Featuring huge cinematic drums and percussion from around the world,
Quantum Leap Stormdrum 3
- Electronic Musician Editor’s Choice Award Winner
- Created by award-winning sounds producers Doug Rogers and Nick Phoenix
- Tempo synced percussion performances played by master percussionists Mickey Hart, Greg Ellis and Chalo Eduardo
- Features the best instruments from the private collections of Mickey Hart and Remo
- Now included in OPUS, along with individual downloads, custom controls, and dozens of MIDI Tools and Mixer Effects
- Mixer Effects Include: SSL EQ and Dynamics Channel Strip, Transient Shaper, SSL’s legendary Stereo Bus Compressor, and upgraded “true stereo” reverb
THE MOST EXTENSIVE PERCUSSION LIBRARY FOR THE BIG SCREEN
Featuring huge cinematic drums and percussion from around the world, you won’t find a collection as complete as Stormdrum 3. Designed for film and game composers looking to create bombastic and thunderous percussion, Stormdrum 3 delivers more power than you could ever ask for. And even when you want subtle, tame, more ambient drums and metal hits, it places all of this and more in your arsenal.
DRUMS FROM THE WORLD OVER
The true potency of Stormdrum 3 is that it enables you to craft a fantastic musical story of any culture, any era, in any context. A documentary of the Amazon rainforest would be incomplete without deep tribal drums, and an intense sci-fi thriller featuring a heart-pounding speeder chase wouldn’t be the same without futuristic, designed auxiliary percussion. Stormdrum 3 gives you vivid realism, clean recordings, and maximum strike on every hit. We put all of our focus entirely on designing the perfect tool to architect cinematic experiences on command. Whenever your stream of ideas begins to dry up and you begin forcing yourself to continue composing, Stormdrum 3 will jumpstart your inspiration with a bang.
Mickey Hart (of The Grateful Dead) brought his private collection to Studio 1, in tandem with the Remo company. The producers recorded an arsenal of drums, woods and metals hand-selected by one of the world’s greatest percussionists over his career. “In SD3, our focus was to capture Mickey’s unrivaled percussion collection in the best possible multi-sampled way. It is very flexible. And note that even the close mix comprises the input from 8 microphones. This virtual instrument is his legacy, and mine as well,” says producer Nick Phoenix.
The Holy Grail of taiko samples, these instruments were recorded from taiko drums in the collections of Mickey Hart, Remo, and the top taiko builders in Japan. Boasting individual hits as well as full ensemble strikes, Stormdrum 3 gives you the best source material possible to add a realistic taiko ensemble to your music.
Large, deep, and booming, this collection comprises the heavy backbone of Stormdrum 3, not including taikos. With names like The Beast, Lord Of Toms, and Dragon Ensemble, you should get a sense of the raw power in Mickey’s one-of-a-kind drum collection.
GONGS CLOCKS WATERPHONE
Mechanical and detailed, this is the perfection collection for you if you enjoy adding subtle, barely-noticeable layers that your music. One of the coolest highlights is a set of recordings from 6 antique clock shops, perfect for creating complex rhythms without cluttering your percussion section.
You get access to the many bells, deep bowls, chimes, and cymbals collected by Mickey on his world travels. This unique collection includes everything from handmade doorstop drums and hammered copper pots to the Brazilian berimbau, played on a metal wire. If you like using a lot of auxiliary or “odd” percussion, this collection alone makes Stormdrum 3 an excellent investment.
An assortment of uncommon objects: ganza, rainsticks, snake rattles, seed pods, and even deer hooves from Mickey’s private collection.
The classics: bongos, frame drums, tambourines. The slightly more obscure: tablas, madal, and many more. Clean performances across all instruments, captured by microphones that allow the most brilliant high-end details to shine through. These may be the most fun collection of all to play.
Unusual wooden percussion from all over the world, including: unpitched wooden resonators to the chromatic gourd marimba and balaphone, the mighty gourd drum, a playable 12 ft. long redwood tree branch, and scraped Thailand frogs.
Stormdrum 3 was recorded in Studio One, the same location as Hollywood Orchestra, allowing them to blend seamlessly in a single mix. The library includes 5 microphone positions, including: Close (set of 8 Neumanns and Sennheisers), Mid (mid tree, 15 ft), HiFi (super-clean and modern, 15 ft), Main (Neumann M50 Decca tree, 20-25 ft), and Vintage (RCA ribbons, 25 ft). You can blend these different tones and positions as you choose into a single composite sound.
Below are the minimum and recommended hardware and software specifications for using Opus on Windows and MacOS systems.
The chart below outlines the MacOS and Windows 64-bit operating systems and sequencers that are officially supported and fully tested with the latest version of Opus. Please note that while most Sequencers / DAWs are VST 2, VST 3, AU and AAX plug-in format compatible, only those listed in the chart below are officially supported.
|Product||Version||MacOS (10.13+)||Windows 10|
|EW Play 6 Stand-Alone||6.0+||YES||YES|
|EW Opus Stand-Alone||1.0+||YES||YES|
|Apple Logic Pro||10.0+||YES||–|
|Avid Pro Tools||2018.1+||YES||YES|
|Image-Line FL Studio||20+||YES||YES|
|Motu Digital Performer||9.0+||YES||YES|
|Presonus Studio One||4.0+||YES||YES|
|VSL Vienna Ensemble Pro||6.0+||YES||YES|
- (1) VST3 usage is recommended
- (2) Sibelius / Finale / Dorico notation programs work with Opus, but do not support the full feature set of some Opus/Play Libraries, such as those that use WordBuilder. Please contact support for details.