Stats: 650MB total size. 3067 samples, 329 REX2 files, , 24 bit 44.1khz. Up to 13 velocity layers per instrument. Supported formats: Kong, NN-XT, Combinator, Kontakt 3.5 or later, Battery 3, Wav. For immediate purchase and download.

Price: $49.00

Overview

CLASSIC ANALOG DRUMS is a sample library consisting of 10 different classic ANALOG drum machines: The 808, 909, 606, TR-77, TR-66, TR-55, TR-33, TR-330, CR-8000 and the CR-78. Each box has been sampled in depth with an emphasis on great sound, playability and ease of use. The 808, 909 and 606 have been deeply sampled and feature extensive velocity layering to create touch sensitivity and expressiveness. There are up to 13 velocity layers per instrument and more than 3000 samples in the whole library.

These drum machines have withstood the test of time and are still very popular three decades after they were first manufactured. They have been used on thousands of records in many different genres including pop, dance, electronic and hip hop.

Multi-Format

Supported formats include Kong and NN-XT for Reason, the full version of Kontakt, Battery and Wav. The samples and presets are not encrypted or inside of a refill or monolith. The Kontakt presets can be loaded into most soft samplers—FL Studio’s Direct Wave, Halion, Ableton Live Sampler, etc.

Requirements: The full version of Kontakt 3.5 or later, Battery 3.2.3 or later, Reason 5 or later.

Velocity Layers

This sample library uses velocity layers extensively to add expression and touch sensitivity to relevant instruments. It’s similar to what you would get with an acoustic drum sample library. Also, ’round robin’ samples are used within each velocity layer. This adds subtle variation to each hit. With these analog drum machines, no two hits are exactly alike–Like snowflakes! All velocity layers have 4 samples triggered ’round robin’ style. Note: For this sample library, round robin functionality is supported in Kontakt, Kong and NN-XT only.

Tuning

For the 808, 909 and 606, a lot of work was done to get the pitched instruments in tune with each other. Within each kit, the bass drums, snares, congas and toms all sound in tune. Each kit really sounds like a coherent whole.

Instrument Patches

Instruments are mapped to general MIDI standard keys as a full drum kit. Individual instrument mappings are also included.

808

  • All instruments are included.
  • There are 13 different bass drum mappings that have anywhere from four to nine velocity layers each. The sound ranges from extra tight to booooomy. The longer decay samples really pump out some sweet low end. Be sure to check out the Boom Drum preset — As you press a key down harder, the decay increases. Try setting the polyphony to 1 for a gated effect.
  • 3 snares with up to 12 velocity layers each.
  • 5 cymbals that use varying amounts of decay. There are 5 velocity layers in each one that control the tone. The sound ranges from a light ting on a ride to a full crash. Very expressive and somewhat realistic!
  • Open Hi Hat with 12 velocity layers that control the decay of each hit. The closed hat is not adjustable so it only has one velocity layer.
  • 5 conga group maps and 2 tom group maps, each with different tunings. All these maps are in tune with the kick drum and the rest of the kit. In addition, 18 different micro tunings are included for each instrument.
  • All percussion instruments are included: Clap, Clave, Maracas, Rim Shot, Cow Bell and Sync Tone.
  • All Instruments are tuned and mapped with 4 round robin layers each in Kontakt and Reason.

909

  • All instruments are included.
  • There are 12 bass drums included, each with a different tuning and 7 different velocity layers for each one.
  • 5 snare sets in two different tunings.
  • 2 clap sets from two different 909′s.
  • 5 tom group maps each with different tunings. All these maps are in tune with the kick drum and the rest of the kit. In addition, 17 different micro tunings are included for each instrument.
  • Open and Closed Hi Hat with 6 velocity layers each that control the decay of each hit.
  • All other percussion and cymbal instruments are included.
  • All Instruments are tuned and mapped with 4 round robin layers each in Kontakt and Reason.

606

  • All instruments are included.
  • Very touch sensitive with up to 13 velocity layers per instrument!
  • 2 different cymbal maps.
  • All Instruments are tuned and mapped with 4 round robin layers each in Kontakt and Reason.

TR-77, TR-66, TR-55, TR-33, TR-330, CR-8000, CR-78

  • All Instruments are tuned and mapped with 4 round robin layers each in Kontakt and Reason.
  • 329 REX2 files included.
  • Unique Guiro sample sets and REX2 files from the TR-77 and CR-78.

REX2 Files

323 REX2 files are included from the beat boxes only. Only the best, most useable loops were Rexed. Rex files are compatible with just about every DAW available today including Pro Tools, Ableton Live, FL Studio, Reaper, Cubase, Sonar and Reason.

Demo Sounds

Here are sound examples from every instrument in the library.