Releases ‘The 60s Funk Kit’ Maschine Update

Sheffield, UK. 5th March 2014

Voted by as one of the ‘Best drum kits of 2013’, are proud to announce that ‘The 60s Funk Kit’ from Pad Pimps and Tombongo has now been updated to be fully compatible with Native Instruments Maschine.

The 60s Funk Kit‘ is a multisampled vintage Gretsch drum kit authentically recorded to two inch tape to capture the warm, natural sound of a 60s drum session. There are 16 articulations in total, each recorded with 12 velocity layers in 24 bit/16 bit WAV and legacy MPC SND format, mapped out across MPC programs and Maschine groups, and fully compatible with all MPC models, all JJOS versions and Maschine 1.8 + 2.x.

The new Maschine groups feature two unique layouts; the first is based on the layout found in many Maschine Library drum kits (such as the Abbey Road series), while the second group features a fully optimised ‘finger drumming’ layout with efficient grouping of related articulations allowing for easier performance of snare rolls, funky ghost notes and complex hi hat patterns.

There’s also a new articulation – the ‘pandero snare’, which features a pandero tambourine skin-to-skin with the Black Beauty snare, giving a very unique and tight snare sound.

Recorded direct and raw with vintage microphones, through an Alice Stancoil 1970’s quadrophonic mixer and finally to a Studer two inch tape machine, the result is an incredibly realistic sounding live acoustic kit reminiscent of the classic funk drums played by legendary drummers such as Clyde Stubblefield, Jabo Starks, Zigaboo Modeliste and James Black.

Whether you sequence your beats or play them live, ‘The 60s Funk Kit’ has to be the go-to kit whenever you need that vintage drum sound.

‘The 60s Funk Kitʼ is an exclusive and can be downloaded instantly after purchase. For more information including audio demos and a 15 page user guide, go to


Equipment List:

  • Round badge Gretsch Kick Drum & Toms (20×14, 14×14, 12×8)
  • Ludwig Black Beauty snare
  • 14″ 5-star Super Zyn Hi Hats
  • 18″ Zildjian K Custom Medium Dark Crash
  • 22″ zildjian K Constantinople Medium Thin Low Ride
  • Studer A80 2 ” Sixteen Track Tape Machine
  • Alice Stancoil 1970’s AM Series Quadrophonic Mixer
  • Mics: Coles 4038, Calrec 600, Sure 545, Calrec CM 100, AKG 414

Technical Specifications

  • Samples: 192 multisampled drums plus MPC & Maschine programs
  • Format: 24 bit WAV, 16 bit WAV, MPC SND
  • Compatibility: All MPCs, all versions of JJOS and Maschine 1.8/2.x.
  • License: Royalty Free
  • Download Size: 134MB
  • Delivery: Download instantly after purchase.
  • Price: $24.99

About has been passionately creating and publishing sounds and tutorials for audio producers since 2002, focusing mainly on products for the Akai MPC series, but now expanding to also cover other samplers including Maschine, Kontakt and Battery.

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