Acoustic Slate kits for download - and thoughts on making beats in NS2

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  • @drez said:
    These kits are freaking gold. Thank you so much @richardyot

    Thanks, glad you like them!

  • A new Slate drum kit, this one is based on the Free Orange Tree Jazz-Funk kit:

    Jazz-Funk Kit

  • Thanks, another cool piece to your impressive collection !

  • edited March 23

    @richardyot

    One stand-out feature is how easy it is to create new kits in Slate

    It really is.

    However I have one suggestion that would make it even easier.

    Every time I want a new slate kit it always seems to take me forever to find the right three dots to initialise the patch.

    If there was an INIT patch command directly in the browser after you double click after adding a new slate track this would make it much easier. Creating new slate kits isn’t something I do every time I use slate, but every time I do use slate I have to go hunting for those dots ;-)

  • edited March 23

    @klownshed It's very easy - just save empty kit with name "Default" - next time you add Slate to project it will be automacally loaded with this empty kit, so you don't need to initialise it at all ;)

    Same works with Obsidian, if tou save parch named "Default" it will be automatically loaded for every new Obsidian instance

  • @dendy said:
    @klownshed It's very easy - just save empty kit with name "Default" - next time you add Slate to project it will be automacally loaded with this empty kit, so you don't need to initialise it at all ;)

    Same works with Obsidian, if tou save parch named "Default" it will be automatically loaded for every new Obsidian instance

    @dendy said:
    @klownshed It's very easy - just save empty kit with name "Default" - next time you add Slate to project it will be automacally loaded with this empty kit, so you don't need to initialise it at all ;)

    Same works with Obsidian, if tou save parch named "Default" it will be automatically loaded for every new Obsidian instance

    Ah ok cool, thanks.

    I had actually tried making an empty KIt named it INIT instead but then ended up with a kit called INiT that wasn’t initialised

    Default empty kit now works. Ta.

  • thanks for your effort on these Slate Kits @richardyot

  • Thanks for this @richardyot those handclaps helped me in this creation

  • @iPadBeatMaking said:
    Thanks for this @richardyot those handclaps helped me in this creation

    Nice chilled out track - I'm glad my stuff contributed in some small way :)

  • Thanks so much for these awesome kits! Loving them bigtime!👍🏼☝️❤️

  • @iPadBeatMaking cool tune man, nice video as well and name is really matching it’s vibe. Thumbs up!

  • Nice track, didn't noticed it before ! :+1:

  • edited August 14

    @richardyot said:
    Here's another Slate kit, based on the free MegaReaper kit, this one has 3 velocity layers for every drum and some snare variations mapped to pads:

    MegaReaper kit

    And here's what it sounds like:

    MegaReaper Beat - Honky Tonk

    Guess i should have found this thread earlier lol, i rededited and built a full kit off the 6gb mega reaper, took out all silent samples, to save for size, removed overhead timing silence to save size (use a delay on overhead bus instead) put it in to individual busses and made it round robin using mozaic and miditools, still a wip, but heres a vid, as you can see I also realised that you can use Slate as a MIDI controller too, which is really cool because it allows you to see everything in the named note view, even though there is no actual slate playback on that channel.
    I went for two velocities per hit, full round robin on every hit, all the mic positions and all bussed accordingly, its basically the ultimate acoustic kit for NS2, works great with ekit.
    I downsampled to 16/44 and got it all in about 68mb i think :)

    It does show some shortcomings of NS2 though, we really need collapse in the arranger to hide the bussed tracks, they arent being used for anything, so we need to hide them, we have collapse in the mixer, definitely need collapse or hide in the arranger, I had to use MIDITools keyzone because NS2 note limiting is only on hardware input, that really needs to be made in to a MIDI effector for that empty “internal” in midi effects, oh and the kit saving on Slate is extremely bad, it saves all the samples with the kit and does not give you the option to use local instead, but even worse, if you overwrite a kit and you edited a sample, it duplicates the sample, even though the previous is now unused, there are gonna be some filled ipads soon, it really needs an update for good housekeeping.

  • edited August 14

    It does show some shortcomings of NS2 though, we really need collapse in the arranger to hide the bussed tracks

    hell, YES ! That would be great !

  • @WinConway nice job - you took this much further than I ever thought was possible :)

  • @richardyot said:
    @WinConway nice job - you took this much further than I ever thought was possible :)

    Yeah its nice, its still a WIP @brambos is going to mod his round robin script when he has more time and that will remove a few Slates and allow real note choke for hats/cymbals, but its getting there.
    Nice thing is that with this set up, the groovemonkee Mega Reaper MIDI files drag right in :)

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