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Imperial Drums for Kontakt

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Imperial Drums for Kontakt by Chocolate Audio is Soundware (samples or presets that load into other products) for macOS and Windows.
8 GB RAM, Kontakt 5.5.2 or better
8 GB RAM, Kontakt 5.5.2 or better
Kontakt 5
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The medium-sized recording room used on Imperial Drums allows naturally warm ambience and direct mic signals with superb isolation. Many included instruments provide alternative ambient and direct mic sets for increased variety. Finally, 13 stick and beater types including hot-rods, webs, rutes and jazz brushes were used to play the instruments.

The included drums, cymbals and hihats are expertly set up and tuned by experienced session drummer Elio Rivagli. With over 150 loadable instruments in total, Imperial Drums' sounds are suitable for all genres of music that demand powerful, musical-sounding drums.

Imperial Drums features drums sampled from:

  • 2 DW kits played with wooden, hotrod, brush, mallet no-wires, blastix and web sticks.
  • 1 Ludwig Vistalite kit played with wooden, wooden no-wires, blades, blastix, brush, mallet, mallet no-wires, hotrod sticks.
  • an extra set of 5 Remo Rototoms played with woode, blades, brush, mallet, hortod sticks.
  • 18 Paiste cymbals, including 3 Hi-Hats and 4 Rides, all played with different kind of sticks.
  • 7 snares from Ludwig, DW, Premier, Remo and Yamaha, played with different sticks.


  • 10 GB compressed sample content size.
  • 60272 samples.
  • 2+ full drum kits played with 13 different sticks/beaters.
  • 150+ drum pieces.
  • sampled in full detail: up to 300 samples per articulation and up to 10 round robin (Kontakt).
  • recorded in a medium size dry room, very good to adapt the drum sound to many different mixing scenarios.
  • up to 4 close mics.
  • 4 room channels: based on the specific drum, up to 2 x Overheads and 2 x Room choices.
  • precise yet warm sound, recorded direct mic to pre to AD.
  • recorded at 24-bit / 88.2 kHz, released at 24-bit / 44.1 kHz.

Kontakt Features:

  • build your own multi-channel kit.
  • mix and match different drums from different kits.
  • layer sounds easily.
  • very quick startup times.
  • advanced RAM management thanks to RAM purge.
  • up to 4 Close and 4 Room mics.
  • tuning, velocity curve and AHD envelope controls on each drum.
  • up to 10 round robins.
  • large number of velocity splits.
  • customize your own mapping.

More info: www.chocolateaudio.com/products/imperial-drums

List Price: 99 USD.


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Audio Demos: SoundCloud.com/chocolateaudio/sets/fxpansion-bfd-imperial-drums

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