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Discrete Drums Announces Earthbeat

February 3, 2004

Discrete Drums has announced the release of Earthbeat, an 8-CDsample set featuring integrated multitrack drum and percussionperformances. The drums and percussion are on as many as 16 discretetracks, which allows for a wide variety of processing and mixingpossibilities. The percussion tracks cover a wide range of "world"textures and styles.

The drums and percussion tracks fit together and offer a diverserange of choices. Drummer Greg Morrow and percussionist Eric Darkenwere recorded in Nashville's Sound Kitchen by engineer SteveMarcantonio. Producer Rick DiFonzo chose Nashville because of the"amazing level of musicianship and the sheer quality of thestudios."

The 8-CD set includes six discs of 24-bit, 44.1 multitrack WAVfiles, one audio CD for quick reference, and one 24-bit CD of singleWAV samples. The package will retail for $199. A 16-bit stereo WAVversion is available for $99, and the single-sample disc is alsoavailable separately for $49. The set is expected to begin shipping onFebruary 19. In the meantime, you can hear audio clips at the DiscreteDrums Web site. (

Click here to read the EM reviews of Discrete Drums Series One (

and Two. (

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