Lorenzo’s Drums V1

A Yamaha drum kit from California....

The story

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.

The Story:
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!

Reviews

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  • Excellent Dry Kit

    This is a nice dry-sounding kit with multiple round robins and velocity layers. The DS version offers a lot more control than the EXS version as you can change the balance of multiple microphones in DS. My only wish is that there were a few more velocity layers. Some samples have plenty of velocity layers, while others jump from really soft to full-on loud without much ground in between. Even so, this is a great sample pack and a worthy addition to the PB site!

    Sam Ecoff19 October 2021
  • Nice And Simple

    While it's a simple kit with a simple setup, It uses what Is there well. The sound of this kit is fantastic and the little matrix for the mics and bleed is very handy. Certainly a kit I'd use in layers or as a basic writing tool. I look forward to the next step of this kit, It has potential to be a great instrument judging by what is here.

    Kiko13 October 2021
  • Drumkit with great potential

    review based on DecentSampler version Great, raw sounding drumkit. The ability to set the amounts of the various mics direct mics and overheads makes this a very flexible, almost pro-level drum source. If you want snappier, shorter drums, just turn down the release rotary to cut off the tail cleanly. I imagine this can be used for many genres, from garage rock to boombap hiphop, basically everything that requires a raw, authentic drum beat In Lorenzo's Drums V2 I would love to see: more fine tuned fades between the velocity layers currently, particularly on the kick it can sound a bit abrupt going from one velocity layer to the next in the current version ability to tune the pitch of the drums at least kick and snare if you can make it fit into the GUI additional rim and sidestick versions of the snare a softer hit variant of the crash

    Synthiemental13 October 2021