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The Bonzo drum kit is a sampled rendition of a Ludwig™ VistaLite™ drum kit with Paiste™ cymbals and the first downloadable product from ChocolateAudio's newly designed site. The kit configuration is similar to one of the drum setups used by John Bonham of Led Zeppelin during the '70s.

Bonzo kit drum list:

  • Ludwig™ Vistalite™ Kit (26" BD, 14", 16" and 18" Tom Toms)
  • Ludwig™ 14"x6.5" Supraphonic™ Snare drum
  • Paiste™ 15" HH signature
  • Paiste™ 20" Ride signature
  • Paiste™ Splashes 8" and 10"
  • Paiste™ Crashes 14", 16" and 18"
  • Paiste™ China 18"
  • 2 LP™ Cowbells


These drums make up for 711 unique stereo samples of which up to 32 samples are dedicated to each drum technique with 223 samples allocated to snare techniques, 172 to the hi-hat, 64 to the ride cymbals, 32 to the bass drum and 96 to the Toms. The sample set size is 497 MB at 24 bit / 44.1 Khz (sampled at 88.2 Khz).

The hits being sampled comprise: Snare Drum ghost L/R, flam, sidestick, butt stick L/R, rim L/R, standard L/R; Hi Hat 5 tip openings, 4 shank/edge openings, 1 bell, Foot and Pedal; Ride Cymbal Edge, Mid, Mid/Bell and Bell; Bass Drum hits; Toms L/R hits; Cymbals hits and Cowbell hits.

The Bonzo drum kit is available in the following formats: NI Kontakt 2.2, NI Battery 3.1, Steinberg HALion 3.2, Apple EXS24MKII, Ableton Sampler, Reason NNXT with a custom expanded mapping and GM-Vdrums™ compatible one (Vdrums™ compatible only for HALion, Kontakt and Battery). The Kontakt version features programs using custom KSP programming.

Price and availability
The Bonzo drum kit lists for 39. Euro and is available now.

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