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System Requirements

  • Compatable software sampler: Native Instruments Kontakt Full version version 4 or greater
  • Note that legacy mappings are also provided for Battery, EXS24/Logic, and older versions of Kontakt.
  • NOTE: There is a 15 minute time restriction imposed by Kontakt Player. There is no restriction when using the full version of Kontakt.
  • Hard drive with 150MB GB of available space
  • 2GB RAM
  • 1GHz processor
  • Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista/7, Mac OS X 10.2 or higher

If you like the sound of Big Mono but need more control over the sound check out Big Mono Redux (Kontakt Edition).

Big Mono (Free)

Big Mono is a roomy rendition of a '70s vintage Ludwig kit with a Rogers Dynasonic snare, classic Zildjians, and a Sabian ride for good luck. Recorded in mono using Decca-tree mic configuration, this kit sounds organic, retro and spacious. It's versatile and ready to go.

Tracked through a vintage Neve console, and as usual onto a nice thick roll of tape.

References: Retro, roomy, vintage, rock, indy, 60s, 70s, 50s, organic


Download the MIDI files: Dynamics Excursion.mid Just Quickly.mid

Library package contents

  • Kontakt instrument files with multi-out and stereo versions
  • EXS24 and Battery instrument files (AD legacy mapping)
  • 254 sample .wav files in unencrypted 24bit, 44.1khz format
  • Reference manual (PDF)
  • Total package size: 142MB Zip file

Also check out more free Big Mono mappings on the Community Maps and Mods page.

Kontakt instrument features

Multi-sampling: up to 48 velocity layers (see specific number of velocity layers under Sampling details below).

Instrument interface: with volume and tuning controls.

MIDI Layout: switchable between Keyboard/GM and eKit/V-Drum layout.

Flexible output routing: "multi" mapping provided for flexible routing to your DAW

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

Compression: limit dynamics when using stereo mode.

Sampling details


Model: 1970s Ludwig maple

Dimensions: 22" x 16"

Treatment: ported resonant head, minimal dampening, traditional felt beater.

Articulations: center hits

InstrumentArticulationVelocity layers
KickFelt beaterx12


Model: 1970s Rogers Dynasonic maple

Dimensions: 14" x 5"

Treatment: medium tension, minimal dampening


InstrumentArticulationVelocity layers
SnareCenter Hitsx48*
Cross Stickx8

* legacy mappings have less velocity layers and sepearate keys for left/right/dynamic and hard hits.


Model: 1970s Ludwig maple

Dimensions: 13", 16"

Treatment: medium tension, open

InstrumentArticulationVelocity layers
Tom 1Center hitsx32*
Tom 2Center hitsx32*

* legacy mappings have 16 velocity layers and sepearate keys for left/right hand hits.


Model: Zildjian Advedis Mastersound

Dimensions: 13"

InstrumentArticulationVelocity layers


Model: Zildjian K Crash, Zildjian K Dark Crash

Dimensions: 16", 17"

InstrumentArticulationVelocity layers
Crash 1Edgex8
Crash 2Edgex8


Model: Sabian HHX Evolution

Dimensions: 20"

InstrumentArticulationVelocity layers

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