Spitfire Audio HZ01 - rhythmic set midis - Free

Discussion in 'Samplers' started by phloopy, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. phloopy

    phloopy Audiosexual

    Jul 16, 2011
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    Not much to say really!

  3. Introninja

    Introninja Audiosexual

    Dec 10, 2013
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    Allow me to Chime in!!! :bleh:

    From RiffWraith himself
    Hi all. I just finished making a rhythmic set based off of SF's HZ01 Perc lib. I did this for myself, and then I figured... why not share? These are useful (to me, anyway) as drop-ins in a project, in combination with other elements - or even sometimes as a starting point. You can d/l it from here:

    Link above

    What you get:

    MIDI (.mid) files

    What you do not get:

    Instrument (.nki) files
    Audio content


    1. d/l the .zip, and extract the folder into the dir. of your choice.

    2. How to know which instruments to load:

    The naming scheme follows this pattern:

    Library Person Instrument Instrument-Set Mic-mix

    So if you see:


    - you would load the Hans Zimmer mix of the Taiko Hits, use the third instrument set, set the C mic to -3, and the R mic to 0, leaving the S mic off.

    If you see:


    - you would load the Alan Meyerson mix of the Low Hits, use the first instrument set, set the C mic to 0, the R mic to 0, and the S mic to -3.

    Now obviously, you can change the mic levels any way you want them; the mixes in the filename is nothing more than how I was hearing where I felt they should be.

    A few notes:

    The MIDI files contain volume info - it is simply one bit of CC7 data at the very beginning of each file. Assuming you have not changed the Volume Range in the Instrument Options, this data should move your Kontakt volume sliders into the correct position ("correct" as I was hearing it). If you have changed this Kontakt setting, there can be no guarantee that the volume sliders will be in the correct position, nor that they will maintain the original relationship(s) that I have created with one another. As with the mic levels, you can of course change these as well, as you see fit.

    Some rhythms have Timpani. All Timp hits are D. I assume you will not be writing everything in D; you will have to go to the MIDI data, and manually adjust the pitch of these hits accordingly.

    All MIDI files were created at 120 bpm. Just something to bear in mind. Some (or many) of the rhythms may not sound so good too far away from that tempo. Remember you can always half or double time the MIDI data in your seq.

    These are not organized in any way; although many consecutive files are similar, all in all they are in no particular order. In fact, it may at times seem that the order makes no sense. Deal with it. Razz You also may find that some loops are virtually the same - with the difference being little more than the instrument(s) used.

    You must already own HZ01 to be able to use these MIDI files. Of course you can drop any MIDI file into any sequencer, but these files were specifically designed with the HZ01 patches loaded. Therefore, the MIDI data corresponds directly to the HZ01 instrument mapping; if you try and use these files with another lib, chances are those instruments are mapped differently, rendering the MIDI data in these files useless.

    Some of these are your common, run-of-the-mill "heard it before" rhythms. Don't be so quick to shy away from these. They are common, "heard it before" for a reason. You may not want to use these as the main or only rhythmic element, but may find them useful in the background, or if they are used in conjunction with other grooves and rhythmic elements. They can also serve as a good starting point, where you can build on the MIDI files, and create your own rhythmic elements. Don't be afraid to be creative!

    Here is a short medley of some stuff made directly from these MIDI files:


    I am curious for everyone's thoughts here. Let me know what you guys think of these, and how well they work for you (or not) in a real-world setting.

    Cheers. Smile
  4. Olymoon

    Olymoon Impossible is not a fact. It is an opinion. Staff Member

    Jan 31, 2012
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    Very interesting, I'll try this tomorrow. Thank you.
  5. transporter1333

    transporter1333 Member

    Oct 27, 2013
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  6. Catalyst

    Catalyst Audiosexual

    May 28, 2012
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    Amazing people in these forums. :bow:
  7. homer_simpson

    homer_simpson Ultrasonic

    Jan 21, 2014
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    Nice :) thank you for these mids :wink:
  8. beaucarty

    beaucarty Newbie

    Oct 19, 2011
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    OOPS! I don't know how I did it, to Reply in Kontakt Guru" Field ???? :rofl:
    Weird...BTW I can't see the link to DL mid files, that 's what I would say, Thank you for U2 :wink:
  9. Tonk

    Tonk Noisemaker

    Dec 31, 2013
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    You have to scroll UP.
    There you can find the link.
  10. Frubbs

    Frubbs Ultrasonic

    Feb 2, 2012
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    Thanks for sharing Phloopy, thanks for the detail KG, and big thanks to Riffwraith for his/her generosity.
  11. ry_cooder

    ry_cooder Noisemaker

    Jan 29, 2017
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    Hi, thank you very much! Really! I downloaded the archive but I can't find the naming scheme you mentioned. Files are listed in this way:
    SFHZ01 - AE _*numbers from 1 to 101
    How do I know to which instrument they belong?
  12. Nice to have you here, Mr. Cooder! I love the work you are doing with your son and have been listening to lots of it lately.
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