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What Is the Kontakt 5 Pack?

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The Native Instruments Kontakt 5 Pack is our top of the range pack on offer for this kit. It is designed exclusively to work in the full version of Kontakt 5 (not the Kontakt player) and comes with the Drumdrops Kontakt instrument which has been put together by our programmers Channel Robot. The instrument provides the user with absolute control over each of the mics with the inbuilt mixer. It allows you to add reverbs that have been sampled from a variety of the studios we use. To increase the realism of the overall sound we have included multiple round robin samples and included a randomisation tool. On each channel there is a 4 band equalizer a transient master and the stereo buss comes with its own buss compressor making this a great production tool. This pack is perfect for Producers, Engineers, Drummers, songwriters and musicians who want the highest level of realism a sample pack has to offer and are users of Kontakt 5.

Listen to this pack

Reggae Groove 1
Reggae Groove 2
Reggae Groove 3
Funk Groove

  • The Mixer Section

    The Mixer Section

    The Drumdrops Kontakt mixer gives you total control over the individual drums and percussion. Each drum is on a fader along with the overhead mics and room mics giving you total control of the levels of the kit. Each channel can be solo'd, muted, phase reversed or panned and there are two aux sends per channel to use with the included convolution reverbs. All of the channels can be routed back to your DAW on seperate outputs (where supported). The Master fader has LED bar graphs. This is seriously a nice mixer.

  • The Equaliser

    The Equalizer

    All of the Drumdrops instrument channels come with the standard Kontakt Equaliser which has a 4-band EQ and switchable fixed-bell curves on the low and high end bands. The midrange comes with adjustable Q settings.

  • Transient Master

    The Transient Master

    Each instrument channel also comes with the Kontakt Transient Master. This is a fantastic tool for changing the attack on the drums or reducing the resonance to stop those ringing drums. It is a great effect for bringing drums forward in the mix.

  • Master Fader Effects

    The Master Fader Effects

    The master fader comes with its own bus compressor and tape saturator. The Bus compressor is a powerful compressor that can drive your drums without upsetting the detail of the sound. The tape saturator does exactly what you think it will do adding a pleasing warmth to the sound simulating the harmonic compression of analog tape. This really helps warm up the mix.

  • Convolution Reverbs

    The Convolution Reverbs

    We have included convolution reverbs of four studios - The Ironworks where the kit was recorded. Sofa Sound, The Square and the now closed Garden Studios in London. We have also included convolutions of some of our favourite reverbs found in the studios we use. Included convolution reverbs are - an EMT 262 Plate, AKG BX-20 Spring Reverb, EMT 240 Plate, Fairchild 659A Spring. A Grampian 636 Spring as used by Lee Scratch Perry at the legendary Black Ark Studio and an Orban 106C Spring and Fisher K-10 Space Expander Spring as used by the legendary dub mixer, King Tubby. These wonderful old units will enhance the overall sound of the kit even further and mean you can add some of the best dub reverbs in the business just by purchasing the kontakt pack dub kit.

  • Randomizations

    Randomisation

    For added realism on top of the round robin samples that have been added you can also manipulate subtle parts of the sound to make the drums sound really life like. Although we have included around 5352 samples to reduce this risk the randomisations make it even more impossible to tell that there is not a real drummer in your studio. The controls allow to vary the tuning, velocity, timing and EQ you can also dictate how much each control can be varied.

  • Custom velocity curves

    Custom Velocity Curves

    You can change the velocity curve of each drum. This gives you the ability to change the sound of each drum further. We have put in some fixed curves that you can use or you can draw your own curve to experiment with the sounds further. The curves will work drum by drum or you can choose to select them across all the drums.

  • Lite Version

    Lite Version

    Included in the pack is a full version of the kit accessing all of the 5352 samples and a handy lite version. The lite version has all of the features of the full version but does not load the round robin samples. This is perfect for loading up on Laptops where your RAM and speed may be more restricted. Use the Lite version for speed and the full version for quality.

  • Mix Presets

    Mix Presets

    The Rogers Big R Dub Kit comes with a number of mix presets included. A number of engineers have saved their own mixes of the kit which you can access by using 'load preset'. This is a great starting point if you want to quickly and easily get a different sounding kit and tweak it. You can save your own mixes using the 'Save Preset' button. Why not save your own mixes and email us the preset? If we like what we hear we may add your preset to the kit.

    Default Mix Templates:

    Acrolite's Affair - Martin Cayless
    Dark Verb Kit - Andy Gray
    Dead Kit - Andy Gray
    Default Mix
    Lo Fi Kit - Andy Gray
    Prince Fatty Dry - Mike Pelanconi
    Prince Fatty Wet - Mike Pelanconi
    Punchy Kit - Andy Gray
    Roman Dub - Joe Hirst
    Sandy Bear - Adrian Breakspear
    Shoalin Kit - Matt Foster
    Single Malt - Matt Foster
    Solid Dub - Ben Thackeray
    Sun's Light - Martin Cayless

  • MIDI Mapping

    Midi Mapping

    As well as the mixer section you will find a performance section with menus to change between drum articulations and a MIDI mapping function. There is also a learn function included allowing you to customize the MIDI setup to your own needs. Within this section it is possible to select whatever MIDI map best suits your needs whether that be General MIDI or a V-Drum map. Should you need to move any articulations you can use the learn function.

    Maps Included:
    Addictive Drums
    BFD
    Drumit Five
    General MIDI
    iMAP
    Slate Digital SSD4
    Superior Drummer
    V-Drums (Roland TD-12, TD-20, TD-30 fully compatible)
    Yamaha DTX-900

  • Roland V drums

    V-Drum Compatability

    We have been working hard to ensure that our Kontakt packs work perfectly with various models of Roland V-Drum Kits and also with the Yamaha DTX-900 Electronic Drum System. The upshot of all this hard work is that anybody who owns these V-Kit models, can just load up the MIDI map for that kit in the settings page of our Kontakt pack, and start to play immediately.

    Our hi-hats have been recorded with six articulations each for the center and the edge of the hi-hat, which will trigger seamlessly as the hi-hat pedal is opened and closed. The foot pedal articulations will also play back as the pedal is shut, using just your foot. If you own a Roland V-Kit that supports cymbal choking, our interface is also set up to support cymbal chokes via MIDI.

    The kits are set up to trigger exactly as you would expect in every way, but in the event that you would like to move an articulation to a different note or drum, you can also easily use our learn function to move that articulation. Please note that your V-Kit will only work fully with our Roland or Yamaha maps as only those maps accept the controller data necessary to open and close the hi-hats. The Roland map also accepts another type of controller data that selects different articulations with regard to the snare to comply with the TD-30, but this won’t affect other V-Drum models in any way. The Roland models that we have tested are the TD-12, TD-20 and TD-30. We also support the Yamaha DTX-900.

  • Minimum Specification

    We currently build our packs with version 5.2.0

    Native Instruments Kontakt 5 - Minimum 5.2.0 full version. Please note the Kontakt 5 Free Player will only run the software for 15 minutes). You need the full version of Kontakt 5 to run our kits. (We are looking at releasing kit packs compatible with the Kontakt player in the future.

    Kontakt 5.3 Requires:-

    On a Mac
    Mac OS X 10.7, 10.8 (latest Update), Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GB RAM (4 GB Recommended)

    On a PC
    Windows 7 or Windows 8 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit), Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)

    Kontakt 5.2.0 Requires:-

    Mac OS X 10.6.8, 10.7, 10.8 (latest Update), Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GB RAM (4 GB Recommended)

    High-Speed Internet required

What's included in your download?

The files will arrive in one zipped file which will need de-stuffing.

The file is about 1.2 gig so please make sure your broadband can cope

All audio files are 24 bit 44.1 WAV Files

  • Kick Drum -Rogers Big R Kick Drum 24" x 14"

    Kick Felt – 16 Velocities / 6 Round Robins / Close Mic, Overheads – 192 samples

    Kick Felt (Dampened) - 16 Velocities / 6 Round Robins / Close Mic, Overheads – 192 samples

  • Snare Drum 1 - Ludwig Black Magic Snare 14" x 6.5"

    Snare Centre - 16 Velocities / 6 Round Robins / Close Mic, Overheads – 192 samples

    Snare Edge - 16 Velocities / 6 Round Robins / Close Mic, Overheads – 192 samples

    Snare Rimshot - 16 Velocities / 6 Round Robins / Close Mic, Overheads – 192 samples

    Snare Sidestick - 16 Velocities / 6 Round Robins / Close Mic, Overheads – 192 samples

  • Snare Drum 2 - Ludwig Black Acrolite Snare 14" x 5"

    Snare Centre - 16 Velocities / 6 Round Robins / Close Mic, Overheads – 192 samples

    Snare Edge - 16 Velocities / 6 Round Robins / Close Mic, Overheads – 192 samples

    Snare Rimshot - 16 Velocities / 6 Round Robins / Close Mic, Overheads – 192 samples

    Snare Sidestick - 16 Velocities / 6 Round Robins / Close Mic, Overheads – 192 samples

  • Hi-Hat - Zildjian A Sweet Hi Hat 15"

    Hat Centre Fully Closed - 11 Velocities / 6 Round Robins / Close Mic, Overheads – 132 samples

    Hat Centre Closed - 11 Velocities / 6 Round Robins / Close Mic, Overheads – 132 samples

    Hat Centre Open Quarter - 11 Velocities / 6 Round Robins / Close Mic, Overheads – 132 samples

    Hat Centre Open Half - 11 Velocities / 6 Round Robins / Close Mic, Overheads – 132 samples

    Hat Centre Open Three Quarters - 11 Velocities / 6 Round Robins / Close Mic, Overheads – 132 samples

    Hat Centre Open - 11 Velocities / 6 Round Robins / Close Mic, Overheads – 132 samples

    Hat Edge Fully Closed - 11 Velocities / 6 Round Robins / Close Mic, Overheads – 132 samples

    Hat Edge Closed - 11 Velocities / 6 Round Robins / Close Mic, Overheads – 132 samples

    Hat Edge Open Quarter - 11 Velocities / 6 Round Robins / Close Mic, Overheads – 132 samples

    Hat Edge Open Half - 11 Velocities / 6 Round Robins / Close Mic, Overheads, Room Mics – 132 samples

    Hat Edge Open Three Quarters - 11 Velocities / 6 Round Robins / Close Mic, Overheads – 132 samples

    Hat Edge Open - 11 Velocities / 6 Round Robins / Close Mic, Overheads – 132 samples

    Hat Foot Pedal Shut – 11 velocities / 6 Round Robins / Close Mic, Overheads – 132 samples

    Hat Foot Pedal Open – 11 velocities / 6 Round Robins / Close Mic, Overheads – 132 samples

  • Rack Tom 1 - Rogers Big R Rack Tom 13" x 8"

    Rack Tom Centre - 16 Velocities / 6 Round Robins / Close Mic, Overheads – 192 samples

  • Rack Tom 2 - Rogers Big R Rack Tom 14" x 10"

    Rack Tom Centre - 16 Velocities / 6 Round Robins / Close Mic, Overheads – 192 samples

  • Floor Tom - Rogers Big R Floor Tom 16" x 16"

    Floor Tom Centre - 16 Velocities / 6 Round Robins / Close Mic, Overheads, Room Mics – 288 samples

  • Crash - Zildjian Custom A Crash 17"

    Crash Centre - 13 Velocities / 6 Round Robins / Overheads – 78 samples

    Crash Edge - 13 Velocities / 6 Round Robins / Overheads – 78 samples

  • Timbale - Timbale Drum 14"

    Timbale Centre - 16 Velocities / 6 Round Robins / Close Mic, Overheads – 192 samples

    Timbale Edge - 16 Velocities / 6 Round Robins / Close Mic, Overheads – 192 samples

  • Bongos - Hi and Lo Bongos

    Hi Bongo - 16 Velocities / 6 Round Robins / Close Mic, Overheads – 192 samples

    Lo Bongo - 16 Velocities / 6 Round Robins / Close Mic, Overheads – 192 samples

  • Electronic Percussion - Boss PC-2 Percussion Synthesizer / Tama Techstar TC-204

    Boss PC-2 - Up to 24 Samples per articulation / Sweeps and FX - 115 samples

    Tama TC-204 - Up to 30 Samples per articulation / Sweeps - 90 samples

5352 samples in total

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