What Is the Single Hits Pack?
The Single Hits Pack is our simplest sample pack which is suited for people who do not need multiple velocity levels. This pack includes up to three velocities of each articulation and is ideal for working with drum machines such as the Akai MPC60. This pack contains all the different articulations of the kit recorded and mixed to an extremely high standard. All the samples have been mixed from a combination of the individual drum microphones and where applicable the overhead and room microphones. We have included patches for the latest versions of Battery, Kontakt, EXS24, Maschine, Geist, Studio One Soundsets, Ableton Drum Rack, Reason Refills, Renoise and idrum but the samples can be loaded into any DAW, sampler or drum machine that can load up WAV files. We have also included multiple MIDI maps for Addictive Drums, BFD, iMap, Slate Digital SSD4, Superior Drummer, V-Drums, Yamaha DTX900, General MIDI and Drumit Five.
You also have the choice between using two sets of samples, the original mix sample files, which are quite clean sounding, allowing you to process the sounds further yourself, or the alternative valve and tape mix samples which have been through an extra stage of mixing to give a bigger, dirtier, more aggressive sound. There are separate patches for whichever choice you make.
The original samples were mixed through a Neve VR console with a SSL X-Logic G-series compressor and a Massenburg GML 8200 Parametric EQ on the mix insert. The Valve and Tape samples were then further mixed through an SSL 4056G+ Console which had a Manley Variable-Mu Compressor on the mix insert, whilst they were also sent off in parallel to an EAR 660 tube compressor (based on the famous Fairchild 660). The samples were then also sent off to two Urei 1176 compressors, again in parallel, which had the compression turned off, which adds a little solid state distortion to the valve distortion that was already coming from the EAR 660. Then crucially the samples were printed to BASF 900 1/2" tape, running on an Ampex ATR-102 machine, running at 30ips.
Listen to this pack
What's included in your download ?
The files will arrive in one zipped file which will need de-stuffing.
The file is large (about 500 meg) so please make sure your broadband can cope
All audio files are 24 bit 44.1 WAV Files
Two sets of samples - Original Mix samples & the Valve and Tape Mix Samples
Kick Drum - Vintage 1963 Premier Kick Drum 20" x 16"
Kick Felt – 3 Velocities / Stereo Mix
Kick Plastic - 3 Velocities / Stereo Mix
Snare Drum - Vintage Premier Royal Ace Snare 14" x 5.5"
Snare Dampened Centre - 3 Velocities / Stereo Mix
Snare Dampened Edge - 3 Velocities / Stereo Mix
Snare Dampened Rim - 3 Velocities / Stereo Mix
Snare Un-dampened Centre - 3 Velocities / Stereo Mix
Snare Un-dampened Edge - 3 Velocities / Stereo Mix
Snare Un-dampened Rim - 3 Velocities / Stereo Mix
Snare Sidestick - 3 Velocities / Stereo Mix
Hi-Hat - Zildjian New Beat Hi Hat 14"
Hat Centre Fully Closed - 3 Velocities / Stereo Mix
Hat Centre Closed - 3 Velocities / Stereo Mix
Hat Centre Open Quarter - 3 Velocities / Stereo Mix
Hat Centre Open Half - 3 Velocities / Stereo Mix
Hat Centre Open Three Quarters - 3 Velocities / Stereo Mix
Hat Centre Open - 3 Velocities / Stereo Mix
Hat Edge Fully Closed - 3 Velocities / Stereo Mix
Hat Edge Closed - 3 Velocities / Stereo Mix
Hat Edge Open Quarter - 3 Velocities / Stereo Mix
Hat Edge Open Half - 3 Velocities / Stereo Mix
Hat Edge Open Three Quarters - 3 Velocities / Stereo Mix
Hat Edge Open - 3 Velocities / Stereo Mix
Hat Foot Pedal Shut – 1 velocity / Stereo Mix
Hat Foot Pedal Open – 1 velocity / Stereo Mix
Floor Tom - Vintage Premier 1963 Floor Tom 16" x 16"
Floor Tom Centre - 3 Velocities / Stereo Mix
Rack Tom - Vintage Premier 1963 Rack Tom 12" x 8"
Rack Tom Centre - 3 Velocities / Stereo mix
Ride - Zildjian K Custom Medium Ride 22"
Ride Centre - 3 Velocities / Stereo mix
Ride Bell - 3 Velocities / Stereo Mix
Ride Edge - 3 Velocities / Stereo Mix
Crash 1 - Zildjian K Dark Thin Crash 18"
Crash K Centre - 3 Velocities / Stereo Mix
Crash K Edge - 3 Velocities / Stereo Mix
Crash 2 - Zildjian Vintage Cie Crash 16"
Crash Cie Centre - 3 Velocities / Stereo Mix
Crash Cie Edge - 3 Velocities / Stereo Mix
92 samples in total (for each mix)
The included software patches have been created with the versions below. If you are running earlier versions the patches may not load up but you can create new patches using the samples provided.
- Kontakt v5.2.0
- Battery v3.2.3
- EXS24 vLogic 9
- Ableton Drum Rack v9.0.5
- Reason v7.0.1 Combinator Refill containing NN-XT sampler & FX
- Renoise v3.0.0 (courtesy of Jon Halford)
Drum Machine Patches:
- Maschine v1.8.0
- Geist v22.214.171.124
- Studio One's Impact v2.5.1
- iDrum v1.73.625
- Reason v7.0.1 Redrum Refill
We have included MIDI templates for some of the most popular setups and software. This will allow you to quickly load up the samples using your favourite MIDI Map.
- Addictive Drums
- Drumit Five
- General MIDI
- Slate Digital SSD4
- Superior Drummer
- Yamaha DX900