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A new Drum Drops Ludwig kit for Kontakt

Check your clock and set the alarm, for Drum Drops will offer tomorrow a few 1965 Ludwig Super Classic Kits for Kontakt for free.

Drum Drops will release tomorrow the Kontakt 5 version (full edition) of its 1965 Ludwig Super Classic Kit drum sample library.

This kit with Blue Oyster Pearl finish, belongs to Tim Weller and was dry-recorded, with closed microphones, at The Square Studio in London by Ben Thackray and then mixed by Guy Massey (former engineer at the Abbey Road Studios).

The kit comprises a 20” x 14” bass drum, two 1960s Rogers Dynasonic 14” x 5” and 1970s Ludwig 402 14” x 5.5” snares, a 13” x 9” rack tom and a 16” x 16” floor tom. Cymbals used are Zildjians, with a 20” K Medium Heavy Ride, 14” K hi-hats and an 18” K Dark Medium Thin Crash.

The kit includes up to 16 velocity layers and 5 round robins per element.

This 1965 Ludwig Super Classic Kit was previously available in several versions: the Multi-Velocity Pack (£15 / $25.50 / 18.60€) includes patches for Battery, Kontakt, EXS24, Maschine, Geist, the Studio One Impact, Ableton Drum Rack, Reason ReFills and Renoise, with files in WAV 24-bit format ; the Single Hits Pack (£7.50 / $12.75 / 9.45€) with only three velocity layers, patches for most of the virtual drums, for a total of 291 samples in WAV 16 and 24-bit formats ; the Drum Replacement Pack (£12.50 / $21.25 / 15.75€) with patches for the Slate Trigger 2, Drumagog 5 and DrumXchanger ; and the All Samples Pack (£28 / $47.60 / 35.28€) that includes all the above patches as well as separate mic samples from the Kontakt 5 Pack that will be released tomorrow.


This Kontakt 5 Pack will offer sound manipulation tools in a dedicated GUI : you’ll find a mixer with output routing options, an EQ, a transient master, master fade effects and convolution reverbs ; you can also control the velocity curves, mic blend, MIDI Mapping for most of the virtual drums as well as Roland V-Drums and Yamaha DTX-900 electronic drums. Drum Drops also included a 32-step sequencer, a MIDI groove player, a groove slicer, a randomization feature for the round robins (8240 samples, for a realistic result) with timing, tuning, velocity and EQ controls, as well as mix presets by professional engineers.

The Kontakt 5 Kit will have a regular price of £40 / $68 / 50.40€ but tomorrow, August 28th, between 4pm and 4:30pm GMT, the first 20 licences will be free, the next 50 will have a price of £15, the price will the raise to £25 for the next 50 licences and £30 for the next 50. This will happen at drumdrops.com.


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