FatStacks

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Overview

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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 the kit can go from clean to gritty with the twist of a knob. Four snare variations and two kick variations keep things interesting.

Demos

Fatstacks walk-through
Fatstacks V-drums

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

  • 5537 sample files

    in unencrypted 24bit, 44.1khz .wav format

  • User manual

    AD34-FatStacks-Manual (PDF)

  • Total package size

    4 GB download
    5.5 GB unzipped

FatStacks drum samples virtual package

Sampling Details

The kit is a vintage 1970s Gretsch maple in club configuration, with a custom Pearl micro snare, and a mix of classic Zildjian, Paiste and Wuhan cymbals.  Tracked at Graffiti Studios (now closed) in a small dry room through classic API preamps.

Kick

Instrument Articulations Velocity layers Round-robins
Gretsch ’70s vintage maple 18″ x 16″ kick A: Tight x7 x7
B: Legato x6 x7

Snare

Instrument Articulations Velocity layers Round-robins
Pearl maple 10″ x 3″ custom micro “Crisp” tuning center hits x8 x7
cross-stick x4 x7
Pearl maple 10″ x 3″ custom micro “Tangy” tuning center hits x7 x7
cross-stick x4 x7
Pearl maple 10″ x 3″ custom micro “Fat” tuning center hits x8 x7
cross-stick x4 x7
Pearl maple 10″ x 3″ custom micro Snares-off center hits x7 x7
cross-stick x4 x7

Toms

Instrument Articulations Velocity layers Round-robins
Gretsch ’70s vintage maple 8″ tom center hits x6 x7
Gretsch ’70s vintage maple 10″ tom center hits x6 x7
Gretsch ’70s vintage maple 12″ tom center hits x6 x7
Gretsch ’70s vintage maple 14″ tom center hits x6 x7

Hihats

Instrument Articulations Velocity layers Round-robins
Paiste 70s vintage 602 15″ Hihat Tip Tight x6 x7
Tip Closed x6 x7
Tip Semi-open x6 x7
Tip Open x6 x7
Edge Tight x6 x7
Edge Closed x6 x7
Edge Semi-open x6 x7
Edge Open x6 x7
Pedal x3 x7
Footsplash x1 x7

Crashes

Instrument Articulations Velocity layers Round-robins
Zildjian 70s vintage Avedis 16″ Crash Edge x4 x7
Bell x3 x7
Choke x3 x7
Zildjian 70s vintage Avedis 18″ Crash Edge x4 x7
Bell x3 x7
Choke x3 x7

Ride

Instrument Articulations Velocity layers Round-robins
Zildjian 70s vintage Avedis 20″ Ride Edge x3 x7
Bow x3 x7
Bell x3 x7

FX Cymbals

Instrument Articulations Velocity layers Round-robins
Zildjian K 10″ Splash Edge x4 x7
Wuhan traditional 14″ china stacked with 10″ K splash Edge x4 x7

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.