Taught the art of Drum Science by the late J Dilla, Mike Chav is one of the industry's top engineers & sound designers. He's Jay Electronica's engineer/right hand man and a good friend of the late J Dilla. Chav has mixed and mastered records for everyone under the sun including: J Dilla, Eminem, D12, Snoop, The Game, Busta Rhymes, Method Man, Redman, Jay Electronica, Bilal, and Dr. Dre to name a few.
This Kit Features:
Individual Kit Descriptions:
The Drum Arsenal Vol. 1 features 96 high quality wavs of exclusive samples created by Mike Chav. The swiss army kits are easily molded into something that can work for any genre. This collection of sounds has been created with the approach of a producer and the technical skill of an engineer, using the highest quality analog and digital signal processing. Creativity and fidelity is paramount here. We do not follow the trends, we make them!
The Drum Arsenal Vol. 2 features 48 high quality wavs of exclusive samples created by Mike Chav. They are as sonically inspiring as Vol 1. but this time they are DIRTY. These drums have all that extra shit, the noise, the hum, the sampler modulation, the hat bleed and tails on the kick and snare samples. All the little artifacts that bring character, texture and POCKET to a track.
The Drum Arsenal Vol. 3 (808's & Booms) features 48 high quality wavs of exclusive samples created by Mike Chav. This package includes 48 unique takes on the same old sound that everyone uses. I have decided it is time for a fresh take on an old classic. Many of these were sampled directly from an original 808 machine and then twisted and turned through various gear and synthesizers then sampled through the finest analog gear and digital converters. (Prism, Radar, Lavry). The rest were sampled and combined from various high quality sources.
The Drum Arsenal Vol. 4 (Electronic Edition) picks up where Vol 3. 808's & Booms left off; this collection of 48 16-bit Drums explores electronically generated sounds that can fit well into many genres like, hip hop, rap, electronica, pop, electro and more. These kits were made from scratch using a variety of sources, processed and mixed to perfection using the very best in high end analog and digital signal processing. Creativity and fidelity are always paramount.
The Drum Arsenal Vol. 5 (Ultimate 909) A meticulously sampled collection of the ledgendary TR-909 Drum Machine. Processed through a SSL 4000G with plenty of headroom to tweak.
The Drum Arsenal Vol. 6 (Warped Drums)
This collection is called 'Warped Drums' because I have taken each kick and snare, copied it and 'warped' them until I had several variations of the original drum. I warped each sound with varying methods using different effects settings, time compression/expansion etc. Playing different variations of the same sample (at the same or different velocities) is a way to achieve a new kind of pocket that can only be made with a drum machine/sampler and sequencer.
The idea is to mimic the feel a great drummer while using synthetic sounds and a sequencer.
These sounds vary from modern, heavy, dirty, clean, wet, effected etc etc. They are all sonically awesome. With this collection your music will sound pro and mixed before an engineer even touches it --if one touches it at all! This collection has been created with the best of analog, digital and human (ears, brain) equipment.
The Drum Arsenal Vol. 7 & 8 (Kicks & Snares Part 1 & 2) The latest drum kit(s) from Mike Chav. Each kit contains 64 brand new custom design Kicks & Snares (128 Sounds Total) meticusouly sampled and processed through Mike's outboard gear.
Example Beat Produced using the Mike Chav Drum Library (Produced by Vinyl Frontiers):