1970s Rogers Big R Dub Kit
The 1970s Rogers Big R Dub Kit is the kit that we used to record Drumdrops in Dub Volume 3 and Drumdrops in Ska. This is the ultimate sounding dub kit. It is available to purchase in three different packs and is a must for anyone wanting an authentic dub drum sound. The kit was sampled in The Ironworks, a vintage tracking studio in Brighton, UK that has been used by Horseman, Little Roy, Prince Fatty amongst others. The acoustics of the live room has been masterminded by the ex-Olympic and Radio Caroline tech Mike Craig and it provides a great controlled sound for a Dub kit.
The drum kit was played by legendary and Drumdrops resident reggae drummer Horseman. Drumdrops head honcho Mike Pelanconi was on the recording duties making sure we came up with the best sounding dub kit possible. If you are looking for dub kit samples then this is the best place to start.
Like all Drumdrops kits it can be purchased in five different packs.
The Kontakt 5 Pack comes with the Drumdrops Kontakt Interface for exclusive use in Native Instruments Kontakt version 5. The interface comes with it's own mixer section giving you control over the individual drum tracks and convolution reverbs that we have included. Each channel has an EQ and Transient Master. You can change the velocity curves of the drums and there is a randomisation feature to add subtle changes to make the drums even more realistic.The Kontakt pack comes with 50 separate articulations, 16 velocity steps and includes 6 round robins totalling 5352 drum samples. We have also focused on the compatiability with Roland V-Drums and the Yamaha DTX900 making sure it plays nicely with these setups.
The Multi-Velocity pack provides up to 16 velocity steps of each articulation. This pack comes with patches for Battery 3, Kontakt 5, EXS24, Maschine, Geist, Studio One's Impact Soundset, Ableton Drum Rack, iDrum and Reason Refills but can be used in any drum machine or sampler that reads WAV files. We have also included MIDI Maps for a lot of the popular defaults. This pack is a great choice for those who want the multiple velocity articulations but do not use Kontakt 5.
The Single Hits pack is the most basic pack and just provides three velocities of each articulation. This pack also includes patches for Battery 3, Kontakt 5, EXS24, Maschine, Geist, Studio One's Impact Soundset, Ableton Drum Rack, iDrum and Reason Refills but if you run any drum machines such as Akai MPC60s this pack may be ideal.
The Drum Replacement pack is our sample replacement pack. This pack comes with three different patches - Slate Trigger V2, Drumagog V5 and DrumXchanger. Each template uses different amounts of samples depending on the capability of the software. If you run any of these pieces of software then this pack is for you.
The All Samples pack contains the Multi-Velocity Pack, the Singles Hits Pack, the Drum Replacement Pack and the seperate mic samples from the Kontakt 5 Pack. This pack gives you ultimate flexibility, all the patches we create and three different packs of samples.
Whichever pack you choose you can be reassured that is has the Drumdrops quality stamped all over it. Explore more of these pages and listen to our sample grooves to hear the different packs in action and work out which one is best for you. If you want Dub Reggae drum sounds you have to start with a Dub Reggae kit.