Author Topic: Big Bang Universal Drums by SONiVOX  (Read 1837 times)

Big Bang Universal Drums by SONiVOX
« on: January 21, 2015, 10:24:28 AM »
Per Alesis facebook post, Using the code NAMM49 at checkout you can get Big Bang Universal Drums for $49.99. For half off I will try it, but anyone played around with this? A search showed mt it is barely mentioned, but that doesn't necessarily make it bad.

Any thoughts?
DM10X mesh/foam conversion, Trigger IO, 8 piece, 7 cymbals, Roland Hi-Hat, Laurin Snare, Roland Rim Trigger, Addictive Drummer 2

Offline Khes74

Re: Big Bang Universal Drums by SONiVOX
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2015, 10:33:17 AM »
No it's bad IMO. This product  doesn't have dual zone hi-hats and in general the samples are not as good compared to AD2, BFD3 Or SD2. I'm sure it's lacking other features also as you will find out.
« Last Edit: January 21, 2015, 10:38:31 AM by Khes74 »

Offline VandalX

Re: Big Bang Universal Drums by SONiVOX
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2018, 01:16:20 AM »
I know this is an old post, but I thought I'd chime in. I downloaded the Big Bang Universal demo. The instructions for loading it aren't all that clear, as there doesn't seem to be a stand alone player/interface. Only by opening Reaper did the Big Bang window pop up, requiring an iLok account. Okay, no problem, it's a demo. So I did that and loaded a Virtual instrument onto a track. I had to really tinker with the Audio and midi setting to get any sound out, and to be sure I was getting ANY sound, I loaded my AD2 on another track. That works perfectly. Eventually I was able to get some rudimentary sounds out of Bang, but the maps were all over the place. All the pads played the same voice. I tried the "learn" button, but that was not a clear path to victory. Perhaps I was spoiled by demo-ing EZ Drummer and finally purchasing AD2, which installed and works quite well. Big Bang seems to be a half though out concept, though the myriad files that I downloaded (9 gb worth) are named like things I'd like to hear. Not sure how to get them to respond to my trigger assignments.

I tried the Midi learn button, and all it did was open my Finder window so I could point it to...something. Perhaps it's making me build everything from the ground up thereby offering me full-on customization and features. Perhaps AD2 made things too easy on me and I'm playing things that shouldn't exist. However, since Sonivox is owned by Inmusic (owner of Alesis), I assume Big Bang has a broken wire or solder joint somewhere!

I might play around with it a little bit more to see what it truly does, but I'm not sure it's worth the time to get it working better than AD2 (which rocks so far).

Anyway, that's my newbie, uneducated review of my experience with Big Bang Universal so far.
Alesis DM 10 MKII Pro (with Tama Iron Cobra double). Pearl Export acoustic. Fostex VF160EX Digital multitrack (16). Fostex monitors. Roland TR-626 drum machine. Roland Juno 106 Poly synth. Aria Knight Warrior. Peavy Fury. Digitech GNX3000. Digitech RP360. Tascam Porta 05 four track. MacBook Air.