In the last 3 decades of heavy music production, if we think of timeless drum sounds which stand out, many mixers and producers would mention the genius of producer Daniel Bergstrand. At the forefront of European metal production since the 90s, Daniel’s unique drum sounds have inspired us and became some of the most recognizable sounds on the albums which so many metalheads love. Daniel is directly responsible for working with some of the most influential metal artists on the planet. Artists like Meshuggah, Behemoth, In Flames, Dimmu Borgir, Soilwork, Devin Townsend, and so many more have trusted Daniel to help them bring their musical intensity to life. It's our distinct honor to work with Daniel and take all of his favorite, signature drum sounds, and put them into one plugin, worthy bearing his name. You’ll be able to use these sounds to create endless metal glory in your own productions. We hope you enjoy using it as much as we did creating it.
This library contains the actual drum sounds Daniel uses in the real world in his mixes. This is not some stock library remixed over and over, or some library recorded by a producer that never gets used in their actual mixes. This is the real deal. No compromises. No substitutions. Period.
Every drum production starts with the kit and how it’s captured on recording. With Drumforge Bergstrand, Daniel sampled the drums in a variety of scenarios to provide you with the ultimate flexibility. You get to create a drum sound built from a combination of Daniels unique and characteristic engineering setups all within the dedicated drum kit builder. Watch Daniel’s making of video to learn more about his approach to engineering.
To supercharge Daniel’s signature drum sample library, we created a powerful, premium mixing engine with built in DSP modules designed specifically for mixing your best drum sounds. In fact, the mixing environment allows you to make near exact recreations of your favorite drum mixes. Insert your favorite Drumshotz or one-shot wav files into your mix for layering and stacking intense drum tones. Whether you are trying to capture the sound of your favorite drum mix or forging your own drum sound, Drumforge Bergstrand gives you the power to get amazing mixes without leaving the plugin.
Suffering from writer’s block? The Drumforge Bergstrand plugin features a simple to use Song Builder designed to make songwriting effortless. Use the Groove & Fill Playlist to quickly find drum grooves and fills. Drag your favorites into the song builder queue to build your song and the intelligent fill logic will automatically insert your selected drum fills at the end of the bars. You’ll spend less time clicking and more time making music, and that’s what matters most.
Drumforge has given a lot of thought to recreating human-like drum performances with the sampler and has come up with a few exciting ways to achieve that. Starting with samples taken of both the left and right kick drum beaters on each kick along with our Foot Switching algorithm that allows you to program your kick parts with a single midi note while having the left and right foot samples alternate based on speed. We’ve also provided control over the volume level of each individual velocity layer for each articulation so you can adjust for drum-fill realism. For those who want to further enhance the performance over the velocity and gain of samples, there is a velocity interpretation curve so you can make the difference between loudest and softest hits more or less dynamic or anything in between. Finally, Drumforge Bergstrand features an excellent and time-tested smoothing algorithm in between successive hits to make drum programming sound more like real drum performances.
Drumforge Bergstrand includes European Metal Grooves Vol. 1 Lite to jumpstart your creative process. There is a much more complete groove pack for full immersion into European Metal song writing. Click here to download the full version of these grooves as masterfully performed by drum virtuoso Leo Margarit of Pain Of Salvation.