1964 Ludwig Hollywood kit recorded in a wooden studio. 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.
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.
On the main section you can choose between 2 snares (WFL Buddy Rich – Ludwig Super Sensitive), 2 kick beaters (Plastic – Felt) and 2 ride cymbals (Constantinople – Avedis).
On the mixer section you can mix each microphone with purge/load, pan, volume and multioutput selector controls.
On the effects section you can apply EQ, three types of compression and convolution reverb with 30 IRs to each channel independently.
Set the volume, tune, envelope and mapping of each articulation separately. Velocity curve, microphone bleeding, and enhance the kick and snare with subharmonic content and filtered white noise.
“VQ DRUMS is a good professional sounding drum kit, worth adding to your library if you are considering acquiring one more option to work with. It is also a good option to start with, as it’s simple to use and quite versatile. It fits in many different situations, always sounding very convincing”.
Dan Zank, Tapsa Kuusniemi, David Hurst and myself, Jesús Ginard, have contributed with ready to use presets. From vintage funk to EDM, you’ll see how the library can sound radically different from one setting to another. I’ll be adding more presets down the road.