Signature Counterparts Drum Sample Library by Kyle Brownlee

Counterkit

Counterkit

Soundblind Drums

Counterkit

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SKU: SBD-01-CK

Signature Counterparts Drum Sample Library by Kyle Brownlee

FAQ

What is

Counterkit?

Counterkit is a Kontakt based virtual drum sample library which was meticulously captured, sampled, performed, programmed, and mixed by Kyle Brownlee of Counterparts.

Packed with 13 mix-ready presets of aggressive, punchy, defined, and clear drums, the signature Counterparts drumkit is now available.

Get the entire

Drum sound of Counterparts

Used on tour and in the studio, the combination of Tama Starclassic Birch Bubinga drum shells, Zildjian cymbals, Evans Drumheads, and Vic Firth drumsticks during sampling capture the playing style, articulations, and sound of Kyle's drumming in Counterparts.

Use the built in Kontakt mix-ready processing by Kyle Brownlee, or turn off processing toggles to access the entire raw sample library in Kontakt.

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Counterkit's Features

Mixer

Built-in 10 channel mixer includes faders for adjusting volume, a tune knob for adjusting pitch for drum shells across all microphones, a pan knob to adjust the stereo image, and two separate sends for a Room reverb & Plate reverb.

The Multi-Out function allows for all 10 channels to be routed through Kontakt outputs into your DAW with the click of a button.

Instant Download upon purchase

What's Included

KONTAKT Instrument

You'll receive download including a serial number for the Counterkit Kontakt Library. Register a free Native Instruments account, download Native Access, enter your serial for Counterkit, and download immediately.

Slate Trigger .TCI Files

Along with the Kontakt version of Counterkit, drum shell samples are provided in the form of Slate Trigger 2 .TCI files. Reinforce, customize, or entirely replace a live tracked drumkit performance with processed and unprocessed files.

MIDI Groove Pack Vol. 01 - Kyle Brownlee

Over 140+ MIDI Grooves pre-written and velocity optimized for Counterkit are included inside the Counterkit Kontakt download (through Native Access).

KONTAKT

Built and mixed completely inside Kontakt Player. Works with Kontakt Free. No need to purchase anything else.

NKS Ready

Full NKS compatibility for Native Instruments Hardware products with NKS functionality.

Preview Presets and Mixes

Listen to Counterkit

See what Producers / Engineers / Mixers / Musicians make with Counterkit

Counterkit Videos

Check out Counterkit in action. watch the

Video Walkthrough

Counterkit Drum Specs

Product Naming Disclaimer: All drum / cymbal product names used are trademarks of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Soundblind Drums. These trademarks are used solely to identify the products whose sounds were examined during the development of this virtual instrument.

Drum Shells

22" Tama Starclassic Birch / Bubinga Kick

14x8" Pearl Vinnie Paul Signature Maple Snare

12" Tama Starclassic Birch / Bubinga Rack

16" Tama Starclassic Birch / Bubinga Floor

Cymbals

14" Zildjian K Sweet Hats

19" Zildjian A Custom Crash
20" Zildjian A Custom Crash

21" Zildjian K CrashRide Brilliant
21" Zildjian MegaBell Ride Brilliant

19" Zildjian A UltraHammered China

.TCI Files

Counterkit additionally includes drum shell samples in the form of .TCI files as a bonus. Slate Digital's Trigger 2 software is required to make use of these files. These are completely separate from Counterkit's Kontakt library.

01. Kick - Tama Starclassic Birch Bubinga 22"

Kick - Blend.tci
Kick - Kick In.tci
Kick - Kick Out.tci
Kick - Overheads.tci
Kick - Stereo Rooms.tci
Kick - Mono Room.tci
Kick - Hallway.tci

02. Snare - Pearl Vinnie Paul Signature Maple 14" x 8"


Snare - Blend.tci

Snare - Blend - Higher Tuning.tci

Snare - Blend - Highest Tuning.tci

Snare - Top.tci

Snare - Bottom.tci
Snare - Overheads.tci
Snare - Stereo Rooms.tci

Snare - Mono Room.tci

Snare - Hallway.tci

03. Rack Tom - Tama Starclassic Birch Bubinga 12"


Rack - Blend.tci

Rack - Direct.tci

Rack - Overheads.tci
Rack - Stereo Rooms.tci

Rack - Mono Room.tci

Rack - Hallway.tci

04. Floor Tom - Tama Starclassic Birch Bubinga 16"


Floor - Blend.tci

Floor - Direct.tci

Floor - Overheads.tci
Floor - Stereo Rooms.tci

Floor - Mono Room.tci

Floor - Hallway.tci

MIDI Grooves

Bundled in the Counterkit interface, the entire drum tracks to these Counterparts songs are drag-and-drop ready for your DAW.

Nothing Left To Love

01. Love Me
02. Wings of Nightmares
03. Paradise and Plague
04. The Hands That Used to Hold Me
05. Separate Wounds
06. Your Own Knife
07. Cherished
08. Imprints
09. Ocean of Another
10. Nothing Left to Love

A Eulogy For Those Still Here
04. Unwavering Vow

Includes over 140+ MIDI Grooves across various tempos. 21 Blast Beat variations, 8 D Beat variations, 21 Fills. Features drum grooves of 5 song structures with multiple variations each: Death Metal, Hardcore, Metalcore, Rock, Techy Prog - with Intro, Verse, Pre-Chorus, Chorus, and a Bridge for each genre. These MIDI Files are bundled inside the Counterkit interface, ready to drag-and-drop into your DAW.

Kontakt Presets

01 - Kyle's Mix (default)
02 - Kyle's Mix 2
03 - Aggressive Parallel Compression
04 - Big and Roomy
05 - Tightly Tuned
06 - Raw Samples
07 - Big Drum Room Reverb
08 - Compressed and Punchy
09 - EQ Boost
10 - Brighter Mix
11 - Darker Mix
12 - Saturated and Scooped
13 - Fat Kit

KONTAKT / Counterkit Library

System Requirements

Mac OS

Native Access and a Native Instruments account (both free) are required to download Counterkit / Kontakt

Minimum Kontakt version: Kontakt v6.7.0

Intel Macs (i5 or higher): macOS 10.14, 10.15, 11 or 12 (latest update)

Apple Silicon Macs: macOS 11 or 12 (latest update), 4GB RAM

Interfaces: macOS (64-bit only): Stand-alone, VST, VST3, AU, AAX

Disk Space: 1 GB for Kontakt, 2.9 GB for Counterkit, 340 MB for Slate Trigger 2 .TCI Files

4 GB RAM (6 GB recommended for large KONTAKT Instruments)

TCI Files: Slate Digital's Trigger 2 is required to utilize the included but optional TCI files

Windows

Native Access and a Native Instruments account (both free) are required to download Counterkit / Kontakt

Minimum Kontakt version: Kontakt v6.7.0

Windows 10 or 11 (latest Service Pack), Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU

Graphics: Graphics hardware support for OpenGL 2.1 or higher

Interfaces: Windows (64-bit only): Stand-alone, VST, VST3, AAX

Disk Space: 1 GB for Kontakt, 2.9 GB for Counterkit, 340 MB for Slate Trigger 2 .TCI Files

4 GB RAM (6 GB recommended for large KONTAKT Instruments)

TCI Files: Slate Digital's Trigger 2 is required to utilize the included but optional TCI files

Ready to make your drums come to life with

Counterkit?

Customer Reviews

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Filipe Vilela

Counterkit

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Gallant
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This drumkit is AWESOME ! It sounds amazing !

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Ricky Thomas
No turning back

I’ve used almost every popularized drum library over the last 12 years and this one is by far the best out of the box kit I’ve ever used. So much so that I can’t see me returning to any others. Unreal kit, unreal price.

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Patrick O'Brien
Best Kit

Overall sounds are great, varying pre mixed kits are super helpful for getting a mix up and running quick without much tweaking. My only complaints would be ease of getting the drums bus’d out into my DAW in a simple fashion, this is much more user friendly with other options. CPU can be a bit heavy when operating outside of raw samples but nothing unmanageable.

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Daniel Stuart
Epic

Killer flexibility while also having some great starting presets to get me writing asap.