Royale

For Kontakt, Trigger, Wav

Royale is a vintage jazz kit played with mallets. Based around a mint ’70s Rogers kit with select vintage Paiste and Zildjian cymbals, Rogers Dynasonic, Ludwig and Gretsch snares. Royale delivers a toneful foundation for jazz and other genres, and is versatile enough to go¬†from delicate to raucous. The mix of the kit can be taken from crisp and intimate through to roomy and spacious with a few fader adjustments.

Three snares, two separate pairs of toms (high tension and open, medium tension and controlled), two kick drums with open and dampened options, two pairs of hihats, and two rides give you plenty of options to fit the kit into your track.

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
  • 3984 sample files
    in unencrypted 24bit, 44.1khz .wav format
  • User manual:
    AD41-Royale-Manual (PDF)
  • Total package size:
    3 GB download, 3.9 GB unzipped

Sampling Details

Tracking Notes

The kit was sampled at The Manor through a selection of fine vintage and modern recording pieces.

Kicks

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

Snares

Instrument Articulations Velocity layers Round-robins
Rogers Dynasonic 14″ x 5.5″ CoB center hits x7 x6
Ludwig Super-Sensitive 14″ x 6.5″ center hits x7 x6
Gretsch Maple 14″ x 6.5″ center hits x7 x6

Toms

Instrument Articulations Velocity layers Round-robins
Rogers ’70s Maple 12″ (high tension) center hits x7 x6
Rogers ’70s Maple 15″ (high tension) center hits x7 x6
Rogers ’70s Maple 13″ (medium tension) center hits x7 x6
Rogers ’70s Maple 16″ (medium tension) center hits x7 x6

Hihats

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

Crashes

Instrument Articulations Velocity layers Round-robins
Zildjian Constantinople 16″ Crash Edge x4 x6
Bell x3 x6
Choke x3 x6
Swells x9 x1
Zildjian Constantinople 18″ Crash Edge x4 x6
Bell x3 x6
Choke x3 x6
Swells x7 x1

Rides

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

FX Cymbals

Instrument Articulations Velocity layers Round-robins
Zildjian K 10″ Splash Edge x3 x6
Choke x2 x6

System Requirements

  • Compatable software sampler: Native Instruments Kontakt Full version version 4 or greater
  • Hard drive: 6.9 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.