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Synchron Power Drums

Quick Overview

Synchron Power Drums
Price From: $164.00


Three energetic drum sets in one magnificent space

  • Dynamic, powerful and raw recordings of three drum sets, captured at Synchron Stage Vienna
  • Ideal for intense patterns, drum battles and multi-player grooves
  • Includes an exclusive selection of cinematic drum loops
  • Three complementary patterns in one MIDI file, ready to be played or modified
  • Humanize Delay introduces inaccuracy when needed, with intensity adjustable by MIDI automation
  • Choose from tailor-made mixer presets, from clean to highly processed sounds
  • Stereo and surround formats
  • Perfect addition to all Synchron Series products

The drum kit is the pillar of a groove. Put three kits together in a fantastic ambient room and you’ll have an explosion of pounding energy. That's the concept behind Synchron Power Drums – hard-hitting, energetic drum grooves played simultaneously on three independent yet interacting drum kits in Synchron Stage Vienna’s famous main hall. The sound will take your music to the highest levels of intensity, and let your inner drummer go wild!

With the Tama Star (2017) placed between the Tama Superstar (1972) and the Sonor Acryl Champion Vintage (1975) kits on the sound stage, you have the option of using these drums sets all together or individually, both in their recorded positions or in a centered position. All three instruments represent the diverse sonic properties of different recording eras to give you a wide variety of sounds.

3 Drum Sets – 1 Venue:

Sonor Acryl Champion Vintage

The Sonor Acryl Champion Vintage (left recording position) delivers that perfect 70s sound and has been played by legends such as John Bonham, Ringo Starr, Karen Carpenter, Nick Mason and Keith Moon. Its acrylic shells have a louder, punchier sound than wooden drums, and a well-tuned acrylic snare drum can deliver a ton of sonic “crack” and projection.

22"/16" Kick drum 
12“ Tom 
13“ Tom 
16“ Tom 
14“/6,5" Phonic Snare

14“ Meinl Byzance Sand Hat 
18“ Meinl Extra dry thin crash (left) 
22“ Meinl Byzance vintage pure light Ride 
20“ Meinl Byzance Vintage Crash (right)

Tama Star

The Tama Star (middle recording position) with its dynamic, bright, rich and open sound represents the modern approach to drumming and has been Tama's flagship line since 2013. Simon Phillips and Peter Erskine are famous players of this maple drum set.

20"/14" Kick drum 
10“ Tom 
12“ Tom 
16“ Tom 
14“/6,5“ Snare

14“ Meinl Byzance Medium HH 
17“ Meinl MB 20 crash (left) 
21“ Meinl Byzance Transition Ride 
18“ Meinl Byzance Dual Crash (right)

Tama Superstar

The Tama Superstar (right recording position) was very present in the 80s. It is made of birch shells, providing a deep, warm, dry and punchy sound – exactly what your typical disco/rock production needs. Interestingly, Billy Cobham and Elvin Jones were among the first adopters of this versatile instrument.

22"/16" Kick drum 
13“ Tom 
14“ Tom 
16“ Tom 
14“/5“ Ludwig Supraphonic Snare

14“ Meinl Byzance extra dry medium HH 
18“ Meinl Byzance Dual crash (left) 
20“ Meinl Byzance Vintage Pure Light 
18“ Meinl Byzance Extra dry thin crash (right)

Sampling Details

Up to 10 velocities and 6 alternations for each hit allow for subtle and intimate loops that can transition seamlessly to dramatic intensity. The main concept for this product is to create a raw and natural energy that can only be captured in a scoring stage like Synchron Stage Vienna.

New Features of the Vienna Synchron Player

MIDI player implemented exclusively for Synchron Power Drums, including drag and drop to your DAW. Also imports your existing MIDI loop collection (Standard General MIDI Mapping).

Great selection of exclusive cinematic drum loops, designed to feature our three available drum sets. Full loops and consistently edited:

  • 3 drum sets in one MIDI File (3 MIDI Tracks)
  • Each drum set separately
  • Bass drum and snare for each drum set
  • Hi-Hats for each drum set
  • Toms for each drum set
  • Cymbals for each drum set

Bleeding now available in the internal mixer, exclusively for Synchron Power Drums. Control how much bleeding signals from other close mics you'd like to add to your mix.

Microphone Setup

The performances on each drum set were captured from 19 microphone positions. The close, mid- and Decca Tree positions are included in the Standard Library. The Full Library includes all of the positions mentioned before as well as additional room and surround mics.

Mixer Presets

From larger-than-life ambiences to crushed sounds to incredibly tight studio sounds and finicky grooves – everything is possible with those beautiful instruments, and the included presets will be great starting points for your mix.

Room Mix: “Centered” and “in place” for each drum set 
Decca Tree: “Centered” and “in place” for each drum set 
Surround to Stereo mix-down:  “Centered” and “in place” for each drum set 
Surround (Full Library): “Centered” and “in place” for each drum set

Each setup comes with different flavors for each mix:

  • Natural
  • Parallel compression
  • Doomed
  • Flying Toms
  • Ambience
  • Ambience parallel compression
  • BAM
  • WOW

Minimum System Requirements

  • PC Windows 7/8/10 (latest update, 32/64-bit), Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2
  • Mac OS X 10.10 (latest update) or higher, Intel Core 2 Duo
  • 8 GB RAM (16 GB recommended)
  • VIENNA KEY (Vienna Symphonic Library USB protection device) or other USB eLicenser (e.g., from Steinberg or Arturia)

Other configurations may work but are not actively supported.


  • Windows 7/8/10 (latest update, 64-bit), Intel i5/i7/Xeon
  • Mac OS X 10.12 (or higher), Intel i5/i7/Xeon
  • 16 GB RAM
  • SSD or fast separate hard drive (7200 rpm or faster)
  • AU/VST/AAX Native compatible host (also works stand-alone)
  • AAX version requires Pro Tools 10.3.5 or higher
  • 88 key master keyboard

Hard Drive Space Requirements

  • Standard Library: 41.2 GB available hard drive space
  • Full Library: 66.6 GB available hard drive space

Three drumsets: Sonor Acryl Champion Vintage, Tama Star, Tama Superstar

Played with sticks normal and damped, and with hotrods

Normal and accented versions of each Preset

Bass drum
Tom 1-3
Crash cymbal 1 and 2
Ride cymbal

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