The Drummer - Adam Falkner
Adam Falkner is a busy UK session drummer and musical director. Recent highlights include touring and recording with Dido, Babyshambles, Amy Macdonald, and One Eskimo.
Adam is no stranger to sampling drum kits, having done many sample libraries for other manufacturers. He has the patience of a saint, which is thoroughly needed when focusing on recording each drum meticulously at varying velocities. Working in tandem with Martin Oldham from Drum Tech Support, Adam got the best out of this beautiful Premier Kit.
The Engineer - Ben Thackeray
Ben Thackeray has been engineering many bands for over 10 years. After studying at Alchemea Ben began plying his trade at Mark Angelo Studios until he landed a job at the famous Mayfair Studios in London. At Mayfair he worked alongside some great Producers including Nigel Godrich, Jim Abbiss, Ken Nelson, Tony Hoffer and Tom Elmhirst on sessions with Radiohead, Coldplay and Supergrass.
After Mayfair Ben began engineering at Miloco Studios working for a wide variety of acts including The Happy Mondays, My Bloody Valentine, Bloc Party, Rachel Zeffira and many more.
For the last six months Ben has been recording and sampling many drum kits for Drumdrops. With each kit taking about 6 weeks to record and edit there is nothing that this man does not know about drums.
The Drum Tech - Martin Oldham
Martin Oldham is a professional drum technician who specialises in studio and live work. He has worked with many artists across different genres of music including Tinie Tempah, The Libertines, Beady Eye, Chic, Earth Wind and Fire, The Roots, Pendulum, Friendly Fires and Pete Cater to name a few. His work can be heard on albums recorded in top studios throughout the UK - many of which have utilised his large collection of vintage drums which range from the 1920's to present day.
"When I was approached to be involved with the Drumdrops project it was something that I couldn't say no to as it echoes my beliefs in drum recording - getting the right sound at source. By using good drums, the correct drum heads and accurate tuning, the drums are given the best platform to shine as instruments. The utilisation of good mics, placement and understanding of the engineers craft is where Drumdrops excel to bring the artist a pure drum sound." Martin Oldham
The Drum Owner - Ben Hillier
The 1963 Premier Outfits 54 kit is owned by Producer (and Drummer) extraordinaire Ben Hillier (Depeche Mode / Blur / The Magic Numbers / Elbow). Ben is best-known for his original approach to production. He has been involved in building studios all over the world, including a palace in Morocco for Blur’s ‘Think Tank’ album, to an abandoned schoolhouse on the banks of Loch Ness for Doves’ ‘Some Cities’. In 2006 Ben decided to put his heart and soul into Miloco’s Pool where this Premier kit now resides. He owns another three great kits which will be available to purchase as sample packs soon.
The Kontakt Developer - Channel Robot
Channel Robot was founded in 2009 in Melbourne Australia. Channel Robot specialise in developing unique powerful virtual instruments for Kontakt using Native Instruments' KSP scripting language and high quality sample sets. Channel Robot build their own instruments. license their technology and provide design and development services to the audio industry.
The Kontakt UI Designers - Ether Creative
Ether are a design-led digital agency. Reigning from Maidstone in south-east England the small but perfectly formed team design and build mobile sites and apps, PHP based software systems and of course websites. We blend up a mix of bleeding edge design and development techniques, thorough research and planning plus a real dedication to our craft.