Library package contents

  • Kontakt instrument files
    With multi-out and stereo versions
  • 3752 sample .wav files
    In unencrypted 24bit, 44.1khz format
  • Trigger TCI/PRS presets
    Kick/snare/toms with separated mic layers
  • Reference manual
    BlackSmith User Manual (PDF)
  • Total package size:
    3GB zip download, 4.5GB unzipped

Also check out the MIDI files page to download free MIDI files compatible with this kit.

Current Version v1.02

System Requirements

  • Compatable software: Native Instruments Kontakt Full version 4.2 or greater, Slate Digital Trigger
  • Hard drive with 8GB of available space (to download and then extract)
  • 2GB RAM
  • 1GHz processor
  • Windows XP/Vista/7/8, Mac OS X 10.2 or higher

Compatability notes

  • Kontakt Full Retail Version required.
    NOT compatible with Kontakt Player, which imposes a 15 minute time restriction and is unsupported. There is no restriction when using the full version of Kontakt.
  • The wav format audio files supplied with this product can be utilized with many other sampler and sound replacement products, however no 'mappings' are provided or support is given for this.


(for Kontakt, Trigger, Wav)

BlackSmith is a modern metal workhorse with an agressive yet toneful sound. This kit will lay an unshakable foundation for any metal track, or any other genre where a tight punchy articulate kit is called for.

BlackSmith gives you several mic layers to blend to your taste, easily taking the sound of the kit from clean and tight to spacious or dirty with the push of a fader. Three swappable snare variations help fit the kit to your track.

The kit we sampled is a top-of-the-line Sonor SQ2 Acrylic set, with three snare options, and classic Zildjian A Custom cymbals. The kit was sampled in Melbourne's Sing Sing South studio, a medium sized tracking room.

#metal #heavy #punk #rock #brutal #intense #blast #thrash #slam




Multi-sampling: each kit component contains up to 7 velocity layers for expressive detail and dynamics, and 6x round-robin hits for every single zone for realistic performances. Check the details at the bottom of this page.

Mic layers: 6x individually controllable mic layers: Close mics, Overheads, Room mics, Smash mic, Kick Sub, and Snare-Bottom

eKit mode switch to 'eKit' mode when using a Roland V-Drum kit, or leave set to 'Keyboard mode' for direct MIDI sequencing. The layout is General MIDI (GM) compatible.

Output routing: stereo and multi-channel output versions provided.

Sensitivity control: increase the sensitivity of the kit for more intricate and subtle performances or leave it set to full dynamic range for heavier tracks.

Presets: for quickly accessing different sounds.

Trigger maps: for sound replacement: kick, snare, toms - each with separated mic layers

Kit and Sampling Details


InstrumentArticulationsVelocity layersRound-robins
Sonor SQ2 Acrylic 22" x 20" Kickleft footx6x6
right footx6x6


InstrumentArticulationsVelocity layersRound-robins
A: Sonor 14" x 6" Artist Bronzecenter hitsx7x6
B: Pearl Reference 13" x 7" 20-ply Maplecenter hitsx7x6
C: Sonor 14" x 6.5" Delite Maplecenter hitsx7x6


InstrumentArticulationsVelocity layersRound-robins
Sonor SQ2 Acrylic 8" tomcenter hitsx6x6
Sonor SQ2 Acrylic 10" tomcenter hitsx6x6
Sonor SQ2 Acrylic 12" tomcenter hitsx6x6
Sonor SQ2 Acrylic 15" floor tomcenter hitsx6x6


InstrumentArticulationsVelocity layersRound-robins
Zildjian 14" A-Custom HihatTip Tightx4x6
Tip Closedx4x6
Tip Semi-openx4x6
Tip Openx4x6
Edge Tightx4x6
Edge Closedx4x6
Edge Semi-openx4x6
Edge Openx4x6


InstrumentArticulationsVelocity layersRound-robins
Zildjian 18" A CustomEdgex4x6
Zildjian 19" A CustomEdgex4x6


InstrumentArticulationsVelocity layersRound-robins
Zildjian 22" A-Custom RideBowx3x6

FX Cymbals

InstrumentArticulationsVelocity layersRound-robins
Zildjian 10" A Splash
Zildjian 18" FX CrashEdgex3x6
Zildjian 18" Traditional China stacked with 16" A-Custom CrashEdgex3x6

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BlackSmith is also available as part of the HotBox Bundle

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