Smoker

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Overview

Smoker is a jazz kit with all the credentials ticked. Based around a toneful ’70s Rogers kit with a selection of classic snares and cymbals, Smoker has a warm vintage tone.  It’s fit for soulful and sparse numbers, hyped up frenetic bebop, bombastic big band, and funked up lounge.

The mix of the kit can be taken from crisp and articulate to smooth and spacious with a few fader adjustments. Played with hand selected maple 7a sticks to bring out deep and subtle tones.

Three snares, two separate pairs of toms (high and medium tension), two kick drums both sampled open and dampened, two pairs of hihats, and three rides give you a heap of options for selecting the tones that work best for your track.

Demos

Smoker 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

  • 5574 sample files

    in unencrypted 24bit, 44.1khz .wav format

  • User manual

    AD40-Smoker-Manual (PDF)

  • Total package size

    3.3 GB download
    5.2 GB unzipped

Smoker drum samples virtual package

Sampling Details

Smoker was sampled at The Manor Studio through a selection of fine vintage and modern recording pieces, finished with outboard compressors.

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 ’70s CoB Dynasonic 14″ x 5.5″ center hits x7 x6
cross-stick x4 x6
Ludwig 14″ x 6.5″ ’60s Super Sensitive center hits x7 x6
cross-stick x4 x6
Gretsch 14″ x 6.5″ Maple center hits x7 x6
cross-stick x4 x6

Toms

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

Hihats

Instrument Articulations Velocity layers Round-robins
Paiste Formula 602 Vintage 15″ Hihat Tip Tight x4 x6
Tip Closed x4 x6
Tip Loose x4 x6
Tip Semi-open x4 x6
Tip Open x4 x6
Edge Tight x4 x6
Edge Closed x4 x6
Edge Loose x4 x6
Edge Semi-open x4 x6
Edge Open x4 x6
Pedal x3 x6
Footsplash x1 x6
Zildjian Constantinople 14″ Hihat Tip Tight x4 x6
Tip Closed x4 x6
Tip Loose x4 x6
Tip Semi-open x4 x6
Tip Open x4 x6
Edge Tight x4 x6
Edge Closed x4 x6
Edge Loose x4 x6
Edge Semi-open x4 x6
Edge Open x4 x6
Pedal x3 x6
Footsplash x1 x6

Crashes

Instrument Articulations Velocity layers Round-robins
Zildjian Constantinople 17″ Crash Edge x4 x6
Bell x3 x6
Choke x3 x6
Zildjian Constantinople 18″ Crash Edge x4 x6
Bell x3 x6
Choke x3 x6

Rides

Instrument Articulations Velocity layers Round-robins
Paiste Formula 602 Vintage 22″ Ride Bow x3 x6
Bell x3 x6
Edge x1 x6
Zildjian Constantinople 20″ Medium Thin Low Ride Bow x3 x6
Bell x3 x6
Edge x1 x6
Zildjian Vintage K 18″ Cracked and Riveted Ride Bow x3 x6
Bell x3 x6

FX Cymbals

Instrument Articulations Velocity layers Round-robins
Zildjian K 10″ Splash Edge 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.