I sampled a kit today. I was going for "raw" with plenty of room sound. I was hoping for an alternative to the ultra-polished drum sounds that seem to be on most metal recordings these days. Here's the kit:
It's an old Mapex. 18" kick, and smallish toms. The Wuhan ride is not the best. The crash is a Sabian Manhattan Jazz. The snare is a pearl free-floating brass piccolo. Here's a demo i did in Reason:
I didn't tamper with the samples in Reason at all. Just loaded them up, programmed the demo, and exported. No volume adjustments, reverb, compression, or anything were added.
Not sure I'm crazy about the snare...or any of it to be honest. I'm reserving judgment until I hear it in a mix. I went ahead and made a Kong patch for this for all you Reason users out there. Here's a link to the samples:
...and here's the Kong patch:
Just download and unzip the sample folder and place it in your Reason directory. Open up a project, add a mixer and a Kong, load up the patch and you should be in business. For non-Reason people...all the samples are sorted into folders and numbered. I took 10 hard and 10 soft hits from each drum and cymbal. They're all 24bit, 96khz. Let me know if any of you end up using these for anything. Happy drum programming!