DeadBeat

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Overview

DeadBeat is a dampened kit in a retro pop style. DeadBeat will do the iconic Abbey Road tea-towel thing, if that’s your bag baby.  It’s also great fit for contemporary dry funk, R&B, folk, indy, pop, and a whole lot more – a surprisingly versatile beast. The kit is centered around a 3-ply ’70s Ludwig kit with hand-picked vintage Zildjian cymbals, Ludwig and Premier snares.

Three snare options, two dampening options for the toms, and three kick drum variations give you plenty of scope to select the right tones for your track.

Demos

Deadbeat walk-through

Features

  • Multi sampling

    EXach key contains multiple velocity layers for expressive detailed dynamics and round-robin hits on every key for realistic performances.

  • 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.

  • Sensitivity control

    Alter the sensitivity of the kit for more intimate performances or use the full dynamic range for heavier tracks.

  • Presets

    Quickly dial up a range of sounds.

  • Trigger maps

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

  • Instrument interface

    Intuitively adjust the mix with volume controls, mic layer balance, pan and tuning controls.

  • 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

  • 3456 sample files

    in unencrypted 24bit, 44.1khz .wav format

  • User manual

    AD43-DeadBeat-Manual (PDF)

  • Total package size

    1.8 GB download
    2.4 GB unzipped

DeadBeat drum samples virtual package

Sampling Details

Deadbeat was sampled at The Manor through a selection of fine vintage and modern recording pieces, finished with an outboard signal chain.

Kicks

Instrument Variation Dynamic Levels Round Robins
Ludwig ’70s 3-ply maple-poplar-maple 22″ x 14″ Punchy 6 6
Dry 6 6
Vintage 6 6

Snares

Instrument Variation Dynamic Levels Round Robins
Premier 14″ x 5.5″ (Brit) Center 7 6
Cross-stick 4 6
Ludwig Supraphonic 5″ x 14″ (Hazy) Center 7 6
Cross-stick 4 6
Ludwig Super-Sensitive 14″ x 6.5″ (Lazy) Center 7 6
Cross-stick 4 6

Toms

Instrument Variation Dynamic Levels Round Robins
Ludwig ’70s 3-ply maple-poplar-maple 13″ (dead) Center Hits 4 6
Ludwig ’70s 3-ply maple-poplar-maple 13″ (buried) Center Hits 4 6
Ludwig ’70s 3-ply maple-poplar-maple 16″ (dead) Center Hits 4 6
Ludwig ’70s 3-ply maple-poplar-maple 16″ (buried) Center Hits 4 6

Hihats

Instrument Variation Dynamic Levels Round Robins
Zildjian Vintage A 14″ Hihat Tip Tight 3 6
Tip Closed 3 6
Tip Loose 3 6
Tip Semi-open 3 6
Tip Open 3 6
Edge Tight 3 6
Edge Closed 3 6
Edge Loose 3 6
Edge Semi-open 3 6
Edge Open 3 6
Pedal 3 6
Footsplash 1 6

Crashes

Instrument Variation Dynamic Levels Round Robins
Zildjian A Medium 16″ Crash Edge 3 6
Bell 3 6
Choke 3 6
Zildjian Vintage 50s 18″ Crash Edge 3 6
Bell 3 6
Choke 3 6

Ride

Instrument Variation Dynamic Levels Round Robins
Zildjian Vintage A 20″ Ride Bow 4 6
Bell 3 6
Edge 1 6

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.