ICONS: Nir Z. & Jeff Juliano Drum Samples – I Want That Sound
In this one, we’re going to take a look at a new sample pack from That Sound. Really, really, really great sounding stuff. It’s the ICONS: Nir Z & Jeff Juliano pack.
This is like, super versatile, and gets you through pretty much any situation with these drums. They sound really great. They were cut at the tracking room here in Nashville with Nir Z’s personal drum set. Jeff Juliano tracked it, mixed it, it sounds incredible.
As always, I have a song. I’m going to play it, and then we’ll get into the samples and listen to some stuff. I think you guys are really going to like this. So let’s play some music and then we’ll talk more and we’ll geek out about samples.
So, when you buy the samples, they’ll look kind of like this. You’ve got kicks, snares, go through these. A bunch of different ones. As always, they have a ton of presets available. You get some cymbals, hats, you get a bunch of prests, Ableton, Battery, Logic, Maschine, Trigger.
I’m a big Trigger user, so that’s sort of what I use since I use it for mixing a lot.
Presets are really great. These are all things Jeff has made and Dustin and the guys over at That Sound have all made. So there’s that.
Right now, I’ve got some presets. The kick drum — let me solo these drums for you so you can hear what’s going on.
So, this is the Rock God kick. It sounds great. Overheads. Two different sets of rooms. The room 2 is — there’s some pictures on the website, but there’s a big rock room at the tracking room where they cut this, which is basically a stereo set of I think U47s with the door open.
So that’s what you’re getting there. Let me solo the kick drum.
The snare drum is…
[kick and snare]
Let’s see what we have on the snare drum. I think it’s the square snare.
Which is the same drum I believe they used on John Mayer’s record, Room for Squares forever ago.
And I think Jeff told me it was a GMS. I’m like, 90% certain it was a GMS.
[kick and snare, then full kit]
Which like, it’s a great sounding drum. It’ll get you through pretty much anything you’d want.
On the toms, I have these Nir Z modern…
It sounds great.
All of these drums are super, super pliable. Let’s check out some other presets here. This cool waller sound of drum, which is super vibey. Just click the preset in the dropdown in your browser and it’ll load it.
I’m going to mute these overheads.
Sounds awesome. We’ve got Neon Snare, which I’m assuming is some kind of John Mayer thing. It sounds like this.
[neon snare plays]
Let’s take a look at some of the Nir Z ones.
Craviottos are awesome. They’ve got a Crackiotto.
[Crackiotto snare plays, with kick, then with full kit]
Pretty much don’t have to do anything to them. Maybe a little bit of compression just to get them to sit in the track or something, but I mean, especially the kick drum. Like, this Rock God kick is incredible. You usually have to do so much to get a kick drum to sound like that, because there’s all the 25Hz subby bullshit that you have to tame, and just the click and the knock.
[Rock God kick]
It’s perfect. If you want to check out some of the other kick drums here, you can check out this Juliano Sound Check.
[Sound Check kick]
Even that sounds great.
Plus the Rock God rooms.
Aw. Check out the Roots kick.
Just super short and punchy.
These are great. You know, you can get them to work in Battery, Ableton, Logic, Maschine, so however you like to program drums, you know, obviously on the channel, I talk about plug-ins and gear and samples and stuff a lot. A lot of that stuff you don’t really need, but it’s nice to have.
I kinda throw plug-ins and samples into two categories. There’s stuff that’ll make you money, and there’s stuff that’s just kind of cool to have, and I feel like this pack in particular — like, this is one of those packs that will help you make money.
If you can get drum sounds like this, that’s going to help you make money. This is something that goes up there with Melodyne, you know. Just utility stuff that you just need to have. So I would definitely check this out. They’ve got different purchase options.
If you just want the triggers, you can buy those. You can buy everything.
On the website, I will have some photos Jeff sent me of the tracking setup. If you want to check out the mics and stuff, I’ll have a list of the mics used. I’ll link below to the website here, and also, Jeff has an interview he did with us forever ago. I’ll link to that as well.
If you want to know more about him, his credits are ridiculous. It’s like, John Mayer, Paramore, Dave Matthews Band, followed by tons of other huge names.
So anyways, check this stuff out. It’s definitely worth the money. It sounds great. It’s going to help your productions and mixes and songs sound so much better.
So that’s all I have for you, and I will see you in the next video.