DeadBeat

For Kontakt, Trigger, Wav

DeadBeat is a dampened kit in a retro pop style. DeadBeat will do the iconic Abbey Road tea-towel thing, if that’s your bag baby.  It’s also great fit for contemporary dry funk, R&B, folk, indy, pop, and a whole lot more – a surprisingly versatile beast. The kit is centered around a 3-ply ’70s Ludwig kit with hand-picked vintage Zildjian cymbals, Ludwig and Premier snares.

Three snare options, two dampening options for the toms, and three kick drum variations give you plenty of scope to select the right tones for your track.

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Demos

Features

Switchable instruments: three kick variations, two tom dampening variations, and three swappable snares.

Multi-sampling: each key contains up to 7 dynamic levels, with each layer comprising six round-robin hits for expressive detail and convincing natural performance.  Check the sampling details at the bottom of this page.

Mic layers: six individually controllable mic layers: Close mics, Mono Overhead, Two room mics, Kick Sub, and Snare-Bottom.

Output Routing options: The stereo mapping gives you quick results, the multi-channel mapping gives you flexible control over each output channel.

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 accessing different sounds.

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.

Package Contents

  • Sampler mapping instrument files
    for Kontakt, Trigger, Wav
  • 3456 sample files
    in unencrypted 24bit, 44.1khz .wav format
  • User manual:
    AD43-DeadBeat-Manual (PDF)
  • Total package size:
    1.8 GB download, 2.4 GB unzipped

Sampling Details

Tracking Notes

Deadbeat was sampled at The Manor through a selection of fine vintage and modern recording pieces, finished with an outboard signal chain.

Kicks

Instrument Variation Dynamic Levels Round Robins
Ludwig ’70s 3-ply maple-poplar-maple 22″ x 14″ Punchy 6 6
Dry 6 6
Vintage 6 6

Snares

Instrument Variation Dynamic Levels Round Robins
Premier 14″ x 5.5″ (Brit) Center 7 6
Cross-stick 4 6
Ludwig Supraphonic 5″ x 14″ (Hazy) Center 7 6
Cross-stick 4 6
Ludwig Super-Sensitive 14″ x 6.5″ (Lazy) Center 7 6
Cross-stick 4 6

Toms

Instrument Variation Dynamic Levels Round Robins
Ludwig ’70s 3-ply maple-poplar-maple 13″ (dead) Center Hits 4 6
Ludwig ’70s 3-ply maple-poplar-maple 13″ (buried) Center Hits 4 6
Ludwig ’70s 3-ply maple-poplar-maple 16″ (dead) Center Hits 4 6
Ludwig ’70s 3-ply maple-poplar-maple 16″ (buried) Center Hits 4 6

Hihats

Instrument Variation Dynamic Levels Round Robins
Zildjian Vintage A 14″ Hihat Tip Tight 3 6
Tip Closed 3 6
Tip Loose 3 6
Tip Semi-open 3 6
Tip Open 3 6
Edge Tight 3 6
Edge Closed 3 6
Edge Loose 3 6
Edge Semi-open 3 6
Edge Open 3 6
Pedal 3 6
Footsplash 1 6

Crashes

Instrument Variation Dynamic Levels Round Robins
Zildjian A Medium 16″ Crash Edge 3 6
Bell 3 6
Choke 3 6
Zildjian Vintage 50s 18″ Crash Edge 3 6
Bell 3 6
Choke 3 6

Ride

Instrument Variation Dynamic Levels Round Robins
Zildjian Vintage A 20″ Ride Bow 4 6
Bell 3 6
Edge 1 6

System Requirements

  • Compatable software sampler: Native Instruments Kontakt Full version version 4 or greater
  • Hard drive: 4.1 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.