Soft Drums

1960's Ludwig kit covered with blankets and hit with broomstick brushes....

The story

I like drums. Drums are loud.

I recorded these soft drum samples for when I want the sound of traditional drums but need them to fit alongside and underneath quiet music. The kit is a 1960’s Ludwig covered with blankets and hit with Promark Broomsticks, resulting in a brushy vibe with muted drum tones. Great for adding percussive subdivisions that take up a small amount sonic real estate.



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  • Great sound!

    Very close, dry and intimat sounding fat drum kit! Really good.

    Schulti22 October 2021
  • PHAT Drums...

    It's a great sounding drum set. Fat, tight, brilliantly recorded and nicely processed, what more does one want?

    R.Treves21 October 2021
  • A gentle textured drum

    Delicate and soft sound of drum. I also hear slightly sub snice textured sound as well. Nice to play with!

    Asuka Amane20 October 2021
  • Just Great

    I don't often get exited about a drum sample set. But this one really hits the spot. Just love it. It's perfect.

    Ray20 October 2021
  • Yup.

    This is a super useful set of drum samples. It's just like you want soft drums to sound. Totally playable, totally useful. There's nothing flashy about these, but completely and totally useful. Well done!

    Sam Ecoff19 October 2021
  • Super simple deadened kit

    Great sounding little kit for smaller productions although its a little temperamental. I particularly like the snare sound

    Jim Sanger17 October 2021
  • All about character!

    It's been a long time since I've heard such character in a drum kit. Everything is mostly amazing, with the exception of some samples having a very weird release, especially one particular one in the base drum on low-mid velocities, which there is a click and a sudden stop. It happens on the toms as well, but overall it's not a big deal. I like that there is also a slow flam, but it be awesome if the flam would be faster on higher velocities. My only big complain is that the mapping is not the same as the generic drum mapping for the cymbals, but that's something that you can get used to.

    Alex Raptakis15 October 2021
  • My go-to acoustic kit

    It's just a simple dry, deadened kit, and it works so well for so many things. I have even triggered it to blend in with live recorded kits! HOWEVER: I do have a gripe, which is that some of the samples have clicks and extraneous noise. It's worth taking the time – as I did – to go into the wave editor and fix some of the samples. Now that this kit is part of my workflow, I really don't want to ever be without it!

    ChesterGwazda13 October 2021
  • The Drum Buss Secret Weapon

    This kit is one of my secret weapons. Its beautifully clean, lo-fi sound and rounded tones are super cool in their own right, but when layered underneath big kits captured in great rooms, this kit adds body, warmth and some serious deep drum weight. Try it and see that I'm right : Thanks Jon, for an amazing contribution to the 'Piano' book canon.

    Consterdine12 October 2021