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The 1970s Slingerland Classic Rock Kit - Drum Replacement Pack as mixed by Alan Moulder comes with patches for Slate Trigger V2, Drumagog 5 and DrumXchanger. If you use any of these pieces of software and want a classic 70s rock 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.
We have included three different patches in this pack all for drum replacement software:
The Slate Trigger patch patch has been created using the close mic, overhead and room mic samples from the kit. There are samples for the kick drum, snare and toms. The samples in this patch have up to 16 velocity levels and six round robins totalling 3280 samples. The samples come in the tci format.
The Drumagog patch uses the same samples and you can choose the balance between the close mic, overheads and room mics. This patch uses up to 8 velocity levels with four round robins totalling 1344 samples. We have included samples for the Kick, snare, toms and hi-hat. If your version of Drumagog contains the Auto hi-hat tracking feature then the samples will follow the opening and closing of the hi-hat. The samples come in the gog format.
The DrumXchanger patch contains stereo mixed samples (a combination of the overhead, room and close mics samples). This patch contains eight velocity levels with no round robins totalling 82 samples. The snares also contain a rimshot sample that have their own adjustable trigger threshold. The samples come in the splx format.