Drumdrops intros Gretsch 1960s Round Badge Soul Kit BFD Pack

Drumdrops has announced that it will be releasing the Gretsch 1960s Round Badge Soul Kit BFD Pack on Wednesday February 18th at 4pm GMT with a special offer.

Gretsch 1960s Round Badge Soul Kit BFD Pack

Drumdrops are excited to be releasing their first kit as a drum expansion pack for FXpansions BFD. The BFD pack of the 1960s Vintage Gretsch Round Badge Soul Kit is compatible with BFD2 and BFD3 and was produced and played by Timmy Rickard. This kit is an amazing recreation of the Al Jackson Junior drum sound of the early 70s and is a great example of a vintage drum sound recorded solely with five kit mics.

Customers can utilise all the great features that come with BFD to get the best out of this kit, and add it to their BFD libraries.

The kit comes with a 20” Kick drum, four snares, large 16” Bosphorous New Orleans hi-hats, a 20” ride and 17” crash. Some of the articulations include wallets on snares, tea-towels on toms and chains on ride cymbals. Also included are congas,a tambourine and shakers. The kit was recorded at Miloco’s The Square Studios in London using vintage pre-amps and ribbon mics.

The first 20 lucky customers will get the pack for free, the next 30 will be £15 GBP, the next 50 will be £25 GBP and then it will return to the retail price of £35 GBP.

Customers will need to have a Drumdrops account to purchase the kit. Login and at 4pm head to the Buy Kit page. The free kits go in a second so you have to be quick!

More information: Drumdrops / Gretsch 1960s Round Badge Soul Kit

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That Sound releases Darren King Drums sample library

That Sound has announced the release of Darren King Drums, a sample library featuring the sounds of the drummer of MuteMath.

That Sound Darren King Drums

After 8 months of work, we have finally finished Darren King Drums and its ready for you to put in your songs. This library is not for those wanting clean and pristine samples. Instead its for those who search for the best of the unique and gritty.

We recorded 7 Kicks, 9 Snares, 2 sets of toms, Hi-hat, Ride, and 2 Crashes all in great detailed multi-velocity. We couple those multi-velocity samples with hundreds of unique “one-shot” samples.

For icing on the cake, we give you hundreds of fully mixed drum breaks and loops by Darren King. A huge variety of tempos and styles lets you drop Darren in your songs or start writing from one of his beats.

The library is available for purchase in Deluxe (including presets & kits), Standard, Basics, Loops, and Triggers Only version, starting at $50 USD.

More information: That Sound / Darren King Drums

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FXpansion releases BFD Sabian Digital Vault for BFD

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In partnership with Sabian, FXpansion has announced the release of BFD Sabian Digital Vault, a diverse cymbal collection of classic, prototype and custom cymbals from SABIAN for BFD3, BFD Eco and BFD2.

FXpansion BFD Sabian Digital Vault

The collection features a huge variety of meticulously sampled ride, crash, splash, china and effect cymbals, along with innovative percussion instruments and 4 hyper-detailed hi-hats. Other highlights include many unique stacked cymbal setups along with classic HHX and AAX models. In addition, select instruments are presented in mallet and brush versions. All recordings were engineered by sampling guru John Emrich, with an emphasis on inspiring users to create new and exciting cymbal parts.

BFD Sabian Digital Vault is ideal for all styles of music and comes loaded with kit presets using factory drums in BFD3, BFD Eco and BFD2.

BFD Sabian Digital Vault features

  • Expansion pack for BFD3, BFD Eco and BFD2.
  • 41 instruments in total.
  • Rides, crashes, splashes, chinas and hats.
  • Percussion, effect and stacked cymbals.
  • Select mallet and brush versions.
  • Kit presets with factory drums.

BFD Sabian Digital Vault is available for purchase for $125 USD/95 EUR/£85 GBp inc VAT where applicable.

More information: FXpansion / BFD Sabian Digital Vault

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ZimMusicInc. distributes Impression Cymbals in North America

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ZimMusicInc. has announced an agreement to become the exclusive North American distributor of master Turkish cymbal manufacturers Impression Cymbals.

Impression Cymbals

Established in 2010, Impression Cymbals is the realization of experienced industry veterans and cymbalsmiths, offering a full line of completely hand hammered, artisan crafted cymbals produced in Istanbul, Turkey. Representing the pinnacle in quality, vision and sound, every Impression cymbal is a testament to the centuries-old craft of traditional cymbalsmithing, perfected by generations of skilled masters.

Impression offers a wide range of cymbals including: Rock, Jazz, Dry Jazz, Traditional, Mixed, Smooth, Dark, Hard and X-Hard. All cymbals are cast from Impression’s exclusive B20 formula, and are hand-crafted, lathed, and hand-hammered by skilled artisans.

Each cymbal bears a handwritten signature, along with its weight, under the bell as a confirmation of quality. With experienced drummers and percussionists managing every level of the company and production, Impression offers musical cymbals of the highest quality, made from the perspective of performing musicians.

“Impression has amazing products, a cadre of fantastic artists, and a host of accolades from the press, retailers, and end users,” remarks Mr. Zimmerman. “Their cymbals have been creating a buzz among professionals worldwide, and we are thrilled to be able to bring Impression to the U.S.A. and build upon the solid foundation they have created.”

Impression Cymbals will make its North American debut at the NAMM show in Anaheim, CA January 22nd-25th, 2015 at booth 2956 located in Hall D.

More information: ZimMusicInc.

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Alan ViSTa releases Cymbalistic free plugin

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Alan ViSTa has announced the release of Cymbalistic, an instrument plug-in featuring a sampled cymbals set.

Alan ViSTa Cymballistic

It contains 68 stereo 24 bit samples from the University of Iowa Electronic Music Studios public domain library.

Cymbalistic features

  • 1 Hi hat, 1 ride cymbal, 4 crash cymbals, 2 chinese cymbals.
  • 4 stereo outputs.
  • Release time for each cymbal.
  • Volume and Pan for each cymbal.
  • Amplitude dynamic range control.

The plug-in is available for download for Windows and Mac (VST/AU).

More information: Alan ViSTA / Cymbalistic

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