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Mapex Heavy Rock Kit
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Genre: Drums

Additional Styles: Live Music and Percussion

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This Mapex Heavy Rock Kit was used on the Drumdrops multi-track album 'Heavy Rock Drops'. This kit was recorded at the Garden Studios in Shoreditch, London. The kit is available to purchase in five different packs and is a must for all those who love rock drum kits. This kit, which was a Mapex Saturn Kit comes with three Mapex Snares including a much sought after Black Panther Hammered Series snare in Phosphor Bronze. The kit also comes with three crash cymbals, a china crash and a ride cymbal. It has been recorded with 16 velocity levels and multiple articulations. This Mapex Saturn kit is owned by Jason Bowld (Killing Joke, Bullet For My Valentine) who uses it for all his recording sessions with some of the UKs leading rock producers. These kits are renowned as being one of the best rock kits.

The Garden Studios (R.I.P. 1978-2012) was responsible for recording many great UK rock bands from Siouxsie & The Banshees, The Cure, The The and The Arctic Monkeys amongst others. It had a unique recording room which defied all acoustics but just sounded great on drums. We were lucky enough to record this kit here shortly before it closed its doors for the last time. Martyn 'Ginge' Ford (Bullet For My Valentine, Trivium, Slipknot) was responsible for recording the kit through the vintage Neve 8026 console that resided at the studio.

About the kit

  • Kick Drum - Mapex Saturn Drum 22"
  • Snare Drum A - Mapex Black Panther Hammered Phosphor Bronze Snare 14" x 6.5"
  • Snare Drum B - Mapex Black Panther 14" x 5"
  • Snare Drum C - Mapex Machete 14" x 6.5"
  • Hi-Hat - Paiste Sound Edge 14" Hats
  • Rack Tom A - Mapex Saturn Rack Tom 10" x 8"
  • Rack Tom B - Mapex Saturn Rack Tom 12" x 9"
  • Floor Tom - Mapex Saturn Floor Tom 16" x 16"
  • Ride - Paiste Dry Heavy Ride 21"
  • China Crash - Paiste Metal China 18"
  • Crash A - Paiste Twenty Metal Crash 18"
  • Crash B - Paiste Twenty Custom Crash 19"
  • Crash C - Paiste Twenty Custom Crash 20"

This kit can be purchased in different packs:

The Multi-Velocity pack  provides up to 16 velocity steps of each articulation. This pack comes with patches for the latest versions of Battery, Kontakt, EXS24, Maschine, Geist, Studio One's Soundsets, Ableton Drum Rack, Reason Refills, Renoise, iDrum and the free TX16W sampler but the samples can be used in any drum machine or sampler that reads 24 bit WAV files. The multi-velocity pack now also includes over 500 MIDI drum loops covering a variety of genres. We have also included guide MIDI Maps for a lot of the popular defaults. This pack is a great choice for those who want the multiple velocity articulations and use the software packages that we have built patches for.

The Single Hits pack  is similar to the multi-velocity pack but provides three velocities of each articulation. This pack also includes patches for Battery, Kontakt, EXS24, Maschine, Geist, Studio One's Soundsets, Ableton Drum Rack, Reason Refills, Renoise and iDrum but can be run on any drum machines that read WAV files such as Akai MPC60s. The samples in this pack and the Multi-Velocity pack are stereo mixed samples from the close, overhead and room mics.

The One Shot Sample pack  is our cheapest pack and a great pack for those who either just need one sample from each articulation (drum machine users) and no patches or for customers who want to check out the sound of this kit before purchasing any of the more expensive packs.

Whichever pack you choose you can be reassured that is has the Drumdrops quality stamped all over it. Explore more of these pages and listen to our sample grooves to hear the different packs in action and work out which pack is best for you. If you want a heavy rock kit then we think you can do no better than start here and buy the Mapex Heavy Rock kit.

If you like the sound of this kit, check out  Heavy Rock Drops which features drums tracks played on the Mapex Heavy Rock Kit.

Please note Demo Tracks feature additional musical content not included in the pack.

Please see individual price items for specs

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  • Multi-Velocity Pack
    $25.40
    what's inside?
    • 24 Bit Quality
    • 1.65GB
    • 421 Samples Total
    • Drum articulations -
    • 2 Kick Drums
    • 5 Snare A
    • 5 Snare B
    • 5 Snare C
    • 14 Hi Hats
    • 1 Rack Tom A
    • 1 Rack Tom B
    • 1 Floor Tom
    • 3 Rides
    • 1 China Crash
    • 1 Crash A
    • 1 Crash B
    • 1 Crash C
    • 500 MIDI loops
    • Sampler Patches: Kontakt v5.2.0, Battery v3.2.3, EXS24 vLogic 9 / vLogic X, Ableton Drum Rack v9.0.5, Reason v7.0.1NN-XT & FX ,Renoise v3.0.0, TX16Wx (free sampler) v2.4.0, Kong
    • Drum Machine Patches: Maschine v1.8.0, Geist v1.0.0.7, Studio One's Impact v2.5.1, iDrum v1.73.625, Reason v7.0.1 Refill
    • MIDI Maps Include: Addictive Drums, BFD, Drumit Five, General MIDI, iMAP, Superior Drummer, Slate Digital SSD4, V-Drums
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  • Single Hits Pack
    $12.67
    what's inside?
    • 24 Bit Quality
    • 594MB
    • 117 Samples Total
    • Drum articulations -
    • 2 Kick Drums
    • 5 Snare A
    • 5 Snare B
    • 5 Snare C
    • 14 Hi Hats
    • 1 Rack Tom A
    • 1 Rack Tom B
    • 1 Floor Tom
    • 3 Rides
    • 1 China Crash
    • 1 Crash A
    • 1 Crash B
    • 1 Crash C
    • Sampler Patches: Kontakt v5.2.0, Battery v3.2.3, EXS24 vLogic 9 / vLogic X, Ableton Drum Rack v9.0.5, Reason v7.0.1NN-XT & FX ,Renoise v3.0.0
    • Drum Machine Patches: Maschine v1.8.0, Geist v1.0.0.7, Studio One's Impact v2.5.1, iDrum v1.73.625, Reason v7.0.1 Refill
    • MIDI Maps Include: Addictive Drums, BFD, Drumit Five, General MIDI, iMAP, Superior Drummer, Slate Digital SSD4, V-Drums
    add to cart
  • All Samples Pack
    $38.13
    what's inside?
    • 421 Samples Total
    • Drum articulations -
    • 2 Kick Drums
    • 5 Snare A
    • 5 Snare B
    • 5 Snare C
    • 14 Hi Hats
    • 1 Rack Tom A
    • 1 Rack Tom B
    • 1 Floor Tom
    • 3 Rides
    • 1 China Crash
    • 1 Crash A
    • 1 Crash B
    • 1 Crash C
    • 500 MIDI loops
    • Sampler Patches: Kontakt v5.2.0, Battery v3.2.3, EXS24 vLogic 9 / vLogic X, Ableton Drum Rack v9.0.5, Reason v7.0.1NN-XT & FX ,Renoise v3.0.0, TX16Wx (free sampler) v2.4.0, Kong
    • Drum Machine Patches: Maschine v1.8.0, Geist v1.0.0.7, Studio One's Impact v2.5.1, iDrum v1.73.625, Reason v7.0.1 Refill
    • MIDI Maps Include: Addictive Drums, BFD, Drumit Five, General MIDI, iMAP, Superior Drummer, Slate Digital SSD4, V-Drums
    • One Shots:
    • 16 & 24 Bit Quality
    • 65MB
    • 41 Samples Total
    • Drum articulations -
    • 2 Kick Drums
    • 5 Snare A
    • 5 Snare B
    • 5 Snare C
    • 14 Hi Hats
    • 1 Rack Tom A
    • 1 Rack Tom B
    • 1 Floor Tom
    • 3 Rides
    • 1 China Crash
    • 1 Crash A
    • 1 Crash B
    • 1 Crash C
    add to cart
  • One Shot Pack
    $6.30
    what's inside?
    • 16 & 24 Bit Quality
    • 65MB
    • 41 Samples Total
    • Drum articulations -
    • 2 Kick Drums
    • 5 Snare A
    • 5 Snare B
    • 5 Snare C
    • 14 Hi Hats
    • 1 Rack Tom A
    • 1 Rack Tom B
    • 1 Floor Tom
    • 3 Rides
    • 1 China Crash
    • 1 Crash A
    • 1 Crash B
    • 1 Crash C
    add to cart
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