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The 1970s Hayman Vibrasonic Kit - All Samples Pack as mixed by Stephen Street (Blur / The Smiths) includes our Multi-Velocity Pack, Singles Hits Pack, Drum Replacement Pack and samples from the Kontakt 5 Pack (but not the instrument). We include 14 different software patches and three different packs of WAV samples. If you use any of the supported software or want to build your own patches and want a versatile classic British 70s kit as mixed by one of the UK's mix engineers then look no further.
This Hayman kit is a great representation of a classic British 70s kit. Hayman only existed for about 15 years but they built some great kits in that time, mainly to counter the American kits such as Ludwig and Gretsch that were being imported.
This kit was recorded at the same time as the Ludwig Super Classic in Miloco's The Square studio in London. We recorded both kits for a 70s Americana drum tracks album called Route Seventy Sticks. The Hayman was played by Tim Weller and recorded by Drumdrops engineer Ben Thackeray. To add to the British flavour of this kit we asked the incredible Stephen Street (Blur, The Smiths, Kaiser Chiefs) to mix it.
There are few people living in the UK who will not have heard a Stephen Street record. His legendary creative production style has contributed to some of the most iconic records by UK bands and artists of the past three decades, including The Smiths, Blur, New Order, Pete Doherty, Kaiser Chiefs and countless other platinum-selling acts. Stephen mixed this kit in his own studio The Bunker.
The particular kit we sampled is from around 1970 and was their standard five piece kit comprising of a 22" x 14" bass drum, 12" x 8" and 13" x 9" toms and a 16" x 16" floor tom. It's in a rather fetching metallic blue finish, though you might not be able to tell this from the samples. The snares that we sampled with this kit are two of the best ever produced... The metal shelled Ludwig 400 and the wooden Slingerland radio king. The cymbals used were all old sixties and seventies models commonly used at the time. The hihats were made by an English company called Zyn. The ride we used is an old Tosco 20" ride, thin and washy but with just enough ping to let rhythms cut through. The crash we used is made by Paiste a Swiss company, and this is an 18" medium from their popular 2002 range which was introduced in the 1970s.
The Multi-Velocity and Single Hits packs contain 11 different patches allowing you to easily load up the samples. These packs use stereo mixed samples taken from a mix of the close microphone, overhead and room microphone. The samples come as 24-bit WAVs although we also include 16-bit versions in the Single Hits Pack. The Multi-Velocity pack contains 480 samples and the Single Hits pack contains 112 samples. The Multi-velocity pack also includes over 800 MIDI Loops. The patches included in these packs are for:-
EXS24 vLogic X.
Ableton Drum Rack v9.0.5.
Reason v7.0.1 Combinator Refill containing NN-XT sampler & FX.
Studio One's Impact v2.5.1 Soundset.
Reason v7.0.1 Redrum Refill.
Renoise v3.0.0 (Courtesy of Jon Halford)
TX16Wx v2.4.0 free sampler (Courtesy of Suleiman Ali) - MV Pack only.
The Drum Replacement pack contains patches for Slate Trigger v2, Drumagog v5 and DrumXchanger. The Trigger files come as a .tci, the Drumagog files as a .gog file and the DrumXchanger file as a splx file.
As a bonus we also Include a large number of the samples from the Kontakt 5 pack (separate close, overhead and room mic samples) These are provided with up to 16 velocities of each articulation and 3 round robins and total 5094 24-bit WAV samples. Customers can build their own patches for their favourite samplers from these.