Drumdrops have announced that their amazing Yamaha Hybrid Kit acoustic drum multi-format sample library is now available as a completely free download to everyone who signs up for a free account at their website.
“Drumdrops has made all the packs of the Yamaha Hybrid Kit absolutely free. From today for anyone who has an account at Drumdrops they will be able to get the Multi-Velocity Pack, Single Hits Pack, Drum Replacement Pack and All Samples Pack for FREE. All you need to do to qualify for these great samples is get an account (and agree to be emailed by us from time to time with further great offers).”
This high quality acoustic drum sample collection first appeared as a freebie on the cover DVD ofComputer Music magazine a while ago. I was literally blown away by the quality of this drum sample library and the fact that it was released as a freebie. It’s one of the nicest sounding drum libraries out there and the fact that it’s now available as a free download for everyone is nothing short of amazing.
he library is currently available in four different versions:
- Multi-Velocity Pack – 399 audio samples with templates for all popular sampler instruments.
- Single Hits Pack – A smaller collection of samples (92 samples in total) for all popular samplers.
- Drum Replacement Pack – Works with drum replacement tools (up to 2592 samples per kit).
- All Samples Pack – All 2592 samples from the forthcoming Kontakt 5 version of the kit.
You can pick any version of the kit and download it for free. Multi-Velocity Pack is what you should go for if you’re looking for multiple velocity layers and sampler presets. The All Samples Pack will provide a mind blowing set of 2592 individual samples in 24-bit WAV format, but you’ll need to load them up in your sampler of choice manually.
The best is yet to come, though…
Drumdrops have announced that the flagship Kontakt 5 version of this kit will be released soon and that it will also be offered as a free download! It will feature a full-blown custom Kontakt 5 interface with all the goodies you’d expect to find in commercial Drumdrops products.
To claim your free copy of the Yamaha Hybrid Kit, visit Drumdrops and sign up for a free user account on their site. You’ll need to submit a working email address and verify the account by following a link in the confirmation email. Once you’re logged in, simply hit the Buy Now button on the page linked below and all versions of the kit will be automatically added to your user account’s Invoices & Downloads section.
You will also get access to a set of free drum loops and stems from the Folk Rock Drops sound collection by Drumdrops. These will show up immediately in your user account.
I’ve used the Yamaha Hybrid Kit as the drum source in this track:
Yamaha Hybrid Kit is available for free download via Drumdrops (1.7 GB download size, ZIP archive, contains 2592 audio samples in 24-bit WAV format, mappings for all popular samplers including Kontakt, Geist, Maschine, etc.).