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Strike - Virtual Drummer Instrument for Pro Tools

Top Features

easily produce professional, highly realistic drum performances right within Pro Tools M-Powered
full, real-time performance control, including intensity, complexity, timing, groove, dynamics and much more
groundbreaking new engine allows for gradually-adjusting dynamics
doubles as a powerful MIDI drum module for use with your own drum patterns and sequences
choose from five high-definition drum kits, each featuring up to 12 instruments per kit and up to 300 samples per instrument
Strike™ is a revolutionary RTAS instrument plug-in that makes it easy to create, control and produce professional drum performances in Pro Tools M-Powered with uncanny realism. One part intelligent virtual drummer and one part professional drum module, Strike features a wide range of high-definition drum kits and style choices, and allows for unprecedented control over the virtual drummer’s performance. Comprising 20 GB of 24-bit source material, Strike allows you to mix and match kits, room tones, effects and playing styles as well as explore the full dynamic range of a professionally tuned and miked drum kit. And unlike other virtual drummer instruments, Strike is designed expressly for the Pro Tools environment and delivers a level of stability, efficiency and ease of use that no third-party product can touch.

Meet Your New Drummer

With Strike, nailing the perfect groove is as simple as choosing one of the high-definition kits and telling the “virtual” drummer how to play. You can adjust the playing intensity, complexity, timing, groove, dynamics and much more—all in real time. For more control, you can use the automation features in Pro Tools to polish all of your moves and get the perfect drum performance. Connect your MIDI controller to tweak your performance on the fly using knobs, sliders, drum pads, or anything else that sends MIDI data. And for the ultimate in control, try out the M-Audio Trigger Finger or Axiom keyboards—both include a set of velocity-sensitive drum pads and a host of assignable controllers.

Mix It Up

To help you get the perfect drum sound, Strike includes a built-in mixing console for full control over every aspect of the kit. Change virtual microphone settings, such as room ambience and leakage, then take advantage of dedicated 3-band EQ and two insert effects per channel. Strike’s onboard effects range from dynamics and limiting to reverb and delay, plus specialized tools like bit crusher and filter. The onboard mixer lets you easily adjust the overall level and panning for each drum and route individual sounds to separate mixer channels in Pro Tools software.


Unbelievable Human Feel

Strike’s proprietary real-time performance engine eliminates the mechanized artifacts of typical sample-playback devices to deliver human results with unparalleled realism. Increase the playing intensity and you’ll get a smooth dynamic response in the drum tone instead of audible velocity switches. Change up the feel or complexity and get instant, natural-sounding results. With Strike, you can produce professional drum tracks that are simply not possible with conventional sampling technology.

Comprehensive Grooves

Strike comes loaded with five high-resolution drum kits, each containing up to 12 instruments with up to 300 individual samples per instrument for an incredible range of detail at full 24-bit resolution. Whether you compose soundtracks, pop tunes or just need a drummer to jam along with on your guitar, Strike delivers totally human results with over 1,500 editable preset patterns in popular music styles. Strike also lets you create your own custom patterns with the onboard Style Editor, or by functioning as a drum module in Pro Tools software.


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