A premier collection of acoustic drum kits (and drum kit ensemble), recorded and mixed by top Japanese recording engineer Mitsunori Aizawa at the legendary Sound City Studios. Performed by drum master Ken Higeshiro, these unique and versatile drum sounds can be heard in countless anime openings, battle themes, jazz fusion tracks and everything in between.

✔️ Requires full version of Kontakt 6.7.0
Version 1.2.1
Fixed another mapping bug relating to loading old snapshots

Version 1.2.0
» Added option to close hihats via CC input without manually playing a new note Added ability to set hihat artic CC thresholds to -1 for “don’t play this artic via CC”
» Added ability to set hihat CC thresholds to an arbitrary order
» Fixed bug that could cause certain artics to become unmapped when loading older snapshots – Fixed script warnings that appeared in Kontakt 7
» Fixed some minor UI bugs

Version 1.1.1a
Disabled developer mode accidentally left on. Again. Apologies!

Version 1.1.1
Fix loading of custom user mappings

Version 1.1.0a
Disabled developer mode accidentally left on

Version 1.1.0
Submixers and signal purging are now controllable via NKS; Browser now shows which articulations belong to active kitpieces; Lighter “No Bleed” variants of Full Mixer NKIs;
Lookahead delay is now only active when DAW transport is active;
Hi-hats and rides now have a separate submix for more control;
Hi-hat openness can now be controlled via MIDI CC or aftertouch and using the new CC Artic Control articulation;
Articulations not available for a given kitpiece are now replaced with the closest available substitutes;
Factory MIDI mappings are now directly loadable from the mapping options menu

Version 1.0.3
Fixes some visual bugs and sound-affecting snapshot load issues

Version 1.0.2
Launch Patch

✔️ Additional information
Product Info

~ Five acoustic drum kits and one ensemble
Custom kits assembled and performed by top session drummer Ken Higeshiro, recorded by legendary engineer Mitsunori Aizawa.

~ Three unique sample sets
Separate patches featuring: Aizawa Signature mix (12 adjustable mic channels with bleeds), Full mix (16 adjustable channels with bleeds), and Board mix (12 channels, no bleeds)

~ Powerful drum kit ensemble
Three drum kits played simultaneously: includes kick, snare, three toms (hand, stick, and rimshot), hihat, two crashes, and ride.

~ Extensive articulations and techniques
Up to: five snare articulations (center rim, center, flam, rimshot, roll), seven hihat articulations (pedal, closed, closed tip, half open, semi-open, open, open tip), and four ride articulations (tip soft , tip hard, cup, smash)

~ Exhaustive sampling depth
Up to 10x dynamic levels and 10x round robins per drum. Over 170,000 samples included.

~ Dozens of snapshots
Each of the 10 included patches has at least 3 snapshots with carefully-adjusted mixes and FX for many styles.


~ 75GB disk space
7200 RPM hard drive or solid state drive recommended. Note that mic positions can be moved or deleted individually.

~ 8GB of RAM minimum
More RAM will allow you to load more patches, mixes, mic channels, and bleeds simultaneously.

~ Kontakt Player 6.7
This library will run in the FREE Kontakt Player.

~ Kontakt Requirements – Mac OS
Intel Macs (i5 or higher): macOS 10.14, 10.15, 11 or 12 (latest update).
Apple Silicon Macs (via Rosetta 2 & natively on ARM in Standalone or in hosts that support it): macOS 11 or 12 (latest update)

~ Kontakt Requirements – Windows
Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/ 64-bit). Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU. Graphics hardware support for OpenGL 2.1 or higher. Windows 10 strongly recommended.