The Private Reserve is a stash of production-ready drum samples sourced from our in-house acoustic drum kit, various percussion, and my own music sessions.
We're always looking to add diversity to the SFM collection, and have been getting a lot of requests to sample our in-house acoustic drum kit (a beautiful, late 60s Rogers). So we did just that - recording one-shots of the entire kit (plus all of our studio percussion) directly to tape, processing, and re-sampling the results through various devices (like the MPC3000, SP1200, and SP404).
We then combined these sounds with a smattering of electronic samples used in my own music - the goal here being to provide more production-ready, effected electronic sounds than our classic drum machine packs can.
After combining, sorting, and processing all of the sounds to our heart's content, everything was pieced back together to form a hybrid, acoustic-electronic drum library, unlike any other pack we’ve ever made.