Grit Kit
Grit Kit
Grit Kit
Grit Kit
Grit Kit
Grit Kit
Grit Kit
Grit Kit
Grit Kit

Grit Kit

Open Format
$ 39


This library begins with a simple, efficient acoustic 6-piece jazz drum set. But from there, we’ve used all manner of sound design tricks to take you from lo-fi retro-lounge combos, to overblown and shredded death kits, to stuttering glitch kits and beyond.

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This unique drum kit library begins with a simple, efficient acoustic 6-piece drum kit. It's your all-around basic stereo jazz set, with kick, 14" snare, 10" snare, floor tom, mid and high toms, hi-hats, ride-crash, large and small splashes. This fully playable and functional drum kit offers a warm sound, with 12 round-robin variations per layer and fully responsive dynamic layering. Built into an easy to use preset with tons of built-in FX options, this by itself can serve as a great “plug and play” drum kit instrument for just about any style of music.

But that’s just where we get started. From that raw essence, we’ve used all manner of strange and mysterious sound design tricks, hacks and evil science to build a killer collection of 15 complete special FX drum kits, exploring decayed, demolished, destroyed and generally degenerated percussion sounds. We take you from lo-fi retro-lounge combos, to brutally overblown and shredded death kits, to crisply stuttering glitch kits and beyond.



We’ve packed the user interface with powerful sound-shaping controls to give you complete flexibility. The Master Kit presets contain every sample in the library and a host of powerful performance features. Use the Remapper to create custom drum mappings or load any of our factory presets which include a number of common drum maps for easy use with existing MIDI drum loops and grooves. Our powerful mixer allows you to route each instrument track to any available output in Kontakt and includes individual control for Volume, Pan, FX Send, and Stereo width, from mono to full stereo spread, as well as an FX chain with compressor, limiter, 4-band parametric EQ and more! The Master section features Space and Delay FX sends with a wide variety of options for each.

In the advanced settings pull-down window, you’ll also find an adaptable per-layer LFO system, with selectable LFO shape, modulation target parameter, speed, intensity, tempo-syncing and fade-in time. You can also apply your choice of 13 lowpass, high-pass and FX filters, with assignable modulation targets such as velocity, mod-wheel, expression, after-touch, key position and step-sequencer table control. Our customizable arpeggiator features a built-in velocity sequencer table and control over arp direction, note timing, swing, randomization and duration.

The built-in modular FX rack window offers 27 different DSP effect modules that you can assign in any of 8 available slots, in any order that you wish. You’ll find classic phase, flanger, delay, distortion, amp and cab simulators, compressors, EQ, rotator and so much more. The Reverb effect includes 99 of our own convolution reverb impulse presets. We’ve captured a huge variety of different rooms, halls, chambers and outdoor environments, along with 139 unique, strange and creative special effect impulses to completely transform the sound and open up whole new worlds of musical possibility.

Kontakt Format

This library is designed for the full retail version of Native Instruments Kontakt 6.5.3 or later. Kontakt is an industry-standard advanced virtual instrument software platform. You can view screenshots of this library's custom graphical user interface in the image gallery above. This library is packed with features to provide you a wide range of sound shaping parameter controls, each one totally automation-ready in your host environment or Kontakt's stand-alone mode. Learn more about Kontakt by Clicking Here.

This is a standard Kontakt open-format library, so the free Kontakt Player does not fully support it and can only run it in a limited "demo mode". However, the sample directories are unlocked so you can use them in other wav-compatible software, sampler and synth formats. The special Libraries tab doesn't support this open-format Kontakt library, but you can use the standard File browser tab and import this library into the Kontakt Quickload window for easy loading and navigation.

Product Specs

  • Deeply multi-sampled jazz drum set with effected samples
  • Kick, 2 Snares, 3 Toms, 2 Splash Cymbals, Ride Crash, Hi-hats
  • 37 Powerful .nki presets made for full retail Kontakt 6.5.3+
  • 8,067 stereo samples in open .wav format
  • 24 bit / 48 kHz uncompressed PCM wav samples
  • 7.73 GB Installed
  • A flexible, intuitive user interface and mixer with pro features and deep customizability
  • Full FX rack with convolution reverb with custom rooms, halls, chambers & FX environments


System Requirements

The full retail version of Native Instruments Kontakt version 6.5.3 (or later) is required to use .nki instrument presets included in this library. The free Kontakt "Player" and "Add Library" import process do not support this standard open-format Kontakt library. Windows 7 or higher. Mac OSX 10.12 or higher. Dual Core CPU, 2 GB System Ram, SATA or SSD hard drive recommended for this library.

Note: This digital product is delivered as a download via the Amazon S3 cloud network. A broadband internet connection is required. Please see our Help Page for licensing information, download and installation instructions, tutorials and to read our End User Licensing Agreement before ordering. All sales are final.


Walkthrough: Grit Kit

Composing With Grit Kit

Grit Kit 1.0