Sonokinetic has announced the release of H.I.P.P – Highly Intuitive Performance Percussion, an orchestral toms library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Performance percussion has been around since the dawn of sampling and is one of the most accepted loop-based materials for composers. In August 2010 we got in touch with renowned composer Michael Wandmacher* who had a request for sampled drums that you would think would be available but, upon research showed to be lacking in this particular form. We decided to team up for preproduction and get a content description together for sampled percussion.
Basic and single instrument drum patterns are really essential for any scene you’re scoring. A live performance always beats a computer generated percussion track. This is why we hired one of the best percussion players available and locked him in the studio for about two weeks. Grinding this production to a staggering 13.000 performance loops and a sample pool of 25GB took us 6 months to complete. A real challenge which took all our resources and dedication to complete. We’re proud to announce this collection as a new standard for percussion libraries.
H.I.P.P consists of 12 orchestral and drum toms. Ranging from 8″ to 18″ size toms. The collection holds about 15.000 looped performances, comprising basic rhythms and real complex performances, all available in all tempi (ranging from 60BPM to 240BPM), 4/4 – 3/4 – 6/8 – 5/4 & 7/8 time signature. Note values are arranged in grouped performances in 4th, 8th, 8th triples, 16th, 16th triples, and some have 32th types. All very specific, but we like to take it to the max this time. We have three types of patches: BRG, PRF and Multi sampled
H.I.P.P for Kontakt 4.2 is available to purchase for 99.90 EUR. The lite collection is 49.90 EUR (4,8GB, contains all the performances, fills and rolls), and the Upgrade version is also 49.90 EUR (12,5GB, contains the BRG files).