The Producers Choice has launched the Organic Drum Kit, a drum kit sample library for Native Instruments Maschine (WAV also included).
Breakthrough recording and processing techniques used to capture the “perfect” drum sound – helping prevent muddy low-frequency and harsh high-frequency build-up. Analog processing ($60,000 of gear was used) for character, warmth, and depth and pro-studio character. Each sample precision hand-edited for perfect attacks and smooth decays.
The end result is…. Drums with WARMTH, DEPTH, CLARITY & PUNCH.
Organic Drum Kit features
- Includes 150 pounding kicks, 115 creative snares, 80 authentic claps, 90 open & closed hi-hats, 570 organic percussion section, 90 cymbals & toms.
- 100 original drum loops.
- 30 bonus transition FXS.
- 22 Maschine Kits (v1.8.2).
- 24-Bit WAV format, compatible with all major DAW’s and software.
- 100% royalty free, use the samples in your commercial musical compositions with no royalties or credits required.
- 602MB total content.
The sample pack is available to purchase for $49 USD.
More information: Producers Choice / Organic Drum Kit
Audio Damage has released version 1.2.0 of Tattoo, the drum & percussion synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.
With twelve voices inspired by the famous X0X series of analog drum machines and an internal sequencer that is second to none, Tattoo makes an excellent addition to the arsenal for any electronic music producer.
Changes in Tattoo v1.2.0
- Fix for a graphics bug that was causing crashes when the UI was opened in Logic X and Bitwig Studio (and possibly other OS X hosts).
- DRM removed.
- Digitally signed installers.
Tattoo for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available to purchase for $59 USD.
More information: Audio Damage / Tattoo
Spaectrum Arts has released version 1.1 of Percussion Hits, the percussion sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
19 original sounds and 18 variations have been added to the library, which now brings the total number of 150 sounds.
We have also fixed a couple of bugs in the .nki versions. We noticed that loading a DAW session didn’t always recall the settings you previously used for the tuner and the EQ knobs.
The manual 1.1 now contains the full list of sounds for easier use in looking for a specific instrument tone. (ex: Sound n°80+: Reverse FX, Bass drum, Toms (arrhythmical) & Woodblock)
And finally, a Low-pass / High-pass filter has been added, at the request of users. This will make tweaking quicker and more effective.
Percussion Hits is available to purchase for the introductory price of $39 USD (USA/World customers) / $46.80 USD for Euro customers (incl. VAT).
More information: Spaectrum Arts / Percussion Hits
The Drum Broker has announced the Drums from Hi-Tek & Talib Kweli’s Train of Thought/Reflection Eternal LP, an upcoming sample pack by Hi-Tek.
The Drum Broker has teamed up with Hi-Tek to distribute the drums from one of Hip Hop’s most critically acclaimed albums, Hi-Tek & Talib Kweli’s ‘Train Of Thought’ (Reflection Eternal) LP.
These drums are straight out of Tek’s Akai MPC60, 60II, and MPC3000! Having resided for nearly 14 years on floppy disks (Google if you’re too young to remember the days of Drum Machines with Floppies), the ‘Train of Thought’ drums are now available to the public. This is a must have for beatmakers, drum heads, and percussion aficionados.
Train of Thought Drums features
- 93 Sounds Comprised of Kicks, Snares, Hats, & Percussive Elements.
- Drums & Percussion from the entire ‘Train of Thought’ album.
- Samples straight out of Tek’s Akai MPC60, 60II, and MPC3000 in 16 & 24bit/44.1kHz WAV Format.
- Compatible with all drum machines, samplers, & DAW’s.
The sample pack is available to pre-order for $24.99 USD. The release is scheduled for March 7th, 2014.
More information: Drum Broker / Hi-Tek Train of Thought Drums
unEarthed Sampling has launched Antique Metal Percussion (AMP), a unique Kontakt sample library which is derived from banging (lightly) on a handful of metal antique items.
Some of the items heard in this sample library are “one of a kind” and include an old iron bedrail, a library book cart, an old seaside lantern from the North East, a “Childs” brand copper fire extinguisher from the turn of the century, a WWII .50 Caliber Metal Ammunition Box, and even a decommissioned WWII Mk27 Hand Grenade.
AMP strives to set itself apart from the rest by bringing you extremely cinematic sounds from a handful of interesting metal antique items, each of which has their own personality and timbre. These patches are meant to sound great and be usable right out of the box. But should you want to tinker a bit with them the included GUI makes it very easy to tweak a handful of the most important parameters and includes toggle able convolution reverb (with 13 custom and selectable impulse responses), a built in Arpeggiator, pitch control, control of the attack and release of each instrument, ability to control the low, med, and hi EQ range. On top of that, every hit has 4 X round robins to help fight repetition and all of the instruments are velocity sensitive.
Each instrument has its own “master patch” which consists of each hit set recorded for that specific item. They also have a handful of pitch shifted and manipulated counterpart patches as well. There are also many FX patches for your enjoyment, including a scrapes and FX patch (consisting of nearly 30 unique scrape recordings), an “ensemble hits” patch which consists of several hits between the different instruments layered together which can sound huge. unEarthed Sampling even took things into deep and twisted territory and mangled some of the session recordings into looping atonal pads and multiple lengths of reversals with the mod wheel mapped to the filter… these can work well for scene transitions, building tension, and can sound absolutely horrifying.
The sample library is available to purchase for the introductory price of $31 USD for the first week (regular $40 USD).
More information: unEarthed Sampling / Antique Metal Percussion
Future Loops has launched its new Industria Epica – Dark Cinematic Drums sample pack.
Future Loops has just released Industria Epica – Dark Cinematic Drums, a collection of epic percussive elements specially forged for high-energy scenes, heavy impact rhythmic beds and colossal industrial sound works.
Industria Epica – Dark Cinematic Drums features samples & loops pre-sorted into 30 massive construction kits and includes heavy Bass Drums, Big Toms, Alien Metals, Industrial Snares, Haunting Percussive Beds, Dark FX, massive Cymbals & more.
Industria Epica – Dark Cinematic Drums contains over 550 samples (1.4 GB) and is available in WAV, REX, AIFF and MIDI formats.
The sample pack is available to purchase for 79.95 EUR.
More information: Future Loops / Industria Epica
Samplephonics has announced the release of Brazilian Percussion, a sample library featuring a collection of Brazilian drum and percussion loops.
Brazilian Percussion Loops is an epic sample library of 400 traditional live Brazilian drum and percussion loops, beautifull played and expertly recorded, full of energy, swing and movement, and ready to spice up any production or composition.
The sample pack contains a broad selection of traditional Brazilian percussion instruments, including Atabaque, Berimbau, Pandeiros, Caixas, Surdo, Repique, Chocalho, Tarol, Zabumba, Agogos, Cuica and other organic percussive instruments.
The sounds and samples have been supplied with full mixes, end samples and individual stems for layering and groove building.
The sample pack is available to purchase for £34.70 GBP.
More information: Samplephonics
Beta Monkey Music has announced Studio Percussion Toolbox, a sample library featuring a collection of percussion loops and samples.
Add the flavor of popular world percussion rhythms with Studio Percussion Toolbox. Beta Monkey Music brings a wonderfully diverse cross-section of the most sought-after and requested World and Ethnic percussion styles to your music. Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, funk, hip-hop and more popular styles have been captured to perfection and ready to enhance and inspire your songwriting.
And, to give your music even more, you’ll find the finest sounding samples of congas, bongos, surdos, pandeiros, shakers, udus, rainsticks and other instruments in one intense, focused library of essential world percussion drum loops and samples.
Studio Percussion Toolbox features
- 192 (232 GB 24-bit WAV and Apple Loops; 117 MB 16-bit WAV) original, license-free drum loops, samples in 16-bit, 24-bit WAV, APPLE LOOPS formats.
- 272 single (50 MB 24-bit WAV; 33 MB 16-bit WAV) drum and cymbal samples.
- Instant Digital Download or DVD Format – ALL ACIDized WAV, APPLE, and REX2 (if available) formats included for download and/or for hard copy DVD purchases.
The sample pack costs $29.99 USD.
More information: Beta Monkey / Studio Percussion Toolbox