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Virtual Drummer: Brute


Smells like mean drumming - For rock, grunge, punk, and cross-over styles

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Product Overview

Virtual Drummer BRUTE is a modern rock drummer with samples based on recording and production techniques established in the 90s and still considered a benchmark for today’s productions. It’s the drummer for producers who feel that HEAVY uses too much hairspray and SOLID simply isn’t "rock" enough.

From nineties to noughties

Contemporary hard-and-heavy music genres driven by a very specific drumming style: loud, wild, edgy and cutting through the mix. Both drum sounds and playing are rooted in aesthetics invented about two decades ago.

Virtual Drummer BRUTE features the essential sounds and styles from Grunge to NuMetal.


Key Features

BRUTE features 5 Drum Kits, 6 mix presets, 31 Styles with 23 ready-made phrases each, for a total of 713 phrases.


Make your drums stand out! Smack adds purpose-recorded and processed mic signals that
focus attacks and transients while retaining the warm, organic qualities of the kit.


Crossfades between two sets of mics: basically from nice and clean to dirty and mean.

Technical Specifications

  • Available Output Digital Download
  • Operating Systems

    • Windows 7 or later
    • macOS X 10.11 or later
    • 64bit only
    • You may have success on earlier versions but ujam doesn’t support and fully qualify

    Minimum Requirements

    • 4 GB of RAM
    • 3.1 GB of free Disk Space
    • 1280x768px Display
    • Internet Connection

    Plug-in Formats

    • VST, AU 2 and AAX
    • AU 2 version only compatible with Logic Pro X and newer.
    • If you want to move your .blob file to an external drive, we recommend the use of a SSD to prevent dropouts.

What's inside?

  • 5 genre-specific drum kits
  • 6 mix Presets
  • 31 playing Styles, each with 23 phrases
  • Approved by the International ???? Association


From Seattle with love attitude

In the early 1990s, a guitar-heavy new musical category set out to conquer the hearts and ears of the audience. A new generation of artists would unleash distorted guitars, angry drums, and bucketloads of attitude onto an audience that was suddenly keen to rock out again.

Influenced by classic rock of the 1960s and ‘70s, and in opposition to the synthetic aesthetics of the prior decade, bands like Rage Against The Machine, Nirvana, Soundgarden, or Alice in Chains popularized the next incarnation of Rock music. It's playbook is still today the go-to for guitar-heavy hard rocking styles.

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Punchy, crisp character

What makes BRUTE special? First and foremost it has been designed, recorded and processed to do one thing really well: Compete with layered walls of distorted guitars while maintaining character and detail. This was a tricky challenge… The solution was to record with three different sets of microphones that emphasize different aspects of the drum sound.

Each of the three microphone sets has a specific sonic purpose:

1. Click/Smack

  • The vintage Sennheiser MD21 from the 1960s emphasizes the attack
    transients. The source signal was processed with a Manley Voxbox.

2. Grit/Dirt

  • Vintage tube and ribbon overhead mics. This is where the character is
    captured. All the organic noise and resonances that give a warm, coarse and
    natural quality.

3. Clean/Nice

  • Modern high-spec Schoeps microphones that capture the sound ‘as is’. With
    as little colorization and distortion as possible. For an expensive and glossy

Using the Smack and Grit controls, you can adjust and blend these different characteristics
seamlessly to find the perfect mix:

  • Smack: Turns up the clicky microphone to make the sound cut through the mix.
  • Grit: Blends between 2) and 3): Basically adjusting how clean or dirty your signal
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Kit Rock

The five drum kits in BRUTE have been composed with specific styles in mind.


  • The Stoner: Fat, wide, lower tuning. Slow-roll with this!


  • The Punk: short and punchy for aggressive double-time fun.


  • The Crossover: More expression and detail, using e.g. a high-tuned piccolo


  • The Radio Rocker: Full-bodied, refined and punchy, for alternative anthems.


  • The Mainstreamer: Superb and well balanced for sold-out stadiums and rock
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