The Drummer - Adam Falkner
Adam Falkner is a busy UK session drummer and musical director. Recent highlights include touring and recording with Dido, Babyshambles, Amy Macdonald, and One Eskimo.
Adam is no stranger to sampling drum kits, having done many sample libraries for other manufacturers. He has the patience of a saint, which is thoroughly needed when focusing on recording each drum meticulously at varying velocities. Working in tandem with Martin Oldham from Drum Tech Support, Adam got the best out of this hybrid Yamaha Kit.
The Engineer - Matt Lawrence
The kit was recorded by Drumdrops engineer Ben Thackeray however we used Grammy award winning engineer Matt Lawrence to mix the Kontakt pack samples. Matt is a UK Producer, engineer and mixer whose work on Mumford & Sons 'Babel' earned him a Grammy.
Matt's other credits include Adele, Amy Winehouse, Ellie Goulding, Black Eyed Peas, Foals, Laura Marling, The White Stripes, Lady Gaga, Beyonce to name but a few.
Matt has over 20 years of experience. He started at Van Morrison's studio in Bath working on seven of his studio albums and he then moved to Metropolis in London where he soon became the chief engineer working with many high profile acts. Matt has worked alongside many high calibre producers and mixers such as Sir George Martin, Gus Dudgeon, Alan Moulder, Timberland, Nellee Hooper, Mark Ronson and Steve Osborne who have all had a direct influence on his career.
Matt mixed the Kontakt pack samples in Miloco's Engine Room studios in London.
The Drum Tech - Martin Oldham
Martin Oldham is a professional drum technician who specialises in studio and live work. He has worked with many artists across different genres of music including Tinie Tempah, The Libertines, Beady Eye, Chic, Earth Wind and Fire, The Roots, Pendulum, Friendly Fires and Pete Cater to name a few. His work can be heard on albums recorded in top studios throughout the UK - many of which have utilised his large collection of vintage drums which range from the 1920's to present day.
"When I was approached to be involved with the Drumdrops project it was something that I couldn't say no to as it echoes my beliefs in drum recording - getting the right sound at source. By using good drums, the correct drum heads and accurate tuning, the drums are given the best platform to shine as instruments. The utilisation of good mics, placement and understanding of the engineers craft is where Drumdrops excel to bring the artist a pure drum sound." Martin Oldham
The Drum Owner - Ben Hillier
The Yamaha Hybrid kit is owned by Producer (and Drummer) extraordinaire Ben Hillier (Depeche Mode / Blur / The Magic Numbers / Elbow). Ben is best-known for his original approach to production. He has been involved in building studios all over the world, including a palace in Morocco for Blur’s ‘Think Tank’ album, to an abandoned schoolhouse on the banks of Loch Ness for Doves’ ‘Some Cities’. In 2006 Ben decided to put his heart and soul into Miloco’s Pool where this Yamaha kit now resides. He owns another three great kits which will be available to purchase as sample packs soon.