Specifically designed for metal, speed metal, grunge, and hard rock enthusiasts, The Black Kit is a deeply sampled Mapex drum kit with a huge impactful character and high octane seven-dimension microphone sampling. You are in complete control of the kit’s sound, with the ability to balance seven different phase-aligned mics, multiple snare tuning options, and advanced realism features with extensive velocity layers and round robin takes. Snare buzz control, multiple articulations, room type and size control, multiple outs, and MIDI remapping features (featuring custom mappings as well as instant support for many other common drum maps) are also supported. The Black Kit makes it easy to create a slamming drum performance with a minimum of effort. The Black Kit ships with 2.7 GB of compressed drum samples (4.9 GB uncompressed) and requires the full version of Kontakt 5.
– high-end Kontakt 5 instrument, which makes full usage of the new Kontakt 5 features and the new high quality effects which come with Kontakt 5.
– almost 8,000 hand-cut samples, resulting in a total amount of 2.7 GB compressed (4.9 GB uncompressed) samples using Kontakt’s built-in lossless compression. – very moderate memory usage: the default kit with all articulations and all velocity layers only takes about 300 MB of your memory
– up to seven phase-aligned mics per kit piece for total sound control
– up to 16 velocity layers per articulation
– Four takes of all velocity layers and articulations to eliminate the dreaded machine gun effect
– two additional direct mics for each cymbal for more control over the cymbal sound
– includes a triggered kick designer instrument, which allows you to create your customized triggered kick sound by mixing seven different processed kick sounds
– adjustable snare buzz
– adjustable room
– comes with mapping presets for different drum libraries
– Roland V-Drum support – including cymbal choking (via polyphonic aftertouch)
– fully GM-compatible
– very easy to use, simply load and play!
Triggered Kick Designer
Mix different processed kick sounds to get your perfect metal kick! You can also blend this highly processed kick sound with the recorded natural kick to get even more sound