Plastique

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Overview

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Plastique is a hard hitting classic rock kit with tone for miles. This kit will drive a classic rock track with authority and add flavour to fusion and pop pieces.

The kit itself is a vintage 1970s Ludwig Vistalite in Bonhamesque configuration and tuning, including two vintage Ludwig Supraphonic snares and Paiste 2002 cymbals.

Demos

Plastique walk-through
Plastique 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

  • 1614 sample files

    in unencrypted 24bit, 44.1khz .wav format

  • User manual

    AD25-Plastique-Manual (PDF)

  • Total package size

    1.3 GB download
    1.7 GB unzipped

Plastique drum samples virtual package

Sampling Details

Plastique was sampled in the big room at York Street Studios (now closed). As usual we’ve used nothing but the finest gear to capture the kit, including Neumann mics, a vintage EMI Neve desk, API and Chandler preamps and a roll of 2″ tape.

Kick

Instrument Articulation Velocity layers Round-robins
Ludwig 1970s Vistalite 24″ x 14″ Felt beater x6 x6

Snares

Instrument Articulation Velocity layers Round-robins
Vintage Ludwig Supraphonic 400 14″ x 5 1/2″ – tight and open center hits x7 x6
cross-stick x4 x6
drag x1 x6
Vintage Ludwig Supraphonic 400 14″ x 5 1/2″ – dampened center hits x7 x6
cross-stick x4 x6
drag x1 x6

Toms

Instrument Articulation Velocity layers Round-robins
Ludwig Vistalite 1970s 14″ center hits x6 x6
Ludwig Vistalite 1970s 16″ center hits x6 x6
Ludwig Vistalite 1970s 18″ center hits x7 x6

Hihats

Instrument Articulation Velocity layers Round-robins
Vintage Paiste 2002 Soundedge 15″ Tip Tight x6 x6
Edge Tight x6 x6
Edge Closed x6 x6
Edge Loose x6 x6
Edge Semi-open x6 x6
Edge Open x6 x6
Pedal x6 x6

Crashes

Instrument Articulation Velocity layers Round-robins
Paiste 2002 18″ Crash Edge x4 x6
Bell x3 x6
Paiste 2002 19″ Crash Edge x4 x6

Ride

Instrument Articulation Velocity layers Round-robins
Paiste 2002 24″ Ride Bow x4 x6
Bell x4 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.