Los Angeles, CA (January 3, 2005)–M-Audio has introduced the latest addition to the ProSessions 24 library: Jimmy Chamberlin Signature Drums Vol. 1. Known for his work with Smashing Pumpkins and Zwan, Jimmy Chamberlin is a seasoned drummer with an itch for technology. Chamberlin combines his talents with both skins and electronics in this superbly sampled and immediately useful drum library–much of which is based on performances from the Smashing Pumpkins catalog.
All of the source material was recorded and assembled at Mower Studio in Pasadena, California. The acoustic drum sessions were captured with 15 discrete mics, including multiple kick, snare, overhead and ambient sources. The material was all recorded at full 24-bit resolution through a pristine collection of Class-A mic pres, outboard compressors, gates and EQs. Users are able to call up multitrack drum performances in any DAW that supports Acidized WAV or REX 2 formats, and instantly sync the performances to the session tempo.
Vol. 1 is the first in a four-part series containing his trademark rhythms. Jimmy Chamberlin Signature Drums Vol. 1 contains approximately 500MB of 24-bit samples and loops, as well as a “Making of” video showing this consummate pro in action.
“The new Jimmy Chamberlin Signature Drums Series is a breathtaking document of a truly great musician,” said Adam Castillo, marketing director at M-Audio. “The chance for users to access professionally-recorded, multitrack drum sessions is a rare treat in itself. But with someone like Jimmy Chamberlin sitting in the drum throne, the experience becomes educational as well as inspirational. This is great chance for users to add some exceptional drum performances to their productions, and the price reflects our ongoing commitment to providing top-quality yet affordable tools.”
M-Audio anticipates that Jimmy Chamberlin Signature Drums Vol. 1 will to ship this month with a retail price of just $49.95.