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Getting Started with Simon Kobler Studio Signature Series
Getting Started with Simon Kobler Studio Signature Series

Learn how to get the most out of your new drum samples

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Written by Trevor
Updated over a week ago

Thank you for purchasing Simon Kobler: Studio Signature Series

Years in the making, this Studio Signature Series is the iconic sound of Simon Kobler. This pack boasts two of Simon’s favourite drum kits captured in stunning rooms with magnificent mics.


The WAV folder includes all 493 drum samples separated by kit piece. You can load these files in to any DAW, Sampler or Hardware that supports WAV files.

As a general rule, each sample is offered in a range of 6 dynamics from soft to hard (S1 is softest, then S2, M1, M2, H1 and then H2 is hardest).

Steven Slate Trigger

1. Load the Steven Slate Trigger 2 plugin in your chosen DAW. If you are using this on a mono source (for example, a snare top channel), please choose the mono > stereo option.

2. Choose the ‘Settings’ tab. ‘Select Base Dir’ within Trigger 2 to locate where your Trigger files or samples are located. You may want to create a ‘samples’ folder on your computer for this purpose.

3. Navigate to the samples location in your folder, in this example you'll see that we've selected Kick_Ludwig_Big from Vintage Oyster Drums

4. Drag this .tci file (or a WAV file if you prefer) to an empty slot at the bottom of the window. There are 8 slots, allowing you to layer different samples all within Trigger 2.

5. Select the Trigger tab. Here you can see the pan, tuning, phase and level for your sample as well as global settings to fine tune the triggering. Here are a few useful tips:

  • You want the input volume to be a fairly strong level when the drums are at their loudest, however you don’t want it to be clipping (as seen in this screenshot).

  • Unless you want to trigger from fast playing (for example in heavy rock or metal music), you can decrease the ‘Retrigger’ speed. This will prevent mis-fires.

  • Use the detail knob to control which hits allow the sample to be triggered and which don’t. This is useful if you have a lot of spill from other drums on a particular microphone.

  • Adjust the ‘Mix’ knob if you want to retain some of the original recorded sound.

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