Many tracks on The Beatles aka The White Album and the Abbey Road album itself employ this damping technique. Interestingly, the 'per drum' attack, hold and release times act after any room or overhead sound has been added, so you can really shorten the decay for that 'cardboard box' sound in a very controllable way. A set of modern grooves is also included for producers looking to add some vintage spice to their contemporary sound. Anyway everyone thanks again for any and all replies. I liked the 60s drum sounds better than the 70s when I listened to the audio demos. Create the perfect drum submix completely within the instrument! This message was edited 2 times.
One thing you have to make sure is that Kontakt knows where your libraries are stored. In the case of the snare, we have a top mic and bottom mic. To tame this, try a thin tea towel placed over the batter head. I can't fault the recording quality or period authenticity of this library, and the amount of control you get allows plenty of customisation without bogging you down in excessively tweaky detail, but because of the size of these kits, they do take a minute or two to load. Close Window, go to Instrument tab in S1 lower left Click the Kontakt instrument Hunt savagely for the channels you assigned because you can't make that window bigger. There is a tuning knob here as well for fine tuning the drum. Offline Thanks for all the replies everyone, but I figured it out.
Abbey Road has pioneered many studio techniques and technologies, and is widely recognized as one of the most advanced recording, mixing and post-production complexes in the world. Please read our before posting. Command your own 60s drummer in the form of a comprehensive Groove Library, and polish your sound with a detailed Mixer Section and class-A studio effects. Then what I would do is, in Kontakt, right click on the 60's drum library and delete it. It's either the limitation of Kontakt or Abbey Road. To overcome this, an overdubbed snare drum track was recorded. Additionally, there are samples of bleed from the other drums that can be mixed in, plus extra percussion in the form of tambourine, stick hits and real hand-claps.
Each articulation can have a different attack, hold, and decay envelope. A small diaphragm condenser mic is best for this task, however a bright sounding dynamic type should suffice. Splashy hi-hats and riding the crash cymbal ruled the day! For that wacky 60s stereo sound, try panning the drums to one side, with any additional percussion — tambourines were commonly used on records from the 1960s — panned to the opposite channel. Step 5 - Exploring the Mixer The mixer button gives us a beautifully aged mixer that allows us to mix our drum kit within Kontakt. One of my current of many favorites of the new Kontakt 5 libraries is the Abbey Road Drum series. Get behind two 60s kits, exquisitely-recorded at Abbey Road Studios. At the other end of the scale, the Late 60s kit also features a selection of Ringo-esque teatowel covered sounds for the snare and toms which, when biased towards the direct mics, creates a lovely dry, tubby, funky tonality.
Click on that and then browse for the folder on your computer where the library is located. I vote for that too It sounds and looks good from what I've seen and heard so far. In the same area possibly under settings you should be able to find an option to add library. He also teaches at an Apple Certified training facility in San Francisco called Pyramind and has long bee. Create the perfect drum submix completely within the instrument! A further panel at the right of the screen accesses the various articulations for the selected drum — head position, rimshot, flam and so forth. This message was edited 2 times. The controls to the right of the kit graphics enable individual kit elements to be tuned and to have their volume envelopes tweaked for longer or shorter decay times — a bit like virtual gaffer tape.
In order to offer maximum flexibility without making things too complicated, the instrument controls are set out over just three pages: Drums, Mixer and Options. Little did I know what I was about to discover in these libraries, presets, and players. The drum kits have been selected as representative of their eras with the Early 60s model being a four-piece Jasper shell Gretsch with two Ludwig snares and the Late 60s kit an original five-piece 1967 Ludwig Hollywood with Ludwig and Slingerland snares. I have looked all over YouTube for full video tutorials on Abbey Road 60's Drums and found only videos not solving my problem. A veritable cornucopia of meticulously designed libraries that brought so many new tools to my table I was almost overwhelmed. Routing Abbey Road Drums in Pro Tools Kontakt includes some amazing drums in Abbey Road Modern Drummer, Vintage Drummer, 50s Drummer, 60s Drummer, 70s Drummer and 80s Drummer. All the kits have mono overhead mic faders and all but the earliest kits also have stereo overhead mic faders.
Roll of frequencies below 600Hz and above 10kHz before sending the drum mix to your reverb. Its higher tom tuning means it sounds slightly brighter than the Spring Kit. Make note of which channels. By Paul White Looking for the essence of the '70s sound? The two basic kit sounds are very much of the period, with nicely rounded toms and kicks and a generally less splashy, less aggressive high-end than we're used to today. The heads have more of a vellum than a plastic character though they're almost certainly plastic , resulting in a rich, plummy tone. Extra absorbers were used mimic the tighter recording environments of the 1950s.
. The Options page gives you control over key range, velocity, snare-mic bleed and transpose settings, as well as a series of randomisation options. The use of a ribbon mic on the kick drum is a contributory factor, as is the customary choice of felt or rubber beater. An iconic symbol of the music industry since 1931, Abbey Road has been the location of countless landmark recordings by artists such as The Beatles, U2, Kate Bush, Oasis, Kanye West and Radiohead, to name just a few. With the Open Kit, the two different sets of overhead mics give a markedly different sound to each other, and you can still add in the room mics if you want to make everything sound bigger and more lively.
There's a charming naivety to the sound of Abbey Road 70s Drums, and its period authenticity is right on the money. This video tutorial will show how you to do this in Pro Tools. This isn't a problem; just move onto the second disc and install that, so Kontakt 4 can take over as your play engine. If it's there and Kontakt has been pointed to that folder as the storage place for the library of sounds for the 60s drums then it should all work. Mirek's work includes the Beatles Anthology 5.