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Modern Folk Rock Kit - Multi Sample Pack
Product Modern Folk Rock Kit - Multi Sample Pack
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The Modern Folk Rock Kit - Multi Sample Pack is based around a 1980s Gretsch Kit owned by drummer Martyn Barker. It is perfect for getting a good modern Folk Rock sound. These samples were recorded and mixed by the legendary Phill Brown (John Martyn, Bob Marley, Rolling Stones, Talk Talk, Led Zeppelin). Like our Vintage Folk Rock Kit, This kit is in fact not just one kit but three kits in one as we have recorded the articulations with sticks, brushes and hotrods. However the main difference (apart from the kit) is the way it was recorded using close mic techniques rather than the five mic technique on the vintage kit.

This Gretsch kit is a 1980s Maple 4416 and it was setup and played by specialist Folk drummer Martyn Barker (Rufus Wainwright, Richard Hawley, Katherine Williams)

For the sound Phill Brown close mic'd this kit as a contrast to the 5 mic process used on the Vintage kit. Mics used were classic drum mics such as Shure SM57s, AKG D112's, Sennheiser MD421's and Coles 4038's as overheads. This kit was set up in the bright live room at Livingston Studio 1. All mirrors and tiles it is one of the best drum rooms still left in London. Phil close mic'd the Kit in a pretty standard way and had two room mic's to give size, energy and openness.

This Gretsch kit consists of a 22" x 16" Kick drum, 10" x 7", 12" x 9" and 13" x 10" Rack Toms and a 16" x 16" Floor Tom. The snares used were a combination of two Ludwig Snares. A Ludwig 400 14" x 5" and Martyn's Ludwig Brass Shell 14" x 6.5". Cymbals used were Zildjian Top Rock 14" Hi-hats, a 20" Rock Ride, an 18" Zildjian Paper Thin Crash and an 18" Plain Paiste Crash. The kit also includes a shaker and tambourine.

The new "Multi-Sample Pack" is an enhanced version of our Multi-velocity pack. You can either use our built in patches or build your own, using the samples included. The pack includes up to twenty four velocities of each articulation (increased from sixteen) and three round robins (for the patches that support round robin samples) totalling 2861 drum samples. All of the samples are mixed from a combination of the close mics, room mics and overheads and recorded as 24-bit 44.1 kHz WAV files, meaning they can be loaded into almost any sampler or drum machine. To make things easier we have included patches for some of the most commonly used software packages including:

Kontakt v5.5.
Battery v3.2.3.
EXS24 vLogic 9 / Logic X
Ableton Drum Rack v9.0.5.
Reason v7.0.1 Combinator Refill containing NN-XT sampler & FX.
Maschine v1.8.0.
Geist v1.0.0.7.
Studio One's Impact v2.5.1 Soundset.
iDrum v1.73.625.
Reason v7.0.1 Redrum Refill.
Renoise v3.0.0 (Courtesy of Jon Halford)
TX16Wx v2.4.0 free sampler (Courtesy of Suleiman Ali)

We also include 1208 MIDI Loops to the multi-sample packs, covering a variety of genres. The loops are mapped to the default MIDI map.

The Multi-Sample Pack of the Modern Folk Rock Kit is available exclusively from the Drumdrops store for £ 22.00. Head over here to find out more.

To listen to some examples of these samples head over here.

We used this kit when recording the drum track album Folk Rock Drops Volume 2. You can see a video about the recording of Folk Rock Drops Volume 2 on youtube here.

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