SM Drums – Stereo Reaper RS5K Kit : Multi-Velocity with Round Robins (Tod)

This post shares Tod Stillwell’s phenomenal work on editing and mapping these kits for Reaper’s Reasamplomatic 5000.

Here’s a demo to show this phenomenal kit in action :

Funky Little Demo !

Some of the features for SMDrums include :

– Round Robins
– Several velocity layers (up to 32 and more…)

Due to RAM considerations, the samples have been mixed to stereo for RS5K.
SMD Stereo Cymbals Samples (Hats, Rides, & Crash). [1.8gig]

SMDrums Stereo Drums Samples (Kiks, Snares, & Toms)… [446M]


Project files and Manual for ReaSamplOmatic (RS5K)

For this ReaSamplOmatic (RS5K) kit there are four kit sizes to choose from depending on your computer capabilities. These numbers represent the RAM that Reaper showed when they were put together in their most basic form.

There is a chart in the RS5K Manual that shows the kit pieces and Round Robins that go in each kit.

SMDrums (1286) FX
SMDrums (1375) FX
SMDrums (2048) FX
SMDrums (2847) FX

It is highly advised that as soon as you load any of these Reaper Projects, select all the tracks other than the midi tracks and then save them as track templates.

The download links for RS5K users are as follows and the manual also explains how to install them.

SMD Reaper Project files for RS5K (5.2M)

Manual for RS5K (Includes instulation) (1.4M)


SM Drums Sforzando 1.0

It has finally arrived :

A Plogue authorized SFZ version of SM Drums for Sfrozando !

What’s so special about it ?

Before going into hyperbole, here is an unedited demo of a few seconds :

No eq, just dry drums. So yes.

‘Authorized’ means it has a proper GUI with some spiffing controls for all the kit pieces / buses. That’s right, it has a one stop for all controls right there in Sforzando. And Sforzando has a pretty neatly implemented DFD (direct from disk streaming). And the Sforzando vst/standalone is free, as is this drum library. Do I need to draw you a road map here ?

What’s in there ?

There’s around 2.2 GB of beautifully multi-sampled collector’s drum kit insanity (many velocity layer and plenty of round robins) , the sfz files, the GUI files, plus a manual and track templates for Reaper and FLStudio.

There is a version for a single instance of sforzando, that lets you play the whole kit and control some crucial parameters from there, for a stereo out.

There is a version for every single drum bus, where you can have multiple instances of Sforzando on separate tracks in your DAW to apply external FX on each drum bus.

But really, talk is cheap so just read the wonderfully done attached manual.

Links :

Samples , SFZ related files (Yeah , this is the big one : 2.2 GB)

Manual, Track templates , Project files for Reaper & FLStudio



Scott McLean
Engineered & Recorded all the drum and cymbal samples.

Tod Stillwell
Edited the SMDrum samples
Co-authored User Guide for Sforzando

D. Smolken
SFZ Programming and GUI in Sforzando
Co-authored User Guide for Sforzando

Suleiman Ali

Website / Testing