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.
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.
- Sampler mapping instrument files
for Kontakt, Trigger, Wav
- 5246 sample files
in unencrypted 24bit, 44.1khz .wav format
- User manual:
- Total package size:
4.3 GB download, 5.7 GB unzipped
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.
|Ludwig ’70s maple 26″ x 14″ Kick||staccato||x6||x6|
|A: Ludwig 14″ x 6.5″ ’62 Super Sensistive – high and open||center hits||x7||x6|
|B: Ludwig 14″ x 5″ ’70s Supraphonic – medium and open||center hits||x7||x6|
|C: Ludwig 14″ x 5″ ’70s Supraphonic – medium-low dampened||center hits||x7||x6|
|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|
|Paiste ’60s Giant Beat 15″ Hihat||Tip Tight||x4||x6|
|Sabian AAX-plosion 14″ Hihat||Tip Tight||x4||x6|
|Paiste 17″ 2002 Medium||Edge||x4||x6|
|Paiste 19″ 2002 Medium||Edge||x4||x6|
|Sabian AAX-Plosion 17″ Crash||Edge||x4||x6|
|Sabian AAX-Plosion 19″ Crash||Edge||x4||x6|
|Paiste early ’60s 22″ 602 Ride||Bow||x3||x6|
|Sabian AAX-Plosion 20″ Ride||Bow||x3||x6|
|Paiste 20″ 2002 China||Edge||x3||x6|
- 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
- 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.