About Neil Peart – Neil is the drummer and lyricist for the platinum-selling Canadian rock band, Rush. Neil is considered by many to be one of the greatest drummers in rock history.
Sonic Reality has teamed up with producer Nick Raskulinecz (Rush, Foo Fighters) to record samples of Neil’s drum kit and musical performances. The drum kit samples are contained in Neil Peart Drums Volume 1: The Kit. These are individual hits of Neil’s top-of-the-line DW® Snakes & Arrows drumkit with multiple articulations and round robin playback (when supported by the sample format). Then we also have powerful performances from Neil in Neil Peart Drums Volume 2: The Grooves available in everything from Apple Loops to REX2 to RMX to simple mp3 and WAV format to use in your own original productions.
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Check out videos of Neil Peart Drums with Sonic Reality CEO Dave Kerzner behind the scenes at the drum session and more!
Neil Peart Drums Volume 1: The Kit focuses on the digital recreation of Neil Peart’s signature DW® Snakes & Arrows drum kit in software. Recorded at The Drum Channel by top rock producer/engineer Nick Raskulinecz (Rush, Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains) using state of the art microphones and equipment from ‘Ocean Way To Go’, Neil’s incredible sounding drum kit is now playable from any midi controller whether it’s a keyboard, e-drum kit or pads. We offer the kits in the following formats:
DOWNLOAD VERSION: Neil Peart Drums Vol. 1: The Kit for Infinite Player.
BOXED VERSION: Neil Peart Drums Vol. 1: The Kit for Infinite Player.
This format version of Neil Peart’s Multitrack Drum Kit works either as standalone software for the Mac and PC or as a plug-in for popular DAWS like ProTools®, Cubase®, Logic®, Sonar®, Ableton Live, FL Studio®, Digital Performer® and more! All Sonic Reality Infinite Player series sounds also work as sample libraries for Native Instruments Kontakt sampler software.
DOWNLOAD VERSION: Neil Peart Drums Vol. 1: The Kit for BFD2.
BOXED VERSION: Neil Peart Drums Vol. 1: The Kit for BFD2.
This format version of Neil Peart Drums requires that you first own the popular FXPansion BFD2 or BFD2 EGO drum software and this acts as a sound expansion library for it. Ideal for e-Drummers and engineers who want discrete mic blending and a built-in mixing environment.
DOWNLOAD VERSION: Neil Peart Drums Vol. 1: The Kit for Reason.
A special stereo version of the Neil Peart Drum Kit made for the popular Reason virtual studio software by Propellerheads. Users of this product must own Reason version 4 or higher. (Reason software is sold separately)
DOWNLOAD VERSION: Neil Peart Drums Vol. 1: The Kit for Session Drummer 3.
A special stereo version of the Neil Peart Drum Kit made for the popular Sonar and Session Drummer 3 drum software by Cakewalk. Users of this product must own Session Drummer version 3 or higher, which is available exclusively in SONAR 8.5 and SONAR X1 Producer (Sonar software sold separately).
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Neil Peart Drums Volume 2: The Grooves focuses on drum grooves performed by Neil Peart on the same DW® Snakes & Arrows drum set as Volume 1: The Kit. For those that like to either play along with real album quality drum tracks recorded live in the studio with Neil Peart or like to work with drum loops in popular formats such as Rex, Apple Loops, Wave, RMX and more, this series offers some of the best rock grooves available today! We offer ‘The Grooves’ in the following popular formats:
DOWNLOAD VERSION: Neil Peart Drums Vol. 2 The Grooves R.A.W..
R.A.W. stands for “Rex, Apple Loops & Wave”, three popular loop formats that are universally compatible with almost every digital recording and sampling software used today. Hundreds of high quality 1-4 bar grooves are offered in all three formats in a R.A.W. Artist Pak.
DOWNLOAD VERSION: Neil Peart Drums Vol. 2 The Grooves
RMX Artist Paks for Stylus are sound expansion libraries for the popular Stylus RMX software by Spectrasonics. You must own Stylus RMX software in order to be able to use this format version of Neil Peart Drums.
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Neil Peart Drummertracks are album quality song length grooves and patterns performed by Neil Peart. You get isolated stereo drum tracks to jam out on Rush classics or as inspiration for songwriting, jamming and practicing. Imagine yourself in Rush or Neil Peart doing a session on your own music. Drummertracks are easy to use audio files that work in any digital recording software on the Mac, PC, iPad or other mobile recording/playback devices.
To listen to Sonic Reality’s progressive rock project called “Sonic Elements” which features Neil Peart Drums and a variety of guest musicians including Rik Emmett (Triumph), Billy Sherwood (Yes, Circa), Francis Dunnery (It Bites), John Wesley (Porcupine Tree) and more, visit: www.soundcloud.com/sonicelements or follow Sonic Elements on Facebook: www.facebook.com/sonicelements
Read an interview with Sonic Reality CEO Dave Kerzner about Neil Peart Drums.
Listen to Neil Peart Drummertracks in action on a Sonic Elements music release featuring both covers of Rush classics as well as original songs with guests such as Rik Emmett (Triumph), John Wesley (Porcupine Tree), Billy Sherwood (Yes), Randy McStine (Lo-Fi Resistance), Dave Kerzner & Matt Dorsey (Simon Collins Band) and Neil Peart Drummertracks (Rush).