Soundiron has announced the release of Antidrum 3, a compendium of experimental percussion, melodic sustaining instruments and special effects, created from a vast pool of field recordings, found sounds, prepared objects, resonant surfaces and noisy contraptions.

Soundiron Antidrum 3

It’s a powerful toolbox of musical paint, with everything from rich bass tones, stingers and boomers to tight clicks, clacks, zings, clanks and zips. But don’t let the name fool you — Antidrum 3 covers much more than just percussive content. We’ve deeply sampled tonal aluminum pipes, appliances and machines, toys and electronics, resonant surfaces, alarm bells, electric toothbrushes, elevators, cows (yes, cows), glass, water, metal, stone, wood and all manner of things, both strange and ordinary. Captured over a 3-year period throughout our many travels, this library has a little bit of everything. Open your mind and this library can take you anywhere you want to go.

The library comes equipped with flexible control features, like attack, release, transient offset, dynamic swelling, filter sweep and a robust Arpeggiator system that provides a full range of custom pattern generation options. There’s also a complete DSP effects rack, including convolution reverb with dozens of unique spaces, such as cathedrals, churches, halls, bunkers, garages, tunnels, chambers, rooms and plenty of FX impulses to explore. The creative possibilities are endless!

ANTIDRUM 3 is 3.3 GB, with 4221 samples and 24 master Kontakt presets. This open-format Kontakt library has unlocked samples and requires the full retail version of Kontakt (free Kontakt Player not supported).

The library is available for purchase for the introductory price of $39 USD through June 4th, 2015 (regular $59 USD).

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