Musical Sampling has announced the release of Ruby, a new “Boutique Drums” series instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
We consulted with our drummer Brian Scoggin (Casting Crowns) who curated a rock kit comprised of truly boutique drum pieces for Ruby. We also chose to record at Hey Hey Studios in Griffin, Georgia for it’s outstanding acoustics and engineering; a remarkable space providing a tasteful balance of both room and character.
To address the calling for simplicity, we created a single-page interface that offers a fast and intuitive way to develop customized drum mixes. We’ve included eight different “baked-in” mix presets that were designed to not only work on their own, but are completely interchangeable between the different drum groups.
Each of the eight mixes were created from scratch using an arsenal of processing tools, both hardware and software. We chose to develop the presets outside of Kontakt to deliver what we felt were precision mixes with the right amount of punch, balance and vibe while providing just enough headroom to treat well to additional processing.
- Recorded at Hey Hey Studios in Griffin, Georgia.
- Drums played by Brian Scoggin (Casting Crowns).
- Simple and intuitive interface.
- Eight “baked-in” mix presets that are interchangeable between different drum groups.
- Kit includes kick, snare, cross sticks, rimshots, five hi-hat state multisamples/grooves, crossfade-able hi-hat grooves, hi-hat chicks, three toms, ride cymbal (with crash), ride bell and two crash cymbals.
- Repetition sampling for all rides/hi-hat multisamples.
- Live eighth-note hi-hat grooves recorded at 90/120/140 BPM that sync to your DAW’s tempo.
- Crossfade-able hi-hat grooves (fades between five different hi-hat states; from tight to all-open).
- Groove Speed control (Half/Normal/Double).
- Adjustable humanization feature (Off/Tight/Natural/Loose).
- Volume control for each drum group.
- Assignable Kontakt outputs for each drum group.
- Recorded in 48khz/24bit.
- 8.6 GB compressed NCW format.
- Compatible with Kontakt 5.8.1 or higher (requires full retail version of Kontakt).
- Receive watermarked product by Continuata Connect downloader.
The library is available for the intro price of $69 USD until May 20th (regular $99 USD).
More information: Musical Sampling