Spitfire Audio has announced availability of its new instrument library in collaboration with the Nok Cultural Ensemble. Tape Percussion features a collection of kits and kit loops, percussion, atmospheres and tonal warps recorded to tape at the legendary Ariwa Studios, London.

On Tape Percussion, the Nok Cultural Ensemble centre diverse Afro-diasporic percussive traditions expressed through free jazz sensibilities and glitching beats, extending the futuristic pulse of dub technologies.

This intuitive toolkit opens with 5 one-shot jazz kits and 6 one-shot African percussion patches, followed by Caribbean rhythms and dub-inspired warps over 8 drum loops, 69 atmospheric scenes, and 13 tonal, melodic warped presets — complemented by a range of in-built FX. Recorded to tape at the legendary Ariwa Studios, these sounds and textures thrum, crackle and crash with new possibilities for modern tracks and contemporary media scores.

Led by Edward Wakili-Hick, this collective of percussion prodigies are all leading lights playing across various genres underpinning London’s eclectic jazz and beat scenes.

Priced 29 USD/EUR/GBP, the sample library runs in a dedicated plugin for Windows and Mac (VST/VST3, AU, AAX and standalone).

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