Abbey Road Modern Drums

Native Instruments has released Abbey Road Modern Drums, a new instrument developed together with the iconic British recording studio.

Abbey Road Modern Drums complements the previous 60s, 70s and 80s installments, and is based on two renowned drum kits that are a staple of modern studio productions – a Drum Workshop Collector’s Series “White Kit” and a Pearl Reference “Sparkle Kit”.

Further expanded with various distinctive cymbals from Sabian and Zildjian as well as three snare drum options each, both kits were recorded in Abbey Road’s Studio Two and Studio Three, taking full advantage of the acoustic properties of these famous recording rooms.

Features:

  • Utilizes both contemporary and vintage high-end recording equipment to achieve ultimate sound quality across all individual instruments of the kits.
  • Over 40,000 samples, 24-bit, 44.1 kHz.
  • 7.2 GB library size, using the new Kontakt 4 sample compression (17.4 GB uncompressed!)
  • Up to 27 velocity layers for a single articulation.
  • Up to 6 variations of drum hits at the same velocity for added realism.
  • Additional compressed Mono Overhead and Mono Room samples for additional sound possibilities.
  • Three snare options for each kit.
  • Separate Right and Left hand samples for the most common Snare, Tom, and Hihat articulations.
  • Snare Top/Bottom and Kick In/Out samples.
  • Optional snare bleed samples for many drums.
  • Includes a selection of different MIDI mappings accommodating the established layouts of various popular
    electronic drum kits and third-party drum libraries.
  • Highly functional user interface offers convenient control over all articulation, sound shaping, mixing and routing functions. Advanced randomization can even add subtle nuances to the tone and timing to make it virtually indistinguishable from a studio-recorded drum performance.

Abbey Road Modern Drums is available now for US $119 / 99 EUR.

30 thoughts on “Abbey Road Modern Drums

  1. Well, sounds nice and all but it won't do us much good until N.I. starts shipping out their products again. Dunno what's up with them right now, but ordered the Elements last week and so far the only thing which happened was an automated confirmation and the actual payment taking place, still waiting for the Elements to ship.

    Probably overloaded because of the last discount run, although news like this makes me wonder again 😉

  2. Well, sounds nice and all but it won't do us much good until N.I. starts shipping out their products again. Dunno what's up with them right now, but ordered the Elements last week and so far the only thing which happened was an automated confirmation and the actual payment taking place, still waiting for the Elements to ship.

    Probably overloaded because of the last discount run, although news like this makes me wonder again 😉

  3. Well, sounds nice and all but it won't do us much good until N.I. starts shipping out their products again. Dunno what's up with them right now, but ordered the Elements last week and so far the only thing which happened was an automated confirmation and the actual payment taking place, still waiting for the Elements to ship.

    Probably overloaded because of the last discount run, although news like this makes me wonder again 😉

  4. Well, sounds nice and all but it won't do us much good until N.I. starts shipping out their products again. Dunno what's up with them right now, but ordered the Elements last week and so far the only thing which happened was an automated confirmation and the actual payment taking place, still waiting for the Elements to ship.

    Probably overloaded because of the last discount run, although news like this makes me wonder again 😉

  5. Well, sounds nice and all but it won't do us much good until N.I. starts shipping out their products again. Dunno what's up with them right now, but ordered the Elements last week and so far the only thing which happened was an automated confirmation and the actual payment taking place, still waiting for the Elements to ship.

    Probably overloaded because of the last discount run, although news like this makes me wonder again 😉

  6. Well, sounds nice and all but it won't do us much good until N.I. starts shipping out their products again. Dunno what's up with them right now, but ordered the Elements last week and so far the only thing which happened was an automated confirmation and the actual payment taking place, still waiting for the Elements to ship.

    Probably overloaded because of the last discount run, although news like this makes me wonder again 😉

  7. I ordered something from them as a download a few months ago, and they sent me the wrong serial after the initial email that was supposed to contain the serial was blank. hahaha. I then received a duplicate email a 6 hours later with a different serial, but no explanation. I only noticed it was a different serial, because I decided to double check it.

    Their online store is buggy. That said, it didn't stop me from taking advantage of their 50% off black friday sale. No problems this time around.

  8. I ordered something from them as a download a few months ago, and they sent me the wrong serial after the initial email that was supposed to contain the serial was blank. hahaha. I then received a duplicate email a 6 hours later with a different serial, but no explanation. I only noticed it was a different serial, because I decided to double check it.

    Their online store is buggy. That said, it didn't stop me from taking advantage of their 50% off black friday sale. No problems this time around.

  9. I ordered something from them as a download a few months ago, and they sent me the wrong serial after the initial email that was supposed to contain the serial was blank. hahaha. I then received a duplicate email a 6 hours later with a different serial, but no explanation. I only noticed it was a different serial, because I decided to double check it.

    Their online store is buggy. That said, it didn't stop me from taking advantage of their 50% off black friday sale. No problems this time around.

  10. I ordered something from them as a download a few months ago, and they sent me the wrong serial after the initial email that was supposed to contain the serial was blank. hahaha. I then received a duplicate email a 6 hours later with a different serial, but no explanation. I only noticed it was a different serial, because I decided to double check it.

    Their online store is buggy. That said, it didn't stop me from taking advantage of their 50% off black friday sale. No problems this time around.

  11. I ordered something from them as a download a few months ago, and they sent me the wrong serial after the initial email that was supposed to contain the serial was blank. hahaha. I then received a duplicate email a 6 hours later with a different serial, but no explanation. I only noticed it was a different serial, because I decided to double check it.

    Their online store is buggy. That said, it didn't stop me from taking advantage of their 50% off black friday sale. No problems this time around.

  12. I ordered something from them as a download a few months ago, and they sent me the wrong serial after the initial email that was supposed to contain the serial was blank. hahaha. I then received a duplicate email a 6 hours later with a different serial, but no explanation. I only noticed it was a different serial, because I decided to double check it.

    Their online store is buggy. That said, it didn't stop me from taking advantage of their 50% off black friday sale. No problems this time around.

  13. Not for Komplete Elements unfortunately; that comes on 2 DVD's with a booklet and stuff. The goodies which grabbed and could be downloaded provided no problem, but I've never experienced the vague way in which an order is treated like this before.

    I mean; you order the stuff which is marked as in stock. Then you get an e-mail telling you that the money will be withdrawn within a few days and that's it. Turns out the money has indeed been withdrawn but I'm left in the dark about any details.

    Right now its been 1 week, I do understand the tremendous rush they got, but if I don't hear from them this week then I'm going to cancel the order, tell my credit card company to withdraw the money and order it from a local dealer instead. The least I expect is to have this stuff in before the holiday season.

  14. Not for Komplete Elements unfortunately; that comes on 2 DVD's with a booklet and stuff. The goodies which grabbed and could be downloaded provided no problem, but I've never experienced the vague way in which an order is treated like this before.

    I mean; you order the stuff which is marked as in stock. Then you get an e-mail telling you that the money will be withdrawn within a few days and that's it. Turns out the money has indeed been withdrawn but I'm left in the dark about any details.

    Right now its been 1 week, I do understand the tremendous rush they got, but if I don't hear from them this week then I'm going to cancel the order, tell my credit card company to withdraw the money and order it from a local dealer instead. The least I expect is to have this stuff in before the holiday season.

  15. Not for Komplete Elements unfortunately; that comes on 2 DVD's with a booklet and stuff. The goodies which grabbed and could be downloaded provided no problem, but I've never experienced the vague way in which an order is treated like this before.

    I mean; you order the stuff which is marked as in stock. Then you get an e-mail telling you that the money will be withdrawn within a few days and that's it. Turns out the money has indeed been withdrawn but I'm left in the dark about any details.

    Right now its been 1 week, I do understand the tremendous rush they got, but if I don't hear from them this week then I'm going to cancel the order, tell my credit card company to withdraw the money and order it from a local dealer instead. The least I expect is to have this stuff in before the holiday season.

  16. Not for Komplete Elements unfortunately; that comes on 2 DVD's with a booklet and stuff. The goodies which grabbed and could be downloaded provided no problem, but I've never experienced the vague way in which an order is treated like this before.

    I mean; you order the stuff which is marked as in stock. Then you get an e-mail telling you that the money will be withdrawn within a few days and that's it. Turns out the money has indeed been withdrawn but I'm left in the dark about any details.

    Right now its been 1 week, I do understand the tremendous rush they got, but if I don't hear from them this week then I'm going to cancel the order, tell my credit card company to withdraw the money and order it from a local dealer instead. The least I expect is to have this stuff in before the holiday season.

  17. Not for Komplete Elements unfortunately; that comes on 2 DVD's with a booklet and stuff. The goodies which grabbed and could be downloaded provided no problem, but I've never experienced the vague way in which an order is treated like this before.

    I mean; you order the stuff which is marked as in stock. Then you get an e-mail telling you that the money will be withdrawn within a few days and that's it. Turns out the money has indeed been withdrawn but I'm left in the dark about any details.

    Right now its been 1 week, I do understand the tremendous rush they got, but if I don't hear from them this week then I'm going to cancel the order, tell my credit card company to withdraw the money and order it from a local dealer instead. The least I expect is to have this stuff in before the holiday season.

  18. Not for Komplete Elements unfortunately; that comes on 2 DVD's with a booklet and stuff. The goodies which grabbed and could be downloaded provided no problem, but I've never experienced the vague way in which an order is treated like this before.

    I mean; you order the stuff which is marked as in stock. Then you get an e-mail telling you that the money will be withdrawn within a few days and that's it. Turns out the money has indeed been withdrawn but I'm left in the dark about any details.

    Right now its been 1 week, I do understand the tremendous rush they got, but if I don't hear from them this week then I'm going to cancel the order, tell my credit card company to withdraw the money and order it from a local dealer instead. The least I expect is to have this stuff in before the holiday season.

  19. Update 🙂

    Ok, so the website says that the standard delivery time is approx. 6 to 8 /working/ days. I ordered the weekend before the last so its approx. 6 working days ago.

    And today I got an e-mail in the mailbox stating that my order was processed and has been shipped.

    While I stand with my previous comment about things progressing rather peculiar (you don't quite expect the 6 – 8 working days to apply on their processing time as well) I do come to conclude that things aren't as gloomy and horrid as some of their customers try to make it stand out on their forums.

    Gonna have to fix that 🙂

    SO.. All well here, I'll be enjoying their sound banks WELL before the holiday seasons.

  20. Update 🙂

    Ok, so the website says that the standard delivery time is approx. 6 to 8 /working/ days. I ordered the weekend before the last so its approx. 6 working days ago.

    And today I got an e-mail in the mailbox stating that my order was processed and has been shipped.

    While I stand with my previous comment about things progressing rather peculiar (you don't quite expect the 6 – 8 working days to apply on their processing time as well) I do come to conclude that things aren't as gloomy and horrid as some of their customers try to make it stand out on their forums.

    Gonna have to fix that 🙂

    SO.. All well here, I'll be enjoying their sound banks WELL before the holiday seasons.

  21. Update 🙂

    Ok, so the website says that the standard delivery time is approx. 6 to 8 /working/ days. I ordered the weekend before the last so its approx. 6 working days ago.

    And today I got an e-mail in the mailbox stating that my order was processed and has been shipped.

    While I stand with my previous comment about things progressing rather peculiar (you don't quite expect the 6 – 8 working days to apply on their processing time as well) I do come to conclude that things aren't as gloomy and horrid as some of their customers try to make it stand out on their forums.

    Gonna have to fix that 🙂

    SO.. All well here, I'll be enjoying their sound banks WELL before the holiday seasons.

  22. Update 🙂

    Ok, so the website says that the standard delivery time is approx. 6 to 8 /working/ days. I ordered the weekend before the last so its approx. 6 working days ago.

    And today I got an e-mail in the mailbox stating that my order was processed and has been shipped.

    While I stand with my previous comment about things progressing rather peculiar (you don't quite expect the 6 – 8 working days to apply on their processing time as well) I do come to conclude that things aren't as gloomy and horrid as some of their customers try to make it stand out on their forums.

    Gonna have to fix that 🙂

    SO.. All well here, I'll be enjoying their sound banks WELL before the holiday seasons.

  23. Update 🙂

    Ok, so the website says that the standard delivery time is approx. 6 to 8 /working/ days. I ordered the weekend before the last so its approx. 6 working days ago.

    And today I got an e-mail in the mailbox stating that my order was processed and has been shipped.

    While I stand with my previous comment about things progressing rather peculiar (you don't quite expect the 6 – 8 working days to apply on their processing time as well) I do come to conclude that things aren't as gloomy and horrid as some of their customers try to make it stand out on their forums.

    Gonna have to fix that 🙂

    SO.. All well here, I'll be enjoying their sound banks WELL before the holiday seasons.

  24. Update 🙂

    Ok, so the website says that the standard delivery time is approx. 6 to 8 /working/ days. I ordered the weekend before the last so its approx. 6 working days ago.

    And today I got an e-mail in the mailbox stating that my order was processed and has been shipped.

    While I stand with my previous comment about things progressing rather peculiar (you don't quite expect the 6 – 8 working days to apply on their processing time as well) I do come to conclude that things aren't as gloomy and horrid as some of their customers try to make it stand out on their forums.

    Gonna have to fix that 🙂

    SO.. All well here, I'll be enjoying their sound banks WELL before the holiday seasons.

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