Rattly And Raw has announced the release of Martin France Drums, a Kontakt Player powered drum instrument library.
We captured not only Martin’s musical expertise, but also his exceptional collection of drums and cymbals – from a very rare 1920s snare drum to classic ride cymbals from the 1960s and 1970s. Martin performed on three core kits, each characteristic of a different era, as well as additional pieces chosen for their versatility and colour. We recorded 36 kit pieces in all, for a total of nearly 33,000 samples.
Martin’s performances were recorded in a huge church with really fantastic acoustics. We have designed the instrument so that you can go from a vast roomy explosive sound to a completely dry ‘dead room’ sound in an instant, or anything in-between. Having a professional mix engineer in the RAR team enabled us to optimise mic placement, choice of microphones and mic channels, and control over the decay of each mic.
The result is a stunningly dynamic and natural acoustic drum library that is unusually easy to tweak. We’ve provided simple controls that let you focus on making music, rather than getting distracted by technical options. And Martin’s clean and precise playing complements live and acoustic music, unlike many over-hyped drum libraries. The onboard processing also enables easy integration with programmed and hard electronic music!
Martin France Drums features
- 24-bit stereo and mono WAV, losslessly compressed to Kontakt NCW.
- 32,900 samples, 14GB compressed (32GB pre-compression).
- 20 articulations: Bass Drum, Snare Centre, Snare Rimshot, Snare Cross-Stick, Rack Tom 1, Rack Tom 2, Floor Tom, Hihats Tip, Hihats Open, Hihats Shank, Hihats Pedal, Ride 1 Bow, Ride 1 Edge, Ride 1 Bell, Ride 2 Bow, Ride 2 Edge, Ride 2 Bell, Crash Bow, Crash Edge, Crash Bell.
- 21 designed kit presets.
- 38 FX presets.
- 24 custom reverbs.
- Includes 4 bass drum types, 8 snare types, 3 rack tom 1 types, 2 rack tom 2 types, 3 floor tom types, 5 hihat types, 8 ride types, and 3 crash types.
The library is available for purchase for £99 GBP.