Sound Dust has released Modular Chaos Engine #4 SteelDrumPercussionRoom, a new instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
A kit of lovely, dusty, binaurally recorded acoustic drum samples and slightly prepared steel drums….a kind of Tom Waits percussion machine featuring drums in all shapes and sizes.
There are huge flappy marching band bass drums, ripped and rattly snares and kicks, frame drums, congas, bongos, toms, hi-hats, cymbals, boxes, broken metal shelving…
Plus the “prepared” steel drums. These are a neglected set of bass and cello 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 there are plenty of velocity layers per hit for a rusty hang drum like effect.
Great for making wonky, dusty beats, chunky acoustic EDM or even epic film scoring. Both kits were recorded binaurally in a great sounding room with long decays.
Modular Chaos Engine #4 for Kontakt 5.5.1 or above (full version) is available for the introductory price of £15 GBP until March 7th, 2016 (regular £25 GBP). Use coupon code MCE4intro at checkout.