VSL Synchron Power Drums

Acoustic Drums Virtual Instrument

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AAX Native - Compatible with Pro Tools 11 and above
AudioUnits Format
NKS Format
VST2 Format
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Three Energetic Drum Sets in One Magnificent Space

  • Dynamic, powerful, and raw recordings of three drum sets, captured at Synchron Stage Vienna in stereo & surround formats
  • Ideal for intense patterns, drum battles, and multi-player grooves
  • Includes an exclusive selection of cinematic drum loops, listen here
  • Three complementary patterns in one MIDI file, ready to be played or modified
  • Humanize Delay introduces inaccuracy when needed, with intensity adjustable by MIDI automation
  • Perfect addition to all Synchron Series products
  • Choose from tailor-made mixer presets, from clean to highly processed sounds

The drum kit is the pillar of a groove. Put three kits together in a fantastic ambient room and you’ll have an explosion of pounding energy.

That's the concept behind Synchron Power Drums - hard-hitting, energetic drum grooves played simultaneously on three independent yet interacting drum kits in Synchron Stage Vienna's famous main hall.

The sound will take your music to the highest levels of intensity, and let your inner drummer go wild!

With the Tama Star (2017) placed between the Tama Superstar (1972) and the Sonor Acryl Champion Vintage (1975) kits on the sound stage, you have the option of using these drums sets all together or individually, both in their recorded positions or in a centered position.

All three instruments represent the diverse sonic properties of different recording eras to give you a wide variety of sounds.

3 Drum Sets - 1 Venue

Sonor Acryl Champion Vintage

The Sonor Acryl Champion Vintage (left) delivers that perfect 70s sound and has been played by legends such as Ringo Starr, Karen Carpenter, and Nick Mason.

Its acrylic shells have a louder, punchier sound than wooden drums, and a well-tuned acrylic snare drum can deliver a ton of sonic "crack" and projection.


  • 22"/16" Kick drum
  • 12" Tom
  • 13" Tom
  • 16" Tom
  • 14"/6.5" Phonic Snare


  • 14" Meinl Byzance Sand Hat
  • 18" Meinl Extra Dry Thin Crash (left)
  • 22" Meinl Byzance Vintage Pure Light Ride
  • 20" Meinl Byzance Vintage Crash (right)

Tama Star

The Tama Star (middle) with its dynamic, bright, rich, and open sound represents the modern approach to drumming and has been Tama’s flagship line since 2013. Simon Phillips and Peter Erskine are famous players of this maple drum set.


  • 20"/14" Kick drum
  • 10" Tom
  • 12" Tom
  • 16" Tom
  • 14"/6.5" Snare


  • 14" Meinl Byzance Medium HH
  • 17" Meinl MB 20 crash (left)
  • 21" Meinl Byzance Transition Ride
  • 18" Meinl Byzance Dual Crash (right)

Tama Superstar

The Tama Superstar (right) was very present in the 80s. It is made of birch shells, providing a deep, warm, dry and punchy sound - exactly what your typical disco/rock production needs. Interestingly, Billy Cobham and Elvin Jones were among the first adopters of this versatile instrument.


  • 22"/16" Kick drum
  • 13" Tom
  • 14" Tom
  • 16" Tom
  • 14"/5" Ludwig Supraphonic Snare


  • 14" Meinl Byzance Extra Dry Medium Hi-hat
  • 18" Meinl Byzance Dual Crash (left)
  • 20" Meinl Byzance Vintage Pure Light Ride
  • 18" Meinl Byzance Extra Dry Thin Crash (right)

Sampling Details

Up to 10 velocities and 6 alternations for each hit allow for subtle and intimate loops that can transition seamlessly to dramatic intensity. The main concept for this product is to create a raw and natural energy that can only be captured in a scoring stage like Synchron Stage Vienna.

New Features of the Vienna Synchron Player

MIDI player implemented exclusively for Synchron Power Drums, including drag and drop. Also works with your existing MIDI loop collection (Standard General MIDI Mapping).

Great selection of exclusive cinematic drum loops, designed to feature our three available drum sets. Full loops and consistently edited:

  • 3 drum sets in one MIDI File (3 MIDI Tracks)
  • Each drum set separately
  • Bass drum and snare for each drum set
  • Hi-Hats for each drum set
  • Toms for each drum set
  • Cymbals for each drum set

Bleed now available in the internal mixer, exclusively for Synchron Power Drums. Control how much signal bleed from other close mics you'd like to add to your mix.

Mixer Presets

From larger-than-life ambiences to crushed sounds to incredibly tight studio sounds and finicky grooves: Everything is possible with those beautiful instruments, and our presets will be great starting points for your mix.

  • Room Mix: "Centered" and "in place" for each drum set
  • Decca Tree: "Centered" and "in place" for each drum set
  • Surround to Stereo mix-down: "Centered" and "in place" for each drum set
  • Surround (Full Library): "Centered" and "in place" for each drum set

Each setup comes with different flavors for each mix:

  • Natural
  • Parallel compression
  • Parallel compression reverb
  • Doomed
  • Flying Toms
  • Ambience
  • Ambience parallel compression
  • BAM
  • WOW

NKS Integration

Synchron Power Drums supports Native Instruments' NKS format and is compatible with Komplete Kontrol keyboards and Maschine. Use the Light Guide to quickly identify key switches and play ranges of your instruments, browse and preview sounds, and quickly adapt them using pre-configured control knobs.

Standard Library

  • Sample Amount: 153,072
  • Download File Size: 29.1 GB
  • Installed File Size: 71.4 GB
Full Library
  • Sample Amount: 181,773
  • Download File Size: 38.9 GB
  • Installed File Size: 95.3 GB

System Requirements

  • MacOS 10.13 High Sierra and above
  • Windows 8.1 and above (64-bit only)
  • Intel Core i3 / AMD Athlon 64 X2 CPU or better
  • 16GB RAM or more (32GB or more recommended)
  • 71GB free storage space for Standard Library
  • 95GB free storage space for Full Library
  • Free iLok account and iLok License Manager
  • iLok Cloud and iLok USB licensing methods are supported

Plugin Formats

AAX Native, AU, VST2