Karoryfer Samples launched Swirly Drums, a brushed drum kit for the free Sforzando sampler plugin by Plogue.

Karoryfer Samples Swirly Drums

A complete and detailed brushed drum kit, the most innovative and important feature of Swirly Drums are the snare stirs. This core brushed snare technique is often left out of sampled drum kits, because its nature – using the brush to make circles on the snare head in sync with the rhythm – means they are tempo-dependent and can’t be sampled like regular drum hits.

We’ve found a way to sample stirs in a way which makes them flexible and usable at practically any tempo. Instead of sampling stirs being performed at a specific rhythm, we created a model of the stir technique using samples as a raw ingredient. This sounds right, can be used at any tempo by setting the length and tail parameters correctly, and can even be triggered from an electronic drum kit.

Swirly Drums features

  • Brush-specific snare articulations: center and edge hits, digs, stirs, flutters, and dig release noises.
  • Snare stir and flutter length adjustable.
  • Kick drum plus cajon used as a kick.
  • Hi-hat with six degrees of openness, foot chik and foot splash articulations, and pedal return noises.
  • Five toms from 16″ to 8″.
  • Crash, ride, splash, China crash, broken crash and cracked splash cymbals.
  • Cowbell, djembe, two bongos and darbouka.
  • Over 4500 WAV samples adding up to 1.7 GB.

Swirly Drums is available for the intro price of $19 USD until March 31st, 2018 (regular $29 USD). Prices ex. VAT.

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