Modwheel has announced the release of PERC+ Redux, a revised relaunch of the percussion instrument library for Kontakt originally released by lux|nox audio.

In October 2014 Chriss Ons of Lux Nox Audio released PERC+ an impressive 14GB Percussion library of cymbals, gongs, metals and hand percussion with many and varied articulations from stick, mallet, hand to bow.

It was a limited release and done as ‘donation ware’ – where all proceeds went to the charity Mr Holland’s Opus Foundation and later was supported by It received rave reviews, rated through the roof by its loyal fans and then it went off the radar.

We bought it back in 2014 and having used it extensively we’ve had some ideas on how to make it an even better user experience. So the interface has been streamlined to make this huge library more immediately useable. The patches are the same but following MODWHEEL’S simple principle of ‘less is more’ we’ve redesigned the GUI curating a few choice functions on the front page for the user.

These include Envelope, Tuning, Body, Reverb, Delay, Arpeggiator and Stutter Key. And of course all the usual Kontakt functionality is still available via the spanner tool.

As with the original concept proceeds of sales will go to a music charity – this time one based in New Zealand.

PERC+ Redux features

  • 10 folders containing a total of 128 patches.
  • 14 GB 24-bit/48 kHz (using .ncw lossless compression).
  • Requires Kontakt 5.5 or higher (full version, Kontakt Player not supported).

The PERC+ Redux library is available by making a $45 NZD donation to the Tironui Music Trust.

More information: PERC+ Redux