The story

My friend Luke and I set out to do some microphone tests on drums in his basement studio. While we were at it, I had Luke do some takes in sampling format so I could attempt a Kontakt build.

The sampling session for this pack was done very quickly because of the pandemic. This is why the kit has more of a minimal approach.

Only four mics on the kit: RE320 on Kick, M201 on Snare, and KSM137’s for Overheads. We used Pacifica and ADL 600 mic preamps going into an Apollo.

The GUI gives the user the ability to route the mic sources out of Kontakt into the DAW for added control and processing. There are Templates for Kontakt inside of Pro Tools, Cubase, and Maschine included in the download folder.

While not a super deep sample set, these drum sounds have a pretty good vibe and should work well as a songwriting tool.


Reviews for Basement Drums

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  • Mmmmmm... Super Tasty Drums!

    Really really awesome drums. Perfectly recorded, ultra vibey, perfect GUI. A+

    Sam EcoffSamplist 19 October 2021
  • To the top!

    Everything about this drum kit is fantastic. Noiseless, dynamic, properly mapped and with a perfect GUI in both terms of options and aesthetics. The only thing missing is a rim stick hit and unfortunately there are no toms. Personally I would like a more snappy snare, or at least the option to pitch it up, but I can't retract any points because that's just a personal preference. Up you go!

    Alex Raptakis26 October 2021
  • Love It

    I really love the character and the playability of this drums, i just wish there was a decent sample version too.

    vinzsaint01 September 2022
  • Amazing GUI

    This is a really nice drum kit recorded really well. The GUI looks so amazing and gives you alot of control over the individual mics and other effects. The Drum sound itself isn't my favorite but this is just my preference. Objectively its an amazing free option for people that want live drums in their productions. I also love how you added some little snare flams and things like that. I love when percussion and drum packs include these.

    septemberwalk05 November 2021
  • The Sound Of Dirty Carpet and Sweat (and that's a good thing!)

    A great sounding drum kit with the muffled practice room ambience. Despite its limitations (no toms) there are a couple of really great things about this instrument: the available ride and crash variations and the selection of kick and snare sounds that make it an easy instrument to get a satisfying drum groove going with minimal effort. The recorded sounds are great and made of quality drums (Ludwig snare, Zildjans)and the gui is perfect for making small adjustments. Available nkis offer increasing levels of grungy goodness for those in need. An all round winner for lo-fi drum exuberance.

    TheButlerDeclines29 September 2022
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