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It's all about the sound...

This is an awesome rock kit. Just plain natural no processing recorded in an incredible live room. Listen to the demos and you decide...

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Drum Kit The Mapex Kit
  • The Drum Kit - Mapex Heavy Rock Drum kit

    The Mapex Drum Kit

    Mapex have been making drum kits for over 18 years. This kit is a Mapex Saturn kit which is one of their Pro Lines. The distinct tone of the shells comes from the mix of Maple and Walnut. The kit is constructed from 6 plies of wood to create a shell thickness of 5.1 millimetres. The thinner hybrid shells provide a lower, warmer and darker tone than similar all-maple shells. Mapex also have a non-fussy approach to applying hardware to the shell. Too much metalwork on a drum can result in a dead tone.

    Jason’s Saturn kit is his number one recording kit. He started using the Mapex kit about 5 years ago and has used it on every record since. The toms were fitted with Evans G2 clear heads which makes them sound well balanced with attack and resonance and almost naturally EQ’d. The Kick drum was fitted with an Evans emad skin with virtually zero dampening. The sound of this kick is best summed up with two words – Punch & Sub.

    Mapex also excel in the snare department too. Jason mainly uses a Black Panther Machete which has a savage attack but also comes with weight and fatness to match. However we also recorded two other Mapex snares. A hammered, Phosphor Bronze snare which has the attack, but with more warmth that helps provide an openness that can complement tracks beautifully and a Black Panther Stainless Steel snare.

    Paiste cymbals complement the Mapex kit perfectly. The signature range of cymbals have an eq’d sound with no midrange honk or clanginess that can dominate other cymbal’s sound. The sound-edge hi-hats are extremely crisp and the ride ping on the Custom Twenty series metal ride is sweet and not muddied by too many overtones.

    The kit comprises a Mapex Saturn 22” Kick drum. Three snares – a Mapex Black Panther hammered phosphor Bronze 14” x 6.5”, a Mapex Black Panther 14”x 5” and a Mapex Machete 14” x  6.5”. There are two Mapex rack toms – a 10” x 8” and 12” x 9” and a 16” x 16” floor tom. The hi-hats are Paiste sound edge 14” hats. The cymbals consist of a Paiste Dry Heavy 21” Ride, a Paiste Twenty Metal 18” Crash, a Paiste Metal China 18” Crash, a Paiste Twenty Custom 19” Crash and a Paiste Twenty Custom 20” Crash. All in all this is an epic sounding rock kit.

  • The Articulations Broken Down

    • Kick - Mapex Saturn Kick Drum
    • Dimensions - 22"
    • Articulations - Emad and EQ3 Heads
    • Multisampling - Up to 16 velocity layers with 5 round robin samples

    • Snare 2 - Mapex Black panther
    • Dimensions - 14" x 5"
    • Articulations - Centre, Edge, Rimshot, Sidestick and Flams
    • Multisampling - 16 velocity layers with 5 round robin samples
    • Hi Hat - Paiste sound edge Hats
    • Dimensions - 14"
    • Articulations - Fully Shut to fully open in 6 stages - centre and edge, Floot pedal shut and open.
    • Multisampling - 12 Velocity layers with 5 round robin samples
    • Rack Tom 2 - Mapex Saturn Rack Tom
    • Dimensions - 12" x 8"
    • Articulations - Centre
    • Multisampling - 16 Velocity layers with 5 round robin samples
    • Ride - Paiste Dry Heavy Ride
    • Dimensions - 21"
    • Articulations - Centre, Edge and Bell
    • Multisampling - 10 Velocity Layers with 5 round robin samples
    • China - Paiste Metal China Crash
    • Dimensions - 18"
    • Articulations - Centre and Edge
    • Multisampling - 10 Velocity layers with 5 round robin samples
    • All Drums were fitted with Evans heads
    • Snare 1 - Mapex Black panther Hammered Phosphor Bronze
    • Dimensions - 14" x 6.5"
    • Articulations - Centre, Edge, Rimshot, Sidestick and Flams
    • Multisampling - 16 velocity layers with 5 round robin samples
    • Snare 3 - Mapex Machete
    • Dimensions - 14" x 6.5"
    • Articulations - Centre, Edge, Rimshot, Sidestick and Flams
    • Multisampling - 16 velocity layers with 5 round robin samples
    • Rack Tom 1 - Mapex Saturn Rack Tom
    • Dimensions - 10" x 8"
    • Articulations - Centre
    • Multisampling - 16 Velocity layers with 5 round robin samples
    • Floor Tom - Mapex Saturn Floor Tom
    • Dimensions - 16" x 16"
    • Articulations - Centre
    • Multisampling - 16 velocity layers with 5 round robin samples
    • Crash 1 - Paiste Twenty Metal Crash
    • Dimensions - 18"
    • Articulations - Centre and Edge
    • Multisampling - 10 Velocity layers with 5 round robin samples
    • Crash 2 & 3 - Paiste Twenty Custom Crashes
    • Dimensions - 19" & 20"
    • Articulations - Centre and Edge
    • Multisampling - 10 Velocity layers with 5 round robin samples