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 just perfect. 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 recorded for your breakdown pleasure.
The Kit was recorded at the Ironworks studio in Brighton, UK (Mike Pelanconi's studio). Mike recorded our classic Disco Drops drum track album and set this kit up in a similar fashion.
About the kit:
- Kick Drum - Rogers Big R Kick Drum 24" x 14"
- Snare Drum -Sonor Sonorlite 14" x 6.5"
- Snare Drum -Sonor Maple 14" x 7"
- Hi-Hat - HHX X-Celerator 15" Inch Hi Hats
- Rack Tom - Rogers 13" x 7" Rack Tom 1
- Rack Tom - Rogers 14" x 10" Rack Tom 2
- Floor Tom - Rogers 18" x 16" Floor Tom
- Ride - Sabian Artisan 20" Ride
- Crash 1 - Zildjian K Dark 17" Crash
- Crash 2 - Sabian HH Extra Thin 18" Crash
- Analogue Claptrap
This kit can be purchased in two different packs.
The Multi-Sample pack provides up to 24 velocity steps of each articulation. Each sample included in this pack is a mix of the overhead, room mics and close mics. This pack comes with patches for Battery 3, Kontakt 5.5, EXS24, Maschine, Geist, Studio One's Impact Soundset, Ableton Drum Rack, iDrum, Reason Refills, Renoise and SFZ (coming soon) but the samples can be used in any drum machine or sampler that reads 24 bit WAV files. We also include 16 bit samples for old school samplers. Some of the software patches (Battery, EXS24, SFZ and Kontakt) also support round robin samples. We have included three round robin samples of each velocity for added realism. The multi-sample pack now includes over 1300 MIDI drum loops covering a variety of genres and over 100 disco loops. This pack is a great choice for those who want multiple velocity articulations. This pack comes with 1743 samples.
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. Ask us nicely and we will knock the price of this pack off other packs for this kit if you upgrade.
Whichever pack you choose you can be reassured that is has the Drumdrops quality stamped all over it. Explore more of these pages to read about the kit and work out which pack is best for you. If you want a vintage disco kit sound to emulate the sounds of the disco 70s then this is a great place to start. If you can't wait to get your hands on these packs then check out our drum tracks album Disco Drops. This drum track album contains 19 disco drum tracks recorded using a similar kit, in the same studio. All the tracks are available to buy as multi-tracks, stem packs and drum loops.