Soundiron has recently released an update to its multi-sample drum library focused on the powerful, tight sound of a small marching band drum line.

Recorded in a large indoor band hall and an open-air outdoor football field environment, High School Drum Corps brings the sounds of 2 marching snares, 5 tuned marching bass drums, and ensemble strikes.

Version 3.0 features remastered samples, Soundiron’s flexible four-layer modular user interface, and brand new hand-crafted atmospheric soundscapes and 20 custom FX presets. The library fits perfectly in any genre from Trap to Latin as well as rock and cinematic styles.

There’s a certain unique punch to the hard mid-tones and truncated dry snaps of marching snares and bass drums. It’s quite distinct from the solid, pleasing punch and smooth resonance of typical rock, jazz and symphonic percussion – these drums are meant to be heard loud and clear from a great distance, delivered with the staccato snap of a military formation. Mike was a marching percussionist back in his youth. To record this library, he returned to his old alma mater many years later to capture the feeling and sound of playing in a small marching drum corps live and in the flesh.

Our goal was not simply to sample the sound of watching the band from the bleachers, but to put you right there in the drum line yourself, all the way from the rehearsal hall to out onto the field on game day. To do that, we recorded the drum line in both a large indoor band hall and an open-air outdoor football field environment to provide you more freedom and really put you right in the action. The hall has a live room wetness, while the field position has a much drier sound, with a subtle echo and natural environmental background.

High School Drum Corps 3.0 features

  • 1.32 GB Installed.
  • 1,563 stereo samples.
  • One master NKI instrument bank in open Kontakt format.
  • Indoor & Outdoor recordings of marching snare, 5 tuned bass drums, crescendo rolls, ensemble strikes.
  • 20 Ambience patches created from the source content.
  • 24 bit / 48 kHz uncompressed PCM wav samples.
  • 20 Custom Sound-Designed FX and Ambient presets.
  • Flexible and intuitive multi-layer user interface controls, with LFO, filter, glide, and arpeggiator.
  • Full FX rack with convolution reverb with custom rooms, halls, chambers & FX environments.

Regularly $49 USD, the Kontakt library is on sale at Plugin Boutique for $32.83 USD until April 23rd, 2022.

More information: Soundiron