Personally I loathe the overly excitable, bombastic sound of most modern, commercially drum kit samples. I prefer the warmer, thicker tones of vintage drum kits through analogue outboard equipment. These drum samples were made during a session on an old 3-ply Tama drum kit and a Ludwig Supraphonic snare. Tuning is low, processing is minimal, result is fat.
WILD & ALIVE
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I made these samples in the midst of a rollicking rock record that involved an extensive (expensive) fourteen mic setup and more vintage outboard gear than you can poke a stick at. The kit was vintage Ludwig and an Acrolite snare drum and they’re full of life and energy. Four different room mics were carefully chosen and positioned to maintain the wight and punch of the close mics whilst adding dimension and depth. The samples are subtly processed so can be further adjusted to fit your needs.
NICKS CUSTOM KIT
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This collection of samples I created using my own vintage Rogers drum set to perfectly suit the way I like to hear drums in a mix. The tones are a mix of vintage vibe with modern snap. The samples have been heavily processed so they should slide right on in to a mix.