“Bites The Dust” is a sample pack for Slate Trigger which pays homage to the fat, punchy drum sound featured in the classic Queen song of a similar name. The samples also work incredibly well in musical applications where a dry, intimate sound is required.
The drum kit features a Ludwig classic maple kit comprosing of 22x16 kick, 12x8 and 16x16 toms and is capped off with a 1960s 14x5 Ludwig supraphonic snare drum with ample muffling.
The kick features 6 velocity layers, the snare drums 7 velocity layers and the Toms 5 velocity layers each, with 9 samples per layer, helping to create a very accurate and natural replacement experience.
The microphone list used to capture the samples is as follows:
Kick Close 1 - RE20
Kick Close 2 - Sennheiser MD421
Kick Outside - Vintage Neumann U87 Silver
Snare Top 1 - Sennheiser MD421
Snare Top 2 - Beyer M201
Snare Bottom - AKG C414
Toms Close - Sennheiser MD421
Overheads - Neumann U87
All captured through API preamps.