Steven Slate Drums 4.0
#991
25th April 2012
Old 25th April 2012
  #991
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Guys we could really use more feedback from SSD4 PT HD users, if you want to help, email ant@stevenslate.com

Thanks!

Cheers,
Steven
Email sent Steven I'm using SSD4 and Pro Tools HD
#992
25th April 2012
Old 25th April 2012
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Steve,

Sorry I haven't had the time to help you guys out very much.

Ill get back to the latest emails asap.

Also, wanted to say you guys have been on top of stuff lately...and it does not go unnoticed!

Cheers,

Scott
#993
26th April 2012
Old 26th April 2012
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No worries Scott I know your busy and thank you for the help you've given us!

Cheers,
Steven
#994
27th April 2012
Old 27th April 2012
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Don't know if this has been asked already but i've upgraded from 3.5ex to 4.0ex and i'm missing the 4.0 default midi mapping info which was included in the last page of the previous version manual. I'm not a drummer myself and kind of noob with this stuff alltogether and at least for me the manual was useful

Other than that everything works and sounds great so far!
#995
28th April 2012
Old 28th April 2012
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Does anyone have an info on when all the samples from SSD4 will be available to use with Trigger?
#996
29th April 2012
Old 29th April 2012
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I just wanted to be #1000.

Slate drums sound like heaven.

Out.
#997
29th April 2012
Old 29th April 2012
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bought it

couple of points:

Im finding the instrument edit ASR envelopes to be pretty poorly set up - the scale is out and timings far too long generally...when you get down to small enough times to make a difference to the drum hit - the scale is practically at its furthest point - there is barely room to work in...

Memory - is it just me - or when you load new kits does it keep some of the previous in memory? Seems like you have to 'clear kit' first before going and choosing another kit...?

The kits seem very well recorded. My only issue at the moment is that I cant find kits recorded in tight rooms. Any suggestions of kits / pieces? The 'tight' kits arent really 'that' tight...

Its nice that the sampler is not full of plasticy sounding plugin processing - however I have to admit - some basic eq/filtering would be handy just for the rough mix and jamming.
#998
29th April 2012
Old 29th April 2012
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I just wanted to relay the following to all of you and Steven...

I downloaded 1.092 tonight. (I was going to wait for a final non beta release but I got anxious) After YEARS of waiting to be able to use Steven Slate Drums the way I've wanted to, 1.092 works and worked flawlessly for me.

I was able to load up a kit, make it multi channel, change kits and have the mapping stay correctly. I was able to load a custom midi map and feed SSD4 Superior 2 midi directly from EZPlayer. I worked probably 3 hours tonight mixing kits and pushing SSD4 to its limits and it performed flawlessly for me running Cubase 6.0 32 bit, Win 7 64 bit, Intel Xeon dual quad core X5460 3.16GHz with 12.0 GB of ram. I did not notice any ram savings from the original version but I am probably missing something since I didn't go hunting for any new ram control.

After years of struggling, I'm finally happy. Thanks Steven! Now to begin making music again! Still anxiously looking forward to those SSD4 mixing videos Steven.
#999
29th April 2012
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#1000
6th May 2012
Old 6th May 2012
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Are there any plans to release a demo for SSD 4 in the near future? I'm wary of purchasing this without testing it first on my system (Cubase 6.5 32 bit on Win7 64 bit 8gb RAM).

Alternately - can someone post a pdf link to the Operation Manual for SSD 4 Platinum? Can't seem to find it on the Steven Slate Web site, although I seem to recall v3.5 was there at one point.

Thanks...!
#1001
6th May 2012
Old 6th May 2012
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Are there any plans for a standalone version in a future update?
#1002
6th May 2012
Old 6th May 2012
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Please Slate

Can you update this so it works with VEP5. Us guys on PT Hd using lots of VI can't use this plug till its seriously Vep compatible.
#1003
6th May 2012
Old 6th May 2012
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Please Slate

Can you update this so it works with VEP5. Us guys on PT Hd using lots of VI can't use this plug till its seriously Vep compatible.
It is compatible/working! VSL are to release their VEPro 5 update in due course. No timeframe as yet.
#1004
8th May 2012
Old 8th May 2012
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Hi

I know these questions have been asked here and elsewhere, but I have not seen any answers, so could anyone with a few minutes to spare please let me know? Even screenshots would be OK if you don't fancy typing.

1) What kits are supplied in the SSD4 EX version?
2) What individual drums are in there?
3) And is there somewhere I can audition them individually?

I seem to recall that the old SSD website had all sorts of previews for the 3.5 kits, but now I am in the market to try SSD I really need to hear what I would be getting as I cannot afford to go for platinum right away...

Thanks,
Fleabag
#1005
8th May 2012
Old 8th May 2012
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Are there any plans to release a demo for SSD 4 in the near future? I'm wary of purchasing this without testing it first on my system (Cubase 6.5 32 bit on Win7 64 bit 8gb RAM).

Alternately - can someone post a pdf link to the Operation Manual for SSD 4 Platinum? Can't seem to find it on the Steven Slate Web site, although I seem to recall v3.5 was there at one point.

Thanks...!
Just get EX[then upgrade,thats what I'll be doing],it's great,I recently bought BFD2,and even SSD4"EX" blows it away,just on cymbal sounds and ease of use alone,and if you have 3.5,you get a discount.

RK.
#1006
10th May 2012
Old 10th May 2012
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Hi! This thing sounds great! BUT! I have a problem and the Slate website is down right now.
I have printed all the individual tracks as wav files, wich worked out good in PT 10.1.3
Then I have used TRIGGER for some extra samples with the same midi file, but in a diffrent midi track.
And..... It is not tight!!!! Thats not what I expected when bouncing from midi tracks!
at least 50% of the samples are not tight and it looks like trigger is "in time" with midi notes, but SSD4 is off!!!
Thats weird!
I´m using PT 10HD (10.1.3) and SSD 1.092 RTAS-32bit

Any solutions?

Thanks
Achim

Last edited by dropking; 10th May 2012 at 08:52 AM.. Reason: wrong spelling
#1007
10th May 2012
Old 10th May 2012
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This doesn't seem to work with the 32 bit bridge in Logic, anyone else notice this?

Stef.
#1008
12th May 2012
Old 12th May 2012
  #1008
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Question Library folder contents.,

(Ssd 4.0 plat)
On pc, when you open the library folder I have 9 unrared files + license, mapping, etc. Am i correct in having those 9 unrared folders in there?
I dont have any drums loading up.

Thanks,
Chris
#1009
13th May 2012
Old 13th May 2012
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Originally Posted by exectrader2001 View Post
(Ssd 4.0 plat)
On pc, when you open the library folder I have 9 unrared files + license, mapping, etc. Am i correct in having those 9 unrared folders in there?
I dont have any drums loading up.

Thanks,
Chris
Hi Chris,

Your unpacked "SSD4Library" folder should consist of these folders (and your license file once copied inside said folder): -

DrumKitPresets
DrumLibraryData
Grooves
IOMaps

Place SSD4Library folder on a hard drive used solely for streaming samples (for best performance).

After installing the plug-in (VST, RTAS), open/instantiate the SSDSampler in your host DAW, go to "Settings" (button on the left side of plugin interface), press the "Select Base Dir" button and select the "SSD4Library" folder to set path to SSD 4 library. Then, press the "Select License File" button and select "ssd_SSD 4_{********-****-****-****-************}.slc" file to set path to your license.

You'll then be good to go.

#1010
13th May 2012
Old 13th May 2012
  #1010
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Thanks AS!

I'll try that. I think if used winrar I wouldn't have this issue.
#1011
13th May 2012
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Thanks AS!

I'll try that. I think if used winrar I wouldn't have this issue.
Try 7-Zip or Stuffit!
#1012
13th May 2012
Old 13th May 2012
  #1012
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I used 7-zip. Ended up with 9 unrared folders :(

Do I need to create the folder "SSD4Library"? There wasn't one after I uncompressed those files.
#1013
13th May 2012
Old 13th May 2012
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Are there any plans to release a demo for SSD 4 in the near future? I'm wary of purchasing this without testing it first on my system (Cubase 6.5 32 bit on Win7 64 bit 8gb RAM).

Alternately - can someone post a pdf link to the Operation Manual for SSD 4 Platinum? Can't seem to find it on the Steven Slate Web site, although I seem to recall v3.5 was there at one point.

Thanks...!
I have it with Cubase 6 64 bit windows 7 working fine. Peter
#1014
13th May 2012
Old 13th May 2012
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I used 7-zip. Ended up with 9 unrared folders :(

Do I be to create the folder "SSD4Library"? There wasn't one after I uncompressed those files.
Open one of the Rar files in 7Zip (doesn't matter which one but the first one is the obvious choice) click the extract button. Tell 7zip where to save the output click ok.
If that doesn't work are you getting an error in the 7zip log window?
#1015
13th May 2012
Old 13th May 2012
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Open one of the Rar files in 7Zip (doesn't matter which one but the first one is the obvious choice) click the extract button. Tell 7zip where to save the output click ok.
If that doesn't work are you getting an error in the 7zip log window?
^
#1016
13th May 2012
Old 13th May 2012
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Ok I'm downloading all the .rar files again.

Where should I save the output file to.

I'm sorry for these basic questions. I don't know why it's easier for me to build preamps and 1176 compressors than to install software...

Thanks for your patience.

Chris
#1017
13th May 2012
Old 13th May 2012
  #1017
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Question

Should I put the output file on my desktop? Does it matter?
#1018
13th May 2012
Old 13th May 2012
  #1018
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Extract the folder to wherever you keep your samples. You need to tell the plugin where it is so somewhere sensible, not your desktop
#1019
13th May 2012
Old 13th May 2012
  #1019
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Is it ok if I make a folder called "Steven slated drums" on my samples drive and extract the rars into that?
#1020
13th May 2012
Old 13th May 2012
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Do they still have the crossgrade pricing? It is on the website front page but seems to be expired. I have a few people who want to get SSD4.
Peter
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