I just bought it. The serial number I was given doesnt work. I have emailed PS about the issue.
I thought I would mention it here since I know Rail keeps an eye on these forums.
If I broke any rules the mods can delete or lock as needed. Dont think I did.
Geez Rail, you're quick! Didnt expect any action for at least 24 hours.
I'm logged in and downloading now. I have replied to your email with system details, but I'm on OSX 10.6.8 and Safari 5.1.2 for my studio machine, and Lion 10.7.2 Safari 5.1.2 (7534.52.7) on my home office machine (which I'm typing on now).
I forgot to mention my office mac in my email.
I tried registering from both machines, neither gave any joy.
Installed and authorised! What a great sounding kit! Love the presets - I can learn a lot from these.
I dont often pay attention to presets, preferring to just muddle my way thru. But these are great. Will be experimenting with a few songs this weekend, a couple of songs just havent been happy with the drums in them.
This kit looks real promising.
Thanks again for the fast response Rail. Youve got my vote!
Love the RL Pack, but is it possible for you to make a second snare drum with less sound from the bottom. I only use the top mic but there is to much buzz in the top mic. Is it possible for you to make a snare with lees buzz from the RL pack.
The Snare is recorded as the snare was set up for the session... so while we created an "Eco Snare"... the bottom uses the side and bottom mics together.. so we can't reduce/tighten the strainer on the snare if you're only using the top mic. You can put a noise gate on the snare to tighten the amount of snares after the initial impact.. Just use the default Noise Gate with a Release of around 363ms should do it.
I hope I don't step on anyone's toes but I'm a bit confused about its dynamics, liveliness and expressivness.
I feel a bit akward posting this here since Platinum Samples are very nice and helpful and present on this forum but does anyone maybe feel the same about the 125th Anniversary Limited Edition Rock Legend Gretsch kit?
Let's take the snare (not the ECO one) as an example where it is most striking to me: it sounds quite sterile and undynamic and not really lively to my ears when hitting it with velocities between 115 to 128 (keyboards here). No real slight sound variations that make it sound real when playing classic rock drums (120 bpm, snare on beat 2 and 4: so nothing to do with fast triggering).
(Much the same is true for how I feel about the hihat and to some degree about the toms in this pack.)
But my main concern is the snare
My point is:
I have many other expansion packs such as the Signature Packs 1 and 2, Modern Drummer Snare Drum Selects, Sleishman, Maple, Oak... and even with those stock kitpieces: in most cases I don't get this unrealistic behaviour, 'no slight variation' feeling (using the same snare mixer settings or playing completely dry and unprocessed)
Before my purchase I listened to the demo and was thinking: Hmmm.... sounds sterile, not like a real drum recording and like maybe only a fews layers are involved here... but also: maybe this has to do with the soundquality of compressed audio on the internet.
But then I came to the same result after installing them (full install/all layers).
It's my first Platinum expansion and I bought it because I read Platinum libraries have a huge amount of layers and then generally all the praise for their other offerings.
No offense ment to Platinum Samples but I have to ask this question fellow BFD users.
Thanks for sharing your experiences - positiv and maybe even negativ - as regards its liveliness and expressivness.