The 1970s Slingerland Classic Rock Kit - All Samples Pack as mixed by Alan Moulder 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 70s kit as mixed by one of todays leading alternative rock mix engineers then look no further.
The 1970s Slingerland Classic Rock Kit is a truly spectacular kit. A large kick drum, five toms and a deep Slingerland Radio King 14" x 7" snare drum, makes this kit a great choice for anyone who wants to re-enact their 70s rock classics. However it is not a one-trick pony as shown by producer Ben Hillier who uses it on most of the records he makes and recently took it on tour with artist Nadine Shah.
The Slingerland kits were first made in 1928 as a retaliation to Ludwigs manufacture of Banjos which Slingerland had been distributing. The Slingerland brand of drums was owned by the family until 1970, since then the Company has had multiple owners. Slingerland's most famous line of drums was the Radio Kings and we have included a Radio King snare with this kit. The rest of this Slingerland is from the 70s when the Company was in its heyday. With it's large drum sizes it is a powerful sounding kit and extremely versatile.
To get the best out of this kit we brought in one of the best mix engineers in the world - Alan Moulder. Alan is Britain's premier alternative rock producer / engineer working flat out in the UK and USA since the 1980's. Alan has worked on some of rock's most iconic records including Nine Inch Nails, The Killers, Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys, Led Zeppelin, Jesus & Mary Chain and Foals. Alan won the Brits Producer of the year award in 2014.
The kit consists of a 24" Kick drum, five toms - 12", 13", 14"and 15" rack toms a huge 18" floor tom and a signature 14" x 7" deep Radio King snare. The cymbals used were 14" Zildjian New Beat Hi-hats, a Zildjian K Custom 22" ride, a Zildjian K Dark thin 18" crash and a Zildjian Vintage Cie 16" crash.
The recording took place in Miloco's The Pool Studios in London. At the centre of the Control Room can be found a rare vintage EMT console. The outboard racks are full of great gear with highlights including Neve 1079's and 1272's, API Mic Pre's and Telefunken V76's. Compressors include Urei 1176's, Altec, Neve 2254's and Tweed. Mics used include Neumann U87's, Coles 4038's, AEA R88 MkII Ribbon Mics, Neumann Gefell CMV 563's, Earthworks SR30's, a Lomo 19A19 and AKG mics.
Alan Moulder mixed the kit in his studio Assault & Battery 1 in London. Based in the famous Battery complex in North London this is a mix room centered around a pristine 72 channel SSL G+ SL4000 once owned by Trent Reznor. Add to this the huge collection of outboard an HD3 protools rig fully loaded with plug-ins and you have an extremely impressive mix room.
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 447 samples and the Single Hits pack contains 103 samples. The Multi-velocity pack also includes over 500 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 6825 24-bit WAV samples. Customers can build their own patches for their favourite samplers from these.