The Underground Metal Drum VSTi
Whether you’re after chasing the sound of Norwegian fjords, buzzsaw sludge of Sweden, swampy marshlands of Tampa, thrash attack of the Bay Area, ear-piercing brutality of East Coast Death Metal or straight-edge breakdowns of Mid 90’s Belgium; KVLT Drums II can cater that drum sound.
Shape it anyway you like, enhance it anyway you like.
Old School Metal Drum Sound at the Tip of Your Fingers!
- VST/AU/AAX Compatible
- 12 Snares, 2 Kicks, 3 Full Set of Toms, 12 cymbals (Hihat, Crashes, Chinas, Splashes, Stacks, Ride)
- Over 100 Oneshot samples
- ~600 Mb Download Size
- Includes a Black Metal MIDI Groove Library
- Load your own WAV/AIFF/FLAC samples
- Drums Engineered by: Ron D. Rock @ New Soundstakk Studios, Windsor, ON
- Drums Performed by: Ron D. Rock
Interface & Mixing Features
Drum panels makes it organized and allows free control on panel placement and also ables you to choose to see and adjust only the drums you need to adjust not coggle the entire window with dozens of buttons and knobs which you don't really always need. Organizing buttons on the bottom bar (open all, close all, position in grid, open mix/FX/Routing tab for all) Makes handling large amounts of panels a breeze for mixing and setup!
To ensure full control over each and every channel, KVLT Drums II was captured with multiple close mics, FX mics along with Overheads & Room Channels.
Snare & shells: SM57 (1073 & Aural Exciter)
Cymbals: U47 FET (G9 & 55B)
Kick: SM57 & U47 FET
This channel is the glue to make the kit sound even tighter together. Placed flat on the floor and compressed to death, The Hell Mic unites the kit.
Hell Mic: SM57 (Distressor, Limiter)
The Trash Mic:
If the Hell Mic is bringing the glue, the Trash Mic is bringing the grit. Bringing up those nasty overtones and that 4-track demo feel. Blend it in to get nice distorted harmonics or let this one dominate for Pure Fucking Armageddon.
Trash Mic: Unknown Talkback Mic (1073 & EQ)
Overheads is the crucial element to each and every drum sound. Some like to get the full picture out of Overheads while some like to carve out the lows and let it sparkle in the highs. We gave you the fullest, yet brightest possible starting point for Overhead sound so regardless of your approach, you are one-step closer in nailing a good Overhead sound.
Overhead Mics: Stereo Pair of KM184’s (V72 & 1084)
Room Channel captured the small yet punchy sound of the brand new Soundstakk Studios. Nulled away from the kit, the room mics added weight and depth into the drums.
Room Mic: Stereo Pair of 76’s (G9, 670, 55B)
Mapex Armory 22x18 (MorrisKick, StickyKick)
Mapex Black Panther 14x6.5 (MorrisSnare, BonzoSnare)
Ludwig Black Beauty 14x6.5 (HolyLudwig, MeanLudwig, TightLudwig)
Mapex Warbird 12x5.5 (Metalbird, Vertibird)
Mapex Armory 8x8 (Clear/Concert/Teatowel)
Mapex Armory 10x7 (Clear/Concert/Teatowel)
Mapex Armory 12x8 (Clear/Concert/Teatowel)
Mapex Armory 16x14 (Clear/Concert/Teatowel)
Mapex Armory 18x16 (Clear/Concert/Teatowel)
Sabian AA Medium Hat 14”
Sabian XSR Medium Ride 20”
Ziljdian A Custom 16”
Sabian XSR Fast Crash 18”
Zildjian K Custom 19”
Sabian XSR Rock Crash 18”
Ziljdian K Custom 19”
Sabian AAX 8”
Wuhan China 12”
Custom Stack 19”
Custom Stack 12”
Load your own One-Shot samples:
With One-Shots KVLT Drums II Becomes almost endlessly adjustable drum sampler that can produce many varieties of heavy drum tones!
We spent hours crafting these presets to give you the best possible starting point per genre & style. Flick through and see which style suits your song the best!
- TRVE KVLT
- Cardinal Kings
Output routing presets
But if you are like us and sometimes want to dive deep, it's possible!
For example you could compress only the toms and add some reverb. Need to add some saturation on the Cymbals or Snare? You got it. Multiband-compress your entire room channel? Done. Want to go totally whacky and mix different mics without any restrictions with each other and the add FX on your audio edtor? That's possible too! Free multi output routing is incredibly flexible when doing pro mixes and going all nuts!
First one is on the individual drum panels, which makes it easy to see which note is for which drum / cymbal (hihat Closed / Pedal / Open etc).
The other one is midimap editor which allows you to see all the midinotes on one matrix and adjust them at once, and also load different midimap presets to match some major drum sample libraries and midipacks.
Midieditor also shows played midinotes so it helps you to map your midinotes, for example, with an electronic drumkit that often times doesn't follow any standard for notes.
Save & Load your own Presets
KVLT Drums II
QUESTIONS & ANSWERSAsk a Question
Is there a way to preview midi files with KVLT drums using logic pro x? It’s not the best process having to drag midis to the track to preview them. Any plans for having this feature within KVLT drums??
Hi! Currently there's no midiplayer inside KVLT Drums II or any other of our samplers. We've been considering, creating a midi player plugin and probably will, sometime in the future, but not yet available. So for now, drag'n'drop onto the track if there's no other alternative in the Audio editor..
Will this work in Logic Pro X?
Hi! Yes! :)
I'm no drummer. I can't play drums that well and when I do there are usually very simple patterns. Is this the solution to my problems? Would this program allow me to create black metal songs without worrying about playing drums? I only want a library of loops from which I can choose from.
Pretty much YES! KVLT Drums II is sampler meaning it has the sounds. It uses midi-signal to trigger the sounds. With KVLT Drums II comes a black metal midi pack, which includes a bunch of grooves and fills to get you started. They way to use these, is to first add KVLT Drums II on your audio editor's midi track and then drag'n'drop the midifiles on the same track. If you ever run out of usable grooves and fills, we have a ton of midi packs available for purchase! :)
Can I create my own beats? If not, can I upload the sounds into Fruity Loops 20 to create my own beats?
You can create your own beats on FL or any other audio software's miditrack and then playback the midi into KVLT Drums II. :) Sounds are packaged into the plugin so can't upload them separately.
Can you track your own drums using an electronic kit?
Hello! Definitely! :) Electronic Kits can have different midimaps but in KVLT Drums II there's midinote mapping settings so you can adjust the notes to fit each drum correctly. Some e-kits send CC messages for hihat control (open/closed), unfortunately CC messages are not yet supported but we're working on a solution. -Toni