Platinum Samples - Engineered Drums for BFD
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Recorded by Andy Johns, the engineer behind the console for Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Blind Faith & Van Halen

Formatted for FXpansion BFD3, BFD2 and BFD Eco

Includes 86 drum instruments with as many as 256 velocity levels

Includes MIDI Grooves

 

Now available for download!

 

About the Andy Johns Classic Drums Library

 

Audio Demos

 

What can we say that a glance at his credits doesn't tell you?

A small selection of Andy's engineering credits:
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin 2
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin 3
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin 4
Led Zeppelin Physical Graffitti
The Rolling Stones Exile On Main Street
The Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers
Van Halen For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge
Blind Faith Blind Faith
Eric Clapton Eric Clapton
Joe Cocker Little Help From My Friends
Joe Satriani Extremist
Godsmack IV
Andy's full discography

A great drum room! A classic Neve console! 86 drums to choose from... and a legendary rock engineer!

Rather than use preassembled drum kits, Andy chose his favourite pieces to create different drum kits for his expansion pack. Each kit was meticulously tuned by Andy himself to create the most kick ass drum library available. 65 Gigs never sounded so good!

Recorded at Sound City Studios through the Neve 8028 console, Classic Drums contains samples recorded in the big tracking room as well as in the echo chamber.

Classic Drums has as many as 256 velocity levels when fully installed.


From the New York Times dated April 19, 2013 by Ben Sisario:

Andrew Jeremy Johns was born on May 20, 1950, in Leatherhead, a town in Surrey, England. As a teenager he played bass guitar in a band and learned the craft of the recording studio from his older brother, Glyn, who had worked with the Beatles and the Rolling Stones and would go on to become an acclaimed producer with the Who, the Eagles and others.

The younger Mr. Johns began his career in 1967 at Olympic Studios in London, working as a tape operator or assistant engineer on albums like the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s “Axis: Bold as Love” and the Rolling Stones’ “Their Satanic Majesties Request.”

He had a long association with Led Zeppelin, working on six of the band’s records beginning with “Led Zeppelin II” in 1969. He achieved the acclaimed drum sound on “When the Levee Breaks,” a song from the group’s untitled fourth album, by recording the instrument at the bottom of a reverberant stairwell.

By the early 1970s he had also produced albums by the bands Humble Pie, Free and others, and in 1977 he co-produced Television’s “Marquee Moon” with Tom Verlaine, one of the band’s two guitarists. In the 1980s and ’90s Mr. Johns worked with hard-rock bands like Van Halen and L.A. Guns.


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Instrument List
 
System Requirements
     
Kit #1
Kick:
Pork Pie 10x24" Black Diamond , metal/foam beater
 
REMO Power Stroke 3 (beater), REMO Coated Ambassador (front w/hole)
Snare:
Ludwig 6.5x14" Engraved Black Beauty
 
REMO Clear Black Dot
Hat:
Zildjian A Series 14" Master Sound Brilliant
 
Rack Tom 1:
DW 7x10" Black Mardi Gras Sparkle
 

REMO Coated Emperor (top), REMO Clear Ambassador (bottom)

Rack Tom 2:
DW 8x12" Black Mardi Gras Sparkle
 
REMO Coated Emperor (top), REMO Clear Ambassador (bottom)
Rack Tom 3:
DW 10x14" Black Mardi Gras Sparkle
 
REMO Coated Emperor (top), REMO Clear Ambassador (bottom)
Rack Tom 4:
DW 9x13" Black Mardi Gras Sparkle
 
REMO Coated Emperor (top), REMO Clear Ambassador (bottom)
Floor Tom 1 :
DW 16x16" Black Mardi Gras Sparkle
 
REMO Coated Emperor (top), REMO Clear Ambassador (bottom)
Floor Tom 2 :
DW 16x18" Black Mardi Gras Sparkle
 
REMO Coated Emperor (top), REMO Clear Ambassador (bottom)
Crash 1:
Paiste 2002 Series 19" Power Crash
 
Crash 2:
Paiste Signature Series 17" Power Crash
 
Ride:
Zidjian 22" Heavy Ride
 
China:
18" Oriental Classic China
 
       
Kit #1 B
Kick:
Pork Pie 10x24" Black Diamond, wood beater
 
REMO Power Stroke 3, Coated Ambassador, w/front hole
Rack Tom 1:
DW 7x10" Black Mardi Gras Sparkle
 
REMO Clear Pinstripes (top), REMO Clear Ambassador (bottom)
Rack Tom 2:
DW 8x12" Black Mardi Gras Sparkle
 
REMO Clear Pinstripes (top), REMO Clear Ambassador (bottom)
Rack Tom 3:
DW 10x14" Black Mardi Gras Sparkle
 
REMO Clear Pinstripes (top), REMO Clear Ambassador (bottom)
Rack Tom 4:
DW 9x13" Black Mardi Gras Sparkle
 
REMO Clear Pinstripes (top), REMO Clear Ambassador (bottom)
Floor Tom 1 :
DW 16x16" Black Mardi Gras Sparkle
 
REMO Clear Pinstripes (top), REMO Clear Ambassador (bottom)
Floor Tom 2 :
DW 16x18" Black Mardi Gras Sparkle
 
REMO Clear Pinstripes (top), REMO Clear Ambassador (bottom)
       
Kit #2
Kick:
Pork Pie 20x26" Black Sparkle, wood beater
REMO Coated Ambassador (front), REMO Pinstripe (beater)
Snare:
Ludwig 6.5x14" Supraphonic Chrome
REMO Pinstripe
Hat:
Zildjian 14" Constantinople
Rack Tom 1:
DW Classic 8x12" Radio King Vintage Marine Pearl
REMO Pinstripe (top), REMO Clear Ambassador (bottom)
Rack Tom 2:
DW Classic 9x13" Radio King Vintage Marine Pearl
REMO Pinstripe (top), REMO Clear Ambassador (bottom)
Floor Tom:
DW Classic 16x16" Radio King Vintage Marine Pearl
REMO Pinstripe (top), REMO Clear Ambassador (bottom)
Crash 1:
Zildjian A Series Brilliant 18" Medium Thin
Crash 2:
Zildjian K Series 18" Dark Crash
Ride:
Zildjian A Series 24" Medium Ride
       
Kit #3
Kick:
Ludwig 14x24" Vistalite Candy Cane Swirl
REMO Power Stroke 3 (beater), REMO Clear Ambassdor (front w/hole)
Snare:
Ludwig 6.5x14" Vintage Clear Vistalite
REMO Clear Black Dot
Hat:
Zildjian A Series 14" New Beat (top)/Master
Sound (bot.)
Rack Tom 1:
Ludwig 8x12" Vistalite Candy Cane Swirl
REMO Black Dot (top), REMO Clear Ambassador (bottom)
Rack Tom 2:
Ludwig 9x13 " Vistalite Candy Cane Swirl
REMO Black Dot (top), REMO Clear Ambassador (bottom)
Floor Tom:
Ludwig 16x16" Vistalite Candy Cane Swirl
REMO Black Dot (top), REMO Clear Ambassador (bottom)
Crash 1:
Paiste 2002 Series 18" Medium
Crash 2:
Paiste 2002 Series 20" Medium
Ride:
Paiste 2002 Series 22" Power Bell Ride
       
Kit #4
Kick:
Gretsch 16x24" Pink Stain, wood beater
REMO Power Stroke 3 (beater), no hole
Snare:
Yamaha 7x14" Matt Sorum Signature prototype unreleased (rare) Blue Diamond Pearl
REMO Clear Black Dot, Duct tape, big strainer (snares)
Hat:
Paiste 2002 Series 14" Sound Edge
Rack Tom 1:
Gretsch 9x10" Grape Stain
REMO Coated Emperor (top), REMO Clear Ambassador (bottom)
Rack Tom 2:
Gretsch 10x12" Grape Stain
REMO Coated Emperor (top), REMO Clear Ambassador (bottom)
Rack Tom 3:
Gretsch 11x13" Grape Stain
REMO Coated Emperor (top), REMO Clear Ambassador (bottom)
Rack Tom 4:
Gretsch 12x14" Grape Stain
REMO Coated Emperor (top), REMO Clear Ambassador (bottom)
Floor Tom:
Gretsch 16x16" Grape Stain
REMO Coated Emperor (top), REMO Clear Ambassador (bottom)
Crash 1:
Zildjian A Custom Series 19" Medium Crash
Crash 2:
Zildjian A Custom Series 20" Crash
Ride:
Zildjian K Custom Series 22" Ride
       
Kit #5
Kick:
DW Classic 14x22" Radio King (Reissue) Vintage Marine Pearl, wood beater
REMO Coated Ambassador (beater), REMO Clear Ambassador (front)
Snare:
Ludwig 5x14" Vintage hammered Chrome
REMO Clear Black Dot
Hat:
Zildjian A Series 14" Rock Hat
Rack Tom 1:
Vintage 70's Ludwig 8x12" Psychedelic Swirl Red
REMO Clear Pinstripe (top), REMO Clear Ambassador (bottom)
Rack Tom 2:
Vintage 70's Ludwig 9x13" Psychedelic Swirl Red
REMO Clear Pinstripe (top), REMO Clear Ambassador (bottom)
Floor Tom:
Vintage 70's Ludwig 16x16" Psychedelic Swirl Red
REMO Clear Pinstripe (top), REMO Clear Ambassador (bottom)
Crash 1:
Zildjian K Series 19" Dark Medium Thin Crash
Crash 2:
Zildjian A Series 17" Medium Thin Crash
Ride:
Zildjian A Series 22" Ping Ride
       
Kit #6
Kick:
Gretsch 16x22" Burnt Orange, wood beater
REMO Power Stroke 3 (beater), No front head
Snare:
Yamaha 3x13" Matt Sorum Signature prototype unreleased (rare) Blue Diamond Pearl
REMO Coated Black Dot
Hat:
Paiste 2002 Series 14" RUDE Sound Edge
Rack Tom:
Pork Pie 9x12" Tobacco Burst
REMO Pinstripe (top), No bottom head
Floor Tom :
Pork Pie 14x16" Tobacco Burst
REMO Pinstripe (top), No bottom head
Crash 1:
Paiste 2002 Series 18" Novo China Type
Crash 2:
Paiste 2002 Series 19" RUDE Crash/Ride
Ride:
Paiste 2002 Series 22" RUDE Ride/Crash
       
Kit #7
Kick:
Vintage 70's Ludwig 14x22" Psychedelic Swirl Red, wooly beater
REMO Coated Ambassador (beater), No front head
Snare 1:
WFL 6.5x15" Vintage nickel over brass tube lug Black Beauty
Tea toweled - REMO Coated Black Dot
Rack Tom 1:
DW 7x10" Black Mardi Gras Sparkle
Taped up - REMO Clear Pinstripe
Rack Tom 2:
DW 10x14" Black Mardi Gras Sparkle
Taped up - REMO Clear Pinstripe
Floor Tom:
DW 16x16" Black Mardi Gras Sparkle
Taped up - REMO Clear Pinstripe
Crash 1:
Zildjian 18" Platinum Rock Crash
Crash 2:
Zildjian A Series 19" Medium Crash
Ride:
Zildjian Constantinople 24" Light Ride
Snare 2:
Ludwig 6.5x14" Engraved Black Beauty
Detuned, taped up, cigarette box, REMO Clear Black Dot
       
Additional Cymbals & Drums
Splash 1:
Zildjian A Series 8" Splash
Splash 2:
Zildjian A Series 10" Brilliant Splash
Ride:
Zildjian K Custom Series 22" Custom Flat Top Ride
Crash:
Zildjian K Series 18" Brilliant Dark Crash
Kick:
DW 18x22" Black Mardi Gras Sparkle, hard plastic beater
REMO Power Stroke 3 (beater), REMO Ebony (front w/hole)
Snare:
Ludwig 6.5x14" Vintage Bronze
REMO Emperor X Coated Black Dot
       
Echo Chamber Room
Kick:
Pork Pie 18x24" Tobacco Burst, hard plastic beater
REMO Power Stroke 3 (beater), hole in front head
Snare:
Pork Pie 6.5x14" Maple Shell Black Diamond finish
REMO Emperor X Clear Ambassador
Snare:
Ludwig 6.5x14" Engraved Black Beauty
REMO Clear Black Dot
       
Zildjian is a registered trademark of Avedis Zildjian Company. Gretsch is a registered trademark of The Gretsch Company. Platinum Samples is not affiliated with Avedis Zildjian Company, Ludwig, Pork Pie, DW, Paiste or Gretsch


 
This expansion kit requires FXpansion BFD3, BFD 2.1 (or later), or BFD Eco
Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), Vista SP1 (32-bit), Windows7 (32-bit & 64-bit), Pentium4-based CPU or better (Windows)
OSX 10.5.7 or higher
1 GB of RAM
7200 rpm HDD with a minimum of 30GB free hard disc space
Internet connection for product authorization and 30GB download (for download option)
   
NOTE: If you already have BFD3, BFD 2.1 or BFD Eco running -- this will work.
 
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