Introducting Natural Drum Kit - the ultimate sampled acoustic drum kit.
Would you like to own the most extensively sampled acoustic instrument ever created? With over 20GB of data totalling around 22,000 samples, NDK is just that.
"the ultimate sampled acoustic drum kit ... awesome stuff ... " - awarded 9/10, Computer Music, 2006.
What is NDK?
NDK ( formely known as ns_kit7 )is a multi-gigabyte single-strike drum and cymbal sample library with highly extensive velocity layering and articulation options, allowing for the ultimate in realism and performance.
What other software is needed to use NDK?
We recommend using NDK in conjunction with Native Instruments' Kontakt 2 or Steinberg's HALion 3 soft-sampler. Extensive presets for both formats are included, allowing users to take advantage of such features as random-robin triggering, on the fly stick and snare-wire changes, direct-from-disk streaming, multiple outputs, individual drum/cymbal panning & velocity, the ability to mix-and-match your own kits and loads more.
If you don't already own one of these soft-samplers (and don't plan on investing in one any time soon) a cheap alternative is HALion Player – for the average user, this is ideal and won't break the bank.
Unembedded & unlocked – yours to do with as you wish...
The samples in this library are not embedded or locked in any way. This allows the user to create custom presets in the sampler format of their choice. To make this as easy as possible, the files have all been named in a logical way to make mapping a breeze.
Also, thanks to the exhaustive and varied nature of this library, NDK is also an ideal candidate for use in drum replacement software.
The most extensively sampled acoustic instrument ever created.
The NDK sample library has been 2 years in the making and was recorded over several months by Douglas Whates in his studio in Glasgow, Scotland. Douglas hand edited around half a million start points, end points and fades, and manually bounced down around 22,000 sound files. Many of our single kits (6 piece shell pack, snare, hi-hat and cymbals) have more individual hits, as a direct by-product of the sheer number of articulations and velocity layers, than any other sampled acoustic instrument currently on the market.