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HELP! Virtual Drumset question

Discussion in 'Recording/Live Sound' started by jmcloud, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. jmcloud

    jmcloud Member

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    Hey everyone, I'm looking for a virtual drumset with a good 50's sound. Think Elvis, Temptations, Etta James, etc. Free if possible, cheap is great. This is for a client that doesn't have a ton of budget to work with. Any ideas? Need to find something ASAP! Thanks for any help you can provide!

    (By the way, I run Logic Studio 9 and I own Reason 4 and EZ Drummer, if that helps. I also run a lot of NI stuff so anything that'll run thru Kontakt would work as well. But at this point I'll try anything...)
     
  2. strattele335

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    EZDrummer has the Americana kit and the vintage rock kit. Native Instruments has the Abbey Road 60's drums. The Abbey Road drums have some nice 4 mic sounds. Those might work nice for a late 50's pop sound.

    Craig
     
  3. B Money

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    EZ Drummer 'Vintage Rock' rock kit, with the brushes should get you pretty close.
     
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    Thanks guys. I've seen those on their websites but I'm glad to hear from people with experience with them. I appreciate the info!
     
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    I will be interested in hearing what you decided to use. I have not the NI stuff, but I like how they sound on the demos.
    Another kit that could be a possibility would be EZDrummer's Funkmasters kit. More 60's soul and R&B, but might be worth a shot too.
    A thought for mixing, if you haven't already, would be to just use kick and overhead mics to help get that vintage sound.
     
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    The Addictive Drums kit that was recorded to tape is strangely excellent.
     

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