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The first and only hyper-realistic modeling drum instrument gets expanded with more kits, new cymbals and a free Custom Shop edition


February 24, 2022 – IK Multimedia releases MODO DRUM 1.5, the newly expanded physical modeling drum virtual instrument. It delivers unmatched flexibility for drum customization and the sound quality of top sample-based programs without the huge memory footprint.

The companion to IK’s award-winning MODO BASS, MODO DRUM 1.5 now offers 13 deeply customizable virtual drum kits and a wider choice of versions to suit everyone’s needs, including a FREE entry into the MODO DRUM world.

Leaving Samples Behind

A premiere for the plug-in world, MODO DRUM and BASS utilize raw computer power to emulate physical instruments from scratch. Their sound quality is indistinguishable from a real recorded instrument while adding supreme flexibility and playability, unmatched in any other drum or bass plug-in.

With this method of sound generation, MODO DRUM offers music producers controls for everything from drum skin material, shell depth and thickness, to other drum and performance-specific parameters such as the area where the drum heads are hit. Playing with MODO DRUM is virtually like playing real drums with a real drummer.

Three Explosive New Kits

Entering the MODO DRUM 1.5 “Showroom,” users will be astonished by the wealth of kits at their fingertips. Now there are 13 distinct drum sets in total for every style and genre including 3 exciting new kits: SilverBrit Custom and Metal, which IK researched and developed to make MODO DRUM 1.5 truly a 1-stop drum shop for all music makers.

Silver is a 6-piece vintage maple kit, perfect as an all-round and versatile solution for any genre. Its open sound and its tuning capability make it great for pop to rock. It’s also perfect for metal and heavier genres using the onboard processing inside MODO DRUM.

Brit Custom is a 4-piece birch kit with a warm and rich sound, ideal for styles like indie-pop and indie-rock. It’s coupled with the 2022 cymbal collection that includes: a 20″ ride, 18″ crash, 16″ crash and the new hi-hat 2022. These cymbals are made to cut through a mix without losing warmth and color.

Metal is an 8-piece set that’s characterized by a fat sound with a dark color, perfect for genres that need a punchy rhythm section like metal and even more aggressive styles. It’s coupled with a new Custom cymbal collection that features 6 custom-made cymbals designed to perfectly match and complete the shell pack’s tonality.

Try It for Free

MODO DRUM Custom Shop is available free and includes one of IK’s most popular drum kits and the full power of the MODO DRUM engine. At any time within the program, users can choose new kits à la carte, make their purchase and expand their drum room in minutes. All new kits and cymbals instantly become available for making music and creating custom hybrids with the other kits they already own.

IK Multimedia Releases MODO DRUM 1.5 Boxes

There’s One for Everyone

MODO DRUM 1.5 CS is fully featured with all of the same controls and customization capabilities of MODO DRUM SE and Full. It includes the versatile Studio drum kit with 12 more kits available à la carte within the program.

MODO DRUM 1.5 SE comes with 5 kits, including the 3 new ones, with the remaining kits available via the Custom Shop in the exact same manner as MODO DRUM CS.

MODO DRUM 1.5 includes the complete collection of all 13 drum kits and is the best choice for demanding music producers and composers.

Pricing and Availability

All versions of MODO DRUM 1.5 are available from the IK Multimedia online store and from IK authorized dealers worldwide for the paid versions:

MODO DRUM 1.5 CS Free – 1 kit, the MODO DRUM engine, grooves and effects

MODO DRUM 1.5 SE $/€149.99* – 5 kits, the MODO DRUM engine, grooves and effects

MODO DRUM 1.5 $/€299.99 – all 13 kits, the MODO DRUM engine, grooves and effects

Individual MODO DRUM kits $/€49.99 – available to CS and SE users via the Custom Shop

Special Pricing

Owners of MODO DRUM 1.0 and other qualifying IK products can log into their IK user account and add MODO DRUM 1.5 to cart to see the special crossgrade and upgrade pricing available to them, starting as low as $/€79.99 for the full version.

*All pricing excluding taxes

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