Mapex Saturn Heavy Rock Kit
This Mapex Saturn Heavy Rock Kit was used on the Drumdrops multi-track album 'Heavy Rock Drops'. This kit was recorded at the now deceased Garden Studios in Shoreditch, London. The kit is available to purchase in three packs and is a must for all those who love rock drum kits. This kit comes with three Mapex Snares including a much sought after Black Panther Hammered Series snare in Phosphor Bronze. The kit also comes with three crash cymbals, a china crash and a ride cymbal. It has been recorded with 16 velocity levels and multiple articulations. This Mapex Saturn kit is owned by Jason Bowld (Killing Joke, Bullet For My Valentine) who uses it for all his recording sessions with some of the UKs leading rock producers.
The Garden Studios (R.I.P. 1978-2012) was responsible for recording many great UK rock bands from Siouxsie & The Banshees, The Cure, The The and The Arctic Monkeys amongst others. It had a unique recording room which defied all acoustics but just sounded great on drums. We were lucky enough to record this kit here shortly before it closed its doors for the last time. Martyn 'Ginge' Ford (Bullet For My Valentine, Trivium, Slipknot) was responsible for recording the kit through the vintage Neve 8026 console that resided at the studio. This kit is a great sounding kit for all Rock lovers out there.
Like all Drumdrops kits it can be purchased in three different packs.
The Kontakt 5 Pack comes with the Drumdrops Kontakt Interface for exclusive use in Native Instruments Kontakt version 5. The interface comes with it's own mixer section giving you control over the individual drum tracks and convolution reverbs that we have included. Each channel has an EQ and Transient Master. You can change the velocity curves of the drums and there is a randomisation feature to add subtle changes to make the drums even more realistic.The Kontakt pack comes with 41 separate articulations, 16 velocity steps and includes multiple round robins totalling over 5000 drum samples.
The Multi-Velocity pack provides up to 16 velocity steps of each articulation. This pack comes with presets for the latest versions of Battery, Kontakt, EXS24, Maschine, Geist, Studio One's Soundsets, Ableton Drum Rack, Reason Refills and iDrum but can be used in any drum machine or sampler that reads WAV files. We have also included MIDI Maps for a lot of the popular defaults. This pack is a great choice for those who want the multiple velocity articulations but do not use Kontakt 5 or do not want the interface.
The Single Hits pack is the most basic pack and just provides three velocities of each articulation. This pack also includes presets for Battery, Kontakt, EXS24, Maschine, Geist, Studio One's Soundsets, Ableton Drum Rack, Reason Refills and iDrum but can be run on any drum machines that read WAV files such as Akai MPC60s.
Whichever pack you choose you can be reassured that is has the Drumdrops quality stamped all over it. Explore more of these pages and listen to our sample grooves to hear the different packs in action and work out which pack is best for you. If you want a heavy rock kit then we think you can do no better than start here and buy the Mapex Saturn Heavy Rock kit.