The Open Source Drumkit is a public domain drum sample library created by Real Music Media. The kit contains a kick, snare, hihat, ride, crash, 3 toms and a gong. Nucleus SoundLab has brought this kit to the Propellerhead Reason 5 ReFill format, as a 100% free product.
The Open Source Drumkit is heavily velocity-layered, with upwards of 20 layers on many of the kit elements. Additionally, the OSDK has been sampled with a dry, unprocessed feel which is great for using Reason’s excellent effects to produce your own unique kit. They’ve also got some patches to get you started with unique kits, since the OSDK ReFill includes some incredible customized Combinator kits by Lewis Osborne. Additionally, there is a template kit with all the samples mapped – meant as a great starting point for your own patches.
More details on the OSDK ReFill:
- 300+mb of raw 24-bit 44khz drum samples (compressed to ~150mb inside the ReFill)
- 755 wav files
- 22 Custom Combinators by Lewis Osborne
Note that this ReFill requires Reason 5+ in order to use the Combinator patches. But older versions of Reason can still load up the samples in NN-XT/19/Redrum if you’d like to make your own patches.