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UJAM Release Virtual Drummer BRUTE

UJAM launch BRUTE, the fifth addition to their Virtual Drummer line. Virtual Drummer BRUTE contains contemporary hard-and-heavy music genres driven by a very specific drumming style: loud, wild, edgy, and cutting through the mix. It has been designed, recorded, and processed to do one thing really well: Compete with layered walls of distorted guitars while maintaining character and detail. The solution was to record with three different sets of microphones that emphasize different aspects of the drum sound.

In a nutshell: BRUTE is the Virtual Drummer for you, if HEAVY 2 is too Metal-ish and SOLID 2 not rocking hard enough.

Contemporary hard-and-heavy music genres are driven by a very specific drumming style: loud, wild, edgy, and cutting through the mix. Both drum sounds and playing are rooted in aesthetics invented about two decades ago. Virtual Drummer BRUTE features the essential sounds and styles from Grunge to NuMetal.

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What makes BRUTE special?

First and foremost it has been designed, recorded, and processed to do one thing really well: Compete with layered walls of distorted guitars while maintaining character and detail. This was a tricky challenge… The solution was to record with three different sets of microphones that emphasize different aspects of the drum sound.

rock, grunge, punk, and cross-over styles

Three Microphone Sets

Click/Smack

The vintage Sennheiser MD21 from the 1960s emphasizes the attack transients. The source signal was processed with a Manley Voxbox.

Grit/Dirt

Vintage tube and ribbon overhead mics. This is where the character is captured. All the organic noise and resonances give a warm, coarse, and natural quality.

Clean/Nice

Modern high-spec Schoeps microphones that capture the sound ’as is. With as little colorization and distortion as possible. For an expensive and glossy character.

BRUTE Features

  • 5 genre-specific drum kits
  • 6 mix Presets
  • 31 playing Styles, each with 23 phrases
  • Approved by the International 🤘 Association

BRUTE adds to the Virtual Drummer series including DEEP (neo-soul drums) SOLID (for top-notch studio drum tracks), HEAVY (from soft rock ballads to overdrive grunge), and PHAT (for Hip Hop and Funk beats).

About UJAM

UJAM is a German-American maker of music technology co-founded by Hans Zimmer and Pharrell Williams. With the plug-in series Groovemate, Symphonic Elements, Virtual Guitarist, Virtual Bassist, Virtual Drummer, Beatmaker and Finisher and a range of software solutions, UJAM helps people to make music.

Pricing and Availability

BRUTE is now available at ujam.com for an introductory offer of 69 EUR / USD until August 22st, 2021. After that, the plug-in sells for 99 EUR / USD. The bundle of five Drummers including BRUTE, DEEP, SOLID, HEAVY, and PHAT is available for 336 EUR / USD (instead of 495 EUR / USD for the single products). Owners of any Virtual Drummer 2 get a special loyalty offer of 49 EUR / USD until August 22nd, 2021.

All Virtual Drummer plug-ins can be downloaded in VST, AU 2, and AAX formats for any compatible DAW, including Logic, Garageband, Cubase, Ableton Live, Pro Tools, FL Studio, and Studio One. Free, fully functional 30-day trials are available.

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