For the first time in 40 years, drummer Nick Mason of Pink Floyd and recording engineer/producer Alan Parsons are reunited in the studio with producer Dave Kerzner of Sonic Reality to capture and preserve a classic drum sound.Nick Mason Drums from Sonic Reality captures the iconic drum sound of legendary drummer Nick Mason of Pink Floyd. With samples recorded by Alan Parsons, the original engineer who recorded Pink Floyd’s epic album “Dark Side of the Moon, using the same classic EMI mixing console as they did in the 70s, these vintage drum samples couldn’t be more authentic. Now these timeless drums can be used in your music with the Nick Mason Drums BFD Kit!
In the BFD2 version of Nick Mason Drums you get a digital recreation of Nick Mason’s Ludwig® kit that was used on albums such as The Wall and more. You get a deluxe drum kit that can be both live and deadened sounding depending on the variety of individual mic channels you choose in the mix. If you wanted to go for more of an upfront “Dark Side” style you could turn down the room mics and bring up the directs. If you wanted a larger rock drum sound you can turn up the rooms and apply compression and other effects. From a warm snare to deep kick and toms with cymbals that sizzle, this kit is a must-have in anyone’s collection. It’s suitable for many styles of music beyond the source context it is known by millions for.
The total size of the high resolution multichannel Nick Mason Drums BFD Kit is close to 5 gigabytes. It includes samples of Nick Mason’s custom Ludwig® “Black Kit” with a kick, 5 toms, hi hat, ride, 3 crashes and a choice of 4 different snare drums.
The drum kit was recorded by Alan Parsons through an EMI TG12345 console, the same mixing desk model used to record “Dark Side of the Moon” in 1973. Using the same microphones and micing techniques, Parsons and Mason were able to revisit the past and recreate a session they’re famous for in rock history.