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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. It’s fit for soulful and sparse numbers, hyped up frenetic bebop, bombastic big band, and funked up lounge.
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.
Individually controllable mic layers - Close mics, Overheads, Room mics, Smash mic, Kick Sub, and Snare-Bottom.
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.
Stereo and multi-channel output versions provided.
Each and every hit has 6 unique round-robin samples to avoid the mechanical machine-gun effect.
Easily switch between included drums
Kontakt, Trigger, Wav
5574 sample files
in unencrypted 24bit, 44.1khz .wav format
Total package size
3.3 GB download
5.2 GB unzipped
Smoker was sampled at The Manor Studio 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: 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 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.