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Brushes & Mallets

Deeply sampled natural sounding jazz drum set played with brushes and also mallets! Includes tempo-synced loops, snare swirls and swing grooves perfect for ballads, mid tempo and burnin' tunes. 

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Note: This library requires the full version of Kontakt 5 or higher and will NOT run on the free Kontakt Player.


  • Left & Right Hand Samples, brushes & mallets – 8 round robin & up to 7 velocity levels

  • Everything sampled with snares on & off!

  • Brush patterns, tempo-synced, recorded in multiple tempos/feels (swing, 3/4, 6/8, straight)

  • Multiple fills in each tempo/feel patch

  • Recorded by the same drummer as SA!JD on the same kit to allow the 2 libraries to be used seamlessly together

  • Double-time feel switch




Billy Williams has worked professionally with many master musicians including: Larry Willis, Steve Davis, Cyrus Chestnut, Delfeayo Marsalis, Ellis Marsalis, Christian McBride, Benny Golson, Tim Warfield, Terell Stafford, Warren Wolf, ELEW, Jon Faddis, Nat Reeves, Steve Wilson and many others. His talents have afforded him the chance to perform in prestigious venues such as: Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and The Village Vanguard in New York City; The Kennedy Center and Blues Alley in Washington, DC; Duc Des Lombards in Paris, France; Bimhuis in Amsterdam, Netherlands; Ronnie Scott's in London, England; Fasching in Stockholm, Sweden; Jazzhus Montmartre in Copenhagen, Denmark; The A-Trane in Berlin, Germany; Bologna Jazz Festival in Bologna, Italy; Umbria Jazz in Perugia, Italy; Porgy and Bess in Vienna, Austria; Jazz at Lincoln Center in Doha, Qatar; and Marian’s Jazz Room in Bern, Switzerland amongst many others.

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