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Platinum Samples – Rock Legends QuickPack

Whazzup Dawfreaks!
I am back to review a nice little BFD2 expansion from Platinum Samples.
Fresh from the mixing table I give you….

 

RockLegendsQP

 

A small Introduction.
Rock Legends QuickPack is based on a 125th Anniversary Limited Edition Gretsch Rock Legend drum kit, a kit that was limited to 125 total kits for 2008 production.
Platinum Samples Rock Legends QuickPack was recorded using vintage Neve, Sontec, Fairchild gear and Telefunken, AKG and Neumann microphones.
This was all recorded and produced by Rail Jon Rogut at Ocean Studios Burbank.
The Rock Legends QuickPack comes for both BFD2 and BFD ECO, but this review will only cover the BFD2 version.
For more information visit http://www.platinumsamples.com/ps/RockLegendsQuickPack.php

 

The Rock Legends kit.

Kick: 16×22″ Remo Clear Black Dot
Snare: 6,5×14″ Remo Coated Black Dot
Rack Tom 1: 7×10″ Remo Clear Black Dot
Rack Tom 2: 8×12″ Remo Clear Black Dot
Floor Tom 1: 14×14″ Remo Clear Black Dot
Floor Tom 2: 16×16″ Remo Clear Black Dot
Hi-hat: Zildjian K Series 14″ Constantinople Hi-hat
China: Zildjian A Series 18″ Oriental China
Crash: Zildjian K Series 19″ Dark Thin Crash
Ride: Zildjian K Series 22″ Heavy Ride

Installing and First impression.

Downloading and Installing Rock Legends QuickPack takes a while, the complete setup is divided into 5 different installations.
After everything is installed we load up BFD2 and go through the activation process.

Rock Legends QuickPack comes with one kit loading file but also comes with a
huge amount of complete BFD2 presets.

Presets
This image only show a portion of all the presets that comes with Rock Legends QuickPack

Here  loaded up the CWK Basic Default, to show you how the kit looks loaded.
default kit loaded
The full kit loaded into BFD2

Going through through the different drums I found that Platinum Samples and Rail Jon Rogut
has managed to record and program this expansion rely well.

The Kick is Fat and punchy with not to much click by default.
The Snare sounds classic and rich and comes with many additional hits.
The Toms Sounds amazingly rich and fat yet round and deep.
The Hi-hat was not my favorite but I bet many will argue with me on that.
The Cymbals had a lot of character that is perfect for this kit.

Below is a audio file I did with each drum hit individually, no EQ or compression was added and its just made so you can hear how the drums in Rock Legends QuickPack  sounds.


If the player does not work click->>> http://snd.sc/xsR3mr

Working with Rock Legends QuickPack.

As I Start working with the Rock Legends QuickPack I realize how well Platinum Samples have put this expansion together.
The velocity responds is just outstanding and you have a great amount of variations to get a great realistic sound.
After trying some of the presets out I found how many options the Rock Legends QuickPack rely have, and as a user I appreciate that Platinum Samples have put together all these presets for us users.

Next I wanted to go for some tweaking and to see how he sounds in the Rock Legends QuickPack responds to some additional EQ and compression.
The Rock Legends QuickPack is did not disappoint here ether, Rail Jon Rogut and Platinum Samples  has done a great job during the recording and mixing process giving us user a good sounding Kit that responds to EQ and Compression beautifully.

Here is a sample of how the The Rock Legends QuickPack sounded after some tweaking.

If the player does not work click->>> http://snd.sc/AnBQAA

 

Conclusion.

Platinum Samples and Rail Jon Rogut has released a great Expansion for BFD2 and BFD ECO.
The Rock Legends QuickPack comes loaded with presets, and if you want to make it sound more personal the Rock Legends QuickPack responds nicely to any tweaking.
The Rock Legends QuickPack has been very well programed with great velocity responds, and you have a great deal of additional hits.
For the price of $59.99 the Rock Legends QuickPack is most defiantly a great buy.
So if your looking for a classic rock kit I do recommend you to head over to Platinum Samples
for more information on how to get your hands on the Rock Legends QuickPack.

 

The verdict
5of5
Platinum Samples and Rail Jon Rogut has released a great Expansion

 

 

I want to thank Platinum Samples for letting me review the Rock Legends QuickPack.

and to my readers
Thank you, please leave a response if you like..
And stay tuned for more

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  1. milkandnico
    August 1, 2012 at 4:28 am

    Thanks for the info. Been looking at this with interest. Having audio samples was a big plus. Appreciated.

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