Signature Counterparts Drum Sample Library by Kyle Brownlee



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Signature Counterparts Drum Sample Library by Kyle Brownlee


What is


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


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).


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


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"

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

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Snare - Blend - Higher

Snare - Blend - Highest

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Snare - Mono

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03. Rack Tom - Tama Starclassic Birch Bubinga 12"

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04. Floor Tom - Tama Starclassic Birch Bubinga 16"

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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


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


Customer Reviews

Based on 31 reviews
Alex Kuteschewski


Michiel Vetters
Great library

Tis is my favorite drum library hands down! I use it all the time when writing drum parts for my band CellarDoor. Because it's ready to go out of the box, I can focus on the creative part rather than putting more effort in making the drums sound good. I've always been a big fan of Counterparts and I've fallen in love with the sound of Kyle's birch/bubinga Tama kit. I've tried to make my own drums sound like his, so you'll get how excited I was when they announced this library.

If you're still wondering on wether to buy this or not.. Just do it!

Only downside is that I can't get the hihat of my Alesis Pro to work like it should with this plugin. But that's probably just me.

jacob rentoule

One of the best drum libraries and I use it often

Kostas Travisano
Love these drum samples.

The Counterkit is my favorite drum library on the market. They sound incredible, like a real live kit, specifically catered to the hardcore sound. They’re extremely cohesive and don’t have that “separated” sound some overly processed libraries have. The slightly difficult part is the Kontakt integration if you’re not familiar with it like myself. But a little research and you’re off to the races. 10/10 recommend!

Kevin schiltz
Best drum library around.

I love this kit, it's my daily driver. I use it on all of my material and when writing for demos. I don't even have to process it, it sounds amazing out of the box! My only complaint is the lack of a splash and maybe one extra floor tom, but those aren't a deal breaker in anyway since I know Kyle doesn't use those in his setup. If you haven't and you need something to get you started that sounds AMAZING out of the box. Definitely pick this up it is worth every penny. I haven't touched another library since I purchased this one.