jimk wrote:Did I see Timbales mentioned in one of Dave's kits? Does anybody have a demo of them in a mix yet? Would love to hear how they were recorded (hopefully, more like TOMS and less like a Latin Percussion setup).
Yes, the Siebenberg kit has timbales. I don't have a mix using them. They do sound really good though and although listed as percussion, can be used as toms. The default kits have them in 1st and 2nd tom slots along with 4 regular toms in an 18 piece configuration. There are two timable with two hits, two alt hits, rim, rim click and drag. Between them you can get quite a few of the distinct timbale "sounds".
It also has a brush version with just hit and alt. Haven't messed with those, so don't have an opinion on their usability yet.
I haven't played extensively with it, but the kit is more processed than a typical BFD2 kit. It's a hair towards the pop-rock/radio-rock sound. Very quick decay, very little ringing and a pronounced hit in the high freq.
Interestingly there are 5 Ludwig snares + 1 with the snare off and a "home made" snare. There are some size based differences in the sound, although the recording seems to have diminished the sonic differences. To me the real difference is the amount of spring rumble allowed. They sound excellent!
That's my quick take after messing about for about 2 hours.
EDIT: I realized I used the terms pop-rock/radio-rock, which will have a completely different meaning today than for those of us who are 50++++ think 70s arena radio rock.