A couple of years ago, I recorded drums for a friend’s debut album at a small studio here in the UK. It’s out now, and you can check it out here: https://album.link/s/2nSsfInOygP8p5KpDlJ63B. After we finished recording, I sampled the kit for some potential future warping and mangling, and it’s lived in a dusty Pro Tools session ever since – until now. I rescued the samples and recorded them onto a TDK Type II Chrome cassette, processing them on the way back into my DAW with a dbx160 stereo compressor. The result is a loud, gritty, in-your-face drum pack bursting with character. Featuring kick, snare, two toms, a crash and ride cymbal, this library has 3 dynamic layers and 3 round robins and is compatible with Kontakt 5 or later. Check out my walkthrough below!
Cassette Drums Walkthrough
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Amazing samples with lots of special character
I was working on a percussive project when Dan posted this. I got a copy and brought it into my DAW. It is just what I needed. Sounds great out of the box. Just add water :-) I think the GUI is great too as it is not needed at all. Any tweaking can be done in the channel strip or under the hood. Love the photo.
Way to go
Just a beautiful work. Playable, full functional, sounds great. Perfect for urban grooves or soundtracks.
Thanks and a question
As usual yours samples are beautifula and inspiring.
We can never thank you enough for your work.
I'd like to make a multioutput kontakt instrument, kick to one chanel snare to other, HH to other...
But, using kontakt, when I send any group of samples to other output, except the default instrument output, they doesn't sound with the total lenght. Like a gatered sound...
I am working with the amp section of kontakt. I do not know what is happening.
Can you help me? THX.
In the mixer of kontakt was 2 new channels named "dk drums" redirected to 1/2 output, maybe they interfered in the signal of the others channels. if you delete those channels everything works fine.
Oh those crummy cassette sound,
simply LOVE this
fits perfectly in with the other elements of the compotation
and no gripes about this
good job DK
keep it up
Nice simple kit
Very simple drum kit. Sounds great, gets the job done. Plenty of character - I just wish there were a few more cymbal options, but then again, I'm a big fan of very minimal drum kit players. I just used it for a new ambient jazz piece that I posted on YouTube - https://youtu.be/FRgpde52I0Q