Friday, October 2, 2015

Freebie Fri.: Drumdrops 60s Rogers Pop Kit

Drumdrops is a company that provides multiple styles of drum tracks and sample kits.
In exchange for signing up on their website they offer a free 60's style drum pack and 20%
off coupon for future purchases.

The kit is provided in a Multi-track session format, a Stems and Mix files Pack, a Loops Pack and a Single Hits Pack. The drums were recorded at The Bridge and mixed at The Square both located in the UK. The high quality sounds can be used as is or feel free to process to your liking with your favorite gear or plugins. Even though it says "60s" I can definitely see this kit being used on various styles of music.

From the website:

"Recorded on a lovely old Rogers kit from the era and mic'd up old style in a dry sounding booth, these samples will help add an authentic 60s vibe to your songs, soundtracks and commercials.
The kit we used is a Rogers PowerTone from the late 1960s and consists of a 22” kick drum, 13” rack tom and 16” floor tom. Perfect for the sound we were after. We used two snare drums, a 1960s Ludwig 400 (again!) as it is such a classic and  a Ludwig 1950s classic Buddy Rich model. 

The kit was tuned up and prepared by London session drummer Tim Weller with Drumdrops engineer Ben Thackeray. Session drummer Jonathan Atkinson was the drummer on sampling duties. The Rogers was recorded during the same session as the Swinging 60s Pop Drops Volume 1 drum tracks album, so you can hear exactly how the non sampled kit sounds there. We used one of the smaller studios at our disposal, Miloco's The Bridge (where the kit resides) which has a very small live space which was perfect for the sound of this kit. The kit was recorded with minimal microphones (a Kick, snare and 3 kit mics) which helps with the sound.
The Single Hits pack  comes with 10 patches for different samplers and includes three velocities of each articulation. The patches included are for Battery 3, Kontakt 5, EXS24, Maschine, Geist, Studio One's Impact Soundset, Ableton Drum Rack, iDrum, Renoise and Reason Refills but if you run any legacy drum machines such as Akai MPC60s this pack may be ideal as it includes 16 bit WAVs as well as 24 bit WAVs. This pack comes loaded with 138 samples."
Head over to,  sign up, get your free drum pack and check out the many sample packs they have to offer.