I am delighted to release the “Rhapsody in Bohemia” drum instrument for Native Instruments’ Kontakt. This kit pays homage to the fat, vintage sounds of Queen drummer Roger Taylor but with a modern slant.
These samples are recorded with a view to sounding extremely natural, fat and full of tone and as a result they are capable of being used in a wide range of genres where an organic vibe is desired.
The pack features a gorgeous Ludwig classic maple kit with a 22x16 kick (In both dampened and wide-open tunings), 12x8, 13x10 and 16x16 toms and capped off with a 1968 Ludwig Supraphonic 400 chrome over brass snare drum.
The kick and snare drums feature 6 velocity layers with multiple samples per layer. The toms feature 5 velocity layers with multiple samples per layer.
The microphone list used to capture the samples is as follows: Kick Close - RE-20 Snare Top - SM57 Overheads - Neumann U87 Stereo Room - Royer 121s Mono Room - Coles 4038 Auxiliary close Mic - Vintage Silver Neumann U87 All captured through API preamps.
The Kontakt version of this sample pack is made out of 7 different Kontakt instruments, which are: • Snare • Kick Damped • Kick Open • Tom12 • Tom13 • Tom16 • Echos
There is also a Kontakt Multi which comprise the Snare, Kick Damped, Tom12, Tom13 and Tom16. Dragging this multi in to Kontakt allows for a complete kit to be loaded in one go.
Kontakt requirements The minimum Kontakt requirement to play these instruments is 5.8.1 and the full version of Kontakt is required, not Kontakt Player. The instruments will play in Kontakt Player for 15 minutes in demo mode before they time out, although resetting Kontakt Player will reset the timer. These instruments will also play perfectly in Kontakt version 6.