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.
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.
22"/16" Kick drum
14“/6,5" Phonic Snare
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)
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.
20"/14" Kick drum
14“ Meinl Byzance Medium HH
17“ Meinl MB 20 crash (left)
21“ Meinl Byzance Transition Ride
18“ Meinl Byzance Dual Crash (right)
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.
22"/16" Kick drum
14“/5“ Ludwig Supraphonic Snare
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)
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.
+ 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:
+ 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.
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:
The performances on each drum set were captured from 19 microphone positions.
CLOSE & MID MICROPHONES
|Tama Super Star
|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|
|Decca L||DPA 4006||Omni||DPA 4006||Omni|
|Decca R||DPA 4006||Omni||DPA 4006||Omni|
|Decca C||DPA 4006||Omni||DPA 4006||Omni|
|HL||-||-||AKG 414||Wide Cardioid|
|HR||-||-||AKG 414||Wide Cardioid|
|HLs||-||-||AKG 414||Wide Cardioid|
|HRs||-||-||AKG 414||Wide Cardioid|