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Studio Kit Builder

A complete encyclopedia of acoustic drum kits

  • Overview
  • Screenshots
  • Videos
  • Kit Piece List
  • Compatibility

SKB CoverPresenting the most complete encyclopedia of acoustic drum kits ever collected into one product: Studio Kit Builder brings you 130 drum kit pieces and more than 50 prebuilt drum kits. Studio Kit Builder supplies you with ten times the quantity of many other drum virtual instruments on the market. Create your own perfect drum kit from highly detailed top-of-the-line kit pieces. Whether you're working on a sultry brush groove or a heavy-hitting metal track, Studio Kit Builder is able to cover a wide variety of genres and stylistic needs. It offers full control over multiple mic positions and multi-track mixing of the kit. It's simple to create pristine and beautiful professional studio quality drum parts from its built-in MIDI grooves. Employing breakthrough techniques for realism and dynamic playing, Studio Kit Builder sets a new standard for what is expected of modern drum virtual instruments.

Studio Kit Builder is powered by the industry-leading Kontakt engine. It is compatible with VST, AudioUnit, and RTAS (Pro Tools 8 and higher) plug-in formats allowing it to work seamlessly within any major sequencer, in addition to standalone use.

The Studio Kit Builder interface is very easy to navigate. There are four main pages; the Kit, Mixer, Mapping, and Player.

Default

This is the default screen when a patch is first loaded. Clicking on the any of the drumheads or cymbal tops will open the edit box for that kit piece.

Kit Edit

The Kit page is where you can construct a custom drum kit.

Mixer

The mixer in Studio Kit Builder gives you complete control over each kit piece. The easy to use, familiar controls make it easy to quickly tailor the sound of your kit to fit any musical situation.

Mapping

The mapping page allows you to re-map any articulation to any key. Simply click on the drop-down menu to the right of any key to reveal a list of all articulations for each kit piece.

Player

The Player contains a large collection of MIDI files in many different styles, which can be dragged directly on to a midi track in your host DAW for quickly building a drum track.

 

 

 

These videos can be found on the YouTube Vir2 Instruments channel.

  • Kicks
    • Balladeer
    • Blue Jazz Soft Beater
    • Blue Jazz Roomy 1
    • Blue Jazz Roomy 2
    • Canopus
    • Fiberglass 24"
    • Gretsch Booty Rumble
    • Gretsch 8O's 1
    • Gretsch 8O's 2
    • Gretsch 8O's 3
    • Jungle
    • Ludwig 26"
    • Ludwig Vistalite
    • MetalRoomy 1
    • MetalRoomy 2
    • Metal Roomy Deep
    • Metal Roomy Clicky
    • Punch Drunk
    • Punchy Bright
    • Punchy Dark
    • Snappy Rock
    • Sonor Modern Rock
    • Steve Williams Slingerland 24"
    • Tama Rockstar 22"
    • Tama Superstar 22"
    • Vintage 70's
    • Zep Huge Rock
  • Snares
    • Ayotte Maple 14x4”
    • Ayotte 14x5"
    • Ayotte 14xS"' Blastix
    • Ayotte 14x5" Brush
    • Ayotte Steel 14x6..5"'
    • Ayotte Steel 14x6.5" Blastix
    • Beefy 13x6”
    • Borg 14x6"'
    • Blue Jazz Big Band
    • Blue Jazz Brush
    • Blue Jazz
    • Carlton Vintage 14x2.5”
    • Conopus Aluminum 14x6.5"
    • Conopus Zelkouo 14x6.5”
    • Fibes Acrylic 14x4.5”
    • Jungle
    • Kids Toy
    • Kids Toy Blastix
    • Kids Toy Brush
    • Lo-Fi High Pitch
    • Kitchen Smacker
    • Ludwig Acrolite 14x5"
    • Ludwig Vistalite
    • Mapex Brass 14x6.5”
    • Marching Snare 1
    • Marching Snare 2
    • Pearl FFS Brass 14x5”
    • Rogers 14x5”
    • Solid Piccolo 14x3.5”
    • Solid Piccolo 14x3.5” Blastix
    • Soulful Brush
    • Steve Wliliams 14x7"
    • Tama Piccolo 12x3”
    • Tama Rockstar
    • 70's Muted
    • 80’s Phatness
  • Toms (Four sizes)
    • Big Band Toms
    • Big Band Toms Brush
    • Blue Jazz Toms
    • Brush Toms
    • Canopus Toms
    • Casual Toms
    • Jungle Toms
    • Lo-Fi Toms
    • Lo-Fi Toms Blastix
    • Lo-Fi Toms Brush
    • Ludwig Toms
    • Ludwig Vistalite Toms
    • Raw Toms
    • Sonor Toms
    • Sparkle Toms
    • Steve Williams Slingerland Toms
    • Tama Rockstar Power Toms
    • Tama Rockstar Toms
    • Towel Toms
    • Toy Toms
    • Vintage 60’s Toms
    • Vintage 70’s Toms
  • HiHats
    • Blue Big Band
    • Blue Big Band Brush
    • Blue Jazz
    • Bojangles
    • Lo-Fi Trashy
    • Paiste Dark Energy 14”
    • Sabian AA HiHat 15”
    • Zildjian K Dark 14”
  • Rides
    • Blue Big Band High Ride
    • Blue Big Band Low Ride
    • Blue Brush High Ride Brush
    • Blue Brush Low Ride Brush
    • Blue Jazz High Ride
    • Blue Jazz Low Ride
    • Paiste Dry Heavy Ride 21”
    • Sabian HH Jazz Ride 20”
    • Sabian Manhattan Ride 20”
    • Zildjian K Custom Ride 22”
  • Crashes
    • Blue Big Band High Crash
    • Blue Big Band Medium Crash
    • Blue Big Band Low Crash
    • Blue Brush Band High Crash Brush
    • Blue Brush Band Medium Crash Brush
    • Blue Brush Band Low Crash Brush
    • Blue Jazz High Crash
    • Blue Jazz Medium Crash
    • Blue Jazz Low Crash
    • Sabian AAX Dark Crash 19”
    • Sabian Vault Crash 17”
    • Sabian Vault Crash 20”
    • Toy Crash
    • Zildjian Crash O Doom 20”
    • Zildjian Custom EFX 16”
    • Zildjian Custom EFX 18”
    • Zildjian K Custom Crash 16”
    • Zildjian K Custom Crash 18”
    • Zildjian Remix EFX Cymbal 16”
  • Splashes
    • Zildjian Splash 8”
    • Zildjian Splash 12”
  • China Cymbals
    • Paiste Think China 14”
    • Paiste Think China 20”
    • Sabian Paragon China 19”
    • Zildjian Trash China 18”
  • Special FX
    • Zildjian Zilbell 9.5”

Studio Kit Builder is compatible with both Macintosh and Windows platforms and includes the standalone Kontakt Player 5 application as well as AudioUnit, VST, and RTAS plug-ins. All of these versions ship in the same box.

Mac OS IconThe Macintosh version requires an Intel Core Duo, 2GB of RAM, a DVD drive, and OS 10.6.8 or 10.7.x. For optimum performance, Vir2 Instruments recommends a 2.0GHz processor or faster. The library requires 9GB of free hard drive space.

Windows IconThe Windows version requires Windows 7 (latest Service Pac, 32/64 Bit) Intel Core Duo or AMD Athlon 64, 2GB of RAM, a DVD drive. For optimum performance, Vir2 Instruments recommends a 2.0GHz processor or faster. The library requires 9GB of free hard drive space.

Studio Kit Builder will run in standalone mode and is also compatible with every major sequencing package in the world, including but not limited to: Apple Logic and GarageBand, MOTU Digital Performer, Digidesign Pro Tools (8 and higher), Steinberg Cubase and Nuendo, Ableton Live, and more.