X Crash is a sampled 16 inch crash cymbal.
This is an "explosive" crash from a well known cymbal maker. It was recorded using 3 microphones (one aiming at the top + a stereo pair to capture the room sound).
You can mix the 2 tracks using different settings to sculpt its sound and get a wide sonic range.
Samples were carefully edited and choosen, they are long from 18 to 20 seconds and are organized on 4 velocity layers to get a natural sound and play:
- 24-bit / 41000 Hz recordings.
- 20 long samples.
- 4 velocity layers.
- 5 round-robin samples / layer.