified
  • Humanize Delay introduces inaccuracy when needed, with intensity adjustable by MIDI automation
  • Perfect addition to all Synchron Series products
  • Choose from tailor-made mixer presets, from clean to highly processed sounds

Introduction

The drum kit is the pillar of a groove. Put three kits together in a fantastic ambient room and you’ll have an explosion of pounding energy. That’s the concept behind Synchron Power Drums – hard-hitting, energetic drum grooves played simultaneously on three independent yet interacting drum kits in Synchron Stage Vienna’s famous main hall. The sound will take your music to the highest levels of intensity, and let your inner drummer go wild!

With the Tama Star (2017) placed between the Tama Superstar (1972) and the Sonor Acryl Champion Vintage (1975) kits on the sound stage, you have the option of using these drums sets all together or individually, both in their recorded positions or in a centered position. All three instruments represent the diverse sonic properties of different recording eras to give you a wide variety of sounds.

3 DRUM SETS - 1 VENUE

Sonor Acryl Champion Vintage

The Sonor Acryl Champion Vintage (left) delivers that perfect 70s sound and has been played by legends such as Ringo Starr, Karen Carpenter and Nick Mason. Its acrylic shells have a louder, punchier sound than wooden drums, and a well-tuned acrylic snare drum can deliver a ton of sonic “crack” and projection.

Drums:
22"/16" Kick drum
12“ Tom
13“ Tom
16“ Tom
14“/6,5" Phonic Snare

Cymbals:
14“ Meinl Byzance Sand Hat
18“ Meinl Extra dry thin crash (left)
22“ Meinl Byzance vintage pure light Ride
20“ Meinl Byzance Vintage Crash (right)

Tama Star

The Tama Star (middle) with its dynamic, bright, rich and open sound represents the modern approach to drumming and has been Tama’s flagship line since 2013. Simon Phillips and Peter Erskine are famous players of this maple drum set.

Drums:
20"/14" Kick drum
10“ Tom
12“ Tom
16“ Tom
14“/6,5“ Snare

Cymbals:
14“ Meinl Byzance Medium HH
17“ Meinl MB 20 crash (left)
21“ Meinl Byzance Transition Ride
18“ Meinl Byzance Dual Crash (right)

Tama Superstar

The Tama Superstar (right) was very present in the 80s. It is made of birch shells, providing a deep, warm, dry and punchy sound – exactly what your typical disco/rock production needs. Interestingly, Billy Cobham and Elvin Jones were among the first adopters of this versatile instrument.

Drums:
22"/16" Kick drum
13“ Tom
14“ Tom
16“ Tom
14“/5“ Ludwig Supraphonic Snare

Cymbals:
14“ Meinl Byzance extra dry med HH
18“ Meinl Byzance Dual crash (left)
20“ Meinl Byzance Vintage Pure Light
18“ Meinl Byzance Extra dry thin crash (right)

Sampling Details

Up to 10 velocities and 6 alternations for each hit allow for subtle and intimate loops that can transition seamlessly to dramatic intensity. The main concept for this product is to create a raw and natural energy that can only be captured in a scoring stage like Synchron Stage Vienna.

New Features of the Vienna Synchron Player

+ MIDI player implemented exclusively for Synchron Power Drums, including drag and drop. Also works with your existing MIDI loop collection (Standard General MIDI Mapping).

+ Great selection of exclusive cinematic drum loops, designed to feature our three available drum sets. Full loops and consistently edited:

  • 3 drum sets in one MIDI File (3 MIDI Tracks)
  • Each drum set separately
  • Bass drum and snare for each drum set
  • Hi-Hats for each drum set
  • Toms for each drum set
  • Cymbals for each drum set

+ Bleeding now available in the internal mixer, exclusively for Synchron Power Drums. Control how much bleeding signals from other close mics you’d like to add to your mix.

Mixer Presets

From larger-than-life ambiences to crushed sounds to incredibly tight studio sounds and finicky grooves: Everything is possible with those beautiful instruments, and our presets will be great starting points for your mix.

Room Mix: “Centered” and “in place” for each drum set
Decca Tree: “Centered” and “in place” for each drum set
Surround to Stereo mix-down:  “Centered” and “in place” for each drum set
Surround (Full Library): “Centered” and “in place” for each drum set

Each setup comes with different flavors for each mix:

  • Natural
  • Parallel compression
  • Parallel compression reverb
  • Doomed
  • Flying Toms
  • Ambience
  • Ambience parallel compression
  • BAM
  • WOW

Mic Setup

The performances on each drum set were captured from 19 microphone positions.

CLOSE & MID MICROPHONES

SONOR ACV
(Left)
TAMA Star
(Mid)
Tama Super Star
(Right)
Position Mic Characteristic Mic Characteristic Mic Characteristic
BD in* Sure Beta52 Cardioid Audio Technica AE2500 Cardioid Audio Technica AE2500 Cardioid
BD out* DPA 4006 Cardioid Audio Technica AE2500 Cardioid Audio Technica AE2500 Cardioid
SN top Neumann TLM170 Wide Cardioid Sennheiser MKH 8090 Wide Cardioid Sennheiser MKH 8090 Wide Cardioid
SN bot Neumann KM184 Cardioid Neumann KM184 Cardioid Sennheiser MKH 8040 Cardioid
HH Neumann KM184 Cardioid Neumann KM184 Cardioid Sennheiser MKH 8040 Cardioid
T1 Sennheiser MD 421 Cardioid Neumann MD 421 Cardioid Neumann MD 421 Cardioid
T2 Sennheiser MD 421 Cardioid Sennheiser MD 421 Cardioid Neumann MD 421 Cardioid
T3 Sennheiser MD 421 Cardioid Sennheiser MD 421 Cardioid Neumann MD 421 Cardioid
Cr16 Neumann U87Ai Cardioid AKG 414 Cardioid  Sennheiser MKH8090 Wide Cardioid
Cr18 Neumann U87Ai Cardioid AKG 414 Cardioid Sennheiser MKH8090 Wide Cardioid
R22 Neumann KM184 Cardioid Neumann KM184 Cardioid DPA 4011 Cardioid
UH L Royer SF24 8 AEA 440 RXE 8 Royer SF24 8
UH R Royer SF24 8 AEA 440 RXE 8 Royer SF24 8
ROOM L Flea47 Omni Flea12 Omni Neumann M-149 Omni
ROOM R Flea47 Omni Flea12 Omni Neumann M-149 Omni

 
* The Sonor Acryl Champion Vintage has a closed bass drum, so the Sure Beta 52 was placed at the drum head and the DPA 4006 was placed in front of the bass drum.

DECCA TREE & SURROUND MICROPHONES

  Standard Library Full Library
Mic Characteristic Mic Characteristic
Decca L DPA 4006 Omni DPA 4006 Omni
Decca R DPA 4006 Omni DPA 4006 Omni
Decca C DPA 4006 Omni DPA 4006 Omni
LS - - DPA 4011 Cardioid
RS - - DPA 4011 Cardioid
HL - - AKG 414 Wide Cardioid
HR - - AKG 414 Wide Cardioid
HLs - - AKG 414 Wide Cardioid
HRs - - AKG 414 Wide Cardioid

Synchron Power Drums on Stage A