Black Friday Sale! 50% off XLN Audio products
Last day! Excludes Complete Collections.
Indie
On sale

Indie

Classic kit. Vintage Mics. Analog Tape.

  • World class studio and drum kit
  • All vintage mics and preamps
  • Recorded on 2" tape
$39.50 $79.00

Audio demos

  • Svenska Grammofonstudion
  • Svenska Grammofonstudion
  • Svenska Grammofonstudion
The studio

Svenska Grammofonstudion

Gothenburg

How do you get that warm beautiful analogue indie sound in a digital drum production software? You go proper old school:

First you take it to Svenska Grammofon Studion's warm, organic 120m2 live room, with 10m high walls covered in old fashioned oak tiles, giving the room the kind of short, rich decay that's perfect for drums.

Second, you enlist the help of their impressive collection of vintage gear, and if you want old school, Svenska Grammofon has a lot. From the outboard, and microphones to old Steinway uprights and rare Fender amps to Fairchild compressors and Pultec EQ's, every piece of equipment you normally only see emulated in a plugin, is there in real life.

Third, you run it through a beautiful old desk, and they don't come much more majestic than "The Queen", a Neve 8048 console with 1081, 1064 and 1073 preamps, that was once owned by Queen themselves, and which has been used by rock royalty like Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones.

Finally, you capture the beautiful sounds distilled through this process on a Studer A80 2" Tape Machine.

Is it really worth all that effort? If you want vibrant, organic, punchy and warm with just the right amount of grit. Yes it is. Drums on tape just sound better.

Indie

Custom kit - ICE Custom Shop

This hand made ICE Custom Shop modern vintage rock kit, with its fresh "old school" shells and vintage slingerland hardware didn't really need the blue sparkle paint job for you to know it was a cool character, you can hear it right away in the sound. We introduced it to a Premier Keith Moon signature snare "The Spirit of Lily", part of the rare 8 piece signature kit, and they got along just fine. After a lot of experiments, we found the Paiste 2002 and Signature series, and a vintage Zildjian K 15" hi hat made the perfect companions. But there's more to this ADpak than a really cool drum kit, the real magic happened when we warmed it up in the studio by running it through analogue tape.

Kit details

  • Blue Sparkle
    ICE Custom Shop Blue Sparkle 26x14"
  • Spirit of Lily
    Premier Spirit of Lily 14x6"
  • K
    Zildjian K 15"
  • Tamb
    Rhythm Tech Tamb
  • Blue Sparkle Hi
    ICE Custom Shop Blue Sparkle Hi 13x10"
  • Blue Sparkle Lo
    ICE Custom Shop Blue Sparkle Lo 13x10"
  • Blue Sparkle
    ICE Custom Shop Blue Sparkle 16x16"
  • Blue Sparkle
    ICE Custom Shop Blue Sparkle 18x16"
  • 2002 Red
    Paiste 2002 Red 19"
  • Signature Full
    Paiste Signature Full 18"
  • 2002 Red
    Paiste 2002 Red 16"
  • 2002 Red
    Paiste 2002 Red 22"
Kick:
  • 26x14" ICE Custom Shop
Snare:
  • 14x5.5" Premier Keith Moon Signature
Toms:
  • 13x10" ICE Custom Shop (tuned high)
  • 13x10" ICE Custom Shop (tuned low)
  • 16x16" ICE Custom Shop
  • 18x16" ICE Custom Shop
Cymbals:
  • 15" Zildjian K Hihat
  • 16" Paiste 2002 Red Logo Crash
  • 18" Paiste Sign Full Crash
  • 19" Paiste 2002 Red Logo Crash
  • 22" Paiste 2002 Red Logo Ride
Extras:
  • Rhythm Tech Tambourine (left-right hit)