Native Instruments has introduced Abbey Road 70s Drums (, the second instrument developed together with theBritish recording studios. It provides two classic drum kits for use in the free Kontakt Player and the Kontakt 4 sample.

At the heart of Abbey Road 70s Drums (US$119) are two drum kits of the Seventies — a Premier and a Ludwig — both recorded in Abbey Road’s Studio Two. They boast up to 34 velocity layers per instrument with up to six additional variation samples. Separate “vintage” and “modern” microphone setups provide a choice between classic and contemporary tone, with the Ludwig kit also offering an optional “Glyn Johns” configuration.

The user interface of Abbey Road 70s Drums makes full use of the features of Kontakt, providing controls for articulation, sound shaping, mixing and routing.