Native instruments – Abbey Road 50s Drummer 1.2 (KONTAKT)

ABBEY ROAD 50s DRUMMER is a new instrument for KONTAKT, containing the sounds of two classic drum kits from the 1950s. Soundsets provide the signature drum sound of an era when drums competed with electrified instruments that were gaining popularity.
Recorded on authentic Abbey Road Studios in London, 50s DRUMMER sounds include a library of grooves, mixer presets and a new set of brush sounds, giving you an authentic feel of 1950s rock ‘n’ roll, rhythm and blues, country and jazz.
ABBEY ROAD 50s DRUMMER features rare instruments from the earliest years of popular music. The first kit dates back to the early 1950s and is a Gretsch Cadillac Green Nitron drum kit with a 20″ bass drum, 12″ alto tom and 14″ floor tom. mix among electrified instruments. The second setup is from the late 1950s, the WFL kit. It includes a 20″ bass drum, 12″ and 13″ alto toms, and a 16″ baritone floor tom. In the WFL, the toms are tuned high, giving a lighter tone, which complements the Gretsch set well.Each set contains three different snare drums from the same period, giving sonic variety and additional customization options.
50s DRUMMER was recorded at the legendary Second Studio in London’s Abbey Road. Along with traditional microphone equipment, vintage RCA 44-BX and AKG D12 microphones, a REDD.17 tube mixing console and a tube tape recorder were used to create the library.
New variations of the brush sounds and their varied performance articulations were also recorded specifically for the 50s DRUMMER to showcase the characteristic playing techniques of the time. An extensive library of grooves includes samples of early rock and roll, rhythm and blues, country and jazz, as well as many modern rhythms. This gives users the ability to create both sketches and complete recordings of drum parts.
Regardless of the genre, producers looking to add an original ’50s flavor to their productions will benefit from high quality recordings, ease of use and attention to detail.

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Library requires NI Kontakt 5.4.2

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