Native Instruments Abbey Road 60s Drums KONTAKT DVDR-DYNAMiCS
ABBEY ROAD | 60s DRUMS is the first of Native Instruments'
collaborations with Abbey Road Studios London. This KONTAKT Instrument
delivers expressive acoustic drums that combine detailed realism with
flexible and nuanced control. Containing no emulations or acoustic
modeling of any kind, this instrument consists entirely of high-quality
samples of two vintage kits - beautifully recorded with period equipment
in Abbey Road's legendary Studio Two. The sound of ABBEY ROAD | 60s
DRUMS can be easily molded from within the instrument itself, going from
vintage to modern and taking in all points between.
symbol of the music industry since 1931, Abbey Road has been the
location of countless landmark recordings by artists such as Fiona
Apple, Kate Bush, The Beatles, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Cliff
Richard and The Shadows, David Gilmour, Dido, Green Day, Groove Armada,
Idlewild, Muse, Oasis, Underworld, Coldplay, U2, Radiohead, Kanye West,
and a wealth of film scores. Throughout its long history, Abbey Road has
pioneered many studio techniques and technologies, and today is widely
recognized as one of the most advanced recording, mixing and
post-production complexes in the world.
The heart of ABBEY ROAD |
60s DRUMS consists of two highly sought-after vintage drum kits. The
Gretsch round badge White Marine Pearl (Jasper Shell) from the early 60s
includes a 24ö kick drum, one 13ö and one 16ö tom. The second kit is a
Ludwig Hollywood from 1967 with a 22" kick, and 12", 13" and 16" toms.
* Snare drums include a Ludwig chrome Supra-phonic 400 (1966), Ludwig
wooden jazz Festival (1966), Ludwig Mahogany (1959) and Slingerland
Radio King (1964).
* A selection of vintage Zildjian cymbals were
used from the early and late 60Æs, including a rivet cymbal dating from
ABBEY ROAD | 60s DRUMS were recorded using only the
absolute best period equipment, including the legendary REDD.17 valve
mixing desk from 1958, an EMI TG mixing desk introduced in 1967 as well
as a valve Studer J37 4 track 1-inch tape machine from 1964. Each kit
was recorded with an array of microphones from the studio's microphone
collection - one of the largest in the world. A selection of classic
Neumann, AKG, Sony and STC models were used to record each drum and
percussion element from both close range and further away - capturing
the legendary ambience of Abbey Road's Studio Two. The individual direct
and room microphone signals are all separately adjustable - giving you
detailed control of the overall sound. For further details please check
ABBEY ROAD | 60s DRUMS was Executively Produced by
Peter Cobbin, Abbey Road's Director of Engineering, recorded by Mirek
Stiles and assisted by John Barrett and Kris Burton. Native Instruments
sound designers Paul Maurer and Nicki Marinic were on hand to oversee
the sessions. Drumming duties were performed by one of LondonÆs top
musicians, Ralph Salmins.