Vintage Dry

Vintage Dry

Authentic 1970s Studio Drums

  • Beautiful retro kit, modified using traditional '70s methods
  • Recorded using only period mics
  • Authentic time-capsule studio
$79.00

Audio demos

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The studio

INGRID

Stockholm

Walking into Ingrid Studios is like walking into a time capsule. The place was built in 1969, and while stacks of hits have been recorded within its wooden walls, including ABBAs first album, almost nothing about the studio has physically changed in all that time. The place still oozes seventies flavour out of every surface, and sounds like nowhere else we've ever been, capable of capturing both the dry, light, tight drum sound of the early '70s, and the thicker, fatter beats that disco brought towards the end of the decade.

To ensure Ingrid's impeccable '70s character is not polluted, no gear made since the '80s is allowed to pass through the doors, making the drum sounds we captured for this ADpak as cloe as you can get to the '70s without a modified DeLorean and 1.21 gigawatts of electricity.

Vintage Dry

Vintage drum kit – 1968 Ludwig Silver Sparkle kit

It doesn't get much more '70s than this. The 1968 Ludwig Silver Sparkle is like the drum kit equivalent of a glitter ball, and it'll make you feel just as groovy. But to get the sort of authentic '70s drum sound that's been brought back into vogue by artists like Daft Punk and Justice, we pulled out all the retro tricks. We started by tuning and dampening the individual drums using authentic '70s methods: The kick was stuffed with a pillow and a large sheet of felt. Newspaper was taped to the snare heads and more felt sheets were pinned to the toms. Then, to ensure audio authenticity, we recorded it using only microphones from the 1960-70s (Coles, Neumann, Sennheiser and Bang & Olufsen) sent through the studio's vintage API console.

Kit details

  • Silver Sparkle
    Ludwig Silver Sparkle 20x16"
  • Phonic
    Sonor Phonic 22x16"
  • Phonic
    Sonor Phonic 14x7"
  • Supraphonic 400
    Ludwig Supraphonic 400 14x5"
  • K
    Zildjian K 15"
  • Clap, Snap, Lap
    Clap, Snap, Lap
  • Silver Sparkle
    Ludwig Silver Sparkle 12x8"
  • Silver Sparkle
    Ludwig Silver Sparkle 13x9"
  • Silver Sparkle High
    Ludwig Silver Sparkle High 16x16"
  • Silver Sparkle Low
    Ludwig Silver Sparkle Low 16x16"
  • HH Extra Thin
    Sabian HH Extra Thin 22"
  • K Dark Medium Thin
    Zildjian K Dark Medium Thin 19"
  • Thin
    Zildjian Thin 18"
  • Signature Hot Ride
    Sabian Signature Hot Ride 21"
Kicks:
  • 20x16" Ludwig Silver Sparkle
  • 22x16" Sonor Phonic
Snares:
  • 14x5" Ludwig Supraphonic 400
  • 14x6.5" Sonor Phonic
Toms:
  • 12x8" Ludwig Silver Sparkle
  • 13x9" Ludwig Silver Sparkle
  • 16x16" Ludwig Silver Sparkle (low tuned)
  • 16x16" Ludwig Silver Sparkle (high tuned)
Cymbals:
  • 15" Zildjian K Hihat
  • 18" Zildjian Thin Crash
  • 19" Zildjian K Dark Medium Thin Crash
  • 21" Sabian Signature Hot Ride
  • 22" Sabian HH Extra Thin Crash
Extra:
  • Hands (Clap, Snap & Lap)