Native Instruments Intros Abbey Road 60s Drums

Native Instruments today introduced Abbey Road 60s Drums, the first virtual instrument created in its collaboration with the iconic British recording studio.


For use in the free Kontakt Player and the industry-leading Kontakt 4 sampler, Abbey Roads 60s Drums features two quintessential drum kits of the Sixties era, a Gretsch and a Ludwig, which were recorded using Abbey Road‘s engineering expertise and arsenal of vintage equipment.

The heart of Abbey Road 60s Drums consists of two vintage drum kits.

The Gretsch round badge White Marine Pearl (Jasper Shell) from the early 60s includes a 24” kick drum, one 13” and one 16” tom. The second kit is a Ludwig Hollywood from 1967 with a 22″ kick, and 12″, 13″ and 16″ toms.

  • Snare drums include a Ludwig chrome Supra-phonic 400 (1966), Ludwig wooden jazz Festival (1966), Ludwig Mahogany (1959) and Slingerland Radio King (1964).
  • A selection of vintage Zildjian cymbals were used from the early and late 60’s, including a rivet cymbal dating from 1963.

Abbey Road 60s Drums is available for purchase in the NI Online Shop on DVD and as a download for $119 / 99 €.

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