Pizazz

For Kontakt, Trigger, Wav

Pizazz is a vintage jazz kit played with brushes.  Pizazz provides the classic brush backdrop for jazz and other genres. The mix of the kit can be taken from crisp and articulate to smooth and spacious with a few fader adjustments.

Several snare articulations, two separate pairs of toms (high and medium tension), two kick drums both sampled open and dampened, two pairs of hihats, and two rides give you a heap of options for selecting the tones that work best for your track. Check the kit details below.

 

Demos

Features

Multi-sampling: each kit component contains up to 7 velocity layers for expressive detail, dynamics and realism – check the details at the bottom of this page.

Round-robin: natural performance with 6x round-robin hits for every zone.

Switchable instruments: 4x kick variations, 2x tom variations, 2x swappable hihats and 2x rides.

Mic layers: 6x individually controllable mic layers: Close mics, Overheads, Two room mics, 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.

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.

Also check out the MIDI files page to download free MIDI files compatible with this kit.

Package Contents

  • Sampler mapping instrument files
    for Kontakt, Trigger, Wav
  • 4176 sample files
    in unencrypted 24bit, 44.1khz .wav format
  • User manual:
    AD39-Pizazz-Manual (PDF)
  • Total package size:
    1.9 GB download, 2.9 GB unzipped

Sampling Details

Tracking Notes

The kit was sampled at The Manor through a selection of fine vintage and modern recording pieces, finished with outboard compressors.

Kicks

Instrument Articulations Velocity layers Round-robins
Rogers ’70s Maple 20″ x 16″ open x5 x6
dampened x5 x6
Rogers ’70s Maple 22″ x 16″ open x5 x6
dampened x5 x6

Snare

Instrument Articulations Velocity layers Round-robins
Rogers Dynasonic 14″ x 5.” CoB center – spank x7 x6
center – dig x7 x6
harmonics x1 x6
rim x1 x6
rm x2 x6
stirs x1 x6
sweeps x2 x6

Toms

Instrument Articulations Velocity layers Round-robins
Rogers ’70s Maple 12″ (high tension) center hits x4 x6
Rogers ’70s Maple 15″ (high tension) center hits x4 x6
Rogers ’70s Maple 13″ (medium tension) center hits x4 x6
Rogers ’70s Maple 16″ (medium tension) center hits x4 x6

Hihats

Instrument Articulations Velocity layers Round-robins
Paiste Formula 602 Vintage 15″ Hihat Tip Tight x3 x6
Tip Closed x3 x6
Tip Loose x3 x6
Tip Semi-open x3 x6
Tip Open x3 x6
Edge Tight x3 x6
Edge Closed x3 x6
Edge Loose x3 x6
Edge Semi-open x3 x6
Edge Open x3 x6
Pedal x3 x6
Footsplash x1 x6
Zildjian Constantinople 14″ Hihat Tip Tight x3 x6
Tip Closed x3 x6
Tip Loose x3 x6
Tip Semi-open x3 x6
Tip Open x3 x6
Edge Tight x3 x6
Edge Closed x3 x6
Edge Loose x3 x6
Edge Semi-open x3 x6
Edge Open x3 x6
Pedal x3 x6
Footsplash x1 x6

Crashes

Instrument Articulations Velocity layers Round-robins
Zildjian Constantinople 17″ Crash Edge x3 x6
Bell x3 x6
Choke x3 x6
Zildjian Constantinople 18″ Crash Edge x3 x6
Bell x3 x6
Choke x3 x6

Rides

Instrument Articulations Velocity layers Round-robins
Paiste Formula 602 Vintage 22″ Ride Bow x4 x6
Bell x3 x6
Edge x1 x6
Zildjian Constantinople 20″ Medium Thin Low Ride Bow x4 x6
Bell x3 x6
Edge x1 x6

FX Cymbals

Instrument Articulations Velocity layers Round-robins
Zildjian K 10″ Splash Edge x3 x6
Zildjian Vintage 60s 18″ Riveted Swish Edge x2 x6
Zildjian Vintage Stack Edge x2 x6

System Requirements

  • Compatable software sampler: Native Instruments Kontakt Full version version 4 or greater
  • Hard drive: 4.8 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.