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PopSticks is a tasty four-piece ’60s vintage Slingerland maple set, complete with a classic RadioKing snare. It has a natural played-in tone, with enough clarity to work in a contemporary mix, or it’ll go retro if that’s where you need to go. Close mic and room mic options give plenty of scope to fine tune the ambient balance.
Individually controllable mic layers - Close mics, Overheads, Room mics, Smash mic, Kick Sub, and Snare-Bottom.
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.
Stereo and multi-channel output versions provided.
Easily switch between included drums
Kontakt, EXS24, Battery, Wav
536 sample files
in unencrypted 24bit, 44.1khz .wav format
Total package size
341.6 MB download
464.2 MB unzipped
The kit was tracked at York Street Studio (now closed). We’ve used nothing but the finest gear to capture the kit, including Neumann mics, through a vintage ’74 EMI Neve desk straight to a roll of 2″ tape.
|22″ x 16″ Slingerland ’60s Maple Kick||Felt beater||x12|
|14″ x 5″ Slingerland ’60s RadioKing Maple Snare||Center Hits||x48*|
* Legacy mappings have less velocity layers and sepearate keys for left/right/dynamic and hard hits.
|Slingerland ’60s Maple 12″ x 10″ rack tom||Center Hits||x32*|
|Slingerland ’60s Maple 16″ x 16″ floor tom||Center Hits||x32*|
* Legacy mappings have 16 velocity layers and sepearate keys for left/right hand hits.
|Zildjian K 14″ Hihats||Closed||x32*|
* Legacy mappings closed hits have 16 velocity layers and sepearate keys for left/right hand hits.
|21″ Zildjian Advedis Sweet Ride||Bow||x16|
|Zildjian A Custom 15″ Crash||Edge||x8|
|Zildjian A Custom 17″ Crash||Edge||x8|
|Zildjian A Custom 8″ Splash||Edge||x8|
|Zildjian Advedis 18″ China High||Edge||x8|
- 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
- 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.