SAMPLE SPECIFICATIONS AND EQUIPMENT INFO

SAMPLE SPECIFICATIONS

  • Over 40,000 samples
  • 24-bit, 44.1 kHz samples
  • 7.7 GB library size, using the Kontakt sample compression (19.8 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
  • Special mono and stereo gate samples in addition to the direct, overhead and room mic samples
  • Selectable snares 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: 80S BLACK KIT, YAMAHA 9000:

Mic Position: Drum: Microphone:
Kick Out 24" Yamaha 9000 Kick Neumann FET 47
Kick In 24" Yamaha 9000 Kick Sennheiser MD 421
Snare Top 14" x 6.5" Ludwig Hammered Brass Snare SHURE SM 57
Snare Top 14" x 6.5" Gretsch Maple Snare SHURE SM 57
Snare Bottom 14" x 6.5" Ludwig Hammered Brass Snare AKG 414
Snare Bottom 14" x 6.5" Gretsch Maple Snare AKG 414
Hihat 80s Sabian Vintage Hihat AKG 451 EB
Hi Rack Tom 12" Yamaha 9000 Rack Tom Sennheiser MD 421
Mid Rack Tom 13" Yamaha 9000 Rack Tom Sennheiser MD 421
Low Rack Tom 14" Yamaha 9000 Rack Tom Sennheiser MD 421
Floor Tom 18" Yamaha 9000 Floor Tom Sennheiser MD 421
Cymbals 80s Zildjian High Crash, Low Crash, Ride, China and Splash

ROOM MICROPHONES

Mic Position: Microphone:
Stereo Overheads Neumann U 87
Room Ambience Neumann U 87
Overhead STC 4021
Far Ambience Neumann U 87

RECORDING EQUIPMENT

24-track Studer A820 2" Tape Machine and Ampex 456 Tape
Neve Air Montserrat and Neve 1081 Preamps
EMI TG12413 Limiters
Prism ADA-8 A/D Converters

DRUM KIT 2: 80S CHROME KIT, SLINGERLAND MAGNUM:

Mic Position: Drum: Microphone:
Kick Out 24" Slingerland Magnum Kick Neumann FET 47
Kick In 24" Slingerland Magnum Kick Electro-Voice RE 20
Snare Top 14" x 5.5" Slingerland 2-1 Chrome Snare SHURE SM 57
Snare Top 14" x 10" Ludwig Classic Deep Rock Wood Snare SHURE SM 57
Snare Top 14" x 5" Pearl Maple Free Floating System Snare SHURE SM 57
Snare Bottom 14" x 5.5" Slingerland 2-1 Chrome Snare AKG 414
Snare Bottom 14" x 10" Ludwig Classic Deep Rock Wood Snare AKG 414
Snare Bottom 14" x 5" Pearl Maple Free Floating System Snare AKG 414
Hihat 80s Zildjian Vintage Hihat AKG 451 EB
Hi Rack Tom 13" Slingerland Magnum Rack Tom Sennheiser MD 421
Low Rack Tom 14" Slingerland Magnum Rack Tom Sennheiser MD 421
Hi Floor Tom 15" Slingerland Magnum Floor Tom Sennheiser MD 421
Low Floor Tom 16" Slingerland Magnum Floor Tom Sennheiser MD 421
Cymbals 80s Sabian High Crash, Low Crash and Ride, Zildjian China and Splash

ROOM MICROPHONES:

Mic Position Microphone
Stereo Overheads Neumann U 87
Room Ambience Neumann U 87
Overhead STC 4021
Far Ambience Neumann U 87

RECORDING EQUIPMENT:

24-track Studer A820 2" Tape Machine and Ampex 456 Tape
Neve Air Montserrat and Neve 1081 Preamps
EMI TG12413 Limiters
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-12/20/9 V/10 V*
  • V-Drums TD-3/6/8*
  • 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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