We all love the original Disco era, influenced by many and sampled 1000's of times. So what is it about the Disco sound that makes it so enticing ? For us at Drumdrops it would have to mean a fat low end from the kick but with a little hi end bite to cut through the four to the floor groove, a warm and rich snare to keep that beat focused that of course tonally mixes with a clap perfectly. Sweet yet fast sounding 15 inch hi hats for a classy open hi hat sound. All Toms low and dead ready for the supersonic fills and breakdowns neccesary to hype the dance floor into a frenzy.
Remo ebony ambassador and evans hydraulic heads for the ultiimate disco sound. Sister Sledge at your disposal. Gaffer taped, damped with dustcloths, tuned low and dead the disco sound is finally back. Recorded with a late 70s sound in mind in a nice tight recording room.
Bonus cowbells, cabassa and tambourine and electronic analogue clap trap included for your breakdown pleasure.
The 70s Rogers Big R Kit was tuned for the perfect disco sound. It comprises a 24" x 14" Bass Drum, a Sonor Sonorlite 14" x 6.5" and Sonor Maple 14" x 7" Snare Drum, a huge 18" x 16" Floor Tom, and two Rack Toms, a 14" x 10" and a 13" x 8". The cymbals used were 15" HHX X-Celerator Hi-Hats, a 17" Zildjian K Dark, an 18" Sabian HH extra thin Crash and a 20" Sabian Artisan Ride. The Kit was recorded at the Ironworks studio in Brighton, UK by Mike Pelanconi. Mike recorded our classic Disco Drops drum track album and set this kit up in a similar fashion.
The "All Samples Pack" contains the "Multi-Samples Pack", "The Drum Replacement Pack" and a large quantity of samples from the "Kontakt 5 Pack" (but not the instrument).
The Multi-Samples Pack contains 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, overheads and room microphones. The samples come as 24-bit WAVs although we also include 16-bit versions. The Multi-Samples pack contains 1743 samples The Multi-Samples pack also includes 1300 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)
SFZ v1.0 Compliant (tested with Plogue Sforzando, Cakewalk SFZ and Linux Sampler. Courtesy of Kent Dawson)
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 an splx file.
As a bonus we also Include a large number of the samples from the Kontakt 5 pack (separate close, overhead and kit mic samples) These are provided with up to 24 velocities of each articulation and 3 round robins and total 7551 24-bit WAV samples. Customers can build their own patches for their favourite samplers from these.
For the first time in the All Samples pack we have also included an SFZ 2.0 compliant patch which utilises the separate mic samples and has been tested on Plague Sforzando.
To listen to some examples of these samples head over here.
If you want to purchase Disco Loops or multi-tracks then check the album Disco Drops here.