1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

"Epic" double bass drum?

Discussion in 'SAMPLE Talk' started by Mike Fox, Jan 13, 2018.

  1. Mike Fox

    Mike Fox Senior Member

    1,375
    797
    Jul 8, 2016
    Im looking for a large sounding double bass drum library. Is there anything that sounds massive out there? Also, is there anything automatic? For example, I just hold down a key on my midi controller and it will repeatedly kick?
     
  2. kurtvanzo

    kurtvanzo Capt. Zorro

    Mike? Your "funnin'" me ain't cha? I was going to make suggestions for bass drums, but the last sentence makes me believe you are drinking on a Saturday night. ;)

    I really like all my real drummer midi in Addictive drummer, I can grab whole grooves or pieces (like kick) and drag/drop them on a midi track (I bought a bunch of funky 3rd party packs). Better than a repeated kick because it's got human feel. Then I just assign it to a massive double bass drum from CinePerc, or LADD, or Auddicts Drums of the Deep 1. Soundiron's Apocolyse Elements also has a great midi grooves library that works well with the big drum samples included.
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2018
  3. OP
    OP
    Mike Fox

    Mike Fox Senior Member

    1,375
    797
    Jul 8, 2016
    :laugh: I may have been a little tipsy!

    Thank you for the suggestion. Great idea! Does Komplete 10 Ultimate have any drag and drop files that would work?
     
  4. kurtvanzo

    kurtvanzo Capt. Zorro

    Yes, there are midi drag and drop files in Studio Drummer, or most of the other drum kits. Also places like groove monkey sell more grooves for it at decently cheap prices (they also do sales).
    https://groovemonkee.com/blogs/blog/78736260-midi-loops-for-studio-drummer

    Figuring out what drum you want to use then transposing the midi to the right key is another issue. That's why I usually start with the kick in AD2 to find the midi pattern I want first.

    As far as live drummer midi, the best I've found so far is surprisingly from the Zildjian Artist Grooves from Platinum samples...
    http://www.platinumsamples.com/ps/ZildjianArtistGrooves.php

    They now sell all the packs together (24 drummers in many styles) for $40 (back 2 years ago each drummer was about $20) AND JRR Shop sells it with an extra discount in cart. The funk players (like Carter Beauford) are great, cool grooves that are right in the pocket but very human- nothing quantized.
    https://www.jrrshop.com/platinum-samples-zildjian-artist-midi-groove-library

    Groove monkey is also worth looking at for styles your missing (though more straight ahead) just make sure they come with files formatted for your drummer if you are not using General midi. I believe Studio Drummer is GM.
    https://groovemonkee.com/
    Superior Drummer and Addictive Drums 2 each have their own mapping, but most collections come with folders of the midi grooves with those mappings. The reason I like auditioning in AD2 is I can quickly solo the kick track, then when I drag and drop it only drags over the midi for the pieces I have solo'ed (in this case just the kick midi) which saves time as most grooves are the entire kit. Perhaps the same function is available in Studio Drummer, but I haven't checked.
     
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2018
    Mike Fox likes this.
  5. kurtvanzo

    kurtvanzo Capt. Zorro

    Wow, I just looked and sure enough I only bought 2 of the drummers for $40 but they are excellent. I'm actufally planning on spending another $36 myself to get the rest (22?). Glad I looked it up, didn't realize the price had dropped. Thanks! :)
     
  6. OP
    OP
    Mike Fox

    Mike Fox Senior Member

    1,375
    797
    Jul 8, 2016
    Ha!

    Thanks for the info. :thumbsup:
     

Share This Page