The power of progressive

Marco Minnemann Studio Drums is recorded with the best microphones and outboard gear, using his 19-piece DW purpleheart wood kit. Every piece was handpicked and played with classic raw power by iconic drummer Marco. Explore a legendary, deeply sampled acoustic kit with 12 unrestrained MIDI styles of progressive rock, jazz, fusion, heavy metal and more.

Marco Minnemann signature kit

12 original MIDI drum grooves played by Marco

24-bit recordings with up to 16 velocities and five round robins

Expansion for Groove Agent

Hear Marco Minnemann Studio Drums in action

Marco is not only best-known for his unbeatable playing techniques and finesse, but also for his ability to play grooves at an incredible speed and with surgical precision, which are nearly impossible for other drummers to play. Included in his selection of MIDI styles are not only some of the finest progressive rock pieces he has written, but incredibly complex 13/16 grooves and styles at up to 260 BPM. This collection really is one of a kind!

About Marco Minnemann

Marco is a legendary German-born drummer, composer and multi-instrumentalist who lives and works in California. He has worked with artists like The Buddy Rich Big Band, Steven Wilson, Necrophagist, Alex Lifeson, LMR (Levin, Minnemann, Rudess), Steve Hackett, The Sea Within, UK, Nena, Nina Hagen, Udo Lindenberg, Paul Gilbert, Joe Satriani and tours worldwide with his band The Aristocrats. He has recorded several solo albums, with all instruments and vocals performed by himself. Marco also publishes renowned books on drumming techniques and runs a very successful YouTube channel.

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I like an overall fat rock sound, but with the freedom to be stylistically diverse. The kick drum projects the low-end, snares have a crack which cut through, the toms are melodically defined in the mid-range. And the high frequencies are layered on top with the cymbals. Marco Minnemann Studio Drums sound exactly the way that I sound. It’s an instrument that is my vision of drums.
Marco MinnemannDrummer

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