SplitSticks

For Kontakt, Wav

SplitSticks is the same Slingerland 4-piece ’60s kit we used for Popsticks, but played with HotRods™ for a more laid-back and intimate sound – somewhere between the sound of brushes and regular sticks. Reduced velocity sampling means it uses minimal system resources. Close mic and room mic options give you scope to mix things up.

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Demos

Features

Multi-sampling: up to 24 velocity layers (see specific number of velocity layers under Sampling details below).

Instrument interface: with volume controls, mic layer balance, pan and tuning controls.

Mic layers: Room mics and closemics/overheads separately controlable.

MIDI Layout: switchable between Keyboard.GM and eKit/V-Drum layout.

Flexible output routing: “multi” mapping provided for flexible routing to your DAW

Sensitivity control: increase the sensitivity of the kit for more intricate and subtle performances or leave it set to full dynamic range for more agressive tracks.

Presets: for quickly changing sounds.

Package Contents

  • Sampler mapping instrument files
    for Kontakt, Wav
  • 308 sample files
    in unencrypted 24bit, 44.1khz .wav format
  • User manual:
    AD05-SplitSticks-Manual (PDF)
  • Total package size:
    169.8 MB download, 233.4 MB unzipped

Sampling Details

TRACKING NOTES

Tracked through a ’74 Neve desk, and as usual onto a nice thick roll of tape.

Kick

Instrument Articulation Velocity layers
Slingerland 22″ x 16″ ’60s Maple Kick Felt beater x12

Snare

Instrument Articulation Velocity layers
Slingerland ’60s 14″ x 5″ RadioKing Snare Center Hits x34*
Cross Stick x8

* legacy mappings have less velocity layers and sepearate keys for left/right/dynamic and hard hits.

Toms

Instrument Articulation Velocity layers
Slingerland ’60s Maple 12″ Tom Center Hits x16*
Slingerland ’60s Maple 16″ Tom Center Hits x16*

* legacy mappings have 8 velocity layers and sepearate keys for left/right hand hits.

Hihats

Instrument Articulation Velocity layers
Zildjian K 14″ Hihat Closed x16*
Loose x8
Open x8
Pedaled x8

* legacy mappings closed hits have 8 velocity layers and sepearate keys for left/right hand hits.

Ride

Instrument Articulation Velocity layers
Zildjian Avedis 21″ Sweet Ride Bow x8
Bell x8

Crashes

Instrument Articulation Velocity layers
Zildjian A Custom 15″ Crash Edge x4
Zildjian A Custom 17″ Crash Edge x4

Splash

Instrument Articulation Velocity layers
Zildjian A Custom 8″ Splash Edge x4

System Requirements

  • Compatable software sampler: Native Instruments Kontakt Full version version 4 or greater
  • Hard drive: 403.2 MB 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.