Analogue Drums has announced version 1.6 of Plastique, a Kontakt sample library featuring a vintage 1970s Ludwig Vistalite in Bonhamesque configuration and tuning.
For all Plastique owners there’s a free update for the Kontakt mapping available. It’s a small download (270kb) and a big improvement for mix control so well worth downloading – please note the requirement to have the v1.53 library update first if you don’t already have it.
Plastique Mapping Update v1.6
- Greatly improves mix and dynamics control with:
- 3x additional instrument volume knobs: Hihat, Ride, Crashes.
- Separated mic layer controls for Close mics, Overhead mics, and Room mics.
- Improved multi-channel output, with separate output for Kick, Snare, Tom1, Tom2, Tom3, Hihat, Ride, Crashes, Overheads (drums), and Room.
- Additional dynamics options, now with Dynamic, Detailed, Light, Heavy.
- Note: This update changes the overall volume output, and preset balances are also different, these changes may impact any existing mixes based on previous mappings for Plastique. It is recommended that you retain copies of your old mappings in case you need to keep an existing mix exactly as-is.
The Plastique library is available to purchase for $39 USD.