Wavbvkery has announced the release of a collection of free acoustic drum samples featuring the sounds of a vintage Ludwig drumkit recorded with a large-diaphragm condenser microphone.

The Drum Set is based around a vintage Ludwig drum set (maybe from the 70s?), which makes it perfectly suitable for a bunch of different genres including rock, jazz, and indie. Obviously, the cymbals and drum heads have been renewed. The snare had quite a lot of doctoring going on, to make it sound tight and everything has been tuned by one of Jon’s employees who has way more knowledge about drums than we have. While we think that the snare sounds incredibly decent, some other elements like the kick clearly can’t keep up with this quality.

It’s also important to point out that we recorded each element with only one mono mic. So you won’t get any additional room or stereo overhead samples. This means that you probably won’t be able to come up with a realistic “live” acoustic drum kit, of a quality similar to Addictive Drums, BFD3, or some of the Native Instruments stuff.

The royalty free pack contains 445 Wav files in total, including kicks, snares, sticks, toms, cowbells, crashes, hihats, and rides.

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