Royale

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Overview

Royale is a vintage jazz kit played with mallets. Based around a mint ’70s Rogers kit with select vintage Paiste and Zildjian cymbals, Rogers Dynasonic, Ludwig and Gretsch snares. Royale delivers a toneful foundation for jazz and other genres, and is versatile enough to go from delicate to raucous. The mix of the kit can be taken from crisp and intimate through to roomy and spacious with a few fader adjustments.

Three snares, two separate pairs of toms (high tension and open, medium tension and controlled), two kick drums with open and dampened options, two pairs of hihats, and two rides give you plenty of options to fit the kit into your track.

Demos

Royale 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.

  • 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

  • 3984 sample files

    in unencrypted 24bit, 44.1khz .wav format

  • User manual

    AD41-Royale-Manual (PDF)

  • Total package size

    3 GB download
    3.9 GB unzipped

Royale drum samples virtual package

Sampling Details

The kit was sampled at The Manor through a selection of fine vintage and modern recording pieces.

Kicks

Instrument Articulations Velocity layers Round-robins
Rogers ’70s Maple 20″ x 16″ open x6 x6
dampened x6 x6
Rogers ’70s Maple 22″ x 16″ open x6 x6
dampened x6 x6

Snares

Instrument Articulations Velocity layers Round-robins
Rogers Dynasonic 14″ x 5.5″ CoB center hits x7 x6
Ludwig Super-Sensitive 14″ x 6.5″ center hits x7 x6
Gretsch Maple 14″ x 6.5″ center hits x7 x6

Toms

Instrument Articulations Velocity layers Round-robins
Rogers ’70s Maple 12″ (high tension) center hits x7 x6
Rogers ’70s Maple 15″ (high tension) center hits x7 x6
Rogers ’70s Maple 13″ (medium tension) center hits x7 x6
Rogers ’70s Maple 16″ (medium tension) center hits x7 x6

Hihats

Instrument Articulations Velocity layers Round-robins
Zildjian Constantinople 14″ Hihat Top Tight x3 x6
Top Closed x3 x6
Top Loose x3 x6
Top Semi-open x3 x6
Top Open x3 x6
Pedal x3 x6
Footsplash x1 x6
Paiste Formula 602 Vintage 15″ Hihat Top Tight x3 x6
Top Closed x3 x6
Top Loose x3 x6
Top Semi-open x3 x6
Top Open x3 x6
Pedal x3 x6
Footsplash x1 x6

Crashes

Instrument Articulations Velocity layers Round-robins
Zildjian Constantinople 16″ Crash Edge x4 x6
Bell x3 x6
Choke x3 x6
Swells x9 x1
Zildjian Constantinople 18″ Crash Edge x4 x6
Bell x3 x6
Choke x3 x6
Swells x7 x1

Rides

Instrument Articulations Velocity layers Round-robins
Zildjian Constantinople 20″ Medium Thin Low Ride Bow x4 x6
Bell x3 x6
Paiste Formula 602 Vintage 22″ Ride Bow x4 x6
Bell x3 x6

FX Cymbals

Instrument Articulations Velocity layers Round-robins
Zildjian K 10″ Splash Edge x3 x6
Choke x2 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.