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Real Drums Vol.1 - Vintage Gretsch

Get your hands on these incredible and expressive drums
Real Drums Vol.1 - Vintage Gretsch - Get your hands on these incredible and expressive drums
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Loopmasters proudly announce the first in a brand new series of multi sampled acoustic drum kits containing multiple velocity layers and round robin techniques that allow for incredible expressive drum performances. Whether you program up drums by hand or choose to trigger from a MIDI controllers the Real Drums series allow for perfect natural sounding drum tracks every time.

First Up for the Real Drums Series is a wonderful Vintage Gretsch Kit played with Drum Sticks meticulously recorded at Broadoak Studios by producer Harvey Summers, using an eclectic array of stunning vintage mics and equipment in their wonderfully vibey and great sounding live room.

The kit itself comprises a 50's bass drum, 4 toms from the 70's and a custom shop snare, all from Gretsch and all finished in that lovely broken-glass glitter! This makes for quite a unique configuration and one that sounds fat, punchy and musical.

Our aim has been to produce an extremely playable patch with the emphasis on authenticity, flexibility and quality.  All samples are at 24-bit resolution and each and every Instrument from the kit has been multi sampled with up to 54 velocity layers with most sounds also programmed with an alternative sampled versions which we have implemented into round robin layers within the sample patches, allowing each strike to trigger a different version of the sample which helps with convincing natural sounding beats and drum rolls.

All drums in the patch appear in both 'snares on' and 'snares off' modes mapped at different octaves across the keyboard so you can hear the snares rattle in sympathy with the other drums, as they would naturally. Or you can choose to use the 'snares off' versions if you prefer a tighter sound.

There are two versions of the hi-hat, one monophonic and one polyphonic. The monophonic hi-hat behaves like any normal hi-hat program where the 'foot' and 'closed' samples cut off the 'open' ones. The polyphonic hi-hat on the lower octave does not cut off any other samples which is useful when playing repeated 'opens'. There are also a few more 'semi-open' samples on the upper velocities of the 'closed' key for getting the 'gradually opening' effect often used in build ups to drum fills etc.

We have also included a looped sample of the room tone mapped to the F#2 key, this is simply the sound of all of the mics open, with nothing being played. Laying this underneath your grooves helps give the effect of a live drum recording as it prevents the natural room tone from disappearing between hits.

Towards the top of the keyboard, there are a range of 'buzz' and 'press' rolls of varying speeds and duration which make great additions to a groove, adding more of a played feel. You can also alternate between these to produce long rolls. There is an extra press roll on the F0 key which has a more definite attack to its first strike which offers a slightly different articulation.

You will also notice a second patch 'snares in C', which is simply the same as the main patch, but with all snare samples tuned up a little to ring with a 'C' note. Since the Gretsch kit is so musical sounding, and the custom shop snare has such a distinctive voice, this patch may blend better with your productions as the main, natural tuning is closer to a 'B' note.

In Detail Expect to find 672Mb of 24Bit 44.1Khz with over 703 Multi Sampled One Shot Drum Samples of Kick, Snare, Cymbals, Toms, Sticks, and Rolls. 1 Full Kit Sampler Patch and 1 Tuned Snares Sampler Patch for Kontakt, Exs24 and Reason NNXT formats.

Gear Used:
Left Overhead Mic: RCA 77-DX, Right Overhead Mic: Sony C37A, Front of Kit Mic: Coles 4038, Pre amps: Raindirk Series III, Room Mic: Royer SF-12, Pre amp: AEA-TRP, Anthony Demaria Labs C/L 1500 stereo tube compressor.

If you are looking for an incredible natural sounding drum kit instrument for your productions, make sure you check out the demos and sample Real Drums Vol.1 Vintage Gretsch Natural Sticks TODAY!

Please Note to get the most from this product you require ether Kontakt 3+, Logic Pro or Propellerheads Reason

Format Options:
- Zip Main includes all one shot Multi samples and Soft sampler Patches for Kontakt 3+, Reason Nnxt and Exs24
Tech Specs:
- 672Mb
- 24Bit 44.1Khz
- 1 Full Multi Sampled Drum Kit
- 44 Crash Multi Samples
- 82 Hi Ha Multi Samples
- 56 Kick  Multi Samples
- 68 Ride Multi Samples
- 16 Tom Rims Multi Samples
- 32 Roll Samples
- 171 Snare Multi Samples
- 17 Splash Multi Samples
- 4 Stick Samples
- 213 Tom Multi Samples
- 1 Room Tone Loop Sample
- 2 Sampler Patches for Kontakt, Exs24 and Reason NNXT formats.

Please Note to get the most from this product you require ether Kontakt 3+, Logic Pro or Propellerheads Reason

Download Sizes

Version Compressed Download Size
NNXT/EXS24/Kontakt/WAV Download includes
  ZIP:  459.3 MB

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License Agreement

The Following End User License Agreement is included with Real Drums Vol.1 - Vintage Gretsch. This License is only valid for the individual who has purchased an unopened, new and lawfully made copy of Real Drums Vol.1 - Vintage Gretsch from a dealer or distributor authorized by Big Fish Audio.

"The Sounds remain the property of its manufacturer and/or Loopmasters Limited. (Collectively, "Licensor") and are licensed to you as the original end-user ("Licensee"), for use subject to the provisions below. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved exclusively by Licensor. (A) The Sounds in a category of 'Sample Pack': The Licensee may use the Sounds in combination with other sounds in music productions (which include soundtracks of such as films, video productions, radio/TV programs or commercials, computer games and multimedia presentations, library music), public performances, and other reasonable musical purposes within musical compositions. The Licensee may modify the Sounds and may use the Sounds for commercial purposes as part of a musical composition with other sounds. The licensee MAY NOT use the Sounds in isolation as sound effects or as loops (i.e. a sequence of musical events or any competitive products that are sold or relicensed to multiple third parties. 2. A right to use the sounds is granted only to the licensee and is not transferable. 3. The license expressly forbids resale, relicensing or other distribution of the Sounds, either as they exist or any modification thereof. You cannot sell, loan, rent, lease, assign, upload to or download from any server, or transfer all or any of the enclosed sounds to another user, or for use in any competitive product. 4. Licensor will not be responsible if the sounds does not fit the particular purpose of the Licensee. PLEASE NOTE: This is a general license which covers all Loopmasters products, it may not apply to products from other labels that are represented at - If in doubt please email us or contact the label directly."

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