Smoker is a jazz kit with all the credentials ticked. Based around a toneful ’70s Rogers kit with a selection of classic snares and cymbals, Smoker has a warm vintage tone fit for soulful and sparse quartets, hyped up frenetic bebop, bombastic big band, funked up lounge and everything in between. The mix of the kit can be taken from crisp and articulate to smooth and spacious with a few fader adjustments. Played with hand selected maple 7a sticks to bring out deep and subtle tones.
Three snares, two separate pairs of toms (high and medium tension), two kick drums both sampled open and dampened, two pairs of hihats, and three rides give you a heap of options for selecting the tones that work best for your track.
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: 3x snares, 4x kick variations, 2x tom variations, 2x swappable hihats and 3x 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.
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 accessing different sounds.
Also check out the MIDI files page to download free MIDI files compatible with this kit.
- Sampler mapping instrument files
for Kontakt, Trigger, Wav
- 5574 sample files
in unencrypted 24bit, 44.1khz .wav format
- User manual:
- Total package size:
3.3 GB download, 5.2 GB unzipped
The kit was sampled at The Manor through a selection of fine vintage and modern recording pieces, finished with outboard compressors.
|Rogers ’70s Maple 20″ x 16″||open||x6||x6|
|Rogers ’70s Maple 22″ x 16″||open||x6||x6|
|Rogers ’70s CoB Dynasonic 14″ x 5.5″||center hits||x7||x6|
|Ludwig 14″ x 6.5″ ’60s Super Sensitive||center hits||x7||x6|
|Gretsch 14″ x 6.5″ Maple||center hits||x7||x6|
|Rogers ’70s Maple 12″ (high tension)||center hits||x6||x6|
|Rogers ’70s Maple 15″ (high tension)||center hits||x6||x6|
|Rogers ’70s Maple 13″ (medium tension)||center hits||x6||x6|
|Rogers ’70s Maple 16″ (medium tension)||center hits||x6||x6|
|Paiste Formula 602 Vintage 15″ Hihat||Tip Tight||x4||x6|
|Zildjian Constantinople 14″ Hihat||Tip Tight||x4||x6|
|Zildjian Constantinople 17″ Crash||Edge||x4||x6|
|Zildjian Constantinople 18″ Crash||Edge||x4||x6|
|Paiste Formula 602 Vintage 22″ Ride||Bow||x3||x6|
|Zildjian Constantinople 20″ Medium Thin Low Ride||Bow||x3||x6|
|Zildjian Vintage K 18″ Cracked and Riveted Ride||Bow||x3||x6|
|Zildjian K 10″ Splash||Edge||x2||x6|
- Compatable software sampler: Native Instruments Kontakt Full version version 4 or greater
- Hard drive: 8.5 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
- 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.