Bombastix

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Overview

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 bill for modern and classic rock tracks, or anywhere punchy hard hitting is required. It has been mixed for polished but natural tone: good-to-go as-is, or you can easily take the mix further.

Demos

Bombastix 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

  • 5246 sample files

    in unencrypted 24bit, 44.1khz .wav format

  • User manual

    AD37-Bombastix-Manual (PDF)

  • Total package size

    4.3 GB download
    5.7 GB unzipped

Bombastix drum samples virtual package

Sampling Details

The kit was sampled at The Lab Recording Studio in Auckland, New Zealand, in a mid-sized tracking room, though a Neve desk, with the usual assortment of high end hand-picked mics, and selected analogue outboard pieces.

Kick

Instrument Articulations Velocity layers Round-robins
Ludwig ’70s maple 26″ x 14″ Kick staccato x6 x6
legato x6 x6

Snares

Instrument Articulations Velocity layers Round-robins
A: Ludwig 14″ x 6.5″ ’62 Super Sensistive – high and open center hits x7 x6
cross-stick x4 x6
B: Ludwig 14″ x 5″ ’70s Supraphonic – medium and open center hits x7 x6
cross-stick x4 x6
C: Ludwig 14″ x 5″ ’70s Supraphonic – medium-low dampened center hits x7 x6
cross-stick x4 x6

Toms

Instrument Articulations Velocity layers Round-robins
Ludwig ’70s maple 14″x10″” tom center hits x6 x6
Ludwig ’70s maple 15″x14″ floor tom center hits x6 x6
Ludwig ’70s maple 18″x16″ floor tom center hits x6 x6

Hihats

Instrument Articulations Velocity layers Round-robins
Paiste ’60s Giant Beat 15″ 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
Sabian AAX-plosion 14″ 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
Paiste 17″ 2002 Medium Edge x4 x6
Bell x3 x6
Choke x3 x6
Paiste 19″ 2002 Medium Edge x4 x6
Bell x3 x6
Choke x3 x6
Sabian AAX-Plosion 17″ Crash Edge x4 x6
Bell x3 x6
Choke x3 x6
Sabian AAX-Plosion 19″ Crash Edge x4 x6
Bell x3 x6
Choke x3 x6

Rides

Instrument Articulations Velocity layers Round-robins
Paiste early ’60s 22″ 602 Ride Bow x3 x6
Bell x3 x6
Edge x1 x6
Sabian AAX-Plosion 20″ Ride Bow x3 x6
Bell x3 x6
Edge x1 x6

FX Cymbals

Instrument Articulations Velocity layers Round-robins
Paiste 20″ 2002 China Edge x3 x6
Choke 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.