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Bombastix

For Kontakt, Trigger, Wav

Bombastix is a sampling of a “holy grail” classic 1976 Ludwig in gargantuan rock dimensions. The kit has been tracked with 3 distinct snare variations, and two sets of cymbals – hand picked classic Paistes, and modern Sabian AAXs – to give you plenty of options for fitting the kit to your track.  Bombastix will fit the bill for modern and classic rock tracks, or anywhere punchy hard hitting is required. It has been mixed for polished but natural tone: good-to-go as-is, or you can easily take the mix further.

Demos

Features

Switchable instruments: 2x kick variations, 3x snare variations, and Classic or Modern cymbals.

Multi-sampling: each key contains up to seven velocity layers for expressive detail and dynamics, and six round-robin hits on every single zone for realistic performance.

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

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

Package Contents

  • Sampler mapping instrument files
    for Kontakt, Trigger, Wav
  • 5246 sample files
    in unencrypted 24bit, 44.1khz .wav format
  • User manual:
    AD37-Bombastix-Manual (PDF)
  • Total package size:
    4.3 GB download, 5.7 GB unzipped

Sampling Details

Tracking Notes

The kit was sampled at The Lab Recording Studio in Auckland, New Zealand, in a mid-sized tracking room, though a Neve desk, with the usual assortment of high end hand-picked mics, and selected analogue outboard pieces.

Kick

Instrument Articulations Velocity layers Round-robins
Ludwig ’70s maple 26″ x 14″ Kick staccato x6 x6
legato x6 x6

Snares

Instrument Articulations Velocity layers Round-robins
A: Ludwig 14″ x 6.5″ ’62 Super Sensistive – high and open center hits x7 x6
cross-stick x4 x6
B: Ludwig 14″ x 5″ ’70s Supraphonic – medium and open center hits x7 x6
cross-stick x4 x6
C: Ludwig 14″ x 5″ ’70s Supraphonic – medium-low dampened center hits x7 x6
cross-stick x4 x6

Toms

Instrument Articulations Velocity layers Round-robins
Ludwig ’70s maple 14″x10″” tom center hits x6 x6
Ludwig ’70s maple 15″x14″ floor tom center hits x6 x6
Ludwig ’70s maple 18″x16″ floor tom center hits x6 x6

Hihats

Instrument Articulations Velocity layers Round-robins
Paiste ’60s Giant Beat 15″ Hihat Tip Tight x4 x6
Tip Closed x4 x6
Tip Semi-open x4 x6
Tip Open x4 x6
Edge Tight x4 x6
Edge Closed x4 x6
Edge Semi-open x4 x6
Edge Open x4 x6
Pedal x3 x6
Footsplash x1 x6
Sabian AAX-plosion 14″ Hihat Tip Tight x4 x6
Tip Closed x4 x6
Tip Semi-open x4 x6
Tip Open x4 x6
Edge Tight x4 x6
Edge Closed x4 x6
Edge Semi-open x4 x6
Edge Open x4 x6
Pedal x3 x6
Footsplash x1 x6

Crashes

Instrument Articulations Velocity layers Round-robins
Paiste 17″ 2002 Medium Edge x4 x6
Bell x3 x6
Choke x3 x6
Paiste 19″ 2002 Medium Edge x4 x6
Bell x3 x6
Choke x3 x6
Sabian AAX-Plosion 17″ Crash Edge x4 x6
Bell x3 x6
Choke x3 x6
Sabian AAX-Plosion 19″ Crash Edge x4 x6
Bell x3 x6
Choke x3 x6

Rides

Instrument Articulations Velocity layers Round-robins
Paiste early ’60s 22″ 602 Ride Bow x3 x6
Bell x3 x6
Edge x1 x6
Sabian AAX-Plosion 20″ Ride Bow x3 x6
Bell x3 x6
Edge x1 x6

FX Cymbals

Instrument Articulations Velocity layers Round-robins
Paiste 20″ 2002 China Edge x3 x6
Choke x3 x6

System Requirements

  • Compatable software sampler: Native Instruments Kontakt Full version version 4 or greater
  • Hard drive: 9.9 GB 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 be 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.