PopSticks is a tasty four-piece ’60s vintage Slingerland maple set, complete with a classic RadioKing snare. It has a natural played-in tone, with enough clarity to work in a contemporary mix, or it’ll go retro if that’s where you need to go. Close mic and room mic options give plenty of scope to fine tune the ambient balance.
Big Mono is a roomy rendition of a loveable vintage Ludwig kit with a Rogers Dynasonic snare, classic Zildjians, and a Sabian ride for good luck. Recorded in mono using a decca-tree configuration supplemented with spot mics for detail, this kit sounds organic and retro with a spacious vibe.
Oh, and it’s FREE.
Inspired by the drums of Motown, Stax and sweet R&B from yesteryear comes Monotown. It will drive home the beat to old school funk, soul, rhythm and blues. It also fits the bill for fresh tracks where organic production qualities are desired.
Five individually controllable mic perspectives let you dial the sound between 60s, 70s, indy, trashy or anything in between. Oh and one more thing… it’s mono.