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Pendle’s Steel Drum Percussion Room
Pendle has released Steel Drum Percussion Room, a new kit of lovely dusty binaural acoustic drum samples and slightly prepared steel drums.
….a kind of Tom Waits percussion machine featuring drums in all shapes and sizes.
Steel Drum Percussion Room features
- 4 octaves of huge flappy marching band bass drums, ripped and rattly snares and kicks, frame drums, congas, bongos, toms, hi-hats, cymbals, boxes, metal shelving…you name it.
- plus the “prepared” steel drums, a neglected set of bass steel pans played with fingers and soft mallets to avoid sounding like proper steel drums ( more apocalypse than calypso ) , the tunings are a bit iffy, but theres plenty of velocity layers per hit for a rusty hang drum like effect. Great for film scoring.
- both kits were recorded binaurally in a great sounding room with long decays for a total of 168mb of samples.
The samples are currently available in Kontakt, SFZ, Giga and soundfonts (Live, EXS and NNxt coming very soon), and cost £15 GBP.
Also make sure to check Pendle’s other sample sets, the dulcitone and tiny binaural harpsichord.
More information: Pendle