Simmons Custom Sound Library

THE SIMMONS SIGNATURE SOUND LIBRARY

The Simmons Signature Sound Library represents a dramatic step forward in sound control “under the stick.”

It includes the most sought after acoustic drums, world percussion instruments, and classic Simmons electronic drums, as well as an inspiring collection of unique new sounds not found in other electronic drum kits.

We tracked down the most sought after, legendary signature drum kits from decades past and present.

Simmons Signature Sound Library
Simmons Signature Sound Library

During recording, our sound design team didn’t just stick a mic in front of the drums. Instead, we used era-appropriate recording techniques to get the most authentic sounds possible. For instance, you can record a classic Ludwig 4-piece kit in a clean transparent way, which can be used for classic rock styles or a country kit. But, if you mute the drums with tea towels and record them dead, you can recreate the old Abbey Road sound from The Beatles’ recordings.

These days, we are also seeing more drummers who want to experiment with world sounds. We thought, “what if a drummer could play a Gamelon or Indian percussion instruments on mesh head drums? Maybe we’d be able to try new ideas and rhythms.”

Plus, you can make your own real world samples, import and trigger them, creating new and unique sound pallets that are all your own.

And of course, the Simmons Signature Sound Library wouldn’t be complete without including legendary Simmons sounds from the past.

Obviously, sampling sounds from these vintage instruments threw up a few challenges but, with the help of Dave Simmons himself, we are able to bring you the sounds from classic Simmons kits such as the SDSV and the SDS7.

Because these amazing custom sounds are owned, curated and absolutely unique to Simmons, you’ll never hear these sounds from any other electronic drum kits. These great sounds live only on select Simmons instruments.

Check out the videos below to hear a selection of the sounds that can be found in the Simmons Signature Sound Library.

VIDEO SAMPLES

ACOUSTIC DRUMS

PERCUSSION

ELECTRONIC

THE SIMMONS SIGNATURE SOUND LIBRARY

The Simmons Signature Sound Library represents a dramatic step forward in sound control “under the stick.”

It includes the most sought after acoustic drums, world percussion instruments, and classic Simmons electronic drums, as well as an inspiring collection of unique new sounds not found in other electronic drum kits.

Simmons Custom Sound Library

We tracked down the most sought after, legendary signature drum kits from decades past and present. During recording, our sound design team didn’t just stick a mic in front of the drums. Instead, we used era-appropriate recording techniques to get the most authentic sounds possible.

For instance, you can record a classic Ludwig 4-piece kit in a clean transparent way, which can be used for classic rock styles or a country kit. But, if you mute the drums with tea towels and record them dead, you can recreate the old Abbey Road sound from The Beatles’ recordings.

These days, we are also seeing more drummers who want to experiment with world sounds. We thought, “what if a drummer could play a Gamelon or Indian percussion instruments on mesh head drums? Maybe we’d be able to try new ideas and rhythms.”

Plus, you can make your own real world samples, import and trigger them, creating new and unique sound pallets that are all your own.

Simmons Custom Sound Library

And of course, the Simmons Signature Sound Library wouldn’t be complete without including legendary Simmons sounds from the past.

Obviously, sampling sounds from these vintage instruments threw up a few challenges but, with the help of Dave Simmons himself, we are able to bring you the sounds from classic Simmons kits such as the SDSV and the SDS7.

Because these amazing custom sounds are owned, curated and absolutely unique to Simmons, you’ll never hear these sounds from any other electronic drum kits. These great sounds live only on select Simmons instruments.

Check out the videos below to hear a selection of the sounds that can be found in the Simmons Signature Sound Library.

VIDEO SAMPLES