Rast Sound has launched version 1.5 of Designer Drums, a virtual instrument that lets you select, mix and morph dual layer drums in real time.

The intelligent rhythm engine for Kontakt comes with a new mixer panel, redesigned Parallel Smart Dynamics, and a more minimal look.

Play drums with a natural feel AND ADD REALISM TO YOUR MIDI PERFORMANCES. Smartdynamics technology mimics the NATURAL colour and timbre changes Of a live percussionist FOR variable velocity inputs using real time micro processing.

“It’s as if you are working individually on every hit of a beat you created, afterwards, one by one, to subtly make every one of them different and real.”

Changes in Designer Drums v1.5

  • New mixer panel which allows for adjusting volume, pan and tune of each individual sound in each of 2 selected kits.
  • Parallel Smart Dynamics was completely redesigned. Play any amount of sounds on top of each other or simultaneously and the engine will impact timbral change uniquely and independent for each sound.
  • GUI has a more minimalistic design.
  • Various bug fixes.

Designer Drums is available at a 25% discount until April 1st, priced at 59 EUR (regular 79 EUR). The update is free for early version owners.

More information: Rast Sound