Monotown

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Overview

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Inspired by the drums of Motown, Stax and sweet R&B from yesteryear comes Monotown.  It will drive home the beat to old school funk, soul, rhythm and blues.  It also fits the bill for fresh tracks where organic production qualities are desired.

Five individually controllable mic perspectives let you dial the sound between 60s, 70s, indy, trashy or anything in between.  Oh and one more thing… it’s mono.

Demos

Monotown walk-through
Monotown with V-Drums

Features

  • Mic layers

    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.

  • Round-robin

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

  • Switchable instruments

    Easily switch between included drums

Package contents

  • Formats

    Kontakt, Trigger, Wav

  • 3695 sample files

    in unencrypted 24bit, 44.1khz .wav format

  • User manual

    AD31-Monotown-Manual (PDF)

  • Total package size

    1.6 GB download
    2 GB unzipped

Monotown drum samples virtual package

Sampling Details

The kit sampled is a vintage 1970s Rogers USA-made “Big R” with maple shells and re-rings.  Vintage ’60s Zildjian and Paiste cymbals, and tambourines. The kit comes with two switchable snare options – Rogers Dynasonic and Ludwig Supraphonic, and two tambourine options.

Kick

Instrument Articulation Velocity layers Round-robins
1970s Rogers “Big R” maple unported 20″ x 14″ felt beater x6 x6

Snares

Instrument Articulation Velocity layers Round-robins
A: 1970s Rogers Dynasonic CoB 14″ x 5 1/2″ center hits x7 x6
cross-stick x4 x6
B: 1970s Ludwig Supraphonic 14″ x 5 1/2″ center hits x7 x6
cross-stick x4 x6

Toms

Instrument Articulation Velocity layers Round-robins
1970s Rogers “Big R” maple 12″ center hits x6 x6
1970s Rogers “Big R” maple 13″ center hits x6 x6
1970s Rogers “Big R” maple 16″ center hits x6 x6

Hihats

Instrument Articulation Velocity layers Round-robins
1960s Paiste 602 15″ hats 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
Footsplash x1 x6

Crashes

Instrument Articulation Velocity layers Round-robins
1950s Zildjian 16″ Advedis Medium crash Edge x4 x6
Bell x4 x6
Choke x3 x6
1970s Zildjian 18″ medium crash Edge x4 x6
Bell x4 x6
Choke x3 x6

Ride

Instrument Articulation Velocity layers Round-robins
1960s Paiste 602 22″ ride Bow x4 x6
Bell x4 x6

Tambourines

Instrument Articulation Velocity layers Round-robins
A: Vintage open 10″ tambourine Swing-left x1 x6
Swing-right x1 x6
Accent x1 x6
Trill x1 x6
B: Skinned 8″ tambourine Swing-left x1 x6
Swing-right x1 x6
Accent x1 x6
Trill x1 x6

For detailed tracking notes view this site on a computer screen.

System Requirements

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