The 1970s Slingerland Classic Rock Kit - BFD Pack as mixed by Alan Moulder is a BFD Xpansion pack that is compatible with BFD Eco, BFD2 and BFD3. If you own any of these versions of BFD 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. Recently he 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. 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. Slingerland's most famous line of drums was the Radio Kings and we have included a Radio King snare with this kit.
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 with engineer Ben Thackeray. 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.
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.
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 Slingerland BFD Pack has been designed as a licensed expansion pack for BFD Eco, BFD2 or BFD3. The pack includes up to eighty velocities of each articulation totalling 6695 samples. The pack also contains a number of 70s rock groove MIDI loops.