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Drumdrops releases Rogers Big R Dub Kit

Drumdrops Rogers Big R Dub Kit

Drumdrops has introduced the Rogers Big R Dub Kit, the ultimate dub kit sample library.

This kit has been used to record Drumdrops in Dub Volume 3 and Drumdrops in Ska as well as many other commercial releases.

The kit is comprised of a 24″ x 14″ Bass Drum, a Ludwig Black Magic 14″ x 6.5″ Snare Drum, a Ludwig Acrolite 14″ x 5″ Snare Drum, a huge 18″ x 16″ Floor Tom, and two Rack Toms, a 14″ x 10″ and a 13″ x 8″. The cymbals used were 15″ Zildjian A Sweet Hi-Hats and a 17″ A Custom Crash. Percussion for this kit includes a 14″ Timbale drum and a set of Bongos. Also included is some Electronic Percussion using a Boss PC-2 Percussion Synthesizer and a Tama Techstar TS-204.

The kit was recorded and mixed by UK producer, musician and engineer Mike ‘Prince Fatty’ Pelanconi. The drummer used was reggae specialist Horseman. His hard-hitting beats have backed the likes of Wailing Souls, Sugar Minot, Max Romeo, Barrington Levy, John Holt, Big Youth, Gregory Isaacs and many more.

The recording and mixing took place in Miloco’s The Ironworks in Brighton, UK. At the centre of the Control Room can be found a rare vintage 1970s BBC console. The outboard racks are full of great gear including a Lang PEQ-2 EQ, a Langevin EQ258A EQ, and plenty of dub reverbs. All of the drums were recorded without compression. Mike chose not to record any room microphones for this kit as he wanted a tight, dry Reggae sound.

The kit is available to purchase as a Kontakt Pack (£45 GBP), Multi-Velocity Pack (£15 GBP) and Single Hits Pack (£7.50 GBP).

More information: Drumdrops / Rogers Big R Dub Kit

echo | collective releases Swell virtual cymbal instruments for Kontakt

echo | collective Swell

echo | collective has announced Swell, a virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt featuring natural and designed cymbals.

Swell is a performable Kontakt instrument and sound effects library designed to create natural sounding cymbal swells with a variety of different cymbals and performances.

We brought in a professional drummer to perform each of the swells and on during the recording sessions we covered a wide variety of cymbal shapes and sizes. Cymbals included gongs, orchestral suspended cymbals, crashes, chinas, sizzle ride, and others.

Great care was taken to record each performance with the highest sonic quality and detail. We chose a relatively reflection free space with a super low noisefloor and recorded through John Hardy M1 preamps for the big clean gain. Schoeps and Neumann mics were used to get full coverage of each cymbal.

Swell features

  • 24 bit 96k metadata tagged wav files.
  • 500+ unique recordings.
  • The entire “Natural” collection.
  • The entire “Designed” collection.
  • 6.5 total Gb of sounds.
  • 12 Kontakt fully programmed unlocked .nki files.
  • .nki files require full version of NI Kontakt 5.3 or higher.

The Swell library is available to purchase for $79 USD. A Lite Collection edition is available for $15 USD.

More information: echo | collective / Swell

rv_samplepacks releases Designer Dance Cymbals

rv_samplepacks Designer Dance Cymbals

rv_samplepacks has launched Designer Dance Cymbals, a selection of handcrafted cymbal one shot samples for all producers working in genres of Dance music from House, Electro, Progressive, Deep and Tech and more.

Once again RV Samples have ensured each and every individual sample has been sonically sculpted for superior performance. Designer Dance Cymbals uses a combination of real cymbals, classic drum machine sounds and exciting synthesis techniques to produce the Ultimate collection of Drum Cymbals, Rides and Hi Hats that will add definition to your beats with high class precision.

Expect to find intelligently labelled folders Crashes, Rides and Hi Hats with descriptive names such as Dark, Bright, Crisp or SFX allowing producers to easily home in on just the right sounds for their track.

Each sound has been recorded, processed and driven through all analogue stages for maximum character and vibe, they have an extreme versatility which will enable you to use in big club tunes through to Bass music, Future Garage, Minimal Deep House and countless other Edm styles.

Designer Dance Cymbals features

  • 186MB content, 24-bit/44.1KHz quality.
  • 20 real and analog crashes.
  • 15 big impact crashes.
  • 20 sfx crashes.
  • 40 real hi hats.
  • 65 digital and processed hi hats.
  • 264 layered hi hats.
  • 21 analog and real ride cymbals.
  • 29 digital and processed ride cymbals.

The sample pack is available from Loopmasters for £14.95 GBP.

More information: rv_samplepacks / Designer Dance Cymbals

Sampleism intros Alive Underground Drums for Kontakt

Alive Underground Drums

Sampleism has announced the release of Alive Underground Drums, a Native Instruments Kontakt sample library by Nicolas Signat and Sampleism.

Alive Underground Drums has been developed by a very small team of people who are passionate about creating the best sounding Kontakt Instruments. It has taken many months of hard work and sleepless nights to complete.

Alive Underground Drums brings 3 high-end drum kits (Gretsch New Classic, Sonor 3007, Ludwig Legacy) with 5 great snares and a host of the finest cymbals on the market, all recorded in a huge underground car park in high definition (88,2 kHz 24 bit stereo).

Placed at about one meter, the microphone offers a result somewhere between a close mic and an overhead position, with a perfect balance between direct sound and reverberated sound. Choose your instruments, shape the sound with ADSR envelopes and effects (EQ and compressor) and mix elements with volume faders. You can also link channels to work easily and faster.

Alive Underground Drums features

  • 3 high toms (2 zones), 2 medium toms (2 zones), 3 floor toms (2 zones), 4 kicks (1 zone), 5 snares (3×6 zones + 1×5 zones + 1×2 zones ), 2 hit-hats (9 zones), 6 rides (3 zones) and 7 crashes (2 zones).
  • ADSR envelope, 3 bands semi-parametric EQ and compressor.
  • General Midi mapping with extension.
  • 18 patches with prepared kits, sound designed kits and more.
  • More than 2500 samples in 44.1 kHz 24 bit stereo with full sustain and dynamics (2.3 GB on drive, ncw lossless format).

The sample library is available to purchase for the introductory price of £19.99 GBP (RRP £34.99 GBP). Requires full retail version of Kontakt 4.2.3 or above.

More information: Sampleism / Alive Underground Drums

Native Instruments releases Abbey Road 50s Drummer for Kontakt

Native Instruments has announced the release of Abbey Road 50s Drummer, a new Kontakt 5 Player-powered instrument featuring the sound of two classic drum kits from the 1950s.

The kits provide the distinctive drum sound of the era, which was necessary to compete with the electrified instruments gaining popularity at the time. Recorded with both state-of-the-art and period equipment at Abbey Road Studios in London, 50s DRUMMER also includes a groove library, mixer presets, and a new set of brush articulations, delivering the authentic feel of rock and roll, rhythm and blues, country, and jazz from the 1950s.

Native Instruments Abbey Road 50s Drummer

ABBEY ROAD 50s DRUMMER features rare instruments from the very earliest years of popular music. The first kit is an early 1950s Gretsch Cadillac Green Nitron with a 20″ bass drum, 12″ rack tom and 14″ floor tom. Its toms are tuned low, providing a smooth, open sound that still allows excellent placement in a mix full of amplified instruments. The second drum kit is a late-1950s WFL kit. The WFL provides 20″ kick drum, 12″ and 13″ rack toms, and a 16″ floor tom. The WFL kit’s toms are tuned high, offering a brighter tone that perfectly complements the Gretsch. Each kit features three different snare drums from the same period, offering a wide tonal variety and added degree of customization. The kits are outfitted with a selection of 1950s Zildjian A and K cymbals to round out their authentic vintage tone.

50s DRUMMER was recorded at London’s Abbey Road Studios in the legendary Studio Two. Alongside traditional microphone techniques, vintage RCA 44-BX and AKG D12 microphones, a REDD.17 valve mixing console and valve tape machine were used for 50s DRUMMER’s vintage channels. Users can dial in these ‘vintage channels alongside the modern state-of-the-art equipment for a seamless tone spectrum, ranging from completely modern to period-accurate vintage and anywhere in between.

New brush articulations were also recorded especially for 50s DRUMMER to reflect the playing techniques of the decade. Its extensive groove library encompasses early rock and roll, rhythm and blues, country, and jazz, as well as a wealth of contemporary rhythms, affording users an effortless way to begin sketching out complete drum recordings. Regardless of genre, producers looking to add original 50s flavor to their productions will relish the recording quality, ease of use, and attention to detail in ABBEY ROAD 50s DRUMMER.

The Abbey Road 50s Drummer library is available to purchase for $99 USD / 99 EUR.

More information: Native Instruments / Abbey Road 50s Drummer

The Control Centre releases The Resonator Drum Rack for Live

The Control Centre The Resonator

The Control Centre has recently released The Resonator, a Drum Rack sound library for Ableton Live 9.

The rack features 74 velocity layered multi-samples of a Premier Resonator with Paiste hi-hats and cymbals, two snare drums and a vintage Dream Bliss ride cymbal.

The pack includes two versions of the Resonator kit. One is played with a wooden kick beater and sticks; the other with felt beaters. Each drum has 4 velocity layers of 24 bit 44k WAV files.

The Resonator for Live is available to purchase for $5 USD. Requires Live 9.0.2 or higher.

More information: The Control Centre / The Resonator

The Loop Loft releases Blues Drums Vol 2

The Loop Loft Blues Drums Vol 2

The Loop Loft has announced the release of Blues Drums Vol 2, a collection of drum beats and grooves for blues music.

Introducing Blues Drums Volume 2. Following on the success of our initial blues release, this collection delves into even more stylistic and sonic territory, providing the authentic blues grooves you’ve been searching for.

From classic Bo Diddley-esque boogies, to sparse and slow 12/8 back beats, to Chicago-style shuffles, Blues Drums Volume 2 will round out your groove arsenal with the 100% natural drum sound (and feel) the Loop Loft is famous for.

Blues Drums Vol 2 features

  • Total of 5 sessions, featuring 227 loops and 45 samples.
  • Each session contains dozens of groove variations, fills, and transitions, allowing you to easily build a custom drum track in seconds.
  • Drums and cymbals sampled on a multitude of kits (Ludwig, Gretsch and Slingerland), giving you incredible flexibility for layering and designing your own grooves.
  • High quality 24 Bit 48 KHZ audio. Formats available include Stylus RMX, WAV, REX2 & AIFF (Apple Loops).
  • 100% royalty free.

The sample library is now on sale for $35 USD (regular $39 USD). A bundle of Blues Drums Vol 1 & 2 is available as well.

More information: The Loop Loft / Blues Drums Vol 2

Toontrack releases The Blues EZX + MIDI pack

Toontrack The Blues EZX

Toontrack has announced the release of The Blues EZX, a sample library featuring 2 drum kits and grooves, sampled and played by Hans Lindbäck.

You can’t fool a blues lover. You know that it’s all about the craft, about the touch, the feel and the heart. We know you can spot a fake from a mile away. That’s why we’re proud to bring you the real deal – the custom, the calfskinned, the road-worn: The Blues EZX.

The Blues EZX comes with two complete kits; a 1970s Gretsch and a calfskinned Swedish Levin set from the 1940s. On top of that, it features contemporary Paiste and Sabian crashes, vintage Zildjan A and K series cymbals as well as extras such as a suitcase and a set of calfskinned tambourines. All instruments were handpicked and in many cases road-worn by the sampling drummer himself, a blues musician with more than half a decade worth of experience behind the kit playing the blues. It was recorded in an empty Swedish theater and later mixed in a high-end studio through vintage and modern outboard gear. The end result is a cross-pollination between new and old; warm and characteristic sounds that cover the whole range, from old school to modern, from dry to ambient. This is the sound of then, now and time to come.

The Blues EZX features

  • Two complete kits (1970s Gretsch & 1940s Levin).
  • Sabian/Paiste/Zildjian A & K cymbals.
  • Calfskin drumheads on Levin kit.
  • Suitcase & two vintage calfskinned Grover tambourines.
  • Included custom MIDI library.

The Blues EZX is available to purchase for 69 EUR / $89 USD.

Toontrack The Blues EZX MIDI

Toontrack has also introduced the Blues EZX MIDI, a large selection of drums suited for any type of blues or rock song.

This MIDI pack comes from The Blues EZX and features a large selection of drums suited for any type of blues or rock song. It was played by longtime blues drummer Hans Lindbäck, a phenomenal musician with decades worth of experience behind the blues kit and on the road.

The Blues EZX MIDI costs 25 EUR / $29 USD.

More information: Toontrack