THis Hayman kit is a great representation of a classic British kit built in the 70s. Hayman only existed for about 15 years but they built some great kits in that time, mainly to counter the American kits such as Ludwig and Gretsch that were being imported. The Hayman's were played by drummers such as Michael Giles (King Crimson), Jim Capaldi (Traffic), Bill Bruford (Yes) and Mitch Michell (The Jimi Hendrix Experience) used them from time to time. These kits have a nice vintage tone but with more of a thwack which helped them cut through in the 70s !
This kit was recorded at the same time as the Ludwig Super Classic in Miloco's The Square studio in London. The Hayman was played by Tim Weller and recorded by Drumdrops engineer Ben Thackeray. To add to the British flavour of this kit we asked the incredible Stephen Street (Blur, The Smiths, Kaiser Chiefs) to mix it.
The kit was close mic'd. It comes with three toms, two snares - a Slingerland Radio King and a Ludwig 400. Cymbals used were Zyn 15" Hi Hats, a Tosco thin 20" ride and a Paiste 2002 Medium 18" crash. This is another great kit to fill the gaps.
About the kit:
- Kick Drum - Hayman Vibrasonic 22" x 14
- Snare Drum 1 - Ludwig 400 Snare 14" x 5"
- Snare Drum 2 - 1940s Slingerland Radio King Snare 14" x 7"
- Hi-Hat - Zyn 15" Hats
- Rack Tom 1 - Hayman Vibrasonic Rack Tom 12" x 8"
- Rack Tom 2 - Hayman Vibrasonic Rack Tom 13" x 9"
- Floor Tom - Hayman Vibrasonic Floor Tom 16" x 16"
- Ride - Tosco Thin 20" Ride
- Crash - 1970s Paiste 2002 18" Medium Crash
The Hayman can be purchased in the following different packs.
The Multi-Velocity pack provides up to 16 velocity steps of each articulation. Each sample included in this pack is a stereo mix of the close microphone, overhead and room mics. This pack comes with patches for Battery, Kontakt 5, EXS24 (Logic X), Maschine, Geist, Studio One's Impact Soundset, Ableton Drum Rack, iDrum, Reason Refills, Kong, Renoise 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 also includes 830 MIDI drum loops covering a variety of genres. This pack is a great choice for those who want 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 includes patches for Battery 3, Kontakt 5, EXS24 (Logic 9), Maschine, Geist, Studio One's Impact Soundset, Ableton Drum Rack, iDrum, Reason Refills and Renoise but if you run any legacy drum machines such as Akai MPC60s this pack may be ideal as we include 24 bit and 16 bit WAVs. This pack comes loaded with 291 samples.
The One Shot Pack is our latest pack. This one is real simple and is a great way of getting to know the sound of the kit. All we include in this is one sample from each articulation and that is it. No patches or multi-velocities. Great for drum machines and getting to know the sound.
Explore more of these pages to learn about the Hayman and to work out which pack is best for you. If you want the sound of a Hayman kit then this is no better place to start.
If you like the sound of this kit, check out Route Seventy Sticks which features drums tracks played on the 1970s Hayman Vibrasonic Kit.
Please note Demo Tracks feature additional musical content not included in the pack.