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 "Multi-Sample Pack" is a sample pack containing mixed stereo samples of each articulation. We have included 24 velocities with 3 round robin variations and the pack totals 1743 drum samples. You can either use our built in patches or build your own, using the samples included. All of the samples are mixed from a combination of the close mics, room mics and overheads and recorded as 24-bit 44.1 kHz WAV files, meaning they can be loaded into almost any sampler or drum machine. We have also included 16-Bit samples for legacy compatibility. To make things easier we have included patches for some of the most commonly used software packages including:
EXS24 vLogic 9 / Logic X
Ableton Drum Rack v9.0.5.
Reason v7.0.1 Combinator Refill containing NN-XT sampler & FX & patches for Kong & Redrum.
Studio One's Impact v2.5.1 Soundset.
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 SFZ patch is a new path built by Kent Dawson and it has been tested with Plague Sforzando, Cakewalk SFZ and Linux Sampler. We hope to add SFZ patches to all our kits soon. We have also added a separate mic SFZ patch to the All Samples Pack version of this kit.
We also include 1300 MIDI Loops to this multi-sample pack, covering a variety of genres including over 100 disco loops. The loops are mapped to the default MIDI map.
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.