Both kits were recorded with a combination of state-of-the-art equipment and period microphones at Abbey Road Studios in London, providing a natural, open sound suitable for contemporary productions. This combination delivers an earthy, wide open sound that lends itself to recordings where bigger, but less focused, low end is desired. A classic s Slingerland Radio King was also sampled for this release.
Prompted by the insurance industry, the new regulation mandated serial numbers on certain goods, including drums. Our dealers begged us to put them on, so we had our badge manufacturer imprint sequential numbers on the badges for all of our drums. Here's something you don't see very often, Gretsch 16" x 12 " bass drum, restored with mostly original parts, all parts are period correct.
For expert info about vintage drums, check out the Vintage Drum Guide site. When I was a kid in the 's, I found it easy to get a decent drum sound. Then, starting in the mid 's, I found myself sitting on stage all the time, with a drum key in my hand, always tweaking something but never being really thrilled with the sound.
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By most standards, the library is large, apparently comprising over 46, samples and weighing in at 7. This means that the kits don't load up in an instant and downloading from the web takes an agebut it's still much faster than recording the real thing! As with the previous libraries in the series, there are two instruments to choose from, both of which are represented by an interactive picture in the custom-designed Kontakt interface.
Equipment details Drums and equipment Mixer section Groove library. Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London. Extremely rare instruments dating from the s to s were meticulously recorded at Abbey Road Studios using a mixture of period equipment alongside state-of-the-art recording chains that allow users to blend the best of old and new.
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But as Italian Vintage Drums and Cymbals by Luca Luciano makes clear, while Slingerland, Ludwig, Gretsch, and Rogers were providing the beat that moved millions of American feet between the golden age of swing and the rise of arena rock, something strange and wonderful was happening on the other side of the Atlantic. Far from being simple re-creations of American instruments, many of the Italian models featured unusual design elements that would tickle even the least gear-savvy drum fan. Then was the beginning of the imagination! It follows that every country [developed] its own problem solving, following a universal idea but using its own materials, style, and engineering.