BlackSmith

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Overview

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BlackSmith is a metal workhorse with an aggressive yet toneful sound. This kit will lay an unshakable foundation for any metal track, or any other genre where a tight punchy articulate kit is called for.

BlackSmith gives you several mic layers to blend to your taste, easily taking the sound of the kit from clean and tight to spacious or dirty with the push of a fader. Three swappable snare variations help fit the kit to your track.

Demos

BlackSmith walk-through

Features

  • Mic layers

    Individually controllable mic layers - Close mics, Overheads, Room mics, Smash mic, Kick Sub, and Snare-Bottom.

  • eKit mode

    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.

  • Output routing

    Stereo and multi-channel output versions provided.

  • Trigger maps

    Enhance your live drum recording: kick, snare, toms – each with separated mic layers.

  • Round-robin

    Each and every hit has 6 unique round-robin samples to avoid the mechanical machine-gun effect.

  • Switchable instruments

    Easily switch between included drums

Package contents

  • Formats

    Kontakt, Trigger, Wav

  • 3752 sample files

    in unencrypted 24bit, 44.1khz .wav format

  • User manual

    AD35-BlackSmith-Manual (PDF)

  • Total package size

    2.9 GB download
    4.2 GB unzipped

BlackSmith drum samples virtual package

Sampling Details

The kit we sampled is a pristine Sonor SQ2 Acrylic set, with three snare options, and classic Zildjian A Custom cymbals. The kit was sampled in Melbourne’s Sing Sing South studio, a medium sized tracking room.

Kick

Instrument Articulations Velocity layers Round-robins
Sonor SQ2 Acrylic 22″ x 20″ Kick left foot x6 x6
right foot x6 x6

Snares

Instrument Articulations Velocity layers Round-robins
A: Sonor 14″ x 6″ Artist Bronze center hits x7 x6
cross-stick x4 x6
B: Pearl Reference 13″ x 7″ 20-ply Maple center hits x7 x6
cross-stick x4 x6
C: Sonor 14″ x 6.5″ Delite Maple center hits x7 x6
cross-stick x4 x6

Toms

Instrument Articulations Velocity layers Round-robins
Sonor SQ2 Acrylic 8″ tom center hits x6 x6
Sonor SQ2 Acrylic 10″ tom center hits x6 x6
Sonor SQ2 Acrylic 12″ tom center hits x6 x6
Sonor SQ2 Acrylic 15″ floor tom center hits x6 x6

Hihats

Instrument Articulations Velocity layers Round-robins
Zildjian 14″ A-Custom Hihat Tip Tight x4 x6
Tip Closed x4 x6
Tip Semi-open x4 x6
Tip Open x4 x6
Edge Tight x4 x6
Edge Closed x4 x6
Edge Semi-open x4 x6
Edge Open x4 x6
Pedal x3 x6
Footsplash x1 x6

Crashes

Instrument Articulations Velocity layers Round-robins
Zildjian 18″ A Custom Edge x4 x6
Bell x3 x6
Choke x3 x6
Zildjian 19″ A Custom Edge x4 x6
Bell x3 x6
Choke x3 x6

Ride

Instrument Articulations Velocity layers Round-robins
Zildjian 22″ A-Custom Ride Bow x3 x6
Bell x3 x6

FX Cymbals

Instrument Articulations Velocity layers Round-robins
Zildjian 10″ A Splash Edge x3 x6
Zildjian 18″ FX Crash Edge x3 x6
Zildjian 18″ Traditional China stacked with 16″ A-Custom Crash Edge x3 x6

For detailed tracking notes view this site on a computer screen.

System Requirements

  • 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

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 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.