What Is the Dual Kit Kontakt Player Pack?
The Dual Kit Kontakt Player pack contains two kits. The Vintage Folk Rock Kit and the Modern Folk Rock Kit. Both of the kits in this pack are fully compliant with the latest version of Kontakt Player and the full version of Kontakt 5.6 and load up in your Kontakt Library. If you don't own the full version of Kontakt you can load these kits in the free Kontakt Player sampler. This Library contains both kits, with all their previous features, and now both kits are also fully NKS compatible. This means that the kits will now work intuitively and seamlessly with any Native Instruments S-Series keyboard and Maschine via Komplete Kontrol. You can load snapshots, edit parameters and much more all from your Komplete Kontrol keyboard. See our overview video for more details of the Folk Rock Kits NKS integration. For customers who have already bought the Vintage Folk Rock Kit Kontakt pack and want to upgrade to this dual kit Kontakt Player pack, they just need to email firstname.lastname@example.org. When customers purchase this kit they will receive a serial number that will need to be licensed in the Native Instruments license manager. Both of these kits were recorded and mixed by Phill Brown with drummer Martyn Barker in Livingston Studios, London. For details on each kit see below. They both use version 2 of the Drumdrops Kontakt Instrument.
The Vintage Folk Rock Kit Kontakt Version
The Vintage Folk Rock Kit is the first kit to use version 2 of the Drumdrops Kontakt Instrument. The instrument provides the user with complete control over each of the drums with the inbuilt mixer. With our mic mixer feature you can adjust the mix of each of the 5 mics used to record the kit on each drum. It gives you absolute control. The instrument also allows you to add convolution reverbs that have been sampled from a variety of the studios and outboard we use as well as two delay settings. To increase the realism of the overall sound we have included multiple round robin samples which utilises the 16400 included samples and there is also a randomisation tool. Each channel has a 4 band equalizer, a compressor, shape feature and tape saturation. The stereo buss comes with its own compressor, limiter, EQ, Crush and image tools. It comes with a selection of MIDI maps including full compatability with Roland V-drums and the DTX900. However the new kontakt instrument also allows drummers to build their own custom MIDI maps to suit their kit perfectly. For more details on the Kontakt instrument included for this kit - head over here.
The Modern Folk Rock Kit Kontakt Version
The Modern Folk Rock Kit Kontakt version also uses the latest version of the Kontakt instrument and in this pack only, it is Kontakt Player compatible. The Modern Folk Rock Kit was close mic'd as opposed to using the 5 mic recording technique but like the vintage kit also comes with sticks, brushes and hotrod samples. This pack utilises 16940 samples that were recorded for. For more details on the Modern Folk Rock Kit Kontakt instrument included in this pack read over here (although remember this dual pack is Kontakt Player compatible where as the Kontakt pack is only compatible with the full version of Kontakt).
We currently build our packs with the latest version of 5.6
Native Instruments Kontakt 5 - Minimum 5.6 full version or the latest FREE Kontakt Player.
Kontakt 5.6 Requires:-
On a Mac
Mac OS X 10.10, 10.11 or 10.12 (latest update), Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB RAM
On a PC
Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit), Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD AthlonTM 64 X2, 4 GB RAM (6 GB RAM Recommended)
High-Speed Internet required To activate this pack an activation code will be dropped into your online Drumdrops account when you purchase the pack. You will need to licence this kit using Native Instruments License Manager.