The 1970s Rogers Big R Dub Kit is the kit that we used to record Drumdrops in Dub Volume 3 and Drumdrops in Ska. This is the ultimate sounding dub kit. It is available to purchase in three different packs and is a must for anyone wanting an authentic dub drum sound. The kit was sampled in The Ironworks, a vintage tracking studio in Brighton, UK that has been used by Horseman, Little Roy, Prince Fatty amongst others. The acoustics of the live room has been masterminded by the ex-Olympic and Radio Caroline tech Mike Craig and it provides a great controlled sound for a Dub kit.
The drum kit was played by legendary and Drumdrops resident reggae drummer Horseman. Drumdrops head honcho Mike Pelanconi was on the recording duties making sure we came up with the best sounding dub kit possible. If you are looking for dub kit samples then this is the best place to start.
About the kit:
- Kick Drum - Rogers Big R Kick Drum 24" x 14"
- Snare Drum A - Ludwig Black Magic Snare 14" x 6.5"
- Snare Drum B - Ludwig Acrolite Snare 14" x 5"
- Hi-Hat - Zildjian A Sweet Hi Hat 15"
- Rack Tom A - Rogers Big R Rack Tom 13" x 8"
- Rack Tom B - Rogers Big R Rack Tom 14" x 10"
- Floor Tom - Rogers Big R Floor Tom 18" x 16"
- Crash - Zildjian Custom A Crash 17"
- Timbale - Timbale Drum 14"
- Bongos - Hi and Lo Bongos
- Electronic Percussion - Boss PC-2 Percussion Synthesizer / Tama Techstar TC-204
This kit can currently be purchased here in three different packs.
The Multi-Velocity pack provides up to 16 velocity steps of each articulation. The samples are a mix of the close mic and room mics. This pack comes with patches for Battery 3, Kontakt 5, EXS24, Maschine, Geist, Studio One's Impact Soundset, Ableton Drum Rack, iDrum, Renoise, Reason Refills and the free sampler TX16Wx. It can also be used with any drum machine or sampler that reads WAV files. We have also included MIDI Maps for a lot of the popular defaults. This pack also includes over 600 MIDI loops including 179 dub loops. This pack is a great choice for those who want the multiple velocity articulations but do not use Kontakt 5.
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 3, Kontakt 5, EXS24, Maschine, Geist, Studio One's Impact Soundset, Ableton Drum Rack, iDrum, Renoise and Reason Refills but if you run any legacy drum machines such as Akai MPC60s this pack may be ideal as we include 16 bit and 24 bit WAV 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.
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 one is best for you. If you want Dub Reggae drum sounds you have to start with a Dub Reggae kit.
If you like the sound of this kit, check out In Saturday Night Style which features drums tracks played on the 1970s Rogers Big R Dub Kit.
Please note Demo Tracks feature additional musical content not included in the pack.
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