Platinum Samples has released Joe Barresi’s Evil Drums ($249.95), a six-DVD set that is the second BFD Expansion Pack in the company’s Master Engineer Series of drum samples featuring the work of multi-Platinum award-winning producers and recording engineers. Producer/engineer Joe Barresi’s credits include albums by Tool, Queens of the Stone Age, Bad Religion, The Melvins, Weezer, Clutch, Judas Priest, Pennywise, Turbonegro and many more.
This expansion pack features six full drum kits, six kick drums and six snares. Recorded to analog tape at two legendary rock studios using compression and EQ, Barresi captured a diverse ensemble of drum sounds with as many as 250 velocity levels. Evil Drums also includes MIDI grooves performed by Pat Wilson (Weezer, the Special Goodness).
The Evil Drums expansion pack offers four installation options, including a 74GB SuperSize installation. The expansion pack requires FXpansion’s BFD acoustic drum module and is both Mac OS X and Windows compatible. BFD supports Digidesign’s RTAS format, as well as VSTi, DirectX, Audio Units and ReWire.