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 of each articulation 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.
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 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.
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 "Single Hits pack" is our sample pack which is suited for customers who only need a few velocities. The pack includes up to three velocities of each articulation. In total it contains 92 drum samples (but with two mixes). All of the samples are mixed from a combination of the overhead, room and close mics recorded as 24-bit 44.1 kHz WAV files, meaning they can be loaded into almost any sampler or drum machine. We have also included 16-bit samles in this pack for legacy drum machines. Included are 10 patches for some of the most commonly used software packages including:
- Kontakt v5.2.0.
- Battery v3.2.3.
- EXS24 vLogic 9.
- Ableton Drum Rack v9.0.5.
- Reason v7.0.1 Combinator Refill containing NN-XT sampler & FX.
- Renoise v3.0.0.
- Maschine v1.8.0.
- Geist v184.108.40.206.
- Studio One's Impact v2.5.1 Soundset.
- iDrum v1.73.625.
- Reason v7.0.1 Redrum Refill.
The Single Hits Pack of the Premier Outfits 54 Kit is available exclusively from the Drumdrops store costing £ 7.50. Head over here to find out more.