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From EpiK DrumS - A Ken Scott Collection the 60s Downbeat kit is an authentic drum kit in the style of Ringo Starr and The Beatles. Complete with the distinct sound of tea towels over the toms and snare this vintage character kit has a deadened sound similar to the drums on "Magical Mystery Tour" and "The White Album" both of which Ken Scott participate in the recording of with The Beatles back in the day. With classic tube mics and vintage analog path Ken used the same recording techniques he used in the 60s recording classics like "Hey Jude" and "I Am The Walrus". The drum kit is an Oyster Pearl Ludwig® Downbeat kit just like the one Ringo used with The Beatles. A simple 3 piece kit with a classic sound. Perfect for anyone looking for an authentic retro drum sound with this type of character.
Note: Ludwig, Ringo Starr and The Beatles are mentioned for reference purposes only, no official affiliation implied. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
ABOUT KEN SCOTTKen Scott is a legendary British recording engineer and producer who recorded The Beatles, David Bowie, Elton John, Supertramp, Pink Floyd, Jeff Beck, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Billy Cobham, Duran Duran, Dixie Dregs, Missing Persons, Devo, Lou Reed, America, George Harrison and many other iconic artists in music history. He had his start in the 60s working as a Tape Op at Abbey Road Studios and from there went on to engineer and produce some of the most acclaimed albums of the 20th Century. Ken has recorded timeless songs such as "I Am The Walrus", "Rocket Man", "Ziggy Stardust", "Dreamer", "Walk On The Wild Side" and many others. One of the unique aspects of Ken’s career in music is the diversity of iconic styles he has been a part of from the 60’s to today… from the birth of Modern Rock ‘n’ Roll (Beatles) to Glam Rock (Bowie) to Fusion (Mahavishnu Orchestra) to New Wave (Missing Persons, Devo) and more.
Ken Scott has collaborated with Sonic Reality to capture samples in a modern software instrument with some of the most sought after distinct character sounds he has recorded over the years. These are sounds that might otherwise be lost in history, but with the same great ears, technique and style Ken has preserved a sonic part of his legacy to bring inspiration to new musicians all over the world.
* Kick * Snare * Hat * Tom 1-2 * Ride * Crash
This product requires an installed and registered copy of BFD2. Please note that your Sonic Reality Sixties Downbeat serial number only authorizes your Sonic Reality library. It will NOT serve as registration for the actual BFD2 software.
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*This BFD expansion will not work with PPC Mac or Windows XP.
*Limited performance in BFD Eco.
*This product is download only.
*Will work in BFD3. Please see documentation included with BFD3 on how to import BFD2 presets.*For information on Sonic Reality's proprietary I-Map mapping layout click here.
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