Acousticsamples has announced Urban Drums, a tight drum set build around a 13′ piccolo snare drums, perfect for hip hop, neo soul or even electro music productions.

This kit is made of elements from different brands, a 20ʼ Yamaha Bass Drum , a 13ʼ Tama metalwork piccolo Snare , a 12ʼ Hi Tom , a 16ʼ Floor Tom , a 14ʼ Zildjian medium crash , a 14ʼ Zildjian crash , a 13ʼ Paiste Hihat and a 20ʼ Zildjian jazz Ride.

We recorded every element with 3 microphone positions, a pair of overheads, a microphone above the top head and another under the bottom head and we added a synth kit. You have access to a mixer on the front interface to be able to enable, mix and pan each position.

Acousticsamples Urban Drums

Acousticsamples’ Urban Drums library is a drum kit mixed from various elements, mixed with synthesized drums samples.

Urban Drums features

  • 2014 samples, 1.83 Gb of samples.
  • 3 microphone positions plus synthesized samples for each drum that you can mix and/or disable from the interface.
  • up to 20 velocity layers per element.
  • 4 round robins for each element.
  • Custom mapping, you can assign every element to any key simply by pressing a key and assigning a sample.
  • Mappings presets: GM, V-DRUMS, IMAP, NSKIT (NDK) or default one.
  • Stereo and Multi-output versions to make the mixing possibilities even easier.
  • Hihat with 5 levels on openess and triggering from one key depending on a controller value (any controller) and automatic closing sound.
  • Playable instrument, right hand and left hand mappings.
  • Detailed snares, 4 different hit positions for the snare plus auto roll script.
  • Advanced UVI scripting giving you access to a simple yet powerfull interface and advanced features.

The sound library comes with the UVI Workstation 2 and is compatible with MOTU MachFive 3. It is available to purchase for 69 EUR / $85 USD.

More information: Acousticsamples / Urban Drums