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Drumagog Dan's House Vintage Drums
Drumagog Dan's House Vintage Drums
 
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Drumagog Dan's House Vintage Drums Sound Library

Drumagog Dan's House Vintage Drums Sound Library

Drumagog Dan's House Vintage Drums Sound Library Details

Drumagog Dan's House Vintage Drums Sound Library features 10 classic snare drums, 4 rack toms, 5 floor toms, and 6 bass drums. The samples were recorded with top-shelf gear and carefully mixed to give you all the detail and impact Drumagogs heard live in the studio the day they recorded them.


Drumagog Dan's House Vintage Drums Sound Library is the collection from Gretsch, Rogers, Slingerland, Radio King, Pearl, Yamaha, Leedy, Ludwig and Eames, dating from the '20s through the '80s, including a full 1967 Ludwig Club Date kit. They used vintage Neve 1272 preamps and an Apogee PSX 100 analog-to-digital converter in the signal chain, so the GOG files are true-to-life samples of these great-sounding, hard to find drums!


Although Drumagog Dan's House Vintage Drums Sound Library is the collectors' items, they don't spend their lives on the shelf. They're actively used at gigs and in the studio. (The '67 Ludwig kit was just used for tracking some of Paul Simon's stuff in 2003.) These are working instruments!


Each snare is represented on the collection with a total of 138 samples, covering a wide of range of sounds, from tight and muted to open and ringy, whisper quiet to hard rim shots, crossticks to brushes, and more.


No processing was used on the samples - no eq, reverb, compression, or gating. What you hear is just the sound of the drum recorded with great gear, allowed to decay fully and naturally.


Drumagog Dan's House Vintage Drums Sound Library Features


  • Each drum sample was recorded with a dynamic mike at a distance of a few inches, a large diaphragm condenser mike at a distance of a few feet, and a pair of large diaphragm condenser mikes about 8' from the drum, and 10' apart to capture a stereo image. The two close-mike tracks were carefully phase-corrected, but the stereo track was left with a natural delay of about 3 ms to give a slight ambience. The three sources were then balanced and mixed down to create the stereo samples in the collection. No processing was added in the signal chain.
  • The two close mikes were run through Neve 1272 preamps and an Apogee PSX100 AD converter, and the two room mikes went through FMR Audio's RNC preamps, and a MOTU 2408 AD converter. The samples were recorded and mixed in Nuendo 2.01, at 44.1khz and a bit depth of 24 bits.
  • The snares have the most extensive sampling with a total of 138 samples for each drum! The samples are arranged in Drumagog's GOG file format; Each snare has two full 48-sample gog files, the first featuring the sound of the snare somewhat muted, the second with the drum wide open. There are five velocity levels for each, from a whisper to a loud crack.
  • Within each GOG file, you have the option of choosing a hit on center or off-center using Drumagog's positional feature. The on-center hits have five instances for each velocity level, and the hits off-center have either four or five instances for each level. (We would have used 5 instances of each of the 5 velocities, but that adds up to 50 samples - had to cut two in order to fit Drumagog's limit of 48 samples per GOG!)
  • This means that for each drum you go from a nice tight sound by dialing up a muted drum with a stick on-center, or go to the opposite end of the spectrum for a wilder, ringier tone by choosing an unmuted drum hit off-center.
  • Each snare also has an additional gog file with eight further sounds - rim shot muted, rim shot open, bundled sticks muted, bundled sticks open, bundled sticks rim shot, a brush hit, and crossticks. You dial up each of the eight settings within the GOG file using the positional feature.
  • Each snare has it's own unique character - some are full and meaty, some ringy and brittle, some crisp, and some with lots of loose tone. The snares were recorded with a close mike (Shure Beta 56), a mike at about 3' above (Neumann TLM 193), and a stereo pair (Audio Technica AT4033) about 12' apart, and 10' from the drum.
  • The toms were recorded as the snares were, with a close mike (Shure Beta 56), a mike at about 3' above (Neumann TLM 193), and a stereo pair (AT 4033) about 12' apart, and 10' from the drum.
  • The bass drums were recorded with the close mike (an AKG D112) just barely inside a hole in the head (or an inch or two from those heads with no holes), a mike about 3' in front of the drum (Neumann TLM 193), and the stereo pair (AT 4033) on the drummer's side of the drum to catch the snap of the beater on the drum head.

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