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Steven Slate Drums 5 Explained®

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    Installation & Overview

    Follow along as the download and installations steps are shown, then see how to connect the installed samples with the plug-in, and learn about the various instrument collections included with Steven Slate Drums 5.

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    Settings

    Learn about the global settings that effect the operation of the overall instrument.

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    Working with Kits

    See how to load, layer, save, navigate, and clear full kits and individual instruments.

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    Working with Third Party Samples

    Learn how to import third party samples into SSD5, and layer them with existing instrument sounds.

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    Volume, Tuning, & Dynamics

    Discover how to tune each instrument, control it's over all volume as well as the volume of individual articulations, flip the phase of all mics at once, and adjust the dynamic response to incoming MIDI note velocity values.

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    Microphones & Envelopes

    Explore the flexible microphone combinations and amp envelope settings available for each instrument.

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    Mixer

    See how routing works in SSD5, both to internal subgroups and room mics, as well as to individual outputs in your DAW.

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    Mapping

    Learn how the Kit Mapping section is used to map your drum kit to certain notes and MIDI CC messages, and how the Input Converter is used to convert incoming MIDI notes and CC messages to trigger different MIDI notes and messages within Steven Slate Drums 5.

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    Grooves

    Learn how to navigate and audition the factory library of MIDI drum grooves that ships with SSD5, and how to use them to create a simple drum part in your DAW.

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    Steven Slate Drums 5 in Action

    Follow along as one of the factory kits is customized with layered electronic and acoustic sounds, third party samples are imported and re-mapped, a part is programmed from scratch, multi output routing is setup, and MixRack processing is applied to each output in the host DAW.

Product Overview


Got Slate Drums? Eli Krantzberg delivers an in-depth video tutorial series about the new Steven Slate Drums 5! Go deep into this virtual drum powerhouse learning all of its features and functions, and see just what it can do for your songs and productions.

Eli welcomes you and then covers the basics such as installation and gives a detailed overview of the new version 5 user interface and layout. Then see how to connect the installed samples with the plug-in, and learn about the various instrument collections included with Steven Slate Drums 5.

Next, Eli explores and explains the Global Settings that effect the operation of the overall instrument, then how to Load, Layer, Save, Navigate, and Clear full kits and individual instruments. Then see how to import third party samples into SSD5 and layer them with existing instrument sounds for endless drum sounds and colors.

Moving on you’ll see how to tune each instrument, control its overall volume, as well as the volume of individual articulations, flip the phase of all mics at once, and adjust the dynamic response to incoming MIDI note velocity values.

Eli then shows you the incredibly flexible microphone combinations and Amp Envelope settings available for each instrument, as well as how routing works in SSD5, both to internal subgroups and room mics, as well as to individual outputs in your DAW.

Going deeper, you’ll learn how the Kit Mapping Section is used to map your drum kit to certain notes and MIDI CC messages, and how the Input Converter is used to convert incoming MIDI notes and CC messages to trigger different MIDI notes and messages within Steven Slate Drums 5.

Wrapping it all up, Eli demonstrates how to navigate and audition the factory library of MIDI drum grooves that ship with SSD5, and how to use them to create a simple drum part in your DAW. And as a bonus, Eli gives you a detailed “in-action” video showing how to customize one of the factory kits with layered electronic and acoustic sounds, third party samples, and then programmed from scratch, including using Multi Output Routing and MixRack processing for an amazing drum part and mix.

See the individual tutorial descriptions for more info. If you’re new to Steven Slate Drums 5 or just want to know more about it, this is the one to watch… Checkout “Steven Slate Drums 5 Explained®” today.


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fenderman5
Submitted 2 months ago

Very clear and helpful

I found this very easy to understand. Eli always puts the point across in a clear to see way.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Mastering Facility, Cakewalk Sonar, Cubase, Logic Pro, Mixcraft, Reaper, Studio One



Persio
Submitted 2 months ago

Very Good Tutorial

Very detailed and very helpful.


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fenderman5
Submitted 2 months ago

Very clear and helpful

I found this very easy to understand. Eli always puts the point across in a clear to see way.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Mastering Facility, Cakewalk Sonar, Cubase, Logic Pro, Mixcraft, Reaper, Studio One


Persio
Submitted 2 months ago

Very Good Tutorial

Very detailed and very helpful.

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started playing drums in high school at age fourteen. Like most kids my age around then, I was into progressive rock. Genesis, Emerson Lake and Palmer, and Yes. They rocked my world. A few short years later though, my musical life changed. While studying music in college I discovered Charlie Parker, Milt Jackson, Sonny Stitt, and John Coltrane. Milt Jackson spoke to me in such a profound way that it left me no choice but to take up vibraphone.

These great players, along with  drummers like Philly Joe Jones, Max Roach, Art Blakey, and Elvin Jones changed not only the way I thought about drumming, but also music - and by extension, life - as a whole. I realized life was meant to be a creative endeavor. The idea of improvising based on a loose set of guidelines and rules permeated into my psyche even when I wasn't holding a pair of drumsticks or mallets. But if I am going to be perfectly truthful, I have to hold Henry Miller and Woody Allen equally responsible for shaping the way I view and experience the world around me. 

2. What training have you had?

I am currently an Apple certified Logic Pro. Young and cocky, and armed with only a partial University degree, I dropped out of school and  began playing steady commercial hotel engagements and jazz gigs when I could. This went on for many years until I decided it was time to complete my degree - which I ultimately did with a major in Political Science and a minor in music. 

It was at this point that I formed my current band Nightshift. We are going in to our twenty third year now - playing commercial one nighters like weddings, corporate events, etc. Don't turn your nose up at it though - it has allowed me a wonderful quality of life. It gave me the freedom to go back to school and complete a post graduate degree in Communications Studies - all the while supporting myself by playing weddings.

3. When did you get into recording?

It was in this graduate program - in the early nineties - that I found myself drawn to the fledgling emerging universe of hard disc recording and midi sequencing. Based on nothing more than the recommendation of one of my band mates who had an old Atari, I jumped in head first and bought a Mac LC ll, along with a version 1.1 of what was then Notator Logic. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. But, in hindsight, it was a decision of epic importance in my life - shaping my future as much as the music of Milt Jackson and Charlie Parker did fifteen years prior. 

I opened up my own commercial home studio in 1998 and began doing a variety of projects, working on radio jingles, artist CD projects, and whatever came my way. A couple of years later a colleague called me up - desperate. He was working at a post production house and one of the editors had just quit. They were doing audio post for a weekly TV series and needed a Pro Tools editor - and fast! And so, once again, I jumped in head first into what would ultimately open up my world even more - the world of Pro Tools. 

4. People you have worked with/for?

Focusing on Logic, I built up a small but loyal client base and my phone kept ringing for Logic tech support and instruction. Film composers and studio owners all over the city were calling me. Even the music stores were giving out my phone number at this point! This kind of stuff becomes a self fulfilling prophecy. The more of it you do, the more calls you get to keep doing it. At least that's the way it should be!

As my Logic chops kept growing, I was hired by an old buddy of mine, Len Sasso, who was then an associate editor at Electronic Musician magazine, and began writing some columns for them. I had a blast doing them - and really learned to focus and express my thoughts in a concise and clear manner. This lead to a collaboration with LA based composer Terry Michael Huud on the 2006 film called Civic Duty - which was certainly one of the highlights of my professional life as a composer. 

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I wake up every day excited to boot up, and create. Whether it's instructional videos, creating music, working with a studio client, performing with my band, or teaching at the schools - my days are filled with what I love doing. Enriched by the stimulation and creative freedom this modern music making software brings to my life. I bring that excitement and passion to each and every training product I create. My years of experience both using and teaching these programs has taught me the best way to make the user comfortable with these complex programs.

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Steven Slate Drums 5 Explained® is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very clear and helpful I found this very easy to understand. Eli always puts the point across in a clear to see way.
Date published: 2019-01-06
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Good Tutorial Very detailed and very helpful.
Date published: 2018-12-23
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