With the power of STUDIO DRUMMER, ABBEY ROAD | 80s DRUMMER brings epic drums to life. Two premium 80s kits, meticulously recorded at Abbey Road Studios London, deliver definitive 80s sounds, from edgy new wave to big-budget power metal. Command your own session drummer in the form of a well-stocked, versatile Groove Library. And when you’re ready, polish your sound with the detailed Mixer Section and class-A studio effects.
ABBEY ROAD | 80s DRUMMER runs in the free KONTAKT 5 PLAYER and KONTAKT 5.
ABBEY ROAD | 80s DRUMMER is an enhanced version of the original ABBEY ROAD | 80s DRUMS, updated to integrate developments in KONTAKT 5. All the new ABBEY ROAD DRUMMER instruments include the advanced Mixer Section and Groove Library feature from STUDIO DRUMMER.
And for all owners of the original version, ABBEY ROAD | 80s DRUMMER is a free upgrade!
All drums were recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London, UK, using period equipment and recording techniques.
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.
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.
Two outstanding kits form the basis of this instrument:
The Black Kit, recorded in Studio Three, is a vintage Yamaha 9000 from the mid-80s – one of the most recorded drum kits in history.
The Chrome Kit is a Slingerland Magnum fitted with single-headed concert toms – very fashionable during the 1980s.
Snares include Ludwig, Gretsch, Slingerland and Pearl models. And no 80s kit would be complete without a full set of Octobans – melodically-tuned tubular toms that were popular among many of the decade’s top drummers.
Create the perfect drum submix completely within the instrument! All ABBEY ROAD DRUMMER instruments feature a dedicated Mixer Section and a range of high-quality studio effects, including tape saturation, convolution reverb and three big-league effects: a top-quality studio EQ, a high-end studio compressor and the awe-inspiring TRANSIENT MASTER.
And if time is tight, Mixer and Effects Presets provide instant pro sound with precision mic levels, the perfect blend of close and room mics, and just the right effects to set it all off.
The right drum sound is only part of the equation. All the updated ABBEY ROAD DRUMMER instruments provide a new Groove Library, full of beats and fills to match the sound of the drums.
These MIDI patterns were played live by professional drummers – find the beat that suits the track you’re working on, choose fills and variations to match, then drag and drop into your host sequencer.
And if you’re a drummer yourself, just hook up your e-drums and you’re ready to go.