Advanced Drum Series Blackbird Kit

Advanced Drum Series Blackbird Kit

$198
  • Deep-Sampled Drum Kit w/ Flow Note Technology
  • 10 Microphone Positions
  • 37,500 Samples / 6GB (compressed from 20GB)
  • 10 Microphone Positions and superb mixing controls
  • Custom Flow-Note Tech for realistic drumming
  • 6 Velocity Layers / 10 Round Robin
  • Intuitive and Flexible UI
  • Built-in FX (Spread, EQ, Comp, LOFI & Compression)
  • 35,000+ lines of code and highly intuitive mixing tools
  • Delivered by Download
  • Kontakt 5.8.1 Full Retail (or later) Required
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Advanced Blackbird Drummer


BLACKBIRD  Drummer is one of the most comprehensive drum kits ever sampled and contains over 37.000 samples and features an extended Mapex Kit.

BLACKBIRD was engineered to perfection by Taylor Larson (Oceanic Studios / Periphery) and contains 10 individual microphone positions for ultimate mixing flexibility. You have individual microphones for kick drum, snares, hi-hats, cymbals, toms and dedicated overhead, room and custom distortion. The user-interface is highly intuitive and flexible – designed for both beginners and pros.

This is our second library to utilize our new flow-note technology. One of the challenges with normal drum sampling is that elements like hats and cymbals artificially stack upon each other. In reality a cymbal doesn’t stack. It partially mutes when its hit again, while also carrying some sound from the previous hit. We call this technology, flow-note.

BLACKBIRD contains over 37.000 samples and 25.000 lines of custom code taking the playability and realism to the next level.

But most importantly BLACKBIRD just works. It sounds completely real out of the box and doesn’t take a drum scientist or rocket engineer to operate. The flow-note technology makes everything connect. The mixer allows you to dial in your desired sound in seconds.

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TECHNOLOGY

3D USER INTERFACE

We wanted the visual and functional side of the library to rock your world! The Blackbird user interface (UI) was all designed in 3D and built around functionality. The front part of the interface allows you to instantly choose any drum of your choice and adjust its volume, pan, tuning, attack, and release just with a few clicks.

Mixer & Microphones

Blackbird contains a highly intuitive and flexible mixer page. Each microphone position (Kick, Snare Top, Snare Bottom, Hats, Rack, Floor, Cymbals, Overheads, Room, and Trash) can be routed to an individual output and each position has its own pan and reverb setting. Blackbird also comes with a collection of custom convolution reverbs.

ARTS, SPECS AND REQS

Mic:

10 Adjustable Mic Positions

  • Kick
  • Snare Top
  • Snare Bottom
  • Hats
  • Racks
  • Floors
  • Cymbals
  • Overheads
  • Room
  • Trash

Cymbals: 

14″ Custom Top w/14″ Quick Beat Bottom

  • Hit
  • Chocked
  • Medium Flow-Note
  • Fast Flow-Note
     

18″ Z3 CUstom Medium Crash

  • Hit
  • Chocked
  • Medium Flow-Note
  • Fast Flow-Note
     

19″ Z3 Custom Medium Crash

  • Hit
  • Chocked
  • Medium Flow-Note
  • Fast Flow-Note
     

18″ A Custom Crash

  • Hit
  • Chocked
  • Medium Flow-Note
  • Fast Flow-Note
     

10″ A Custom Splash

  • Hit
  • Bell
  • Chocked
  • Medium Flow-Note
  • Fast Flow-Note
     

22″ A Custom Ping Ride

  • Hit
  • Chocked
  • Medium Flow-Note
  • Fast Flow-Note
     

9.5″ Zil-Bel

  • Hit
  • Chocked
  • Medium Flow-Note
  • Fast Flow-Note
     

20″ Oriental China Trash

  • Hit
  • Chocked
  • Medium Flow-Note
  • Fast Flow-Note

Snares: 

DW Edge

  • Center Hit (regular)
  • Side Hit (sharper)
  • Rim Shot
  • Snare Off
  • Up to 10 Velocity Layers / 10 Round Robin
     

Ludwig Black Beauty

  • Center Hit (regular)
  • Side Hit (sharper)
  • Rim Shot
  • Snare Off
  • Up to 10 Velocity Layers / 10 Round Robin
     

Soundking Slingerland

  • Center Hit (regular)
  • Side Hit (sharper)
  • Rim Shot
  • Snare Off
  • Up to 10 Velocity Layers / 10 Round Robin


 

Hats: 

Meinl Byzance Traditional 13

  • Closed
  • Tight
  • Slight Open
  • Semi Open
  • Full Open
  • Medium Flow-Note
  • Fast Flow-Note
  • Up to 10 Velocity Layers / 10 Round Robin

Tom and Bass Drums: 

Mapex Toms

  • Small 10/8
  • Medium Small 12/8
  • Medium 12/9
  • Large 14/15
  • Floor Tom 16/16
  • Up to 8 Velocity Layers / 10 Round Robin
     

Bass Drum

  • Mapex
  • 6 Velocity Layers / 10 Round Robin


 

Requirements: 

  • Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.8.1 required
  • Not compatible with the free Kontakt Player
  • Minimum: Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU. 8 GB of RAM or more is highly recommended.
  • Blackbird requires 7.6 GB of Hard Drive Space