This kit has two different approaches of working with it:
- Use a single comprehensive kit in a single instance of DrumGizmo, which has 16 outputs, so the room and overhead channels of most kit pieces are pre-mixed into room and overhead buses, or
- Use multiple kits in multiple instances of DrumGizmo, one for each kit piece type, which gets around the 16-channel limit of a single DrumGizmo instance. This allows for individual room and overhead buses for each kit piece type for maximum control over the sound (a total of 38 audio channels).
A couple MP3 demo clips (just a little EQ on the kick but otherwise "dry"):
https://drive.google.com/open?id=122XiJ ... VruIQhIzHG
https://drive.google.com/open?id=13VMpk ... bGzeZY1jo-
I think it's well suited to rock, blues, metal, and so on. It's probably not the best for jazz due to the lack of jazz-type articulations (no brushes used instead of sticks, etc.) It'll probably take some EQ and compression to sculpt it just right. This is about as raw sounding as it gets; it's good sounding, but raw. It's a very good starting point for using reasonable amounts of EQ/compression any mixing engineer would have to do on a good neutral recording of real acoustic drums.
Download the drumkit here (752 MB zip file):
Tchackpoum DrumGizmo kit version 1.2
Download the documentation here (52 KB zip file):
Tchackpoum DrumGizmo documentation version 1.2
Update April 24 to "version 1.2":
- all the XML files have been edited for more sensible naming of audio channels (helps keep track of overhead and room bus routing of the main_kit, and is more specific in each individual kit).
- addition of a GM drum MIDI map file
- cymbal choke time reduced for a more natural sounding choke response
- revised documentation
Tchackpoum DrumGizmo version 1.2 update
The update file contains no WAV files; it contains just the XML files, notename files, and Reaper track template files. You can unzip it and copy the new files over the old ones, replacing them. Projects made with the previous version in your DAW should load with this new information requiring no adjustments to your projects.
Google Drive has file download limits, so I expect this link may not work from time to time.
This kit requires the latest DrumGizmo plugin (a free plugin), version 0.9.18.1.
To download DrumGizmo for Windows (32-bit or 64-bit), see this page.
If you use Mac, the latest 0.9.18.1 build is linked here (plus instructions of where to put it on your drive).
If you use Linux and want the Linux VST version of DrumGizmo, version 0.9.18.1 is available in the KXStudio repos.
The kit's midimap will be different from any other you use for any other product. Sorry about that. There's an explanation about that in the readme.pdf file. There's a general MIDI mapping of this kit included which is a lot more limited in the number of kit pieces and articulations, since general MIDI is very limited, but if you really want a GM mapping you can do it with this kit.
And if you don't like this: you can have your money back.
For people who use other DAWs: sorry but it takes a bit more work to set it up. Instructions and channel maps are included for reference. Scripts and midnam files for Ardour and Mixbus can be downloaded from here courtesy of luciorgomes.