PTSD here and back once again bringing you guys and gals up to speed with what’s fresh and new over at The Drum Broker. Multi-platinum selling and Grammy®-award winning producer S1 (aka Symbolic One) has just released his third installment in the “Career Kit” drum sample series. I just copped it, and I’m gonna be checking it out today and letting you guys know my thoughts about it.
After using S1’s previous kits in the past, I’m sure this will be a very good kit as the Career kits have been getting some good use from me personally, and many other beat makers across the globe.
S1’s latest kit contains no fewer than 94 drum samples. For this kit, instead of the usual folders containing separate drum elements, the layout has been done a bit differently, which I quite liked. The inside of the kit houses 6 folders and a bonus folder, all listed below:
- Lacrae “ Welcome To America ”
- Raekwon “ I Got Money ”
- Keyshia Cole “ N.L.U ”
- Logic “ Till The End “
- Lupe Fiasco “ Body Work “
- Common “ Framework “
Nice…. S1 has kindly given us the exact drum sounds that he used on all the hit tracks for the artists listed above. Sweet! Lets get into auditioning some of these sounds!
After taking my time and going through each one of the folders, I have to say that I was impressed with what this kit has to offer. Obviously, the quality of each sample is fantastic. All of the sounds included have been heard on the hit tracks listed above. I really liked the variety given here – there were some excellent one shots, cool hats, snare loops and rolls. I was also digging the FX stabs and dope Vox’s included. This is a really nice kit for me for sure.
I would have to mention also that all of these samples are highly usable and would be a solid edition to your sample archive. What I especially liked about this kit was the variety as well. Save some time creating and grab some of the pre- generated loops to kick-start your process. The kicks and snares are nice with some cool filtered variations. The toms also were tight. The hats are plentiful with one shots offered some dope loops. I really enjoyed some of the excellent fills and drum rolls in here also, as they were totally nice and completely usable.
To be honest, all of the sounds in this kit are ready to get to work for you. No throw-away material here! Wait though, it doesn’t end there! When you check inside the bonus folder, you will be pleased to find kicks and snares there that are exceptionally dope. If you’re looking for those big in-your-face drums then this is the folder to pay some serious attention to!
On the whole, The Career Kit Vol.3 is another excellent kit from S1. Packed with prime drum samples and loops, this would be a solid buy. This kit is priced at $24.99 and can be purchased and downloaded today over at The Drum Broker.
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