This Hayman kit is a great representation of a classic British kit built in the 70s. Hayman only existed for about 15 years but they built some great kits in that time, mainly to counter the American kits such as Ludwig and Gretsch that were being imported. The Hayman's were played by drummers such as Michael Giles (King Crimson), Jim Capaldi (Traffic), Bill Bruford (Yes) and Mitch Michell (The Jimi Hendrix Experience) used them from time to time. These kits have a nice vintage tone but with more of a thwack which helped them cut through in the 70s !
This kit was recorded at the same time as the Ludwig Super Classic in Miloco's The Square studio in London. The Hayman was played by Tim Weller and recorded by Drumdrops engineer Ben Thackeray. To add to the British flavour of this kit we asked the incredible Stephen Street (Blur, The Smiths, Kaiser Chiefs) to mix it.
The kit was close mic'd. It comes with three toms, two snares - a Slingerland Radio King and a Ludwig 400. Cymbals used were Zyn 15" Hi Hats, a Tosco thin 20" ride and a Paiste 2002 Medium 18" crash. This is another great kit to fill the gaps.
- Variant: Multi Velocity
- SKU: DD0956HVMS
- Product Type: Drum Samples
- Brand: Drumdrops Samples
Customers can also make their own patches from the two packs of samples included. Included in this pack are the samples from the old Kontakt 5 pack (separate close, overhead and room mic samples) and the stereo mixed samples found in the Multiple Velocity pack and Single Hits Packs. This totals 480 stereo samples mixed from the close, overhead and room mics and 5094 seperate mic samples taken from the old Kontakt 5 pack providing up to 16 velocities of each articulation and 3 round robins. This pack is perfect for those who want to purchase all three packs in one hit or those who like to build their own patches from the samples.
The Multi-Velocity pack provides up to 16 velocity steps of each articulation. Each sample included in this pack is a stereo mix of the close microphone, overhead and room mics. The samples can be used in any drum machine or sampler that reads 24 bit WAV files, and we've included patches for some of the more common sample software. The multi-velocity pack also includes 830 MIDI drum loops covering a variety of genres. This pack is a great choice for those who want multiple velocity articulations.
The Single Hits pack is similar to the multi-velocity pack but provides three velocities of each articulation. This pack comes loaded with 291 samples.
The Drum Replacement pack is our sample replacement pack. This pack comes with three different patches - Slate Trigger V2, Drumagog V5 & V4 and DrumXchanger. Each patch uses different amounts of samples depending on the capability of the software. If you run any of these pieces of software then this pack is for you.
The One Shot Pack is our latest pack. This one is real simple and is a great way of getting to know the sound of the kit. All we include in this is one sample from each articulation and that is it. No patches or multi-velocities. Great for drum machines and getting to know the sound. If you bought any pack of the Slingerland kit you will receive this pack for free.
Explore more of these pages to learn about the Hayman and to work out which pack is best for you. If you want the sound of a Hayman kit then this is no better place to start. We also used this kit to record some of the tracks on our multi-track album Route Seventy Sticks. (Along with the Ludwig).