The Premier Outfits 54 Kit - Single Hits Pack is our starter sample pack for this kit which is suited for people who do not require multiple velocity levels. This pack includes up to three velocities and is ideal for working with drum machines. This pack contains all 32 articulations of the kit recorded and mixed to an extremely high standard. All the samples have been mixed from a combination of the individual drum microphones and where applicable the overhead and room microphones. We have included templates for working in the latest versions of Battery, Kontakt, EXS24, Maschine, Geist, Impact, Ableton Drum Racks and idrum but the samples can be loaded into any DAW, sampler or drum machine that can load up 24-bit WAV files. For the sampler templates we have also included multiple MIDI maps for Addictive Drums, BFD, iMap, Superior Drummer, V-Drums, General MIDI and Drumit Five.
You also have the choice between using two sets of samples, the original mix sample files, which are quite clean sounding, allowing you to process the sounds further yourself, or the alternative valve and tape mix samples which have been through an extra stage of mixing to give a bigger, dirtier, more aggressive sound. There are separate templates for whichever choice you make.
The original samples were mixed through a Neve VR console with a SSL X-Logic G-series compressor and a Massenburg GML 8200 Parametric EQ on the mix insert. The Valve and Tape samples were then further mixed through an SSL 4056G+ Console which had a Manley Variable-Mu Compressor on the mix insert, whilst they were also sent off in parallel to an EAR 660 tube compressor (based on the famous Fairchild 660). The samples were then also sent off to two Urei 1176 compressors, again in parallel, which had the compression turned off, which adds a little solid state distortion to the valve distortion that was already coming from the EAR 660. Then crucially the samples were printed to BASF 900 1/2" tape, running on an Ampex ATR-102 machine, running at 30ips.
The Premier Outfits 54 Kit is a classic British vintage 1963 drum kit. It was recorded in London, at Miloco's The Pool Recording Studio through vintage mic pre's and microphones. If you want a 60's sound you have to start with a 60's kit.