#vintage

Royale

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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 […]


Bombastix

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Bombastix is a sampling of a “holy grail” classic 1976 Ludwig in gargantuan rock dimensions. The kit has been tracked with 3 distinct snare variations, and two sets of cymbals – hand picked classic Paistes, and modern Sabian AAXs – to give you plenty of options for fitting the kit to your track.  Bombastix will fit the […]


FatStacks

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FatStacks is a gritty vintage club kit with small drums and tight organic sound. This kit can set the tone for a range of styles that need an up-front, lively beat. It sounds good for R&B, hiphop, funk, raw drum’n’bass, and even acoustic tracks. With several mic layers to blend to your taste, the sound of […]


Grandioso

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Grandioso is about as big as it gets. Turn up the room mic, hit it hard and it will deliver explosive beats with resounding impact. Or back off the room mic and use more moderate dynamics for surprisingly smooth, subtle and detailed grooves. The kit is a vintage 1970s Ludwig Vistalite with the toms tuned […]


Buckshot

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Buckshot is a modern take on a vintage kit with plenty of punch to cut through and enough tone to sit right in a rock track, or dial back the dynamics for a lush and more subtle approach. The kit is a vintage 1970s Gretsch Stop-Sign Maple with Zildjian and Sabian cymbals. The kit was tracked […]


Big Mono Redux

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Inspired by its own bad self, Big Mono Redux brings you the classic sound of Big Mono and gives you a new level of artistic control.  If you enjoyed the sound of the original Big Mono but wished you could tweak it, now you can. With volume controls for individual kit components, mic layer adjustments, […]


SplitSticks

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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.


Popsticks

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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 […]


Big Mono

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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.


Monotown

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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 […]