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The Vintage Folk Rock Kit Single Hits Pack is perfect for vintage, folk or indie rock tracks with a 60s / early 70s drum sound. These samples were recorded and mixed by the legendary Phill Brown (John Martyn, Bob Marley, Rolling Stones, Talk Talk, Led Zeppelin) whose indepth knowledge of recording bands in these years helped mould the sound of the kit. This kit is in fact not just one kit but three kits in one as we have recorded the articulations with sticks, brushes and hotrods.
The kit used was a vintage 1966 Ludwig Hollywood kit and it was setup and played by specialist Folk drummer Martyn Barker (Rufus Wainwright, Richard Hawley, Katherine Williams)
For the sound Phill Brown used his years of accumulated knowledge and went back to the time of the 60s when he was based at Olympic Studios. Phill's idea was to create a 1960s drum sound with a modern twist. Instead of positioning the microphones close to the kit he wanted to capture a natural drum sound and record the 'dead' room. He used only five microphones on the kit: one on the kick, the snare, two kit microphones placed around the kit which provide a surprisingly good stereo picture, and a mono overhead. All of the mics were recorded through API mic pre's.
The kit was recorded in the drier sounding room at Livingston Studios in London (we saved the brighter room for the Modern Folk Rock Kit which is coming soon). Although the sound is controlled, it has a great ambience around it. Livingston has been used to record a multitude of hit records over the years and is well known for being one of London's top drum rooms.
This vintage 1966 Ludwig Hollywood kit consists of a 22" x 14" kick drum, 13" x 9" and 12" x 8" rack toms and a 16" x 16" floor tom. The snare used was a 1967 Ludwig14" x 5" snare. Cymbals used were Zildjian Constantinople 14" hi-hats, a 20" flat top ride, a 17" medium thin crash and an 18" K Custom Dark crash. The kit also includes a shaker and tambourine.
The "Single Hits Pack" is perfect for customers who only need a few velocities of each articulation but want to utilise one of the included patches. This pack includes up to three velocities of each articulation. In total it contains 112 stereo drum samples. All of the samples are mixed from a combination of the overhead, room and close mics recorded as 24-bit 44.1 kHz WAV files, meaning they can be loaded into almost any sampler or drum machine. We also provide the samples in this pack as 16-bit WAV files for the legacy drum machines such as the Akai MPC60. To make things easier we include patches for some of the most commonly used software packages including:
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 (Courteys of Jon Halford)
The Single Hits Pack of the Vintage Folk Rock Kit is available exclusively from the Drumdrops store for £ 10.00. Head over here to find out more.