Hey, no worries bro'.
OK, here's something that really surprised me:
Clonkified made the following request:
Since Steven has asked for feedback, perhaps a way to dial down or dial up complexity within the grooves would be helpful (similar to Logic Drummer or SD3). And a way to search by specific kick and snare patterns (like AD2 and SD3). Perhaps also a way to easily mix and match between different grooves, for example kick pattern from one and hats from another (like SD3). All of these would really help workflow for us non-drummers.
I and others thought this likely too much to ask. I of course wouldn't disagree with it in-pronciple 'though. Well whaddaya know, Steven responded thusly just 10 minutes ago:
Great feature request! We'll work both on providing more straightforward grooves as well as adding more sophistication to the groove browser so that we can manipulate it!
He also confirmed the feature-addition thing:
We hope to continue adding new features to SSD5 so that you feel the features are as good as the sounds!
Lastly, for metal heads, this statement from him is worth noting:
My Snare12A and Kick10 are probably the most used metal samples in the past 10 years and we also have tons more great metal samples, including the Black Album stuff which rocks! If you like metal drums, you'll be quite happy!
Kick ass! Thanks, MM! I already got my mom to order me the upgrade for Christmas! I realize I sound like I am 13, but I'm 46. She's not happy that it's a digital download and I won't be able to actually OPEN something underneath the tree, but I told her that's what I really wanted for a gift. Hopefully the wifey isn't P.O.'d that she got me that. Maybe I can convince her to give me $$ towards getting the damn Kemper already! LOL