Drumdrops announces Gretsch 1960s Round Badge Soul Kit Kontakt 5 Pack

Drumdrops has announced it will be releasing the Gretsch 1960s Round Badge Soul Kit Kontakt 5 Pack on wednesday 3rd December at 4pm GMT with a special offer.

The first 10 packs will be free, the next 50 will be £ 30.00, the next 50 £ 40.00 and then it will go back to the retail price of £ 45.00. 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 !

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. Drumdrops recorded this kit to capture a certain sound, the sound of the late 60s and early 70s that came out of 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. Drumdrops under the guidance of producer / drummer Timmy Rickard 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 Drumdrops used the suited dry live room at Miloco’s The Square in London. The concept behind the mic positioning is unique to this release. They used five 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 (in the Kontakt pack).

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 they have recorded the ride with and without a chain.

The kit comprises a 20″ x 14″ Kick drum, 13″ x 9″ Rack Tom and a 16″ x 16″ Floor Tom. The snares used were a combination of a Gretsch Renown Maple 14″ x 6″ snare with a Red Sparkle finish (c.2010) a Gretsch Renown maple 14″ x 5″ snare with a Black Oyster Swirl finish, a Ludwig Acrolite 14″ x 5″ (c.1970) and a Ludwig 400″ 14″ x 5″ snare (c.1960). Cymbals were dark sounding Bosphorous New Orleans Hi Hats (2 x 16″ Crashes), a 20″ Ride and an 18″ Crash. Drumdrops have also included shakers, tambourines and congas.
The recording took place in Miloco’s The Square Studios in London. As only five microphones were used Drumdrops utilized the vintage external mic pre’s (Telefunken V76’s, Neve 1066, Calrec PQ1061) recording straight to Pro Tools. All of the kit microphones used were ribbon microphones. They used 3 x Coles 4038 ribbons around the kit and for the overhead an STC 4021 ball & biscuit. Drumdrops also setup a room microphone which was a U47 FET running through a Calrec PQ1061 Mic Pre. In the Kontakt 5 pack all five microphones can be accessed on every drum using the mic blend feature.

The “Kontakt Pack” has been designed exclusively for the latest full version of Native Instruments Kontakt 5. The pack includes up to sixteen velocities of each articulation and up to 5 round robins. In total it contains 17275 samples. Included in the Kontakt pack is the latest version of the Drumdrops Kontakt 5 instrument.

The pack will cost £45 GBP. Requires Kontakt 5.2.0 full version or higher.

More information: Drumdrops / Gretsch 1960s Round Badge Soul

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Drum Broker intros The Minty Bundle, 15 Piece, Analog Bits Drum Kit Vol. 2, Tape to Dub Plate Vol. 1 & All Dirty Breaks Everything Vol 2

The Drum Broker has launched some new sample packs and bundles by Minty Drums, Snare Jordan, Timmy Rickard and !llmind.

Minty Drums The Minty Bundle

The Minty Bundle

The Minty Drums lineup is hands down one of The Drum Broker’s finest selection of drum samples & break beats. Whether its the super rare Minty Breaks Series or the one shot Minty Drums kits, these are essentials for your drum arsenal.

All original sound design and ultra rare breaks make The Minty Bundle the quintessential drum library and BUNDLED FOR SAVINGS! Infinite drum sample possibilities can be achieved by stacking, layering, and tweaking these samples to taste.

The bundle is available for $99.99 USD.

Snare Jordan 15 Piece STEMS

Snare Jordan – ’15 Piece – STEMS’ (Jake One + G Koop)

15 Piece is a sample library created by Grammy nominated producer Jake One and Grammy nominated multi instrumentalist G Koop. All samples are guaranteed master use clearance. Jake and Koop created this library with the hip hop producer in mind specifically.

15 Piece was created for the sample based producer who is looking for original, unique sounds to chop into slaps. No more dealing with outrageous sample clearance prices.

All of the samples were recorded using a wealth of vintage instruments in G Koop’s studio. G Koop has done replays for Drake, Talib Kweli, MF Doom, Rick Ross and countless others. His attention to detail in sound design sets him apart from other musicians. All samples are bounced as high quality wav’s.

15 Piece is available from the Drum Broker for $99.99 USD.

Analog Bits Drum Kit Vol. 2

Analog Bits Drum Kit Vol. 2

The Drum Broker is proud to announce another all original drum kit featuring never before heard drum samples in the classic MPC60 flavor! We created 53 samples from scratch and ran them through the classic Akai MPC60 sampler circuitry for pristine character.

Like the predecessor, Analog Bits 2 features plenty of analog colouring, bit crushing, and crunch that will easily cut through your mix. The snare on the demo should give you a pretty good idea of what these samples sound like!

The pack is available for $9.99 USD. A bundle of Vol. 1 & 2 costs $19.99 USD.

Tape to Dub Plate Vol. 1

Timmy Rickard – Tape to Dub Plate Vol. 1

Monosole Music presents the first in a series of royalty free drum hits and drum breaks recorded directly to tape, mixed using analogue outboard gear, mastered onto a 12″ dub plate, and finally sampled back off of the vinyl. This series aims to give you the sound and vibe of the open hits and breaks that crate diggers spend so much of their time searching for, whilst offering the cleaner pre-mastered files for those who prefer that sound.

Volume one is filled with 50 cymbal and hi hat hits. Using the finest turkish handmade cymbals, recorded directly onto analogue tape using modern and vintage microphones. Mixed using analogue compressors and eq’s stuffed with valves and transformers, before being sent to a Neumann cutting lathe. Performed and engineered by Timmy Rickard.

The pack is available for download for $24.99 USD.

All Dirty Breaks Everything Volume 2

!llmind All Dirty Breaks Everything Volume 2

“Drums, drums and MORE drums! As producers, we all know drum breaks are one of our main sources of inspiration. Those moments when the needle touches the vinyl, you hear a song, and all of a sudden, a solo drum performance happens! The dirtier & more texturized, the better.

Here, I’ve created a set of drum breaks for my fellow producers to loop, chop, eq, layer, hack & draw inspiration from, as I do. All 21 drum break loops are played by me, using a combination of live drum sets, transient effects & hardcore audio design & sound manipulation to deliver true punch, grit & vinyl DIRT. These drum break loops are sure to become a dangerous secret weapon in your drum arsenal.” – !llmind

This limited edition pack (only 100 copies will be sold) is available for $29.99 USD.

More information: The Drum Broker

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MPC-Samples releases Tape to Dub Plate Vol 1 – Cymbal Hits

MPC-Samples has announced the release of Tape to Dub Plate Vol 1 – Cymbal Hits, the first release in a unique new series of royalty-free drum hits and breaks from the indisputable heavyweight champion of the fat vintage drum sound, Mr Timmy Rickard (Monosole Music).

Timmy Rickard Tape to Dub Plate Vol 1 - Cymbal Hits

This first volume is filled with 50 of the finest Turkish handmade cymbals and hi hat hits, each one recorded directly onto analogue tape, mixed through using analogue outboard gear, mastered onto a 12″ dub plate, and finally sampled back off of the vinyl. The result is the sound and vibe of the open hits and breaks that crate diggers spend so much of their time searching for.

The whole collection contains several types of cymbal hit; edge, bell, center, rolls and hi hat, and for those who prefer a cleaner drum sound, every sample is also provided in its original pre-dub-plate mix. Sounds are provided in both 16 bit and 24 bit WAV versions, and in an exclusive for MPC-Samples.com customers we’ve also included MPC program files for quick loading across your pads, with legacy MPC SND versions of all samples included, making this fully compatible with all MPC models straight out of the box!

Mixed using analogue compressors and eq’s stuffed with valves and transformers, before being sent to a Neumann cutting lathe. Performed and engineered with love by Timmy Rickard.

The sample pack is available for purchase for $16.99 USD.

More information: MPC-Samples / Tape to Dub Plate Vol 1

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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.

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

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Drum Broker intros Bap to the Future by Timmy Rickard

The Drum Broker has launched Bap to the Future, a break kit pack by Timmy Rickard.

Timmy Rickard Bap to the Future

Timmy Rickard is back with another, all new, and MUST HAVE Break Kit for hip hop producers. ‘Bap to the Future’ is a must have for producers who want to chop and create their own drum samples. These are perfect for looping, chopping, & layering.’

Bap to the Future’ contains 22 Royalty free drum breaks delivered in 16 bit/44.1kHz format. Containing 22 brand new, long drum breaks ranging in tempo from 75 BPM to 100 BPM. Each break provides enough material for you to pick and choose your chops allowing for flexible creativity. Real analog spring reverb for added flavor, no plug-ins.

The pack is available at the Drum Broker for $14.99 USD.

More information: Drum Broker / Bap to the Future

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