SD3 Acoustic Kits

DSF Cakewalk Session Drummer 3 Acoustic Kits


  • Gretsch
  • Yamaha
  • DW
  • Pearl
  • Ludwig
  • Tama

Cakewalk Session Drummer 3 Expansion Pack

Acoustic Kits is a collection of 24 bit drum kits recorded in professional studios. The library includes Gretsch, Yamaha, DW, Pearl, Ludwig, and Tama drum kits along with a full set of percussion instruments. Acoustic Kits were meticulously recorded through a complete range of playable velocities using 16 microphones, tube preamps and pristine 24-bit ADCs. The close and overhead samples were then mixed for each individual drum for optimal punch and room ambience. Each kit is comprised of up to five layers for unmatched realism. Programmed specifically for Session Drummer 3, kicks, snares, toms, cymbals, and percussion have been isolated and recombined to create alternate variation kits and mixes. The result is real drums in real rooms played by real drummers. This collection contains 1.2 gigabyte of 24 bit samples, 40 programs, & 128 MIDI patterns.

Session Drummer 3 Acoustic Kits Instrument Listing

Funk Kit Wet Snare
Funky Gruver
Garage Kit
Hot & Steamy
Hybrid Kit 1
Hybrid Kit 2
Hybrid Kit 3
Hybrid Kit 4
Hybrid Kit 5
Hybrid Kit 6
Hybrid Kit 7
Hybrid Kit 8
Jazz Kit Basic
Modern Kit Basic
Modern Kit Verbed
Modern Kit Wet Snare
Money Drums
Natural Force
Nice Kit 1
Nice Kit 2
Pocket Drums 1
Pocket Drums 2
Power Kit 1
Power Kit 2
Recording Kit Basic
Recording Kit Wet Snare
Riding Easy
Rock Kit Basic
Rock Kit Verbed
Rock Kit Wet Snare
Speed Kit
Straight Ahead
Studio Kit Basic
Studio Kit Verbed
Studio Kit Wet Snare
Tunnel Kit


Kick - Shure Beta 52 & AKG D112
Snare Top - Shure SM57
Snare Bottom - Beyer M88
Hi Hats - Shure SM81
Tom 1 - Sennheiser421
Tom 2 - Sennheiser421
Tom 3 - Sennheiser421
Tom 4 - Sennheiser421
Tom 5 - Sennheiser421
Room - Bruel & Kjaer 4003
Overheads 1 - Neumann U87
Overheads 2 – LOMO 19A9

Drum Kits Include

Gretsch Kit – Studio Kit
Gretsch Kick
Brass Piccolo Snare
Ludwig Metal Snare
Gretsch Tom 1
Gretsch Tom 2
Gretsch Tom 3
Zildjian Rock Ride
Zildjian Crash
Paiste Crash
Paiste Hi Hats

Ludwig Kit – Jazz Kit
Ludwig Kick
Ludwig Snare
Ludwig Metal Snare
Ludwig Tom 1
Ludwig Tom 2
Ludwig Tom 3
Ride 1
Ride 2
Hi Hats

Yamaha Kit – Recording Kit
Yamaha Kick
Yamaha Snare
Yamaha Tom 1
Yamaha Tom 2
Yamaha Tom 3
Yamaha Tom 4
Yamaha Tom 5
Zildjian Ride
Paste Crash
Hi Hats

DW Kit – Modern Kit
DW Kick
DW Piccolo Snare
Rhythm Tech Snare
Arbiter Snare
Chuck Snare
DW Tom 1
DW Tom 2
DW Tom 3
Paste 14” China
Paste 17” China
Paste 18” China Rivets
Zildjian 18” Crash Rivets
Zildjian 22” Ride
Hi Hats

Pearl Kit – Funk Kit
Pearl Kick
Pearl Snare
Pearl Tom 1
Pearl Tom 2
Pearl Tom 3
Paiste 17” Ride
Zildjian 18” Crash
Hi Hats

Tama Kit – Rock Kit
Tama Kick
Tama Snare
Tama Tom 1
Tama Tom 2
Tama Tom 3
Paiste 18” Ride
Paiste 21” Crash
Paiste Spash
Paiste Hi Hats