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SAMPLE SPECIFICATIONS AND EQUIPMENT INFO

SAMPLE SPECIFICATIONS

  • Over 40,000 samples
  • 24-bit, 44.1 kHz samples
  • 7.2 GB library size, using the Kontakt sample compression (17.4 GB uncompressed!)
  • Up to 27 velocity layers for a single articulation
  • Up to 6 variations of drum hits at the same velocity for added realism
  • Additional compressed Mono Overhead and Mono Room samples for additional sound possibilities
  • Three snare options for each kit
  • Separate Right and Left hand samples for the most common Snare, Tom, and Hihat articulations
  • Snare Top/Bottom and Kick In/Out samples
  • Optional snare bleed samples for many drums
  • Offers 'Lite' versions of each kit

DRUM KIT 1: SPARKLE KIT, PEARL REFERENCE:

Mic Position: Drum: Microphone:
Kick Out 24" Pearl Reference Kick Neumann U 47 fet + Yamaha NS10
Kick In 24" Pearl Reference Kick AKG D 112
Snare Top 13" x 5.5" DW Edge Snare Neumann KM 84 + Shure SM57
Snare Top 12" x 5" Pearl Sensitone Custom Alloy Steel Snare Neumann KM 84 + Shure SM57
Snare Top 14" x 5" Pearl Sensitone Elite Brass Snare Neumann KM 84 + Shure SM57
Snare Bottom 13" x 5.5" DW Edge Snare Shure SM57
Snare Bottom 12" x 5" Pearl Sensitone Custom Alloy Steel Snare Shure SM57
Snare Bottom 14" x 5" Pearl Sensitone Elite Brass Snare Shure SM57
Hihat Zildjian Mastersound Hihat Shure SM58
Hi Rack Tom 8" Pearl Reference Rack Tom Sennheiser MD 421 + Shure SM57
Mid Rack Tom 10" Pearl Reference Rack Tom Sennheiser MD 421 + Shure SM57
Low Rack Tom 12" Pearl Reference Rack Tom Sennheiser MD 421 + Shure SM57
Floor Tom 16" Pearl Reference Floor Tom AKG D 112 + Neumann U 47 fet
Cymbals Modern Zildjian High Crash, Low Crash, Ride,
Splash and Sabian China

ROOM MICROPHONES

Mic Position: Microphone:
Stereo Overhead Neumann KM 184
Stereo Room Brauner VM1
Mono Overhead AKG D 19
Mono Room Neumann U 47

RECORDING EQUIPMENT

Preamps: SSL 9k, REDD.47, Summit Audio TPA 200B
Compressors/Limiters: Fairchild 660, Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor
Prism ADA-8 A/D Converters

DRUM KIT 2: WHITE KIT, DW COLLECTOR'S SERIES:

Mic Position: Drum: Microphone:
Kick Out 22" DW Collector's Series Kick Neumann U 47 fet + Yamaha NS10
Kick In 22" DW Collector's Series Kick AKG D 112
Snare Top 14" x 6" Sonar Artist Bronze Snare Neumann KM 84 + Shure SM57
Snare Top 14" x 5.5" DW Collector's Stainless Steel Snare Neumann KM 84 + Shure SM57
Snare Top 14" x 5" Ayotte Custom Maple Snare Neumann KM 84 + Shure SM57
Snare Bottom 14" x 6" Sonar Artist Bronze Snare Shure SM57
Snare Bottom 14" x 5.5" DW Collector's Stainless Steel Snare Shure SM57
Snare Bottom 14" x 5" Ayotte Custom Maple Snare Shure SM57
Hihat Sabian El Sabor Hihat Shure SM58
Hi Rack Tom 12" DW Collector's Series Rack Tom Sennheiser MD 421 + Shure SM57
Low Rack Tom 13" DW Collector's Series Rack Tom Sennheiser MD 421 + Shure SM57
Hi Floor Tom 16" DW Collector's Series Floor Tom AKG D 112 + Neumann U 47 fet1
Low Floor Tom 18" DW Collector's Series Floor Tom AKG D 112 + Neumann U 47 fet
Cymbals Modern Sabian High Crash, Low Crash, China,
Zildjian Ride and Istanbul Splash

ROOM MICROPHONES:

Mic Position Microphone
Stereo Overhead Neumann KM184
Stereo Room Brauner VM1
Mono Overhead AKG D 19
Mono Room Neumann U 47

RECORDING EQUIPMENT:

Preamps: Neve 1081, Neve Monsterratt, Germanium, EMI TG12428, REDD.47, Summit Audio TPA 200B
Compressors/Limiters: Fairchild 660, Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor
Prism ADA-8 A/D Converters

MAPPING COMPATIBILITY

All the updated ABBEY ROAD DRUMMER instruments include a wide range of mapping templates for instant use with E-DRUMS and other Drum Modules / software:
  • General MIDI
  • V-Drums TD-12/20*
  • V-Drums TD-3/6/8*
  • V-Drums TD-9 V / TD-10 V
  • DrumIt Five
  • Superior Drummer
  • BFD
  • iMap
  • Addictive Drums


If you’ve produced grooves in your sequencer with these plug-ins, you can play them back in your ABBEY ROAD DRUMMER (with the KONTAKT 5 PLAYER). Simply select the appropriate mapping preset from the Drum Page and you’re ready to go.

* Provides two mapping presets for optimized mapping to the two different V-Drum ‘families’.
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