Kingpin

For Kontakt, Trigger, Wav

Kingpin is a punchy vintage kit fusing classic vintage tone with modern snap. This kit can dish out everything from R&B and urban grooves through to rock, pop and indy tracks.

The kit is a 1970s vintage Gretsch USA maple comprised of two rack toms, two floor toms, two kick drum variations and two snares. The drums are accompanied with Bosphorus cymbals for a dark, dry and smooth finish.

Demos

Features

Multi-sampling: each key contains up to 8 velocity layers for expressive detail. Natural performance thanks to 6 “round-robin” hits on every single zone

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 and mic controls

Instrument swap: instantly change the snare drum sound at the press of a button

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 changing sounds

Trigger maps: for sound replacement

Package Contents

  • Sampler mapping instrument files
    for Kontakt, Trigger, Wav
  • 2114 sample files
    in unencrypted 24bit, 44.1khz .wav format
  • User manual:
    AD24-Kingpin-Manual (PDF)
  • Total package size:
    1.3 GB download, 1.7 GB unzipped

Sampling Details

TRACKING NOTES

The kit was tracked at York Street Studio (now closed) – in an isolated enclosure for an intimate direct sound.  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 ’70s maple 24″ x 14″ kick A: Tight x7 x6
B: Open x7 x6

Snares

Instrument Articulation Velocity layers Round-robins
Vintage Gretsch maple 14″ x 6 1/2″ – open center hits x8 x6
cross-stick x4 x6
Vintage Gretsch Chrome-over-Brass (CoB) 14″ x 5 1/2″ – dampened center hits x8 x6
cross-stick x4 x6

Toms

Instrument Articulation Velocity layers Round-robins
Gretsch ’70s maple 10″ tom center hits x6 x6
Gretsch ’70s maple 12″ tom center hits x6 x6
Gretsch ’70s maple 14″ tom center hits x6 x6
Gretsch ’70s maple 16″ tom center hits x6 x6

Hihats

Instrument Articulation Velocity layers Round-robins
Bosphorus Traditional 14″ Hihats Tip Tight x6 x6
Edge Tight x6 x6
Edge Closed x6 x6
Edge Loose x6 x6
Edge Semi-open x6 x6
Edge Open x6 x6
Pedal x6 x6

Crashes

Instrument Articulation Velocity layers Round-robins
Bosphorus Traditional 17″ Crash Edge x4 x6
Bosphorus Traditional 18″ Crash Edge x4 x6
Bell x4 x6

Ride

Instrument Articulation Velocity layers Round-robins
Bosphorus Masters Vintage 21″ Ride Bow x4 x6
Bell x4 x6

System Requirements

  • Compatable software sampler: Native Instruments Kontakt Full version version 4 or greater
  • Hard drive: 3 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.