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Old 31st May 2012
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Hi Ivan, I'm so sorry you are upset. While we did have some initial issues with SSD4, I'd like to think that we resolved them very quickly and the current version is powerful drum instrument that is only getting better as we continue to implement user ideas.

With any large download over 10GB, there is an issue with corrupt files. We are trying to figure out the best download system for this library that will help prevent these issues.

For the EX to Plat upgrade, we do have a special coming this week, and I apologize about the delay. It was due to some internal logistical reasons.

SSD4 has been our most successful product to date, and despite some early bugs out of the gate, I'm really happy where it is right now, and I'm EXTREMELY happy about some news about where its going!

Ivan I will be PMing you because the fact that you are not happy is unacceptable and I'll do everything in my power to change this.

Hope everyone has a great Sunday,

Cheers,
Steven
Hey Steve (and anyone else)-

I forget the download format for SSD4 (downloaded months ago...was it RAR?)....bit doesn't enveloping the files via ZIP and DMG protect the files from corruption??

I know this to be true of DMG on OS X (from passing while sessions back and forth- we always protect the files by encrypting (or whatever it's called) into DMG format. Never had a corrupt file when it's done this way.

Just a thought...

Scott
Old 31st May 2012
  #1052
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Hi everyone, I wanted to inform everyone of a new "Tech Support Specialist" joining the ranks for Slate Digital and Steven Slate Drums... >>> Me!

As a brief bio, I have worked in the commercial music industry as a sound engineer for a number of years scoring credits with the likes of Leona Lewis (X-Factor, ITV), Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber (How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria, BBC) and many others. I am also a veteran (15 years experience to date) and proud tester, affiliate and endorser for numerous companies, and run my own website currently producing titles for the likes of SSD4 and BFD2 amongst others - check them out... Seattle Underground Store.

I look forward to working with you all as part of the Slate family.

Cheers,
Congrats. I think a more in depth manual would be a great place to start for SSD 4. I know there are a few videos on YouTube and a QuickStart guide, but the majority of SSD is not well documented. BFD and SD have comprehensive helpful manuals.
Old 31st May 2012
  #1053
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Hi everyone, I wanted to inform everyone of a new "Tech Support Specialist" joining the ranks for Slate Digital and Steven Slate Drums... >>> Me!

As a brief bio, I have worked in the commercial music industry as a sound engineer for a number of years scoring credits with the likes of Leona Lewis (X-Factor, ITV), Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber (How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria, BBC) and many others. I am also a veteran (15 years experience to date) and proud tester, affiliate and endorser for numerous companies, and run my own website currently producing titles for the likes of SSD4 and BFD2 amongst others - check them out... Seattle Underground Store.

I look forward to working with you all as part of the Slate family.

Cheers,
Right on, Ashley!!

Good to know & congrats!!

Scott
Old 2nd June 2012
  #1054
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still waiting for the SSD4 Ex to platinum crossgrade offer !!!!!!
Old 7th June 2012
  #1055
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Same here... not holding my breath thou.

I´ve been thinking about this and really i don´t get it. If there is going to be somekind of discount/promotion for ex users and this "upgrade path" is so hard to implement, why not send a Platinum discount coupon for SSD 4 ex users? What´s the real problem here?

It´s been over three months since i first saw "in a week" post

SSD4 is a great product, no question about that.
Old 7th June 2012
  #1056
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SSD4 EX to Plat upgrade for $99 limited time launches tomorrow check your emails.

Cheers,
Steven
Old 8th June 2012
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SSD4 EX to Plat upgrade for $99 limited time launches tomorrow check your emails.

Cheers,
Steven
Yay!

32h of mixing and 1h sleep can cause "aggressive" posts i noticed Sorry about that.
Old 8th June 2012
  #1058
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Here is a general lazy guitarist question. I have breverb reverb plugin which sounds great to add room verb apart from it destroys the cymbals.

Is there a way I can isolate the drum hits, and send that to a stereo effects bus?
Old 8th June 2012
  #1059
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Create an AUX in mixer and then go to a drum's edit settings and route the mics to the aux. Then in the mixer, route the aux to its own track in your DAW. Then put the reverb on just that part.

Cheers,
Steven
Old 8th June 2012
  #1060
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Create an AUX in mixer and then go to a drum's edit settings and route the mics to the aux. Then in the mixer, route the aux to its own track in your DAW. Then put the reverb on just that part.

Cheers,
Steven
Thanks!
Old 8th June 2012
  #1061
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SSD4 EX to Plat upgrade for $99 limited time launches tomorrow check your emails.

Cheers,
Steven
I have to say that I can't live without trigger and the SDD are my favorite... However...

Good News. But, Is the last version of the plugin working?. Last time I tried to use it, a couple of months ago, I couldn't finish a project with it. Really Good Sounds... bad performance.

I'm still haven't get the trigger's IR's either.

Why should I spend another 80 €? I'm gonna buy it anyway cos' I like the sounds but....

Will I have to spend another 80 € when you'll release Trigger Platinum?

I don't want to sound harsh, and I know my English is not the best, but I'm pretty sure that everybody understands that this business is harder everyday, and I like to know where I spend my money...
Old 8th June 2012
  #1062
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I hope this isn't to far off the subject, if so I apologize.


I would love to be able to trigger ssd 4 live without using a laptop. Is there anyway to do this presently? If not, slate should really come out with a hardware drum module to go direct to a P.A. Think of the sounds you could achieve with a kemper and ssd 4 hardware direct to front of house. This would also be amazing for practicing in an environment where volume is an issue. You could dial your sounds in perfectly and always have them the same.
Old 8th June 2012
  #1063
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what about a nice upgrade offer for ssd 3.5 platinum users?
Old 9th June 2012
  #1064
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Question

i want to plug an audio drum trigger direct into my interface, and trigger samples from either a standalone or DAW plugin directly from the audio, without converting to MIDI. will slate digital's trigger software allow me to do this? if not, is there any other solution currently available?
Old 9th June 2012
  #1065
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SSD4 EX to Plat upgrade for $99 limited time launches tomorrow check your emails.

Cheers,
Steven
Yesss! Upgraded
Old 9th June 2012
  #1066
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Just so you guys know:

As is documented earlier in this thread I have had my issues with the whole SSD4 launch thing, which thanks to Stevens intervention are now getting taken care of.

In the meantime I finally got an install that works 10)% and have been testing the kits with my Roland TD8 kit.
All I can say is that, based on my previous experience with SD2 EZD Battery3 BFD Eco and a bunch of others that I own, the SSD4 player is hands down the best and most responsive for E-drum use.


Now do take this with a slight pinch of sal,t since I am not a proper drummer, but even I know when triggers are being responded to better!
Old 11th June 2012
  #1067
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Anyone using it with VEP??

I was wondering if I was the only one that gets no sound after INSTRUMENT INPUT 11 and 12!! From 1 to 10 everything is fine, but not at 11 and 12.
The two last are my overheads and room mics. AND I can't get the overheads or room in STEREO. They are on the left side!!!!

Ashley?? How are you doing it?
Old 11th June 2012
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Anyone using it with VEP??

I was wondering if I was the only one that gets no sound after INSTRUMENT INPUT 11 and 12!! From 1 to 10 everything is fine, but not at 11 and 12.
The two last are my overheads and room mics. AND I can't get the overheads or room in STEREO. They are on the left side!!!!

Ashley?? How are you doing it?
Hi Luc,

I am using VEPro 5.0.10582 [64-bit] and SSD4 1.097 AU [64-Bit] without noted issues on Mac OSX 10.7.4. I'll whip up a video and have the webmaster post that to everyones user account under the "SSD4 Multi-Output Tutorials" section. I'll edit post when it's up.




Edit; Here's the vid...



Ashley Smith
Tech Support Specialist - Slate Digital | Steven Slate Drums
Old 11th June 2012
  #1069
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I bought the EX to Platinum upgrade..running PT 10.2 and SL 10.6.8. EX was working fine. Platinum won't see any kits. On first launch it saw them but wouldn't load them...re-launched PT and now no kits at all. Removed SSD4 totally a couple of times..tried 1093 and 1097...still no luck. Pointed it at the main Platinum directory and at all sub directories...nada. Sent a support ticket to Slate a few hours ago, but no response yet, so thought I might find someone here who had that problem and solved it.
Thanks,
L.
Old 11th June 2012
  #1070
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Lenzo, did you put the new license file in your new Platinum library folder and point to it? Also make sure you realize that this new Platinum library should not be combined in any way with the EX version.

Cheers,
Steven
Old 11th June 2012
  #1071
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Hi Luc,

I am using VEPro 5.0.10582 [64-bit] and SSD4 1.097 AU [64-Bit] without noted issues on Mac OSX 10.7.4. I'll whip up a video and have the webmaster post that to everyones user account under the "SSD4 Multi-Output Tutorials" section. I'll edit post when it's up.



Ashley Smith
Tech Support Specialist - Slate Digital | Steven Slate Drums
Very good idea Ashley Thanks
Old 12th June 2012
  #1072
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Lenzo, did you put the new license file in your new Platinum library folder and point to it? Also make sure you realize that this new Platinum library should not be combined in any way with the EX version.

Cheers,
Steven
I did...I erased every EX file I could find....It turns out what solved it was in the settings menu, when I went to cell view, the kits showed up...went back to kit view and they were there. Re-loaded Pro Tools and it seems like it's working properly now. I relayed this to Nathanial in tech support in case this is a bug or in case this is reported again. Anyway, a easy fix...I just never used cell view and I didn't have this issue with EX. And I just wanted to add that I think these kits sound great and I appreciate the fair deals you've been making on upgrades. I bought VCC and FG-X. I've been very happy with the quality of the products and appreciate the fact that you respond quickly to issues. Thanks.
L.
Old 12th June 2012
  #1073
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Has this been confirmed? Did VSL release an updated version of Vienna Ensemble Pro?

Steven - once this has been confirmed, will you still be honoring the original upgrade coupon you sent to SSD 3.5 Platinum owners like you said?

Thanks.
Bump please. Any response to this?
Old 13th June 2012
  #1074
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Just had to say, I am so amazed with the quality (and quantity) of SSD 4 Platinum drum kits and components. No issues at all (I'm on Win 7 64 bit, Studio One Professional). You guys rock!
Old 13th June 2012
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I would love to be able to trigger ssd 4 live without using a laptop. Is there anyway to do this presently? If not, slate should really come out with a hardware drum module to go direct to a P.A. Think of the sounds you could achieve with a kemper and ssd 4 hardware direct to front of house. This would also be amazing for practicing in an environment where volume is an issue. You could dial your sounds in perfectly and always have them the same.
you mean like this? Rack PC with sampler and sounds onboard, run it straight to the PA or first to a submixer and then the PA.....they have their own professionally recorded soundset, but I think you could probably load up SSD4 or anything else for that matter.... Zendrum Digital Midi Controller - Midi Drums And More (old friends of mine)

Old 13th June 2012
  #1076
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[QUOTE=Paul D;7973383]you mean like this? Rack PC with sampler and sounds onboard, run it straight to the PA or first to a submixer and then the PA.....they have their own professionally recorded soundset, but I think you could probably load up SSD4 or anything else for that matter.... Zendrum Digital Midi Controller - Midi Drums And More (old friends of mine)

Well, not exactly. I am comfortable using e-drums live. I was thinking just a drum module that has all slate kits instead of the unusable samples that usually come stock with e-drums. It does not make sense to spend thousands on an ekit only to then spend hundreds more on a laptop and slates kits. It would be nice to cut out the middle man and just invest in a hardware slate drum module that your standard e-drums could plug into. Something like Peaveys musebox.
Old 14th June 2012
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Well, not exactly. I am comfortable using e-drums live. I was thinking just a drum module that has all slate kits instead of the unusable samples that usually come stock with e-drums. It does not make sense to spend thousands on an ekit only to then spend hundreds more on a laptop and slates kits. It would be nice to cut out the middle man and just invest in a hardware slate drum module that your standard e-drums could plug into. Something like Peaveys musebox.
+1 slate in a box. Altho they are only a small company and I wouldn't want to see them spread to thin. Maybe a license agreement with another company already making drum modules. Love SSD4 it sounds fantastic.
Old 14th June 2012
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[QUOTE=Jayrawk;7973544]
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you mean like this? Rack PC with sampler and sounds onboard, run it straight to the PA or first to a submixer and then the PA.....they have their own professionally recorded soundset, but I think you could probably load up SSD4 or anything else for that matter.... Zendrum Digital Midi Controller - Midi Drums And More (old friends of mine)

Well, not exactly. I am comfortable using e-drums live. I was thinking just a drum module that has all slate kits instead of the unusable samples that usually come stock with e-drums. It does not make sense to spend thousands on an ekit only to then spend hundreds more on a laptop and slates kits. It would be nice to cut out the middle man and just invest in a hardware slate drum module that your standard e-drums could plug into. Something like Peaveys musebox.
The 2box drumit 5 module allow you to import your own multisamples. You cannot adjust room and overheads but you will get all the velocity layers. You could import a mixed version of SSD4 although it is very time consuming.
Peter Warren
Old 14th June 2012
  #1079
Doing the doh-load thing now,the crossgrade,from EX to Platinum,99 bucks very cool.

The thing is the licence has said it's "being generated in 3 minutes" for 3 HOURS now........I don't remember THIS happening,when I got EX?

Also,I do have to completely un-install EX right?

THANKS

RK
Old 14th June 2012
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Doing the doh-load thing now,the crossgrade,from EX to Platinum,99 bucks very cool.

The thing is the licence has said it's "being generated in 3 minutes" for 3 HOURS now........I don't remember THIS happening,when I got EX?

Also,I do have to completely un-install EX right?

THANKS

RK
For the licence issue contact Slate support team they will send you a licence if necessery. Also remember to check your e-mail trash. Mine got in trash although i have allowed Slate mails.

I´m not sure if you have to uninstall SSDsampler, but you do have to download all the SSDPlatinum library.rar files cos they are different from Ex files.

I removed the SSDsampler that i had with ex and installed the newest SSDsampler and it´s working flawlessly at the moment.

Hope this helps

-Pauli-
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