“The MuldjordKit is a Tama Superstar drumkit with all the bells and whistles. The samples for this kit was actually recorded all the way back in 2010 when I was recording / playing drums for the Sepulchrum debut album. When recording drums I always sample the kit in case we need a cymbal or a single drum hit here and there to patch up the recordings. It turns out that I sampled it so well that it can be used with DrumGizmo.” - Lars Muldjord.

The kit consist of the following drums and cymbals:

  • 2 kickdrums
  • 3 hanging toms
  • 1 floor tom
  • 1 snare
  • 1 hihat
  • 2 crash cymbals
  • 2 ride cymbals
  • 1 china cymbal

This should be considered a metal or rock kit.

This is me behind the kit with everything mic'ed up back in 2010


The MuldjordKit drumkit source files are released under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Attribution requirement as per January 2021: When used in compositions, attribution must be made in the album credits (or similar album liner notes) as “Drum samples provided by”. In cases where album credits (or similar album liner notes) aren't available it can be left out completely.

Prior to 2021 no specific attribution requirements were given and as such weren't required.


Microphone setup

  • Close mic: Snare top: Shure Sm57
  • Close mic: Snare bottom: Shure Sm57
  • Close mic: Tom1: AKG C516 ML
  • Close mic: Tom2: AKG C516 ML
  • Close mic: Tom3: AKG C516 ML
  • Close mic: FTom4: AKG C516 ML
  • Close mic: Kick drum left inside barrel: AKG D112 + DDrum trigger
  • Close mic: Kick drum right inside barrel: AKG D112 + DDrum trigger
  • Close mic: Ride cymbal left: Shure Sm57
  • Close mic: Ride cymbal right: Shure Sm57
  • Close mic: Hihat: Shure Sm57
  • Overhead left: Røde Nt5
  • Overhead right: Røde Nt5
  • Ambience: Focusing on entire kit placed a little further back in the room to the left: t.bone Rb500
  • Ambience: Focusing on entire kit placed a little further back in the room to the right: t.bone Rb500
  • Also DDrum triggers on both kick drums mixed onto one mono channel

Channel setup

All microphones are connected to its own channel when loading the kit in DrumGizmo. 16 channels total. Remember to pan the relevant channels to give you a better stereo effect.

  • Ch 1: Ambience left
  • Ch 2: Ambience right
  • Ch 3: Hihat
  • Ch 4: Kickdrum left
  • Ch 5: Kickdrum right
  • Ch 6: Overhead left
  • Ch 7: Overhead right
  • Ch 8: Ride left
  • Ch 9: Ride right
  • Ch 10: Snare bottom
  • Ch 11: Snare top
  • Ch 12: Rack tom 1
  • Ch 13: Rack tom 2
  • Ch 14: Rack tom 3
  • Ch 15: Floor tom
  • Ch 16: Kick drum trigger signals

Important note on phasing

This kit has some phasing issues between snare top and snare bottom, so remember to phase reverse the bottom snare channel, otherwise the snaredrum will sound really shallow.

Minor known bugs

Two minor 'bugs' exist in the samples of this kit. Both are probably rarely heard under normal use due to both being located in low velocity layers of the instruments in question. Thank you to user 'Roberto' for reporting these:

  • Sample “3-RideL” has dual-hits
  • Sample “1-HihatOpen” is empty
kits/muldjordkit.txt · Last modified: 2021/01/10 01:09 by muldjord
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