Music City USA SDX
With more labels, publishers, writers, producers, musicians and artists per capita than any other city in North America, the fact that Nashville, TN is nicknamed Music City, USA surprises very few. So, if you set out to record great sounding all-round drums with an obvious hint of that million dollar country music-sound the city is so known for, where do you go? Yes, to the place where the lion's share of all chart-breaking country productions are made – you go to to Music City, USA.
Then of course you look up two of Nashville's most influential names in engineering and overall musicianship: Chuck Ainlay and Harry Stinson. Chuck is a Grammy Award-winning engineer with a mind-blowing track record, Harry a multi-instrumentalist, artist and engineer/producer with number one status in all those fields. Between them, they have worked with artists like Dire Straits, Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle and Martina McBride.
After that, you go to the best studio in town, bring the finest instruments money can buy and lock the place down. Welcome to the Music City USA SDX.
The Music City SDX is the original recording its sibling, the much praised Nasville EZX, is derived from. It was recorded in Nashville own hot-spot, the Sound Kitchen Studios. These facilities have been named "Nashville’s Best Recording Studio" by Music Row Magazine and have a main room widely known for its big and warm sonic qualities.
The Music City SDX comes with a PB Drum Co. kit sampled with both sticks, brushes and hands. On top of that, it features a unique Slingerland Vintage 1968 set and a wide range of snares and cymbals as well as an extensive MIDI library.
The Music City SDX presents big, warm and genuine drums that you can hone, mold and shape to fit in any style of music – from country to pop, rock and soul.
Music City USA SDX - product details
• PB Drum Co. 16x22"
• PB Drum Co. 16x22" (open)
• PB Drum Co. 16x22" (DPA)
• Slingerland Vintage 1968 14x20"
• Slingerland Vintage 1968 14x20" (open)
• Ludwig Black Beauty (1970s vintage) 5x14"
• Ludwig Black Beauty (1970s vintage) 6x14"
• Tama Artstar solid maple 5x14"
• Rogers Powertone (wood, 1960s vintage) 5x14"
• Ludwig Chrome Brass 6x14"
• Racktom, PB Drum Co. 9x10"
• Racktom, PB Drum Co. 10x12"
• Floortom, PB Drum Co. 12x14"
• Racktom, Slingerland Vintage 1968 8x12"
• Floortom, Slingerland Vintage 1968 14x14"
• 14 " Sabian AA
Cymbals position 1:
• 18" Sabian AA Medium Thin Crash
• 13" Sabian AA El Sabor
Cymbals position 2:
• 16" Sabian Vault Series
• 18" Sabian Vault Series
Cymbals position 3:
• 18" Sabian AA Medium Thin Crash
• 16" Sabian AA Medium Thin Crash
• 16" Sabian Vault Crash
• 20" Zildjian 1960
• 20" Sabian HH Med Heavy Ride
• 18" Sabian AA Chinese Sizzle
The sounds for the Music City USA SDX™ were played by Harry Stinson at Sound Kitchen, Nashville, USA.
The sounds for the Music City USA SDX™ were recorded, engineered and mixed by Chuck Ainlay, Mattias Eklund and Brad Bowden at Sound Kitchen, Nashville, USA.
The MIDI files for the Music City SDX was played by Ricard "Huxflux" Nettermalm and recorded by Ulf Edlund, Martin Kristoffersson and Nils Erikssson at Toontrack Studios, Umea, Sweden.
Sound editing: Stefan Bränberg, Mattias Eklund
MIDI editing: Nils Eriksson, Henrik Kjellberg and Martin Kristoffersson
Graphic designer: Fredrik Ärletun
Beta testing and configuration manager: Rogue Marechal
Coding: Olof Westman
Web & database: Daniel Dermes
Song 1, 3 and 7 in the demo player courtesy of J.Rammelt / F.Söderström, Pyjama Music Publishing. www.rammeltsoderstrom.com