Lorenzo’s Drums V1
Hi! My name is Lorenzo Wood and I’m an 18-year-old, producer, songwriter, and musician from California. This instrument here is my first crack at sampling my Yamaha drum kit I’ve had since I was little. I wanted to have a nice solid punchy and snappy drum kit with samples coming out of individual mic channels just like if you recorded them live, and unmixed so you can put your own character on it. The instrument uses up to 5 velocity layers and two to four round robins.
Earlier this year I was applying for colleges (excuse my American). For Belmont University (Nashville) I was auditioning for vocal performance. They wanted three songs that showed off my vocals well sung live to a backing track. I really don’t like backing tracks unless they’re to supplement a live band (In that case they’re awesome) but I realized it’d be alright if I made them from scratch. I decided the first one I’d do would be one of my favorite songs “Sunday Morning” by Maroon 5.
After pulling a reference track and session up I realized that since I was auditioning for vocals (Not music production) I should keep it simple. So I just very quickly threw up 3 mics onto the drum kit and then had a great time recording all the instruments on an Instagram live stream. When I went back from the kit to my MacBook to do a rough mix I was blown away by how nice the drums sounded with the quick 3 mic setup. So I went back and hit each individual piece a bunch of times and that was the start of my quest.
I’m currently designing a proper template to sample the kit again in more depth with a more traditional 8 or 10 mic setup and some more versatility so stay tuned for V2. Also, feel free to reach out if you have any questions, suggestions, or wanna share what you’ve done with it. Also if you like it, drop a review on
Thanks for reading! I’m so happy to be a part of this awesome community and can’t wait to share more of the instruments I’ve been making!
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Almost my new main drums
When I first loaded in this kit (had to download DecentSampler for it, as I mostly just use Kontakt), I was blown away by the sound. This kit sounds like how the drums in my head sound when I am concepting music. It’s deep and strong, with a nice full and dark snare. Cymbals aren’t too harsh or bright, everything simply sounds amazing.
I would gladly replace my current most used kit with this one if it were not for the implementation.
I’d like to see it on Kontakt (of course) but I’d be glad to just keep using DS if the hihat open/close functioned properly. The hi-hat open articulation on this kit does not get silenced by the closed articulation, which is a bit of deal breaker for someone like me who plays everything out on a MIDI controller rather than programming the notes in.
I really hope V2 addresses this issue, and having faith that it will, I’m going to give this kit 5 stars for now.
TLDR; Outstanding sounding kit, unfinished (but promising) implementation.
Fantastic sound (DS version)
Great sounding dry kit with analogue feel. I tried the Decent Sampler version. Hopefully Dave adds multi-outputs to Decent Sampler in the future, since it’s so much easier if you work with drums and percussion.
Exactly what's missing in the vst drum market
I think Toontrack could take some notes from Lorenzo…turns out when you don’t heavily process the sounds, you leave it to the artist to make it sound how they want it. Also, if you don’t do anything to this kit, it STILL sounds great and organic.
Lorenzo, thank you very much for this library! It’s awesome, considering the fact it is your first attempt – very clear, precise sound! The next step could be an adding a multi output – that will be a massive bonus! If it had the multi now, I would use it sometimes even instead of SSD 5 FREE just to switch)) So, if you improve it, it may become one of the best FREE instruments! Blessings!
Sound very live and engaging on the demo.
I couldn’t get it to sound so good loading the instrument file, but perhaps, Lorenzo, the patch would be best; not sure how to load it. Can you advise please?