Drumdrops.com is to start selling the first of their single hit multi-velocity drum kits, from May 2013.
The first kit set for release is the vintage 1963 Premier Outfits 54 Kit, similar to the one played by Ringo Starr in his early career. This famous vintage kit was recorded in Miloco's The Pool in London. Session drummer Adam Falkner sampled the kit in multiple velocity steps to create what Drumdrops believe are the most realistic sounding packs possible.
The 1963 Premier Outfits 54 kit is available to purchase in three separate packs:
The Kontakt 5 Pack
£35.00. Available 13th May.
Drumdrops has built its own Kontakt 5 interface. Sixteen velocity levels are included on each articulation and multiple round robins resulting in around 7000 samples. The mixer has mute, solo, pan, phase, routing and two aux sends and each channel comes with a 4-band EQ and Transient Master. Custom velocity curves and MIDI Mapping are also standard. There is a number of convolution reverbs included, which have been taken from a variety of commercial studios, and some spring and plate reverbs, whilst randomisation features further enhance the authentic sound. For a detailed overview, click here to download the manual.
The Multi-Velocity Pack
£10.00. Available 9th May.
If you don't have Kontakt 5, the Multi-velocity pack is the best choice. This pack is for professionals that may want a smaller sample set to add to their library. It has up to sixteen velocity levels on each articulation. Built to load up in any sampler or drum machine, Drumdrops has also included templates for Kontakt, Battery, EXS24, idrum, Maschine, with Geist and MIDI templates included for the sampler templates. You can download the multi-velocity Pack manual here.
The Single Hits Pack
£5.00. Available Now.
Designed with drum machine users in mind or for those who don't need multiple velocities, The Single Hits Pack focuses on simplicity. Three velocities are included, and there is a simple price to go with it as well. Similarly to the multi-velocity pack, this single hit package features the same templates for ease and accessibility. To download the single pack manual click here.
The Premier Outfits 54 Kit is the first of eight kits in production that Drumdrops will release over the coming months. The three Premier Outfits 54 Kit sample packs will be available to purchase and download direct from the brand new Drumdrops site from 7th May 2013.