MINISTRY OF ROCK 2

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MINISTRY OF ROCK 2

OVERVIEW

It's a screeching, howling, booming, clanging, clattering, bashing noise-fest that will fool your neighbours into thinking you have a tame death-metal band lurking in your studio. It's hard to imagine any rock library getting much more powerful than this.

— SOUND ON SOUND

Ministry Of Rock 2 was put together with one goal in mind: to create a virtual (software) instrument capable of producing sounds that could actually produce a hit record or film score without any live drum, bass, or guitar overdubs. The articulations and programming were all reverse engineered from actual performances. The 57 gigabyte collection features LIVE technology that enables multi-sampled drums to sound like a live performance.

Produced by Nick Phoenix and recorded at the Legendary EASTWEST Studios by Phoenix, Doug Rogers, and Rhys Moody, Ministry Of Rock 2 features some of the industries top players like Shane Gibson, guitarist with KoRn/Stork/Schwarzenator; Greg Suran, guitarist with Goo Goo Dolls/Avril Lavigne/Glee; Doug Rappaport, guitartist with Edgar Winter/Potent; and Tal Bergman, drummer with Billy Idol, LL Cool J, Rod Stewart, Terence Trent Darby, Joe Zawinul.

The drums for Ministry Of Rock 2 were recorded in EASTWEST Studio 1 on three large rock kits from DW, Gretsch, and Ludwig, along with 6 additional snares. Top vintage and modern gear from Neve, Neumann, Telefunken, AKG, Manley, Fairchild, Royer, Chandler and Meitner were employed for a legendary sound. Repetition samples were recorded for everything as well as extreme dynamics and three mic positions for drums (close + room, or close + compressed room) to dial in the desired sound and an ultra-realistic performance. Any drum from any kit can be selected to create a custom kit, plus there are 6 additional snare drums to choose from.

Ministry Of Rock 2 guitars were recorded on Fender Jaguar, Fender Telecaster Thinline, Carvin 7 String, Baritone, Gibson Les Paul, and Schecter 7 String through Fender, Divided By Thirteen, Marshall, Mesa Boogie, Bogner and Vox Amps. Samples feature round robin, hammer on and pull off legato, sliding legato and dozens of other techniques. Dual channel recordings let you pick a wicked real amp sound or use the direct signal with popular plug-ins.

Ministry Of Rock 2 also includes all of the remastered content from Hardcore Bass and Hardcore Bass XP plus an all-new 5 string Musicman Stingray bass with 7000 samples and true legato. Fender, Hofner, Gibson, Silvertone, Rickenbacker, Musicman and Lakland basses were recorded through large bass rigs.

    MOR2 background

    Like its predecessor, MOR2 mixes enormously powerful sounds with more tender timbres, while maintaining a high standard throughout. There are no 'fillers', and every instrument sounds like it has a right to be in there. Not to be confused with UK institutions Ministry Of Sound and Ministry Of Defence, this West Coast Ministry dedicates itself to the quasi‑religion of hard, modern rock, uncompromising and devilishly effective.

    — SOUND ON SOUND

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    Instruments

    DRUMS

    • 3 large rock kits (DW, Gretsch, Ludwig) recorded in East West Studio 1, plus 6 additional snares
    • Any drum from any kit can be selected to create a custom kit, plus there are 6 additional snare drums to choose from
    • New LIVE technology enables multi-sampled drums to sound like a live performance.
    • Repetition samples for everything and extreme dynamics
    • Multiple mic positions let you dial in the right room sound
    • Legendary sound using Neve, Neumann, Telefunken, AKG, Manley, Fairchild, Royer, Chandler and Meitner gear

    GUITARS

    • Fender Jaguar, Fender Telecaster Thinline, Carvin 7 String, Baritone, Gibson Les Paul, Schecter 7 String
    • Fantastic tones inspired by classic and modern recordings
    • All guitars feature round robin, hammer on and pull off legato, sliding legato and dozens of techniques
    • Dual channel recordings let you pick a wicked real amp sound or use the direct signal with your favorite plugins
    • Fender, Divided By Thirteen, Marshall, Mesa Boogie, Bogner and Vox Amps

    BASSES

    MOR 2 includes all the remastered content from Hardcore Bass and Hardcore Bass XP plus an all new 5 string Musicman Stingray.

    • Fender, Hofner, Gibson, Silvertone, Rickenbacker, Musicman and Lakland basses
    • PLUS an all new 5 string Musicman Stingray bass with 7000 samples and true legato
    • All basses recorded through large bass rigs
    • No wimpy dry sounds

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    VIDEOS

      MANUAL

        REVIEWS

        MOR2 Review - Electronic Musician - Page 1

        MOR2 Review - Electronic Musician - Page 2

        SYSTEM
        REQUIREMENTS

        Below are the minimum and recommended hardware and software specifications for using Opus on Windows and MacOS systems.

        MINIMUM SYSTEM

        • CPU: Quad-core (four cores), running at 2.7 GHz (or above)
        • RAM: 16 GB
        • OS: macOS 10.13 (or later); Windows 10 with ASIO sound drivers
        • Drive: SSD for HW Orchestra Opus Edition

        RECOMMENDED SYSTEM

        • CPU: Octa-core (eight cores), running at 2.7 GHz (or above)
        • RAM: 32 GB or more
        • OS: macOS 10.13 (or later); Windows 10 with ASIO sound drivers
        • Drive: NVMe SSD

        The chart below outlines the MacOS and Windows 64-bit operating systems and sequencers that are officially supported and fully tested with the latest version of Opus. Please note that while most Sequencers / DAWs are VST 2, VST 3, AU and AAX plug-in format compatible, only those listed in the chart below are officially supported.

        Product Version MacOS (10.13+) Windows 10
        EW Play 6 Stand-Alone 6.0+ YES YES
        EW Opus Stand-Alone 1.0+ YES YES
        Ableton Live 10.0+ YES YES
        Apple Logic Pro 10.0+ YES -
        Apple Garageband 10.3+ YES -
        Avid Pro Tools 2018.1+ YES YES
        Bitwig Studio 3.0+ YES YES
        Cockos Reaper 6.0+ YES YES
        Image-Line FL Studio 20+ YES YES
        Motu Digital Performer 9.0+ YES YES
        Steinberg Cubase(1) 9.0+ YES YES
        Steinberg Nuendo(1) 8.0+ YES YES
        Presonus Studio One 4.0+ YES YES
        VSL Vienna Ensemble Pro 6.0+ YES YES
        Notation Software(2) Version    
        Avid Sibelius 2018.1+ YES YES
        MakeMusic Finale 25.0+ YES YES
        Steinberg Dorico 3.0+ YES YES
        • (1) VST3 usage is recommended
        • (2) Sibelius / Finale / Dorico notation programs work with Opus, but do not support the full feature set of some Opus/Play Libraries, such as those that use WordBuilder. Please contact support for details.

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        • 3 large rock kits (DW, Gretsch, Ludwig) recorded in East West Studio 1, plus 6 additional snares
        • Any drum from any kit can be selected to create a custom kit, plus there are 6 additional snare drums to choose from
        • New LIVE technology enables multi-sampled drums to sound like a live performance.
        • Repetition samples for everything and extreme dynamics
        • Multiple mic positions let you dial in the right room sound
        • Legendary sound using Neve, Neumann, Telefunken, AKG, Manley, Fairchild, Royer, Chandler and Meitner gear