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Library package contents

  • Sampler mapping instrument files
    for Kontakt, Battery and EXS24
  • 254 sample .wav files
    in unencrypted 24bit, 44.1khz format
  • Reference Manual
    Big Mono User Manual (PDF 2.3MB)
  • Package download size:
    144MB Zip file (225MB unzipped)

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

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

Current Version

v1.70 mapping update released 8 November 2014

System Requirements

  • Compatable software sampler: Native Instruments Kontakt Full Version (version 4 or greater), Native Instruments Battery 2, Apple EXS24
  • A software sequencer or virtual instrument host
  • 1GB RAM
  • 1GHz processor
  • Windows 7, Mac OS X 10.2 or higher
  • NOTE: NOT COMPATIBLE WITH KONTAKT PLAYER. There is a 15 minute time restriction imposed by Kontakt Player. There is no restriction when using the full version of Kontakt.

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

Big Mono

(for Kontakt, EXS24, Wav)

Big Mono is a roomy rendition of a lovable vintage Ludwig kit with a Rogers Dynasonic snare, classic Zildjians, and a Sabian ride for good luck. Recorded in mono using a decca-tree configuration supplemented with spot mics for detail, this kit sounds organic and retro with a spacious vibe.

Tracked through a vintage Neve console to a nice thick roll of tape.

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Kontakt instrument features

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

Instrument interface: with volume controls, pan and tuning controls.

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.

Presets: for quickly changing sounds.

Compression: limit dynamics when using stereo mode.

Kit and Sampling Details


InstrumentArticulationsVelocity layers
22" x 16" 1970s Ludwig mapleCenter hitsx12


InstrumentArticulationsVelocity layers
14" x 5" 1970s Rogers Dynasonic mapleLeft-hand Center hitsx16
Right-hand Center hitsx16
Left-hand Rimshotsx8
Right-hand Rimshotsx8


InstrumentArticulationsVelocity layers
13" 1970s Ludwig mapleLeft-hand center hitsx16
Right-hand center hitsx16
16" 1970s Ludwig mapleLeft-hand center hitsx16
Right-hand center hitsx16


InstrumentArticulationsVelocity layers
13" Zildjian Advedis MastersoundClosedx16


InstrumentArticulationsVelocity layers
20" Sabian HHX EvolutionBowx16


InstrumentArticulationsVelocity layers
16" Zildjian K CrashEdgex8
17" Zildjian K Dark CrashEdgex8

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