Embertone has announced its Soprano Jug Drum, a free sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

What happens when you lock two sound designers in a space with 5 water jugs, 5 microphones, a laptop and an audio interface? Pure #$!@ing magic, that’s what! With oodles of round robins, 4 different playing styles, and a dynamic range equipped to shake things up, you’re going to love this instrument… It’s a new angle on the concept of “epic drumming”

The 4 playing styles are mapped out equally over 4 octaves. From highest to lowest they are: 1) Hand (muted) 2) Hand (ring out) 3) Timpani Mallet 4) Stick. This instrument is sooo much fun, we suggest trying it out with an arpeggiator!

Embertone Soprano Jug Drum

The FREE version of Jug Drums is just the highest drum, the soprano, with full velocity/round robins, but without mic position mixing control. It’s a LOT of fun to play with!

Soprano Jug Drum features

  • 1 drum – just the soprano.
  • 4 playing styles.
  • 1 pre-mixed mic position.
  • 10 vel layers/10x RR.
  • Full Kontakt 4.2.4+ required.

The sample library is a free download at Embertone.

More information: Embertone / Soprano Jug Drum