Drumdrops updates Multi-Velocity packs incl. TX16Wx support

Drumdrops has announced that it has updated all the Multi-Velocity packs of its drum sample libraries.

Drumdrops Multi-Velocity packs

We have been busy updating our Multi-Velocity packs and now all of these packs have been updated on our site to the latest versions. First up we have updated the EXS24 patches. There is now a new Logic X patch for EXS24 which utilises some of the Logic X features.

Secondly we have added over 500 MIDI Loops to the packs covering a variety of genres (it is the same loops in each pack and from time to time we will update them).

Finally we have just added patches for the excellent free TX16Wx sampler. These patches have been built by Suleiman Ali. This sampler is a free piece of software that the developer has been building for a while. It is an excellent alternative to the many paid samplers out there. The developer is extremely responsive and worked with Suleiman to make sure our patches work well.

For everyone who has already purchased a Multi-Velocity pack from us just head over to your account and download the latest version which will have all the latest updates. The All Samples Packs have also been updated with the latest version.

If you have not purchased a Multi-Velocity pack from us before or want to try out another kit then there is no better time than now. The packs come with up to 16 velocities of each articulation and include 11 different patches for most of the main samplers out there. Now they also come with over 500 MIDI loops. At £ 15.00 a pack you can’t get better than that. Although today for a limited period, we are offering a 20% discount on any of the Multi-Velocity kits. Just use the voucher code MV20 at checkout.

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Drumdrops releases Folk Rock Drops Volume 2

Drumdrops Folk Rock Drums Volume 2

Drumdrops has announced the release of Folk Rock Drops Volume 2, a collection of 17 modern Folk Rock drum tracks available as Multi-tracks, Stems, Loops and song construction loops.

Folk Rock Drops Volume 2 contains 17 drum tracks taking influence from a range of mainly modern folk rock tracks with a few old classics thrown in. The tracks were once again played by Folk Rock drummer Martyn Barker and recorded and mixed by legendary Producer / Engineer Phill Brown. Recorded at the historic Miloco Livingston Studios in London in the brighter sounding live room this kit was close mic’d. The kit used was Martyn’s 1980’s Gretsch Maple 4416 Kit.

The drum tracks take reference from Artists such as Ray La Montagne, Elliot Smith, Bon Iver, Goldfrapp, Little Feat and Bombay Bicycle Club amongst others. Ranging in tempo from 80 BPM to 184 BPM there is a huge range of tracks and grooves to choose from. Six tracks were played with Brushes and two with Hotrods.

For the sound Phill Brown (John Martyn, Bob Marley, Rolling Stones, Talk Talk, Led Zeppelin) close mic’d this kit as a contrast to the 5 mic process used on Volume 1. Mics used were classic drum mics – AKG D112 on the Kick, Shure SM57s on the Snare, Sennheiser 421’s on the toms, KM84 on the Ride and Hi-Hat, Coles 4038’s as overheads and two room mics – a Sony C48 and Neumann U89. These pick up the ambience of the drum room. All of the mics were recorded through the SSL G-Series mic pre’s and recorded straight to 2″ tape on a Studer A80 with a 16 track headblock before being transferred into Pro Tools.

The pack is available for purchase for £68 GBP (Multitrack Session), £47 GBP (Stems and Mix files), £40 GBP (Loops Pack).

More information: Drumdrops / Folk Rock Drops Volume 2

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Drumdrops releases Gretsch 1960s Round Badge Soul Kit

Drumdrops has announced four Gretsch 1960s Round Badge Soul Kit sample packs: the Multi-Velocity Pack, Single Hits Pack, Drum Replacement Pack and All Samples Pack.

Drumdrops Gretsch 1960s Round Badge Soul Kit

The Gretsch 1960s Round Badge Kits are legendary kits. Currently they are one of the most sought after kits from that era. We recorded this kit to capture a certain sound, the sound of the late 60s and early 70s that came out of the Royal Studios in Memphis. Home to legendary producer and founder of Hi Records, Willie Mitchell. This studio was responsible for recording hit after hit from famous Soul Artists such as Al Green and Ann Peebles. We have studied and recreated the drum sound.

Unlike the one microphone, large open room drum sounds coming out of Motown and Stax in the 60’s/early 70’s, Willie Mitchell preferred a small dry room, often using three or four microphones on the drum kit. To capture the same sound we used the suited dry live room at Miloco’s The Square. The concept behind the mic positioning is unique to this release. We used four mic’s, each placed in carefully selected positions around the kit, so each mic captures the drum kit as a whole, meaning you can use any one mic as your drum sound, or you can blend any or all of the mic’s to create your ideal sound. (depending on the pack you purchase).

The drum kit was produced, mixed and recorded by South London drummer Timmy Rickard who has studied the grooves and sound of this great era. The kit is a classic sounding late 60s kit with wallets placed on the tuned down snares, a tea towel was used on the floor tom and we have recorded the ride with and without a chain.

The Gretsch 1960s Round Badge Soul Kit is now available for purchase. The Multi-Velocity pack is £15 GBP; the Single Hits Pack is £7.50 GBP; the Drums Replacement Pack is £12.50 GBP; and the All Samples Pack costs £28 GBP.

The Kontakt 5 pack with the the Drumdrops Kontakt instrument is scheduled for release early november. For a limited period customers can pre-order the Kontakt 5 pack with a 40% discount and also receive a voucher code to receive a 50% discount on any of the other packs for this kit.

In addition to these five packs Drumdrops are currently working on a new BFD pack which will be scheduled for release shortly.

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Drumdrop intros Ludwig Super Classic Kit

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Drumdrops has announced the Ludwig Super Classic Kit, a new drum sample library.

Drumdrops Ludwig Super Classic Kit

Most people will know of the reputation of Ludwig drums, famously used by Ringo Starr from a little known 60s Liverpudlian band, and later by John Bonham of Led Zeppelin. They sound fantastic, warm and responsive with a lovely dark tone from the thin 3 ply mahogany, poplar and mahogany shells with maple reinforcing hoops. Made before music became really amplified and loud, these drums were designed to sound good rather than generate loads of volume and as such they are wonderfully full and tonal, especially when recorded and miked up. Although obviously a 1960s kit, drummers continued to use this model though the 70s, and do so to this very day in fact… They just record so well.

The particular kit we used is one from session drummer Tim Weller’s collection and is a blue oyster pearl finish. The drums are shallower than many modern drums which helps focus their sound and control their decay.

For this kit we went for a dry controlled sound and used Miloco’s The Square in London. The kit was close mic’d. The Kit was recorded by Drumdrops engineer Ben Thackeray and mixed by Grammy award winning, ex Abbey Road engineer Guy Massey.

The Ludwig Super Classic Kit is available in 5 different formats. The Multi-Velocity Pack, Single Hits Pack, Drum Replacement Pack and All Samples Pack are out now. The Kontakt 5 pack with the Drumdrops Kontakt instrument will be released on the 28th of August 2014 between 4 pm and 4.30 pm GMT.

The first 20 customers will get the Kontakt pack free. The next 50 can purchase it for £15 GBP, the next 50 for £25 GBP, the next 50 for £30 GBP and then it will return to £40 GBP.

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Drumdrops updates Premier Outfits 54 Kit for Kontakt to v3

Drumdrops has updated the Kontakt pack of its Premier Outfits 54 Kit, an instrument library featuring the sounds of a classic sounding British 60s vintage kit.

Drumdrops Premier Outfits 54 Kit

The NI Kontakt Pack (now updated to V3) is our top of the range pack on offer for this kit. It is designed exclusively to work in the full version of Kontakt 5 and comes with the Drumdrops Kontakt Instrument.

The instrument provides the user with absolute control over each of the mics with the inbuilt mixer. It allows you to add reverbs that have been sampled from a variety of the studios we use. To increase the realism of the overall sound we have included multiple round robin samples and included a randomisation tool. On each channel there is a 4 band equalizer and transient master and the stereo bus comes with its own bus compressor making this a great production tool.

Version 3 introduces MIDI Grooves, mic blend and a cool Step Sequencer.

Changes in Premier Outfits 54 Kit v3

  • MIDI Grooves – Over 700 MIDI Grooves included in the new MIDI Groove player.
  • Step Sequencer – An 8 channel Step sequencer with up to 32 steps of each channel and many other features.
  • Mic Blend – Control the mix of the close, room and overhead microphones on each drum to radically change the sound.
  • Improved Presets Saving – Improved saving of the Mix Presets with velocity curves saved separately.

The update is free for previous customers of the Premier Outfits 54 Kit Kontakt 5 pack.

With the release of version 3, Drumdrops is offering a special introductory offer for customers who have not previously purchased this kit. On June 25th, between 5pm and 5.30 pm UK GMT, Drumdrops will be allowing the first customers to buy this updated pack at special prices.

  • The first 20 copies will be free.
  • The next 50 copies will be £ 10.00
  • The next 50 copies will be £ 15.00
  • The next 50 copies will be £ 20.00
  • It will then revert back to its current price of £ 40.00.

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