Carrie Underwood And Jason Aldean Drummers Help Deliver Sampling Product

Pictured (L-R): Yellow Hammer owner Justin Miller and Nashville Sampling Co. cofounder and drummer Garrett Goodwin in Yellow Hammer’s PhantomFocus™ MixRoom™

Nashville Sampling Co. (NSC) co-owners, Justin Miller and Carrie Underwood drummer Garrett Goodwin have revealed “the next-level drum plugin,” offering a library of drum samples for country, rock and metal production.

Miller and Goodwin invited in-demand session and live drummer for Jason Aldean, Rich Redmond, to help kick off their product line. Redmond’s vast collection of drum samples were all recorded in Nashville, featuring super-deep sampled, DW Kits and ten snares, captured through 23 microphones and an SSL-G Desk. Redmond is featured in a NSC promo video below.

“The PhantomFocus System played a critical role in the creation of our sample libraries,” stated Miller. “Being able to hear a balanced 20Hz – 20kHz frequency response with PFS holographic stereo imaging allowed me to make confident decisions when it came to mixing and editing the samples.”

“They’re just way more deeply sampled,” continues Miller of the distinguishing factors that makes NSC’s samples stand out. “Other companies’ samples are around 5Gb of audio; however, our Rich Redmond library for instance is around 50Gb of uncompressed audio – that’s ten times deeper. Like some other libraries, we have three room-mic pairs to capture the audio, but ours have an additional two overhead pairs to blend as well as three close mics on each drum. NSC offers more dynamic layers and more round robins (alternate hits at the same velocity), rendering more articulations to choose from.”

Nashville Sampling Co. was founded in 2015 by Miller and Goodwin to help producers gain access to core mixing and processing tools behind the sounds heard on today’s top charts. From Goodwin’s Black kit to Redmond’s Modern Country Drums, the producer will find a vast amount of application from a small, yet tightly organized set of virtual instruments.


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