Soniccouture has announced Pan Drums, an update to its virtual percussion instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
It’s been our biggest selling product for years, so we wanted to bring it bang up to date – now the legendary Hang drums are joined by TWO new Halo drums and a pair of rinky-dinky Rock Creek tongue drums.
4GB of completely new data is wrapped up in a killer new Kontakt Player interface with articulation display, the cool new hand-noise control and comprehensive effects section.
PLUS 50 sound design presets and templates for NI Maschine & Korg Nanopad.
Pan Drums features
- 7.25 GB core sample library ( 3.4GB on disc with NCW lossless compression).
- 24 bit 44.1Khz stereo sampling – 5097 samples.
- 6 original Kontakt Player instruments:
- Hang Drum Mk1 in F
- Hang Drum Mk2 in D
- Halo Drum in C
- Halo Drum in B
- Rock Creek Tongue Drums , pair, (“double seconds” chromatic)
- Up to 21 velocity layers, up to 5 alternate round robin layers depending on articulation.
- Hand noise note off samples with level and chance control.
- Hangs: Centre, Edge, Slap, Corner, and Knuckles
- Halos: Fingers, Thumbs, Slap, and Mallets
- Rock Creek Tongue Drums: Mallets
- 50 sound design presets.
- KSP Jammer generative arpeggiator.
- Demo MIDI files included.
- NI Maschine & Korg Nanopad templates included.
Pan Drums is available to purchase for 79 EUR / $99 USD.
Get 15% off if you purchase before 15th June 2011.
Enter code 5DVENAKUXM at checkout to take advantage of this offer.
Pan Drum (V1) customers can upgrade for 30 EUR / $40 USD (Login to account, add Pan Drums to cart and use code A0TROAQPZW at checkout).
More information: Soniccouture / Pan Drums
Soniccouture has announced the last four classics sample libraries in its XMas Sale.
THE BIG 4 CLASSICS – 50% OFF
SALE ENDS FRIDAY 31ST:
PAN DRUM | KONKRETE2 | BOWED PIANO | TREMORS
ENTER CODE : HH6JCTSF8D
Last chance to grab these hardy perennials at a great price.
More information: Soniccouture
Sphere It has released PanDrum, a virtual Hang Drum for iPhone/iPod Touch.
The Hang Drum is a unique harmonically tuned steel percussion instrument, developed in 2000 in Berne, Switzerland.
This application is a realistic copy of Second Generation Hang Drum which creates a beautiful meditative sound that puts you in a peaceful state of mind.
- 8 basic notes
- 7 kicks
- High quality sounds
- Multi-touch for chords
- Glow on touch
- Every sound has 3 random variaions
- The scale of the notes: D3 Ding, A3, Bb3, C4, D4, E4, F4, A4
- Custom background
PanDrum is available to purchase from the iTunes App Store for $1.99 USD. A LITE version of PanDrum is available to download here.
More information: PanDrum
Luigi of NUSofting has released Hang Drum Hits Dm v1.0, a free physical modeling emulation of the Hang Drum.
This Ableton Live 7+ Device is optimized for iterative loop playing, that means that it variates automatically attack and tones of the hits.
Mostly to be played with the Dm scales. Feedback from you is very welcome.
The Live set includes 4 example MIDI clips. Play them for many cycles and listen to the variations.
audio demo, dry recording
You can download it here.
Tonehammer — founded in August 2008 by British Academy Award Winning (BAFTA) Composer, Troels Folmann and Mix Foundation / TEC Awarded Sound Designer and Musician, Mike Peaslee — has announced it will be launching November 15, 2008.
Tonehammer is about creating innovative, affordable, high quality and instant downloadable samples for composers. We believe that composers should be able to pick individual instruments instead of buying massive libraries and only use a fraction of the samples. All our instruments are priced between $29-49 and we only sell instruments that we use ourselves for multi award-winning soundtracks, commercials and trailers.
The launch will include 8 different instruments for Kontakt 2:
- Epic Tom Ensemble Vol. 1
- Epic Tom Ensemble Vol. 2
- Hang Drum
- Marching Band / Drum Corpse
- Old Busted Granny Piano
- Frendo (custom designed instrument)
- Emotional Drones Vol. 1
- Whale Drum
All the instruments are recorded in excruciating detail and we typically record at 8-10 velocities and 8-10 repetitions (RR) pr. note, including all imaginable- and unimaginable articulations. The majority of our instruments are recorded in a dedicated orchestral hall with state-of-the-art Neumann microphones.
Visit the Tonehammer website for a pre-launch teaser trailer.
Soniccouture has released a Logic EXS24 version of Hang Drum, a sample library of the Hang Drum.
Hang Drum features
- 2.4 GB Library
- Includes both Mk.1 + Mk. 2 Hang Drum Models
- Over 1000 24 bit Stereo 44.1 Samples per Drum
- Hang Jammer – KSP Random Pattern Generator
- Multiple Articulations
- Up to 21 Velocity Layers
Hang Drum for Kontakt and EXS24 is available for download for £49 GBP (£52 GBP on DVD).
Visit Soniccouture for more information and audio demos.