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Ableton Drum Samples

Drumdrops now sells single hit multi-velocity WAVs which can be used as Ableton Drum Samples. To make life easier we have also loaded them into Drum Rack and sell the packs with the template and samples.

The Drumdrops 1963 Premier Outfit 54 Kit Single Hits and Multi-Velocity packs include a Live Pack for Ableton Live 9. These Ableton drum samples have been loaded into Drum Rack and include all the different templates for different MIDI maps that are also included with the Kontakt, Battery and ESX24 templates.

Once installed you will find contained in the Live Pack, eight different presets for different MIDI maps and a folder containing all the samples relating to those presets. The MIDI maps contained within the pack are for different maps that are provided by different drum software companies. The different MIDI maps included are:

Addictive Drums
BFD
DrumIt Five
General MIDI
iMap
Superior Drummer
V-Drums

If you have any existing MIDI files that already work with some or all of these versions of drum software, then just load up the template that corresponds to the software that you use. For example, if you have some MIDI patterns that work with XLN's Addictive Drums software in your DAW, then you would want to load the Addictive Drums preset for Drum Rack that is included in the Live Pack. The Ableton drum samples remain the same for whatever template you might choose to use. If you are programming from scratch then it doesn't really matter what template you choose to load unless you are thinking about using the same MIDI file to trigger other versions of drum software further down the line. If this isn't the case then using our default MIDI map preset is fine. Please note that these map templates are a starting point only and may not work completely 100% accurately with whatever kit you have selected in whatever software package you are using, but we have worked hard to ensure that they are as compatible as possible.

To install the Live Pack into Ableton Live 9, just simply double-click on the .alp file that comes supplied with your selected packs download. During the install process you will be asked where you want to install the files to. The best thing to do at this point is to install your files into Ableton's Live Pack folder. You can find the folder under within the Ableton folder which is within your Music folder. Once the files have been installed you will see a newly created folder in the Live Pack folder that contains the eight different presets and also the folder containing the related samples.

Ableton drum samples

You will see these files displayed in the Live Pack section of the browser window of Ableton as well if you select it. Double-clicking the Live Pack in Ableton's browser window opens the Live Pack to show the presets and the folder containing your Ableton drum samples. Then just simply drag the preset you want to load onto a free MIDI track. Drum Rack will load automatically and you will be able to play the kit. Alternatively you could just find the installed files on your hard drive and drag them into Ableton directly from that folder.