Nirvana. Slayer. Tool. Rage Against the Machine. The list goes on and on. Amazing rock bands with seminal albums all recorded in this one legendary room. Now you can have the extraordinary drum sounds of this studio in your own music.
When the decision was made to record the ultimate modern rock drums, one studio immediately came to mind: Fairfax Recordings. This Los Angeles studio (formerly known as Sound City) has been the birthplace of so many landmark albums, the discography reads like a "Greatest Hits of Rock!" The fully restored studio is now privately held and cannot be rented by the public, but with this ADpak you can access its incredible drum sounds.
Few studios are important enough to have a feature-length documentary made about them. The studio at Fairfax Recordings (formerly known as Sound City) is one of those places. Since 1969, this unassuming Los Angeles facility has been the birthplace of so many chart-topping and culturally important albums, it's nothing short of amazing. The well-maintained vintage gear, the irreplaceable microphones, and the room itself are first-rate and we think it shows in our result!
Fairfax Vol. 1 features a vintage Gretsch "Stop Sign" kit with a Craviotto Custom Shop snare and an ultra-rare Tama Bell Brass snare (nicknamed "the Terminator"). The ADpak includes 31 professionally-designed presets that deliver beefy, punchy, muscular drums—the kind of sounds that make American rock great. If you need further inspiration, our American Rock MIDIpak has tons of professionally played beats (all based on great rock songs) to get you started.
Fairfax Vol. 1 contains
24x16" Gretsch Stop Sign
14x6.5" Tama Bell Brass (a.k.a. "The Terminator")
14x7" Craviotto Custom Shop
12x8" Gretsch Stop Sign
13x9" Gretsch Stop Sign
14x14" Gretsch Stop Sign (low tuned)
14x14" Gretsch Stop Sign (high tuned)
16" Iveson's Custom Hihat
18" Zildjian K Dark Thin Crash
20" Zildjian K Crash Ride
20" Zildjian Low China
24" Iveson's Selection Dark Ride
Gretsch Stop Sign Tom Shell Hit
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