Free Battery 4 Kits
To help you use our MIDI loops in Battery 4, we've created a collection of GM mapped kits. There are 8 kits including a complete GM kit with percussion.
Download the kits here
Using Battery 4 Kits with MIDI Files
Use our "GM mapped" (general MIDI) files with these kits. The freebies are mapped for GM and if you've purchased MIDI loops, you'll find the gm mapped loops in the "other midi mappings" folder.
Battery 4 Kits Listing
GM Session Kit - acoustic kit
GM SessionX Kit - processed acoustic kit
GM 808 Kit - classic 808 kit
GM 909 Kit - another classic kit
GM Dot Bomb Kit - Hip Hop kit
GM Dub Remix
GM Kit - acoustic kit with full GM percussion
GM Overtime Kit - Breaks/DnB Kit
We now have an installation video here.
1. Copy the kits into your Battery 4 USER "Kits" folder (see below for more info)
2. Open your Battery 4 Preferences: Edit\Preferences
3. Click on the Library tab
4. Click on the User tab
5. Press rescan (lower right of the Library tab)
Note: You’ll find the “Edit” tab to the right of the search icon (magnifying glass).
Finding Your User Kits Folder Location
Here's where you're likely to find your User kits folder:
PC location: C:\Users\[Your Name]\Documents\Native Instruments\Battery 4\Kits
Mac Location: /Users/[Your Name]/Documents/Native Instruments/Battery 4/Kits
Loading a User Kit
1. Select “Kits” and then the “User” tab (Library tab, next to “Files” tab)
2. Double click on the kit of your choice
If you get a "Missing Samples" error, select “Search Library” and “Apply to other Battery instances”.
If the user kits do not appear then they were not installed correctly or you forgot to scan the library!
"Missing" Samples Issue
For some reason, Battery 4 was designed to NOT scan its library by default when loading user kits. This results in the annoying “Missing Samples” message.
To fix this, look for the “Options” section (lower right), select “Apply to other Battery instances”. Now you’ll be able to load kits without the error message. This is only a temporary fix, however. You need to do it each time you create a new Battery session.
If you need assistance let us know and if you'd like me to create a kit or two, let me know which kit to use as a starting point.