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We appear to have a new website

August 5, 2017

Against all odds we’ve managed to update our website!   Please excuse the rough edges, we’re frantically sweeping and polishing.  Rejoice in the splendour that is our new progressive discount.  Welcome to 2017, at last.

EXS24 Standalone Mappings for Snare City

June 18, 2016

Do you use Snare City with EXS24?  Grab the revised standalone mappings that allow you to load the snares without requiring RockStock or PopSticks.

Download the updated mappings from the Fixes and Updates page

GRANDIOSO FREE UPDATE V1.70 RELEASED

January 20, 2015

This update provides an intuitive and flexible mixer interface for Kontakt 4.2 and later. Download the free update from the support forum »

BUCKSHOT FREE UPDATE V1.70 RELEASED

December 20, 2014

This update provides an intuitive and flexible mixer interface for Kontakt 4.2 and later. Download the free update from the support forum »

All that jazz

October 7, 2014

Pizazz is a vintage jazz kit played with brushes. Based around a toneful ’70s Rogers kit with a selection of classy cymbals and a versatile Rogers Dynasonic snare, Pizazz provides the classic brush backdrop for jazz and other genres. The mix of the kit can be taken from crisp and articulate to smooth and spacious with a few fader adjustments. Check it out »

Smoke ’em if you got ’em

August 12, 2014

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. Check it out »

DISTRIBUTION THROUGH BIG FISH AUDIO

September 12, 2013

Analogue Drums products are now also being distributed through Big Fish Audio. That means you can pick up out kits in all sorts of places. You can still grab our kits directly off the analoguedrums.com website too.

ANNOUNCING BOMBASTIX

August 12, 2013

Bombastix. A serious rock kit with impeccable credentials. Check it out »

BLACKSMITH IS OUT

BlackSmith is a shiny metal beast with an uncommonly believable aggressive sound. Check it out »

FATSTACKS – SNEAK PREVIEW OF THE NEXT KIT

January 7, 2013

Our next kit is nearing completion, check out a couple of demos:

 

KINGPIN FREE MAPPING UPDATE V1.6

October 7, 2012

For all Kingpin owners there’s a free update for the Kontakt mapping available. It’s a small download (270kb) and a big improvement for mix control so well worth downloading – please note the requirement to have the v1.56 library update first if you don’t already have it. grab the update »

PLASTIQUE FREE MAPPING UPDATE V1.6

October 2, 2012

For all Plastique owners there’s a free update for the Kontakt mapping available. It’s a small download (270kb) and a big improvement for mix control so well worth downloading – please note the requirement to have the v1.53 library update first if you don’t already have it. grab the update »

BIG MONO: REDUX

July 14, 2012

We’ve dusted off the original tapes for Big Mono and reproduced a much more flexible kit that you can tweak to better fit your tracks. Round-robins, mic layer control, even panning – pretty wild for a mono kit check it out »

TAPE SERIES TWO BUNDLE

March 15, 2012

Four kits for the price of… less than four kits! Get Kingpin, Plastique, Monotown and Gorilla in one internet-busting download. Introductory price for March of $99 and even cheaper for owners of Kingpin and Plastique check it out »

FEEL THE FUNK AND DO IT ANYWAY

March 14, 2012

Inspired by the drums of Motown, Stax and sweet R’n’B from yesteryear comes Monotown. It will drive home the beat to old school funk, soul, rhythm and blues. It’ll also fit the bill for current indy and pop where organic production qualities are desired. V-Drum compatability and discrete mic controls. Out now for Kontakt. Listen to Monotown in action »

STRAIGHT FROM THE 80S WITHOUT THE MERCEDES

Inspired by the likes of Phil Collins and other pioneers of the gated room sound, we present Gorilla – a classic Gretsch rock kit, with an authentic gated room feature that creates a vibe like no other. Complete with concert toms and Sabian cymbals, this kit will lay down a solid and distinctive foundation for any track. With V-Drum compatability. Out now for Kontakt. Listen to Gorilla in action »

THE BUCK STOPS HERE

August 3, 2011

Buckshot is the latest kit to bolt from our stable. It’s a modern rock sound and configuration with a vintage pedigree, fusing the best of vintage drums, preamps, mics, compressors and whips. Out now for Kontakt and EXS24. Listen to Buckshot in action and read more »

SOUND ON SOUND MAGAZINE REVIEWS TAPE SERIES ONE

July 17, 2011

They’ve given the Tape Series One Bundle four and a half stars out of five. I wonder what we should do with our stars? Maybe start up a few solar systems… although that half-star isn’t going to be much good. Anyway it’s a good write-up, I’d give it about four and a half stars. You can read the full review at the Sound on Sound website.

About as big as it gets

June 13, 2011

Grandioso. 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 smooth, subtle and surprisingly detailed grooves. The first kit from our “tapeless” Outboard Series. Out now for Kontakt and EXS24.

Kingpin out now!

April 22, 2011

Kingpin Kontakt Edition is a punchy vintage kit combining classic tone with modern snap. This kit can dish out everything from R’n’B and urban grooves through to rock, pop and indy tracks. The kit is a 1970s vintage Gretsch USA maple comprised of two rack toms, two floor toms, two kick drum variations, two snares and accompanied with Bosphorus cymbals for a dark, dry and smooth finish.

TIRED OF PLASTIC SOUNDING KITS?

Plastique Kontakt Edition is a hard hitting rock kit with tone and punch for miles. This kit will drive a classic rock track with authority and add flavour to fusion and pop pieces. The kit is a vintage 1970s Ludwig Vistalite in Bonhamesque configuration and tuning, including two vintage Ludwig Supraphonic snares and Paiste 2002 cymbals.

A bundle of joy

August 31, 2009

Four times the fun for three times the price! No really, we’ve done the math and it works out cheaper this way. Get Rockstock, Popsticks, Splitsticks, Big Mono and Snare City bundled together in a single package at the great price of $59.95. That’s over 3000 killer drum samples, or about 2.5GB of sonic boom.

Split the difference

August 6, 2009

Boutique vintage pop with split-sticks. The same Slingerland ’60s kit as Popsticks, but played with HotRods™ for a lighter sound. It works especially well accompanying acoustic arrangements. Also with reduced velocity layers to go easy on your system, all at a price probably less than your weekly coffee bill.

So many snares, so little time

April 9, 2009

A dozen of the finest snare drums known to man, to compliment Rockstock and Popsticks kits. Over two thousand discrete snare samples, close mic/room mic, left hand right hand, cross-sticked, all velocity mapped for your programming pleasure. Get ready to dish out the beats.

Big Mono = Free Download

February 28, 2009

Big Mono is now available as a free download. Have we gone a little crazy? Yes. Grab your copy now before we come to our senses. Big Mono is a roomy rendition of a loveable vintage Ludwig paired with tasty Zildjians. Tracked through a ’74 Neve desk onto a nice thick roll of tape.

Popsticks Released

January 20, 2009

Popsticks is our latest kit for your rhythmic enjoyment. It’s a nice tight Slingerland 4-piece, complete with Radio-King snare. Close mic and room mic options give plenty of scope for keeping things interesting. Tracked through a ’74 Neve desk, and as always onto a nice thick roll of tape.

RockStock Now Available

December 20, 2008

RockStock is a monster 6-piece Drum Workshop kit with a mix of Zildjian and Sabian cymbals. With close mic and room mic options, tight or spacious sounds can be achieved.

Big Mono Released

December 12, 2008

Big Mono is out now. It’s a roomy rendition of a loveable Ludwig along with some tasty Zildjians. Tracked through a ’74 Neve desk, onto a nice thick roll of tape.