Spectre Digital has just rolled out their new Extinction Level Event – Master Kit, named for its expansive and frankly destructive abilities. The kit was meticulously recorded with a world-class signal chain at Round Table Recording Company, a brand-new multi-studio complex located in Indianapolis, IN.
The chain includes an extensive microphone selection spanning tube mics to ribbons and outboard gear galore, as well as an Audient Heritage Edition ASP8024 large-format console (with Slate Media Technology RAVEN MTi2 state-of-the-art 27” multi-touch production console combining to provide the best of analog and digital audio) and massive — Ocean Way Audio HR 3.5 — main monitors.
The Extinction Level Event lets users control everything from individual hits and velocities as every kit normally does, down to how the bleed interacts between the shells and the cymbals. Essentially, the kit allows anyone to turn off every aspect of processing and shape their perfect drum sound from scratch. MIDI mapping to create a specific drum map for playing live on a MIDI controller is also a speedily straightforward process, thanks to the dedicated MIDI MAP page.
Beyond that, the Extinction Level Event is also compatible with electronic drum kits and comes complete with TCI (INMOS Transputer Development System Occam Configuration Info) files of all the drum shells used. Grab it here.