The heart of ABBEY ROAD | 60s DRUMS consists of two highly sought-after vintage drum kits. The Gretsch round badge White Marine Pearl (Jasper Shell) from the early 60s includes a 24ö kick drum, one 13ö and one 16ö tom. The second kit is a Ludwig Hollywood from 1967 with a 22' kick, and 12', 13' and 16' toms.
* Snare drums include a Ludwig chrome Supra-phonic 400 (1966), Ludwig wooden jazz Festival (1966), Ludwig Mahogany (1959) and Slingerland Radio King (1964).
* A selection of vintage Zildjian cymbals were used from the early and late 60Æs, including a rivet cymbal dating from 1963.
ABBEY ROAD | 60s DRUMS were recorded using only the absolute best period equipment, including the legendary REDD.17 valve mixing desk from 1958, an EMI TG mixing desk introduced in 1967 as well as a valve Studer J37 4 track 1-inch tape machine from 1964. Each kit was recorded with an array of microphones from the studio's microphone collection - one of the largest in the world. A selection of classic Neumann, AKG, Sony and STC models were used to record each drum and percussion element from both close range and further away - capturing the legendary ambience of Abbey Road's Studio Two. The individual direct and room microphone signals are all separately adjustable - giving you detailed control of the overall sound. For further details please check the manual.
ABBEY ROAD | 60s DRUMS was Executively Produced by Peter Cobbin, Abbey Road's Director of Engineering, recorded by Mirek Stiles and assisted by John Barrett and Kris Burton. Native Instruments sound designers Paul Maurer and Nicki Marinic were on hand to oversee the sessions. Drumming duties were performed by one of LondonÆs top musicians, Ralph Salmins.