Big Mono Redux

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Inspired by its own bad self, Big Mono Redux brings you the classic sound of Big Mono and gives you a new level of artistic control.  If you enjoyed the sound of the original Big Mono but wished you could tweak it, now you can. With volume controls for individual kit components, mic layer adjustments, and even panning, you can now hone the sound of the kit to suit your track.

The kit is a vintage 1970s Ludwig maple, with a Rogers Dynasonic snare, classic Zildjian and Sabian cymbals.



  • Mic layers

    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.

  • Trigger maps

    Enhance your live drum recording: kick, snare, toms – each with separated mic layers.

  • Round-robin

    Each and every hit has 6 unique round-robin samples to avoid the mechanical machine-gun effect.

Package contents

  • Formats

    Kontakt, Wav

  • 1234 sample files

    in unencrypted 24bit, 44.1khz .wav format

  • User manual

    AD33-BigMonoRedux-Manual (PDF)

  • Total package size

    613.5 MB download
    775.5 MB unzipped

Big Mono Redux drum samples virtual package

Sampling Details

Tracked in a big room through a vintage EMI Neve console, directly to 2″ tape.


Instrument Articulations Velocity layers
22″ x 16″ 1970s Ludwig maple Center hits x12


Instrument Articulations Velocity layers
14″ x 5″ 1970s Rogers Dynasonic maple Left-hand Center hits x16
Right-hand Center hits x16
Left-hand Rimshots x8
Right-hand Rimshots x8
Cross-stick x8


Instrument Articulations Velocity layers
13″ 1970s Ludwig maple Left-hand center hits x16
Right-hand center hits x16
16″ 1970s Ludwig maple Left-hand center hits x16
Right-hand center hits x16


Instrument Articulations Velocity layers
13″ Zildjian Advedis Mastersound Closed x16
Loose x16
Open x16
Pedal x10


Instrument Articulations Velocity layers
20″ Sabian HHX Evolution Bow x16
Bell x16


Instrument Articulations Velocity layers
16″ Zildjian K Crash Edge x8
17″ Zildjian K Dark Crash Edge x8

For detailed tracking notes view this site on a computer screen.

System Requirements

  • Compatable software sampler: Native Instruments Kontakt Full version version 4 or greater
  • Hard drive: free storage space available (to download and then unzip)
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Processor: 1GHz
  • OS: Windows Vista/7/8/10, Mac OS X 10.2 or higher

Compatability notes

  • NOT compatible with the free Kontakt Player. The kit will stop working after a 15 minute total time restriction imposed by Kontakt Player. The kit is NOT able to be activated for continued use in the Player.
  • 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.