“Vintage Classic” is a drum sample pack for Slate Digital’s Trigger plugin that delivers the classic sound of a Ludwig classic maple drum kit recorded using the microphone capture technique made famous by Glyn Johns.
The drum kit features a 22x16 kick, 12x8 and 16x16 toms and is capped off with a 14x6.5 Ludwig classic maple snare drum and a supplementary 14 x5 Pearl Aluminium snare drum with a lower, deader tuning.
By modern drum recording standards, the Glyn Johns technique is considered a minimal miking setup, but its versatility across a wide range of genres cannot be disputed.
The core element of the sample pack is the Glyn Johns overhead setup which has been captured here very effectively, and combined with the close microphones on the kick drum and snare drum it is possible to use this pack in a wide range of musical applications. An echo chamber print has also been included along with a second, more modern sounding kick drum microphone capture so that the user has more options during mixing.
The kick features 7 velocity layers, the snare drums 9 velocity layers and the Toms (captured through the overheads) 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:
Glyn Johns Overhead Setup - Neumann U87s
Kick Vintage - Neumann Vintage U87 Silver
Snare Top - Shure SM57
Kick Alternative - AKG D112
All captured through API preamps