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Gorilla

For Kontakt, Trigger, Wav

Gorilla is a classic Gretsch rock kit with an authentic gated room sound that creates a vibe like no other. Complete with concert toms and Sabian cymbals, this kit will lay down an unmistakably distinctive foundation for any track.

Unlike the imitation “gated reverb” presets that have plagued rack units for years, we’ve taken¬†inspiration from the pioneers of the gated room sound and we’ve crafted the gated room sound naturally – you’ll feel the difference.

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Demos

Features

Multi-sampling: each key contains up to 8 velocity layers for expressive detail. Hihats are extensively sampled for convincing realism with 7 articulations (tip, tight, closed, loose, semi-open, open, pedaled).

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

Mic layers: 4x separately controllable microphone perspectives: close mics, snare bottom, overheads and room mics.

Layouts: Keyboard and eKit/V-Drum mapping layouts provided. The keyboard layout is General MIDI (GM) compatible.

Output routing: stereo and multi-channel output versions provided.

Kontakt instrument interface: with volume, pan, and mic mix controls, instant snare-swapping button

Gated room control: switch room gate to various degrees or leave ungated.

Sensitivity control: increase the sensitivity of the kit for more subtle performances or leave it set to full dynamic range for rock and heavier tracks.

Presets: for quickly changing sounds.

Package Contents

  • Sampler mapping instrument files
    for Kontakt, Trigger, Wav
  • 2556 sample files
    in unencrypted 24bit, 44.1khz .wav format
  • User manual:
    AD30-Gorilla-Manual (PDF)
  • Total package size:
    2.1 GB download, 3.1 GB unzipped

Sampling Details

TRACKING NOTES

The kit was tracked at York Street Studio¬†(now closed) in the big room. We’ve used nothing but the finest gear to capture the kit, including Neumann mics, a vintage Neve desk, API and Chandler preamps and a roll of 2″ tape.

Kick

Instrument Articulation Velocity layers Round-robins
Gretsch vintage maple 24″ x 14″ kick Felt beater x6 x6

Snare

Instrument Articulation Velocity layers Round-robins
Vintage Gretsch 14″ x 6 1/2″ maple center hits x7 x6
cross-stick x5 x6
Vintage Gretsch Chrome-over-brass 14″ x 5.5″ center hits x7 x6
cross-stick x5 x6

Toms

Instrument Articulation Velocity layers Round-robins
Gretsch vintage maple 8″ concert tom center hits x7 x6
Gretsch vintage maple 10″ concert tom center hits x7 x6
Gretsch vintage maple 13″ concert tom center hits x7 x6
Gretsch vintage maple 14″ concert tom center hits x7 x6
Gretsch vintage maple 18″ floor tom center hits x7 x6

Hihats

Instrument Articulation Velocity layers Round-robins
Vintage Sabian AA 15″ Flat Hats Tip Tight x6 x6
Edge Tight x6 x6
Edge Closed x6 x6
Edge Loose x6 x6
Edge Looser x6 x6
Edge Semi-open x6 x6
Edge Open x6 x6
Pedal x6 x6
Footsplash x1 x6

Crashes

Instrument Articulation Velocity layers Round-robins
Sabian HHX 16″ X-Plosion Crash Edge x4 x6
Bell x3 x6
Choke x3 x6
Sabian HHX 18″ X-Plosion Crash Edge x4 x6
Bell x3 x6
Choke x3 x6

Ride

Instrument Articulation Velocity layers Round-robins
Sabian 21″ HHX Raw Bell Dry Ride Bow x4 x6
Bell x4 x6

System Requirements

  • Compatable software sampler: Native Instruments Kontakt Full version version 4 or greater
  • Hard drive: 5.2 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.