AudioThing has launched Tank Drum, an instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt, featuring samples from a famous steel tongue drum.

AudioThing Tank Drum

Also called hank drums, these instruments are usually made out of propane tanks with tongues of different sizes and tuned in different scales.

The instrument we have sampled features 8 tongues and it’s tuned in E minor pentatonic. It was played both with hands and rubber mallets along with some sound effects with hands and brushes. The sound has a long release and is rich in harmonics.

Tank Drum features

  • 7 Kontakt Instruments (.nki).
  • 5 Round Robin samples.
  • 3 Velocity Layers.
  • 7 Custom Impulse Responses.
  • 274 Samples (44.1kHz / 24Bit).
  • Formats: Kontakt and WAV.

The library is available for the introductory price of 24.90 EUR until June 23rd, 2014 (regular 30 EUR). Requires full version of Kontakt 5.1+.

More information: AudioThing / Tank Drum