*For use with Kontakt
The Drum Particles Collection features all of the samples and sounds from Chocolate Audio's current product line:
- The Black Album
- Contemporary Vintage
- Modern Retro
- Imperial Drums
The current collection features 205.000 samples, 48 GB in compressed sampled content and 300 drum pieces!
Black Album Drums
The Black Album Drums is a drum library for BFD3 and Kontakt 5.5 (full version) inspired by the drum sound featured on the "Black Album" by Metallica from 1991.
It features the kit played on that record, not just the same model, that exact kit (a 1980 Gretsch with Zildjian cymbals and a Tama Bell Brass snare).
In addition to the original kit, there are 2 additional snares, a Ludwig 1970s and a vintage Black Beauty), dual kicks (L&R), 5 toms, 4 crash cymbals, an additional china and ride cymbal.
Chocolate Audio approached the production of this library with an enormous amount of respect and love for the sound they wanted to capture: one of the signature sounds of the history of Rock and Metal music. To this extent, we were lucky to track down a large number of information and material regarding the sessions we were inspired by.
Contemporary Vintage Drums
Contemporary Vintage Drums features 3 full drum kits sampled from:
- Ludwig "Beatles" tribute kit (drum sticks used)
- Ludwig "Beatles" tribute kit (brushes used)
- 1977 Gretsch Concert Rock kit (drum sticks used)
All of these kits come with 3 sets of cymbals sampled from a Zildjian A series set (stick and brush) and and UFIP set (stick) and 2 additional Ride Cymbals (Turkish and UFIP) and 7 additional snares (Ludwig, Gretsch, Pearl and Tama).
These kits have set the bar for classic drum sounds due to the large number of classic hits from the mid sixties and until the beginning of the eighties that were recorded using them.
The production concept gives users access to these classic kits, but with a more modern approach to sound production and mic choice. This approach guarantees fresh new sounds can be created with these 'classic' drum kits.
Modern Retro Drums
Two kits that helped shape the sound of the 90s. Modern Retro Drums features 4 full drum kits sampled from:
- 1997 Sonor Designer kit played with sticks and hotords
- Tama Starclassics kit played with stick and brushes
The kits come with 4 sets of cymbals sampled from a Zildjian set (sticks and hotrods) and a Turkish set (sticks and brushes) and additional Cymbals (Sabian and Ufip) and 6 snares from Ludwig, Sonor and Tama, presented in 13 different versions.
These kits have been extensively used since the '90s to craft some of the best selling music ever recorded.
Two DW kits played with wooden, hotrod, brush, mallet no-wires, blastix and web sticks. And, one Lugwig Vistalite make up this extraordinary library. Recorded in a medium-sized recording room used on BFD Imperial Drums, this allows naturally warm ambience and direct mic signals with superb isolation.
Many included instruments provide alternative ambient and direct mic sets for increased variety. Finally, 13 stick and beater types including hot-rods, webs, rutes and jazz brushes were used to play the instruments.
- About 48 GB (compressed) of samples
- 205,000 samples
- 10 full drum kits (including kits played brushes and rods and many other types of sticks)
- More than 300 drum pieces
- Sampled in full detail: up to 300 samples per articulation divided into up to 11 round robins
- Up to 5 round robins on Cymbals and more than 16 dynamics each
- Up to 4 close mics on each drum piece
- 4 sets of room mics
- Easy multi out assignment
- Custom mapping
- Comes with pre made Kontakt multis
- Totally modular system
- Digitally recorded at 24 bit / 88.2 KHz, released at 24 bit / 44.1 KHz