Library package contents

  • Kontakt instrument files
    with multi-out and stereo versions
  • EXS24 and Battery instrument files
    (AD legacy mapping)
  • 536 sample .wav files
    in unencrypted 24bit, 44.1khz format
  • Reference Manual
    PopSticks User Manual (PDF 1.7MB)
  • Package download size:
    356MB Zip file (655MB unzipped)

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

System Requirements

  • Compatable software sampler: Native Instruments Kontakt Full version version 4.2 or greater
  • Hard drive with 1 GB of available space
  • 2GB 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.

Current version

v1.70 update released 12 November 2014


(for Kontakt, EXS24, Wav)

PopSticks is a tasty four-piece '60s vintage Slingerland maple set, complete with a classic RadioKing snare. It has a natural played-in tone, with enough clarity to work in a contemporary mix, or it'll go retro if that's where you need to go. Close mic and room mic options give plenty of scope to fine tune the ambient balance. Tracked through a '74 Neve desk onto a nice thick roll of tape.

#vintage #pop #folk #country #indy #downtempo #acoustic #retro #room #big #RadioKing

PopSticks is also available as part of the Tape Series One Bundle.


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

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, mic layer balance, pan and tuning controls.

Mic layers: Room mics and closemics/overheads separately controlable.

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


InstrumentArticulationVelocity layers
22" x 16" Slingerland '60s Maple KickFelt beaterx12


InstrumentArticulationVelocity layers
14" x 5" Slingerland '60s RadioKing Maple SnareCenter Hitsx48*
Cross Stickx8

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


InstrumentArticulationVelocity layers
Slingerland '60s Maple 12" x 10" rack tomCenter Hitsx32*
Slingerland '60s Maple 16" x 16" floor tomCenter Hitsx32*

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


InstrumentArticulationVelocity layers
Zildjian K 14" HihatsClosedx32*

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


InstrumentArticulationVelocity layers
21" Zildjian Advedis Sweet RideBowx16


InstrumentArticulationVelocity layers
Zildjian A Custom 15" CrashEdgex8
Zildjian A Custom 17" CrashEdgex8

FX Cymbals

InstrumentArticulationVelocity layers
Zildjian A Custom 8" SplashEdgex8
Zildjian Advedis 18" China HighEdgex8

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