Handy Drums- ROCK STANDARD

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The Handy Drums ROCK STANDARD plugin is a lifesaver for quickly producing great-sounding Rock drum tracks. It’s the perfect solution when you need rock drums that work straight out of the box. This sampled kit has everything you need to start without any additional tweaks.

 

The drums sound fat and weighty and are perfect for Modern Rock, Alternative, Indie, Punk, Hard Rock, Country & more. The snare has a fat and heavy sound, recorded with the rest of the drums in a room with medium sustain, acquiring depth and authenticity of the natural ambiance.

 

The kick has plenty of natural beater “click” blended into the deep, rounded fundamental tone. The toms are tuned lower with plenty of air, making the whole kit work as a coherent instrument.

 

The cymbals blend equally well, despite being played with plenty of energy during the session.

 

This drum kit is carefully crafted using a combination of instrument setup, miking techniques, and expert mixing, making it one of the best “go-to” options for Rock music. ROCK STANDARD is the next best thing if you don’t have a great rock drummer in a world-class recording studio.

 

This product is included in the Producer Collection plugin bundle.

Type: Virtual Instruments

Size: 657MB

Producer:

 Goran Rista

Format: VST/AU/AAX/Standalone

Genre: PUNK, GENERAL, ROCK, BLUES, COUNTRY

Platform:

(Win 7+)  (MacOS 10.11+, dual binary)

When the budget is tight, but you need realistic-sounding, professional-quality drum tracks for your project, Handy Drums are here for you.

With stunning drum sound, mix-ready right out of the box, Handy Drums are the most practical, professional virtual drum instruments for your recording project.

PRE-MIXED, READY-TO-USE ROCK DRUMS

Spend more time rocking out instead of geeking out trying to make a fat drum sound.

Achieving a great rock drum sound requires a decent amount of time, even when you have all the tools, knowledge, and expertise at your disposal.

 

We did some of the most time-consuming tasks, such as careful editing and mixing, so you don’t have to.

 

With just the right blend of close, overhead, and room microphones, expertly sculpted for a fat, punchy, natural-sounding drum set, it’s bound to fit right into your mix!

 

Every kit and percussion setup has a very balanced sound–not too hyped and not too dry.
RECORDING MAGAZINE

 

Brilliantly recorded, mix-ready kits.
COMPUTER MUSIC

 

Without exception, the kits sound really good; this is mix‑ready stuff with a minimum of fuss.
SOUND ON SOUND

EASY TO USE AND MANIPULATE

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EASY TO USE AND MANIPULATE

Load the drum plugin, drop in your favorite midi drum groove, and bam!- you are ready to rock! We did the heavy lifting for you—a smashing drum sound right out of the box. You are free to focus on the musical aspects of the drum track.

 

Make any adjustments using the intuitive interface if needed.

 

Handy Drums reminds me a bit of the Drummer VST baked into Apple Logic Pro. Namely, there is a similar simplicity and immediacy to the results.
– David Blascoe, RECORDING MAGAZINE

 

I could easily imagine a Handy Drums instrument making a no‑fuss sound module, whether in the studio or live.
– John Walden, SOUND ON SOUND

CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED DRUM SOUND

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Drum sounds behind the hit drum machine are here for your DAW!

 

Goran Rista, the producer of Handy Drums, used the same recording and production techniques he did for BeatBuddy’s original drumsets, an award-winning, best-selling drum machine.

 

The revered drum sounds that have made the BeatBuddy such a hit with live performers are now available in their expanded versions for your recording needs.

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Computer Music Innovation Award to Handy Drums plugins by GoranGrooves

I have to say that I’m impressed by the core drum sounds…
In summary, great value, great sounds, and great usability.

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SOUND ON SOUND

Firing up Rock Standard first and A/B-ing with a demo backed by a simple Logic Drummer kit instantly impresses. The air, punch, and clarity of each drum element of the Rock Standard – particularly the booming kick and cutting snare, are simply head and shoulders above Logic’s default.

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COMPUTER MUSIC

Handy Drums give you access to quick and great-sounding drum tracks in your DAW of choice.

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RECORDING MAGAZINE

Handy Drums – Perhaps The Simplest Drum VI Around

PRODUCTION EXPERT

VERIFIED CUSTOMER REVIEWS

UNBEATABLE VALUE

UNBEATABLE VALUE

Nothing should stand in the way of your creativity, especially not being able to afford a decent-sounding drum set on your latest banger.

 

Handy Drums range is priced to be affordable, regardless of your financial status but at no compromise to quality. These virtual drum instruments are the best value you’ll find anywhere.

 

they are an absolute steal, given just how good they sound.
SOUND ON SOUND

3RD PARTY SAMPLERS NOT REQUIRED

When you’re in the studio, amped up to work on your latest song the last thing you wanna be doing is worrying if your drum soundbank is compatible with the latest sampler or vice versa.


You need something that just works, the first time every time.

 

That is why Handy Drums ROCK STANDARD is self-contained and comes with multiple powerful samplers built-in. Load them like any standard VST/AU plugin or a stand-alone app.

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When you’re in the studio, amped up to work on your latest song the last thing you wanna be doing is worrying if your drum soundbank is compatible with the latest sampler or vice versa.


You need something that just works, the first time every time.

 

That is why Handy Drums ROCK STANDARD is self-contained and comes with multiple powerful samplers built-in. Load them like any standard VST/AU plugin or a stand-alone app.

PERFECT COMPANIONS- HANDY GROOVES ROCK DRUMS

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PERFECT COMPANIONS- HANDY GROOVES ROCK DRUMS

Use them as they are or as a starting point for your own grooves.

 

Pair Handy Drums Rock Standard with ROCK DRUMS, MIDI drum loop package from the Handy Grooves range for instant impressive results. All of our midi drum loops have been produced by world-class drummer producers and are optimized to work seamlessly with Handy Drums plugins.

 

Handy Drums and Handy Grooves is a perfect pairing for the singer-songwriter, musician, or producer who wants to get a professional-sounding drum track up and grooving.
RECORDING MAGAZINE

 

Unless you are a dab hand at programming your own drum parts, these are a great complement to the instruments themselves.
SOUND ON SOUND

 

Or, try one of the other midi drum loops packs from the Handy Grooves collection.

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FEATURES

PRACTICAL, INTUITIVE, EASY-TO-USE INTERFACE

PRACTICAL, INTUITIVE, EASY-TO-USE INTERFACE

“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

 

Handy Drums Rock Standard do not require a complicated manual to use. Behind the simple looking interface sit over 50 samplers and smart algorithms ready to power your seamless experience.

 

Intuitively access all of the essential functions.

 

Simple and immediate UI saves time.
COMPUTER MUSIC

MULTIPLE DYNAMIC LEVELS

Each drum and cymbal was sampled from lighter touches to heavy smacking of the drum. These multiple dynamic levels ensure that the instrument’s fullest dynamic range shines through when played back. Handy Drums Rock Standard contains up to 7 dynamic levels.

 

The samples respond accordingly with a very realistic sound and response.
RECORDING MAGAZINE

 

Throughout our tests, we never noticed any clipping or struggling to keep pace with our shifting tempo, even when aggressively swinging between extreme bpm and more leisurely paced plods.
COMPUTER MUSIC

ROUND ROBIN

ROUND ROBIN

Up to 12 samples per dynamic level

 

Round robin is a method of calling up a different sample on every successive trigger of that component to make the performance sound natural and human-like.


A real drummer will always strike the drum slighly different to the previous stroke, regardless of how consistent they play which is something that is desired and pleasing to our human ears.

 

Each drum and cymbal has been sampled numerous times at every dynamic level.

 

This culminates in the impression of a drummer hitting each drum with minor variations each time. Something many other ‘realistic’ VIs never quite nail.
COMPUTER MUSIC

24BIT SAMPLES

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All Handy Drums were sampled as 24bit wav files for the best resolution and sound quality.

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IMMACULATELY-SAMPLED ACOUSTIC DRUMS

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IMMACULATELY-SAMPLED ACOUSTIC DRUMS

Acoustic drums are one of the most complex instruments to correctly capture on the recording. Drum selection, skins, tuning, placement, mics, room, phase alignment to name but a few all play an important part in the final result. That is why we took special care at every stage to maximise the quality.

 

Handy Drums are captured using the top of the line mics, preamps, and converters to preserve every minute detail.

UNPARALLELED REALISM FROM VIRTUAL DRUMS

Sound so natural; you can almost touch them!

 

Listening to Handy Drums feels like being in a room with a real drummer playing the drum kit in front of you.

 

We achieved true realism by recording the full width of acoustic drums and their natural ambiance, then meticulously edited and mixed them in the post-production.

 

The sound is very much like you are listening to the drums within a beautifully treated, compact studio room.
SOUND ON SOUND

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“Sound so natural; you  can almost touch them.”

 

Handy Drums sound like an actual drumset being played right in front of you in a room instead of a bunch of individual drums sounding in their own isolated spaces. 

 

We achieved realism by recording the full breadth of acoustic drums and their natural ambiance, then meticulously edited and mixed them in the post-production.

VARIETY OF FORMATS

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Handy Drums are compatible with all DAWs that support virtual instrument plugins in either VST2, VST3, AU, AAX.

They are available in 64bit for both Windows and MacOS. They come in dual binary for MacOS and can be run natively on systems equipped with either Intel or Apple silicon chips.

INCLUDED DRUM ELEMENTS

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kick

snare icon

snare

hats icon

hats

tom 1 icon

tom 1

tom 2 icon

tom 2

tom 3 icon

tom 3

tom 4

tom 4

ride icon

ride

crashes icon

crashes

splashes cymbal icon

splashes

handclaps icon

claps

tambourine icon

tamb.

cowbell square icon

cowbell

shaker icon

shaker

triangle icon

triangle

Finger snaps icon

snaps

Metronome / click icon

click

For a detailed drum mapping, see GoranGrooves Standard Drum Map.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONALITIES

MIXER

MIXER

While the Handy Drums come pre-leveled between components, you still have the option to adjust and automate individual drum components to suit your track. More kick or snare? No problem.

ADJUSTABLE DRUM MAPPING

Drum mapping for Handy Drums showing notes assigned to each component in sampler

Handy Drums conform to GM drum mapping wherever possible. Drop in any standard midi drum loop onto your DAW timeline to hear instant results. Easily match the mapping of Handy Drums to any custom midi drum loop.

Drum mapping for Handy Drums showing notes assigned to each component in sampler

Multiple Outputs

Multiple Outputs

Use your favorite compression, reverb, EQ, distortion, or other FX plugins to further manipulate Handy Drums’ individual components. Output each drum components to any of the available eight stereo subgroups and independently process them.

Variable Hi-hats

Variable Hi Hats- What Are They And How To Utilize Them Within Handy Drums?

An acoustic hi-hat is a complex instrument in its own right. Handy Drums’s variable hi-hats utilize the full range of sampled hats from tightly closed to closed, 25% open, 50% open, 75% open, and 100% open, for both tip and edge sounds. 

 

Despite these 12 types of articulations, multiple dynamic ranges, and round robins, you can seamlessly switch from one to another using only TWO notes and a CC4 controller.

 

This approach streamlines something that was previously more of a time sink of assigning notes to each articulation.
COMPUTER MUSIC

 

…the hi‑hat mapping is nicely done, providing plenty of control over the degree of closed/open status of the cymbals.
SOUND ON SOUND

 

The variable Hi-hats alone contain over 700 samples!

 

In addition to variable hats, standard open/close/foot hats are also included for better compatibility with GM drum loops. As a bonus, included is foot splash hi-hat articulation on B1.

Variable Hi Hats- What Are They And How To Utilize Them Within Handy Drums?

Adjustable CC4 curve (variable hats foot controller)

Adjustable CC4 curve (variable hats foot controller)

For e-drummers who want to use Handy Drums, you can adjust your hi-hat foot controller curve. The curve is particularly beneficial for drum modules that do not output the full value range from 1-127.

Bonus Percussion

For more comprehensive compatibility, the Rock Standard drumset comes with several bonus percussion instruments, with their dedicated mixer tab.

 

The following percussion elements are included:

Handclaps, fingersnaps, tambourine, cowbell, shaker, triangle, and metronome sounds.

 

The percussion instruments are also well worth checking out, even if you are already covered for acoustic drum kit sounds.
SOUND ON SOUND

Audition Buttons

Audition Buttons

Quickly preview the sounds of the drumset by clicking on the icons. They will play at random velocities.

Resizable GUI

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Make the high-definition interface as large or as small as you need to suit your computer monitor best.

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PERFECT FOR DRUM REPLACEMENT

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PERFECT FOR DRUM REPLACEMENT

In a perfect world, there would be no need for drum replacements. Unfortunately, as producers or sound mixers, we are sometimes handed drum recordings of substandard quality, so to rescue the mix, drum replacement becomes essential.

 

This sampled drum instrument makes for an ideal drum replacement contender. If your DAW can extract transients from an audio recording, it is a simple task to create a MIDI track from it and rout it to Handy Drums instrument. Instant punch and presence!

 

Alternatively, you can use a dedicated drum replacement tool such as appTrigga3.

MEET THE DRUMMER PRODUCER- GORAN RISTA

Meet the drummer producer Goran Rista

Goran Rista is a professional session drummer and producer based out of Miami, FL, and founder of GoranGrooves.com.

 

He has produced over 25 virtual drum instruments, and over 13,000 midi drum beats and drum fills, making him one of the world’s most prolific drum loop producers.

 

Goran’s drum set libraries and drum loops are used by over 85,000 musicians and producers in both live and recording settings.

 

Read more here.

Meet the drummer producer Goran Rista

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