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Gretsch 1960s Round Badge Soul Kit - Drum Replacement Pack

Expansion Packs by DrumDrops

The Gretsch 1960s Round Badge Kits are legendary kits. Currently they are one of the most sought after kits from that era. We recorded this kit to capture a certain sound, the sound of the late 60s and early 70s that came out of the Royal Studios in Memphis. Home to legendary producer and founder of Hi Records, Willie Mitchell. This studio was responsible for recording hit after hit from famous Soul Artists such as Al Green and Ann Peebles. We have studied and recreated the drum sound.

Unlike the one microphone, large open room drum sounds coming out of Motown and Stax in the 60’s/early 70’s, Willie Mitchell preferred a small dry room, often using three or four microphones on the drum kit. To capture the same sound we used the perfectly suited dry live room at Miloco’s The Square. The concept behind the mic positioning is unique to this release. We used four mic’s, each placed in carefully selected positions around the kit, so each mic captures the drum kit as a whole, meaning you can use any one mic as your drum sound, or you can blend any or all of the mic’s to create your ideal sound. 

The drum kit was produced and recorded by South London drummer Timmy Rickard who has studied the grooves and sound of this great era. The kit is a classic sounding late 60s kit with wallets placed on the tuned down snares,  a tea towel was used on the floor tom and we have recorded the ride with and without a chain. Also included are four classic vintage snares and the kit is finally topped off with some percussion - congos, a tambourine and shaker.

What Is the The Drum Replacement Pack?

The Drum Replacement Pack is perfect for users who use Slate Trigger V2, Drumagog or DrumXchanger. The Slate Trigger patch has been created using the five mics placed around the kit. There are samples for the kick drum, snare and toms. You can choose to trigger the close mic, overhead or room samples. The samples in this patch have up to 16 velocity levels and six round robins.

The Drumagog 5 patch uses the same samples and you can choose the balance between the four mics based around the kit. This patch uses up to 8 velocity levels with four round robins. We have included samples for the Kick, Snare, toms and hi-hat. If you version of Drumagog contains the Auto hi-hat tracking feature then the samples will follow the opening an closing of the hi-hat. The Drumagog 4 patch does not support seperate m crophones or round robins. There are 16 velocities of each drum included in this patch.

The DrumXchanger patch contains stereo mixed samples (a combination of the overhead, room and close mics samples). This patch contains eight velocity levels with no round robins. The snare also contains a rimshot sample that has its own adjustable trigger threshold.

What's included in your download?

The Slate Trigger 2 Patch

Kick Drum - Gretsch Round Badge Kick Drum 20":

  • Kick Dampened – Kit Mics Mix, Room Mic, 16 Velocities - 5 round robins - 160 Samples
  • Kick Undampened - Kit Mics Mix, Room Mic, 16 Velocities - 5 round robins - 160 Samples

Snare Drum 1 - Gretsch Renown 14" x 6" Snare:

  • Snare Centre - Kit Mics Mix, Room Mic, 16 Velocities - 5 round robins - 160 Samples
  • Snare Rimshot - Kit Mics Mix, Room Mic, 16 Velocities - 5 round robins - 160 Samples
  • Snare Sidestick - Kit Mics Mix, Room Mic, 16 Velocities - 5 round robins - 160 Samples

Snare Drum 2 - Gretsch Renown 14" x 5" Snare:

  • Snare Centre - Kit Mics Mix, Room Mic, 16 Velocities - 5 round robins - 160 Samples
  • Snare Rimshot - Kit Mics Mix, Room Mic, 16 Velocities - 5 round robins - 160 Samples
  • Snare Sidestick - Kit Mics Mix, Room Mic, 16 Velocities - 5 round robins - 160 Samples

Snare Drum 3 - Ludwig Acrolite 14" x 5" Snare:

  • Snare Centre - Kit Mics Mix, Room Mic, 16 Velocities - 5 round robins - 160 Samples
  • Snare Rimshot - Kit Mics Mix, Room Mic, 16 Velocities - 5 round robins - 160 Samples
  • Snare Sidestick - Kit Mics Mix, Room Mic, 16 Velocities - 5 round robins - 160 Samples

Snare Drum 4 - Ludwig 400 14" x 5" Snare:

  • Snare Centre - Kit Mics Mix, Room Mic, 16 Velocities - 5 round robins - 160 Samples
  • Snare Rimshot - Kit Mics Mix, Room Mic, 16 Velocities - 5 round robins - 160 Samples
  • Snare Sidestick - Kit Mics Mix, Room Mic, 16 Velocities - 5 round robins - 160 Samples

Rack Tom - Gretsch 13" Round Badge Rack Tom:

  • Rack Tom Centre - Kit Mics Mix, Room Mic, 16 Velocities - 5 round robins - 160 Samples
  • Rack Tom Centre (tea towel) - Kit Mics Mix, Room Mic, 16 Velocities - 5 round robins - 160 Samples

Floor Tom - Gretsch 16" Round Badge Floor Tom:

  • Floor Tom Centre - Kit Mics Mix, Room Mic, 16 Velocities - 5 round robins - 160 Samples
  • Floor Tom Centre - Kit Mics Mix, Room Mic, 16 Velocities - 5 round robins - 160 Samples

Total Samples:

  • 2880 samples in total

Compatibility:

  • All Samples are saved in Slate's tci file format.
  • Compatible with Slate Trigger 2 v1.1.2 (Built using Editor v1.2)

Drumagog 5 Patch

Kick Drum - Gretsch 20" Round Badge Kick Drum:

  • Kick Undampened – Kit Mics Mix - 8 Velocities - 4 Round Robins - 128 Samples
  • Kick Dampened - Kit Mics Mix - 8 Velocities - 4 Round Robins - 128 Samples

Snare Drum 1 - Gretsch Renown 14" x 6" Snare:

  • Snare Centre - Kit Mics Mix - 8 Velocities - 4 Round Robins - 128 Samples
  • Snare Edge - Kit Mics Mix - 8 Velocities - 4 Round Robins - 128 Samples
  • Snare Sidestick - Kit Mics Mix - 8 Velocities - 4 Round Robins - 128 Samples

Snare Drum 2 - Gretsch Renown 14" x 5" Snare:

  • Snare Centre - Kit Mics Mix - 8 Velocities - 4 Round Robins - 128 Samples
  • Snare Edge - Kit Mics Mix - 8 Velocities - 4 Round Robins - 128 Samples
  • Snare Sidestick - Kit Mics Mix - 8 Velocities - 4 Round Robins - 128 Samples

Snare Drum 3 - Ludwig Acrolite 14" x 5" Snare:

  • Snare Centre - Kit Mics Mix - 8 Velocities - 4 Round Robins - 128 Samples
  • Snare Edge - Kit Mics Mix - 8 Velocities - 4 Round Robins - 128 Samples
  • Snare Sidestick - Kit Mics Mix - 8 Velocities - 4 Round Robins - 128 Samples

Snare Drum 4 - Ludwig 400 14" x 5" Snare:

  • Snare Centre - Kit Mics Mix - 8 Velocities - 4 Round Robins - 128 Samples
  • Snare Edge - Kit Mics Mix - 8 Velocities - 4 Round Robins - 128 Samples
  • Snare Sidestick - Kit Mics Mix - 8 Velocities - 4 Round Robins - 128 Samples

Rack Tom - Gretsch 13" Round Badge Rack Tom:

  • Rack Tom Centre - Kit Mics Mix - 8 Velocities - 4 Round Robins - 128 Samples
  • Rack Tom Centre (tea towel) - Kit Mics Mix - 8 Velocities - 4 Round Robins - 128 Samples

Floor Tom - Gretsch 16" Round Badge Floor Tom:

  • Floor Tom Centre - Kit Mics Mix - 8 Velocities - 4 Round Robins - 128 Samples
  • Floor Tom Centre - Kit Mics Mix - 8 Velocities - 4 Round Robins - 128 Samples

Hi-Hat - Bosphorous 16" Crash Hi-Hats:

  • Hat Closed - Kit Mics Mix - 8 Velocities - 4 Round Robins - 128 Samples
  • Hat Open - Kit Mics Mix - 8 Velocities - 4 Round Robins - 128 Samples

Total Samples:

  • 2560 samples in total

Compatibility:

  • All Samples are saved in Drumagog's Gog file format.
  • Compatible with Drumagog v5.2.1

Drumagog 4 Patch

Kick Drum - Gretsch 20" Round Badge Kick Drum:

  • Kick Undampened – Kit Mics Mix - 16 Velocities - 16 Samples
  • Kick Dampened - Kit Mics Mix - 16 Velocities - 16 Samples

Snare Drum 1 - Gretsch Renown 14" x 6" Snare:

  • Snare Centre - Kit Mics Mix - 16 Velocities - 16 Samples
  • Snare Edge - Kit Mics Mix - 16 Velocities - 16 Samples
  • Snare Sidestick - Kit Mics Mix - 16 Velocities - 16 Samples

Snare Drum 2 - Gretsch Renown 14" x 5" Snare:

  • Snare Centre - Kit Mics Mix - 16 Velocities - 16 Samples
  • Snare Edge - Kit Mics Mix - 16 Velocities - 16 Samples
  • Snare Sidestick - Kit Mics Mix - 16 Velocities - 16 Samples

Snare Drum 3 - Ludwig Acrolite 14" x 5" Snare:

  • Snare Centre - Kit Mics Mix - 16 Velocities - 16 Samples
  • Snare Edge - Kit Mics Mix - 16 Velocities - 16 Samples
  • Snare Sidestick - Kit Mics Mix - 16 Velocities - 16 Samples

Snare Drum 4 - Ludwig 400 14" x 5" Snare:

  • Snare Centre - Kit Mics Mix - 16 Velocities - 16 Samples
  • Snare Edge - Kit Mics Mix - 16 Velocities - 16 Samples
  • Snare Sidestick - Kit Mics Mix - 16 Velocities - 16 Samples

Rack Tom - Gretsch 13" Round Badge Rack Tom:

  • Rack Tom Centre - Kit Mics Mix - 16 Velocities - 16 Samples

Floor Tom - Gretsch 16" Round Badge Floor Tom:

  • Floor Tom Centre - Kit Mics Mix - 16 Velocities - 16 Samples

Total Samples:

  • 192 samples in total

Compatibility:

  • All Samples are saved in Drumagog's Gog file format.
  • Compatible with Drumagog v4

DrumXchanger Patch

Gretsch 20" Round Badge Kick Drum:

  • Kick Undampened – Mixed Stereo Samples (Kit Mics, Room) - 8 Stereo Samples
  • Kick Dampened - Mixed Stereo Samples (Kit Mics, Room) - 8 Stereo Samples

Snare Drum 1 - Gretsch Renown 14" x 6" Snare:

  • Snare Centre - Mixed Stereo Samples (Kit Mics, Room) - 8 Stereo Samples
  • Snare Rim - Mixed Stereo Sample (Kit Mics, Room) - 1 Stereo Sample
  • Snare Sidestick - Mixed Stereo Samples (Kit Mics, Room) - 8 Stereo Samples

Snare Drum 2 - Gretsch Renown 14" x 5" Snare:

  • Snare Centre - Mixed Stereo Samples (Kit Mics, Room) - 8 Stereo Samples
  • Snare Rim - Mixed Stereo Sample (Kit Mics, Room) - 1 Stereo Sample
  • Snare Sidestick - Mixed Stereo Samples (Kit Mics, Room) - 8 Stereo Samples

Snare Drum 3 - Ludwig Acrolite 14" x 5" Snare:

  • Snare Centre - Mixed Stereo Samples (Kit Mics, Room) - 8 Stereo Samples
  • Snare Rim - Mixed Stereo Sample (Kit Mics, Room) - 1 Stereo Sample
  • Snare Sidestick - Mixed Stereo Samples (Kit Mics, Room) - 8 Stereo Samples

Snare Drum 4 - Ludwig 400 14" x 5" Snare:

  • Snare Centre - Mixed Stereo Samples (Kit Mics, Room) - 8 Stereo Samples
  • Snare Rim - Mixed Stereo Sample (Kit Mics, Room) - 1 Stereo Sample
  • Snare Sidestick - Mixed Stereo Samples (Kit Mics, Room) - 8 Stereo Samples

Rack Tom - Gretsch 13" Round Badge Rack Tom:

  • Rack Tom Centre - Mixed Stereo Samples (Kit Mics, Room) - 8 Stereo Samples
  • Rack Tom Centre (tea towel) - Mixed Stereo Samples (Kit Mics, Room) - 8 Stereo Samples

Floor Tom - Gretsch 16" Round Badge Floor Tom:

  • Floor Tom Centre - Mixed Stereo Samples (Kit Mics, Room) - 8 Stereo Samples
  • Floor Tom Centre - Mixed Stereo Samples (Kit Mics, Room) - 8 Stereo Samples

Total Samples:

  • 116 samples in total

Compatibility:

  • All Samples are saved in DrumXchanger's splx file format.
  • Compatible with DrumXchanger v1.4

System Requirements

  • The files will arrive in one zipped file which will need de-stuffing.
  • The file is large so please make sure your broadband can cope

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