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Buckshot

For Kontakt, EXS24, Wav

Buckshot is a modern take on a vintage kit with plenty of punch to cut through and enough tone to sit right in a rock track, or dial back the dynamics for a lush and more subtle approach. The kit is a vintage 1970s Gretsch Stop-Sign Maple with Zildjian and Sabian cymbals. The kit was tracked in an old wooden theatre and dialling in the room sound can go from tight to lush and smooth.

Demos

Features

Multi-sampling: each key contains 24 velocity layers for expressive detail. Hihats are extensively sampled for convincing realism with 6 articulations (tight, closed, loose, semi-open, open, pedaled).

Mic layers: 3x separately controllable layers for close mics, overheads and room mics.

Switchable Snares: 2x hot-swappable snare drum options.

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.

Dynamic Range 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 changing sounds.

* features only available when using Kontakt.

Package Contents

  • Sampler mapping instrument files
    for Kontakt, EXS24, Wav
  • 1968 sample files
    in unencrypted 24bit, 44.1khz .wav format
  • User manual:
    AD28-BuckShot-Manual (PDF)
  • Total package size:
    1.1 GB download, 1.7 GB unzipped

Sampling Details

TRACKING NOTES

As usual we’ve used nothing but the finest gear to capture the kit including classic Neumann mics, vintage Neve 1064 preamps. The tracks were then processed through vintage DBX 160 “VU” compressors for added grit and girth.

Kick

Instrument Articulation Velocity layers
Vintage Gretsch maple 24″ x 14″ felt beater x24

Snares

Instrument Articulation Velocity layers
Vintage Gretsch Chrome over Brass 14″ x 5 1/2″ – medium tension left-hand center x24
right-hand center x24
left-hand rimshot x24
right-hand rimshot x24
cross-stick x24
Vintage Gretsch Chrome over Brass 14″ x 5 1/2″ – medium-high tension left-hand center x24
right-hand center x24
left-hand rimshot x24
right-hand rimshot x24
cross-stick x24

Toms

Instrument Articulation Velocity layers
Gretsch 1970s maple 10″ left-hand x24
right-hand x24
Gretsch 1970s maple 13″ left-hand x24
right-hand x24
Gretsch 1970s maple 16″ left-hand x24
right-hand x24

Hihats

Instrument Articulation Velocity layers
Zildjian Avedis 14″ Rock hats Edge Tight x24
Edge Closed x24
Edge Loose x24
Edge Semi-open x24
Edge Open x24
Pedal x24

Crashes

Instrument Articulation Velocity layers
Zildjian K Custom 17″ Dark Zrash Edge x24
Sabian HHX 18″ Stage Crash Edge x24

Ride

Instrument Articulation Velocity layers
Sabian Vault Artisan 22″ Medium Ride Bow x24
Bell x24
Edge x24

System Requirements

  • Compatable software sampler: Native Instruments Kontakt Full version version 4 or greater
  • Hard drive: 2.9 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.