STEVEN SLATE DRUMS 5.5

The Drums of Your Dreams

Just Got Better.

SSD 5.5 Overview

– 148 Famous Artist & Legendary Modeled Drum Kit Presets
– Over 2,400 MIDI Grooves
– Versatile Kits For Rock, Metal, Jazz, Funk, Indie, Reggae, and More
– Lightning-Fast MIDI Mapping & Learning
– Steven’s Previously Unreleased OG One-Shot Snare Samples
– 135 Snares, 112 Kicks, 58 Toms
– 11 Hi-Hats, 14 Crashes, 6 Rides, 4 Splashes, 3 Chinas
– Ultra-Sleek New Resizable GUI
– New Smart-Velocity Triggering Algorithm for One-Shots
– Analog Processed and Raw Samples Recorded to 2-Inch Tape
– Import & Use 3rd Party Samples and Grooves

AUDIO EXAMPLES

SOLO KITS

FULL MIX

FEATURES

Every Drum Sound Under The Sun 

No other drum plugin has the range and versatility of SSD 5.5. With tons of legendary and artist-modeled drum kits in every style, your creative options are limitless. Whether you’re into rock, metal, jazz, funk, R&B, indie, reggae, or experimental, SSD 5.5 has you covered.

New Samples & MIDI Grooves 

SSD 5.5 adds tons of new kits and samples, including Steven’s previously unreleased OG one-shot samples that started his career. With over 2,400 MIDI grooves and over 400 instruments, you can quickly get the perfect drum sound and groove. Now, you even have the option to import 3rd party grooves using the updated Grooves parameters. The new Smart-Velocity Triggering algorithm makes any one-shot sample blend perfectly with the rest of your kit.

Infinitely Customizable

The updated GUI in SSD 5.5 makes customizing your drums easier than ever. You have total control over the dynamics, panning options, and ADSR settings of each instrument. Effortlessly mix ambient room mics and close mics with custom routing options. Did we mention you can even change the size of the plugin?

Smarter E-Drumming

With smarter MIDI Learn & Map features, you’ll spend more time playing and less time mapping. The completely redesigned Map section lets you quickly customize your drum MIDI mappings on the fly. Editing your e-drumkit or drum pad mapping has never been easier.

Steven’s OG One-Shot Snare Samples

You’ve heard them in tons of top records and for the first time, you can use them in your songs. These are the samples that put Steven on the map. Mix these snare samples into your kits and you’ll instantly notice how much character they add. Mix and match the OG One-Shots to create custom snares Zeus himself will envy.

SSD 5.5 FREE

Get the fully-functioning, never-expiring SSD 5.5 demo with one incredible Deluxe 2 Kit, as well as a Classic “mix-ready” processed Slate snare, and three unique kit presets including “Deluxe 2 Free”, “Hugo”, & “Dry n’ Tight” for FREE.

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SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

macOS Minimum Requirements

SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS
1 GHz Intel Dual Core Processor or AMD equivalent
4 GB of RAM
macOS 10.10 or later
AAX, VST, AU supporting DAW

SCREEN RESOLUTION
1024 x 768 or higher

LICENSING
Machine ID or iLok dongle.

64 bit DAW support only

Windows Minimum Requirements

SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS
1 GHz Intel Dual Core Processor or AMD equivalent
4 GB of RAM
Windows 7 or later
AAX, VST, AU supporting DAW

SCREEN RESOLUTION
1024 x 768 or higher

LICENSING
Machine ID or iLok dongle.

64 bit DAW support only

THE BREAKDOWN

WHAT’S INCLUDED

– 112 Kicks
– 135 Snares
– 58 Toms
– 11 Hi-Hats
– 6 Rides
– 14 Crashes
– 4 Splashes
– 3 Chinas
– 9 Percussion
– 4 SFX

TESTIMONIALS

Steven Slate Drums

I have tried a ton of sample libraries in the past few years and I have never been shocked by any of them till I got Steven Slate’s. Steven just gets it. Hands down. He’s a mixer and an engineer. He even tracked them…

JEFF JULIANO

John Mayer, Dave Matthews Band, Lifehouse

Steven Slate Drums

Stop whatever you are doing and just get these drums. It has been a long time since we have been blown away by anything like this. These have gone on everything, and I mean everything, we have done…

J SCOTT G, KEVIN "131" GUTIERREZ

Madonna, Seal, OAR, Bowie

Steven Slate Drums

Recently, I started using the Steven Slate Drums. I am extremely pleased. The extra air and depth of the sounds is a fine upgrade to my drumagog library…

ROSS HOGARTH

Jonas Brothers, Motley Crue, Jewel

Steven Slate Drums

The Steven Slate Drum samples are the best sounding drum samples available. The variety is fantastic, I can find a drum sound for any given mix. All the samples have a great PUNCH…

JAY BAUMGARDNER

Evanessence, Papa Roach, Hoobastank

Steven Slate Drums

These samples are just what I need – a vast library with GREAT sounding drums that instantly and easily fit into a mix. Drum replacement can be a tricky thing. The samples need to be designed to work WITH the track…

DAVE WAY

Paul McCartney, Sheryl Crow, Christina Aguilera

Steven Slate Drums

The most realistic sounding drum samples I have ever heard. There is a snare or kick here to fit into any pop, rock or metal mix. These are the best on the market, the new industry standard…

COLIN RICHARDSON

Lamb of God, Slipknot, DevilDriver

Steven Slate Drums

I’ve had the new Steven Slate samples for 2 weeks now, and when I open Drumagog and look for sounds, I haven’t opened any folders but the Slate folders. Great new additions, and an extremely broad range…

DAVID KAHNE

Paul McCartney, Sublime, The Strokes

Steven Slate Drums

Steven Slate Drums have brought the songwriting/recording process to new horizons of fun and productivity. Having absolutely flawless drum sounds at your disposal virtually instantaneously…

BEN MOODY

Evanessence, Avril Lavigne, Celion Dion

Steven Slate Drums

Normally I’m not a big fan of drum replacement, but the Steven Slate Drum library makes it easy to integrate pristine samples with the original track. All the samples in the library sound very natural and organic. Great tools…

MICHAEL WAGENER

Metallica, Kings X, Motley Crue

Steven Slate Drums

The snares are unreal, so punchy and so well engineered – they fit right into the mix with little or no Eq’ing or processing. The kick pattern from ‘Hey Soul Sister’ is an SSD sample. I use SSD on probably 90% of all the tracks…

EPSEN LIND

Train, Beyonce, Chris Brown, Leona Lewis, Jordin Sparks, Lionel Richie