Music Software Review: Stormdrum 3 by East West

Meena Shamaly takes a look at Stormdrum 3 – the latest edition of the Stormdrum percussion series and the  first East West sample library to use Play 4.

The video review is 2 hours in length and you can be watched below:

Stormdrum 3 is the first virtual instrument to include EastWest’s new PLAY 4 software. In PLAY 4, EastWest replaced some third party components; added Avid’s new AAX format that will allow Pro Tools 11 users to use EastWest’s virtual instruments 64-bit, greatly improving performance; added new time-stretch software optimized for loops (with sync to sequencer); added a new mixer page (with sub-channels for mic positions), added background loading, and other new features.

To top it all off, EastWest now offers SSL FX from Solid State Logic, the industry leader in mixing technology; and an upgraded “true stereo” EastWest reverb. The new SSL/EW FX package is included FREE for SD3 users. The FX section includes a SSL EQ and Dynamics Channel Strip, Transient Shaper, and SSL’s legendary Stereo Bus Compressor; plus an upgraded “true stereo” reverb from EastWest plus new features. Now, with it’s combination of the new PLAY 4 software, the best sound processing tools available, and world class percussion instruments, Stormdrum 3 is the most advanced percussion virtual instrument to date and a must-have.

Stormdrum 3 is available on the SoundsOnline website at $395 – for more details, visit http://www.soundsonline.com/SD3

Meena Shamaly takes a look at Stormdrum 3 – the latest edition of the Stormdrum percussion series and the  first East West sample library to use Play 4. The video review is 2 hours in length and you can be watched below:

Stormdrum 3 is the first virtual instrument to include EastWest’s new PLAY 4 software. In PLAY 4, EastWest replaced some third party components; added Avid’s new AAX format that will allow Pro Tools 11 users to use EastWest’s virtual instruments 64-bit, greatly improving performance; added new time-stretch software optimized for loops (with sync to sequencer); added a new mixer page (with sub-channels for mic positions), added background loading, and other new features. To top it all off, EastWest now offers SSL FX from Solid State Logic, the industry leader in mixing technology; and an upgraded “true stereo” EastWest reverb. The new SSL/EW FX package is included FREE for SD3 users. The FX section includes a SSL EQ and Dynamics Channel Strip, Transient Shaper, and SSL’s legendary Stereo Bus Compressor; plus an upgraded “true stereo” reverb from EastWest plus new features. Now, with it’s combination of the new PLAY 4 software, the best sound processing tools available, and world class percussion instruments, Stormdrum 3 is the most advanced percussion virtual instrument to date and a must-have. Stormdrum 3 is available on the SoundsOnline website at $395 – for more details, visit http://www.soundsonline.com/SD3

East West Stormdrum 3


INSTALLATION – 80%


PATCHES – 90%


INTERFACE – 85%


SOUND – 90%


VALUE – 100%



89%

89/100

For a collection this massive and broad, Stormdrum 3 offers fantastic bang for the buck, and lives up to the claim of offering very naturally and realistically played recorded instruments. Nick Phoenix hits another home run with this release, despite its admittedly very few issues.

89

Written by: Meena Shamaly

Meena Shamaly is a composer, artist, multi-instrumentalist and performance poet based in Melbourne, Australia. His music covers a wide range of styles and sensibilities and often intersects with his poetry. He is part of international production house EON Sounds, working on various film, TV, video game, and production library projects.

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