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VQ Drums

VQ Drums

1964 Ludwig Hollywood kit recorded in a wooden recording studio.
With natural bleeding on each mic for a realistic mixing experience.

€59.00 - BUY NOW
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Ludwig Hollywood drum kit for Kontakt

All recorded with 6 velocity layers and 6 round robin, resulting in 36 samples per articulation. All samples normalized to 0db so when a velocity ramp is applied it results in 128 volume steps, which gives a very natural response from the keyboard or e-drum.

It’s a great sounding vintage drum kit recorded with great mics and preamps in a great sounding studio with a nice interface and state of the art scripting implementing innovative features. It’s really hard to get it better.

Why you'll love VQ Drums

Ludwig drum kits are pillars of the pop/rock music history

Natural bleeding

On each channel you can hear the bleeding of the other parts of the drum kit, which results in a totally realistic mixing experience.


Includes 21 DSP effects that you can insert to each channel individually and on the master channel as well in any order you want.

Vintage drums and cymbals

This drum kit was built on 1971 and the included cymbals range from the 1920s until the 1970s, for a truly vintage and glorious sound.

  • “VQ Drums is a good professional sounding drum kit, worth adding to your library. It’s simple to use and versatile.”
    Producer Feed
  • Main


    On the main page you can see a full view of the drum kit. Click on any part of the drums in order to show a dedicated menu to control the volume, pan and pitch of that piece.

    Choose between 2 snares (WFL Buddy Rich – Ludwig Super Sensitive), 2 kick beaters (Plastic – Felt) and 2 ride cymbals (Constantinople – Avedis).

  • Mixer



    VQ Drums was recorded using 8 microphones: kick, snare, toms (1 for each), hi hat, overheads (stereo pair) and room (stereo pair).

    With a load/purge switch for each articulation. Pan, volume, mute/solo and output selector for mixing the different channels in your DAW.
    Total “bleed” control for adjusting how much of the other parts of the kit bleed into this mic.

  • Effects



    In the effects page, you can add 23 DSP effects to each channel in any order you want.

    From an SSL style compressor and EQ to a Transient Shaper and a convolution engine with more than 30 custom impulse responses.

  • Settings


    From the settings section you can control basically any parameter that you might ever need.

    Round robin, dynamic range, velocity curve and envelope controls. Remap any articulation to any note that you want with MIDI learn function to use it with your electronic drum kit.

Audio demos

In action

Hear how VQ Drums sounds in the context of a full song or naked right out of the box.


Tracks by Led Zeppelin (played by Jesús Ginard), Xavi Gano and Tapsa Kuusniemi.

See Dan Motta playing VQ Drums using a MIDI keyboard!


2.89 GB

Round robin:




Works with

Kontakt 5.7.3 and newer versions.
Full version of Kontakt required.
Kontakt Player will run in demo mode.

Mic positions


Velocity layers


Get VQ Drums now!

And start using it in your tracks today! Buy now, download anytime. For the full version of Kontakt only.

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