Overview

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SplitSticks is the same Slingerland 4-piece ’60s kit we used for Popsticks, but played with HotRods™ for a more laid-back and intimate sound – somewhere between the sound of brushes and regular sticks. Reduced velocity sampling means it uses minimal system resources. Close mic and room mic options give you scope to mix things up.

Demos

Features

  • Mic layers

    Individually controllable mic layers - Close mics, Overheads, Room mics, Smash mic, Kick Sub, and Snare-Bottom.

  • Output routing

    Stereo and multi-channel output versions provided.

Package contents

  • Formats

    Kontakt, Wav

  • 308 sample files

    in unencrypted 24bit, 44.1khz .wav format

  • User manual

    AD05-SplitSticks-Manual (PDF)

  • Total package size

    169.8 MB download
    233.4 MB unzipped

SplitSticks drum samples virtual package

Sampling Details

Tracked through a ’74 Neve desk, and as usual onto a nice thick roll of tape.

Kick

Instrument Articulation Velocity layers
Slingerland 22″ x 16″ ’60s Maple Kick Felt beater x12

Snare

Instrument Articulation Velocity layers
Slingerland ’60s 14″ x 5″ RadioKing Snare Center Hits x34*
Cross Stick x8

* legacy mappings have less velocity layers and sepearate keys for left/right/dynamic and hard hits.

Toms

Instrument Articulation Velocity layers
Slingerland ’60s Maple 12″ Tom Center Hits x16*
Slingerland ’60s Maple 16″ Tom Center Hits x16*

* legacy mappings have 8 velocity layers and sepearate keys for left/right hand hits.

Hihats

Instrument Articulation Velocity layers
Zildjian K 14″ Hihat Closed x16*
Loose x8
Open x8
Pedaled x8

* legacy mappings closed hits have 8 velocity layers and sepearate keys for left/right hand hits.

Ride

Instrument Articulation Velocity layers
Zildjian Avedis 21″ Sweet Ride Bow x8
Bell x8

Crashes

Instrument Articulation Velocity layers
Zildjian A Custom 15″ Crash Edge x4
Zildjian A Custom 17″ Crash Edge x4

Splash

Instrument Articulation Velocity layers
Zildjian A Custom 8″ Splash Edge x4

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.