This Yamaha hybrid kit is a great sounding all round multi-sampled kit. The kit is owned by producer Ben Hillier (Depeche Mode, Nadine Shah, Graham Coxon) and resides in Miloco's Pool Studio in London. The kit has been used by loads of artists and can be heard on many hit records. The drums used to make up this kit have come from a combination of Yamaha kits and together provide a great sounding kit. Before we began sampling up the kit our drum tech Martin Oldham came in, changed the heads to Pre international Remo Coated Ambassador heads and got the kit sounding great.
The kit was recorded at The Pool. This is a relatively new studio in London but has recorded many hit records for the likes of Graham Coxon, Florence & The Machine and Mumford & Sons amongst others. The engineer was inhouse Drumdrops engineer Ben Thackeray and Adam Falkner (Babyshambles, Ed Harcourt) was on drumming duty. The kit works well at different tuning pitches, but its big size and its Lugwig 402 snare makes it suitable for deeper rock orientated tracks or ballads or even pop tracks . It is a great sounding kit that can be used to cover many genres. Especially if it costs you nothing !
About this kit:
Kick Drum - Yamaha Kick Drum 24"
Snare Drum - Ludwig 402 14" x 6.5"
Floor Tom - Yamaha Floor Tom 18"
Rack Tom - Yamaha Rack Tom 14"
Ride - Zildjian Constantinople Medium Ride 22"
Crash A - Zildjian Constantinople Medium Light Crash 18"
Crash B - Zildjian Oriental Crash Of Doom 20"
This kit is available to purchase in different packs.
The Multi-Velocity pack provides up to 16 velocity steps of each articulation. The samples are a combination of the close mic, room mics and overheads. 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 TX16Wx 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 MIDI Maps for a lot of the popular defaults. This pack is a great choice for those who want the multiple velocity articulations but do not use Kontakt 5 or do not want the interface.
The Single Hits pack is tsimilar to the multi-velocity pack but provides three velocities of each articulation. This pack also includes patches for the latest versions of Battery, Kontakt, EXS24, Maschine, Geist, Studio One's Soundsets, Ableton Drum Rack, Reason Refills, Renoise and iDrum. The samples all comes as 24 bit WAVs and 16 bit WAVs so if you run any drum machines such as Akai MPC60s that read these, you can load them in.
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.
If you are looking for a great all round kit this is a good place to start and a great way to see how Drumdrops makes their packs. One pack is free and the rest are reasonably priced. Can't say better than that!
Please note Demo Tracks feature additional musical content not included in the pack.