AudioThing has released Tank Drum for Kontakt 5, a new virtual instrument based on samples from a steel tongue drum.
Also called hang drums, these instruments are usually made out of propane tanks with tongues of different sizes and tuned in different scales.
The instrument sampled features 8 tongues and is tuned in E minor pentatonic. It was played both with hands and rubber mallets, along with some sound effects with hands and brushes. The sound has a long release and is rich in harmonics.
- 7 Kontakt Instruments (.nki)
- 5 Round Robin samples
- 3 Velocity Layers
- 7 Custom Impulse Responses
- 274 Samples (44.1kHz / 24Bit)
- Formats: Kontakt 5 and WAV
This is drum & bass piece performed live using an automated drum kit and other percussion, playing together with a selection of vintage and new analog synthesizers.
All the sound is being generated in real time, the analog synths coming through the main rack mixer and the robotic percussion being recorded by microphones.
List of the main gear used :
Modulars : Roland System 100m (sub bass), Roland System 700 (basses), Doepfer system (stabs and atmospheric sound).
Other Synths : Yamaha CS-10 (more basses), Studio Electronics Omega 8 (chords and atmospheric sound), Korg Monotron Duo (more basses).
If you would like to download the audio file, you can do so at kxnz.bandcamp.com where you can find it in high-quality formats on a pay-what-you-like basis. All proceeds will go towards supporting a trip to London to present a paper about musical robotics at NIME 2014.
Ableton has introduced the Recording Hybrid Kit, a free multi-sampled, multi-velocity Yamaha drumset by Drumdrops.
The drums that comprise Recording Hybrid Kit were specially selected from several different Yamaha drumsets in order to provide a well-balanced and versatile Drum Racks. The individual drum voices were sampled at multiple velocities and are available in up to 16 steps for each articulation.
Recording Hybrid Kit works well at various tuning pitches, and its big size and its classic Ludwig 402 snare sound makes it especially suitable for rock and pop.
The kit is a free download at Ableton.
WaveShaper has announced the release of Vinyl Toolkit, a drum instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
The Vinyl Toolkit is a collection of 200 one-shot drum samples taken from vinyl records from various eras, chopped and sliced with love to be production-ready. This is not just a sample collection but a versatile Kontakt instrument with a comprehensive featureset and fast sound-shaping tools.
This instrument was developped in tight collaboration between WaveShaper and Sampleism, and is available to buy for 12.99 on Sampleism.
May you be into dubstep, footwork, hip hop, soul, funk, trip hop, dub, trap, crunk, jungle, skweee, drum & bass, rock or any other genre you will be at home with Vinyl Toolkit !
Vinyl Toolkit features
- Fast workflow:
- The samples are already mapped into 6 different kits.
- 5 FX with single-knob action let you quickly fine-tune and shape the sound to taste.
- Great sound quality:
- hand-picked selection of sounds, with vintage character but also punch and versatility.
- 24bit, 48khz stereo WAV files built into a Kontakt instrument.
- You can add even more grit and vintage flavour by dialing in some hiss, crackles and hum.
The sample library is available to purchase from Sampleism, priced at £12.99 GBP.
Four additional drum sample packs are now also available as Kontakt versions on Sampleism: Monokken, MR-10 (Grey Matter), Stix305 and Aluminium/White Metal, which is now mkII with improved samples.
Zenhiser has introduced TR-808 Drum Machine, a new sample library that they say is “The Biggest TR-808 Drum Machine Pack Ever Released.”
Here’s what they have to say about it:
We really went to town with the drum sampling of this 808 drum machine, developing new techniques of takes with altering decay and tone times to give you the music producer as much control as if you actually owned this awesome drum machine. Every preset has been sampled to perfection and quickly folder?d for ease of use so all you need to do is assign the drum samples to your DAW or sampler and voila, you have an authentic Roland TR-808 right there in your studio, ready to use and abuse!
To make the package even sweeter we spent hours creating similar versions of authentic drum beats from the decades ranging in bpm from 88 to 170, over 560 drum loops in total, now that?s a huge library of drum loops any producer in EDM or retro freak can not refuse. Just have a look at the specs below to see how comprehensive this drum machine pack really is, and as far as we know there is no other 808 sample pack this dedicated, detailed and comprehensive anywhere in the world.
TR-808 Drum Machine Specs:
- 808 Drum Loops – 561 loops
- 808 Bass Drums – 240 samples
- 808 Claps – 16 samples
- 808 Clave – 16 samples
- 808 Conga Low – 36 samples
- 808 Conga Medium – 36 samples
- 808 Conga High – 36 samples
- 808 Cow Bell – 16 samples
- 808 Cymbal – 72 samples
- 808 Hi Hat Open – 36 samples
- 808 Hi Hat Closed – 16 samples
- 808 Maraca – 16 samples
- 808 Rim Shot – 16 samples
- 808 Snare – 216 samples
- 808 Tom Low – 36 samples
- 808 Tom Medium – 36 samples
- 808 Tom High – 36 samples
TR-808 Drum Machine is available at Zennhiser for AU $35. Audio previews are available at the site
One Yamaha TX81z in performance mode (8 sounds max on keyboard). No Fx, no mastering. Drumkit is composed of basics presets sounds. Heavier bassdrum can be made with editing.
Sequence via computer
Yet another FM synthesizer from Yamaha, this one comes in a compact, multitimbral, 1-unit rackmount module and is basically a key-less version of the DX-11. It has far more professional features than its relative, the FB-01. The TX81Z features great FM type synth sounds similar also to the DX-21 and DX-27. It’s still not as good as the classic DX-7, but it’s an inexpensive source of those sounds with lots of programmability. Eight voice polyphony, 128 preset sounds, 32 user and lots of functions hidden behind 11 push buttons.
The TX81Z features a new ability to use waveforms other than just a sine wave. There are eight voices that can be split, layered and detuned. Also onboard are pseudo-effects including delay and reverb. These features can be stored as performance setups. The effects are simply envelope and re-triggering effects. The TX81Z works great as a sound-module for any live or studio production. It’s got a wider range of sounds than the DX-7, may not be quite as warm or ‘classic’ sounding, but at its low price and with the excellent MIDI implementation it makes a great alternative or backup synth for percussive, punchy FM synth sounds.
https://sellfy.com/p/HYhN/ 128 contempary and classic style drum and percussion sounds to load into your Elektron Analog Four, with the imminent +drive and 4000 available sound slots coming to the next A4 OS these will give you a great headstart when making drum sounds.
I designed all these sounds from scratch for the purpose of saving time, drum sounds need to be tuned very carefully to sound convincing, so as you can hear from this brief demo a large portion of this work has already been done for you.
The sounds themselves range from classic drum machine type sounds, to abstract and contempary, hand percussion, even a hang drum emulation and many more useable and useful sounds. Comes with full documentation.
The Drum Broker has released Flatline Kit Vol. 1, a drum kit sample pack by Cardiak.
Fresh from the lab at HeartFelt Productions Platinum Producer Cardiak brings you the official “Flatline Kit Vol. 1″.
Well known in the production world for massive amounts of hits with the hardest drums and neck snapping snares, Cardi has given you gold. Cardiak’s actually library of his own snares and claps are sure to have you pushing out bangers that slap hard in no time. This kit is a great selection of 808′s that will quake your neighbor’s neighbor and trademark stabs from some of your favorite tracks.
Forget the rest, this is the official kit straight from Cardiak himself.
Flatline Kit Vol. 1 features
- 4 808′s.
- 11 Claps.
- 13 Fills.
- 38 Kicks.
- 7 Loops.
- 13 Percussive Elements.
- 6 SFX Transitions.
- 58 Snares.
- 5 Stabs.
The sample pack is available to purchase for $24.99 USD.
How to make drum sounds with the Arturia MicroBrute, including a kick/bass drum, high hats and a sort of “hand clap”. Pause the video on the stills to check out the positions of all the controls required to recreate these sounds.
Syntone has announced Metal Can Drums, a virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Metal is an interesting material. On the one hand, you can hit it to create a sharp attack and barely any release. But on the other hand, you can tap it and get a long, rattly sound.
That is the concept for the Metal Can Drums library: to provide a set of metal drums that give you the best of both worlds. The library comes with 8 round robin, 7-8 velocity layers, 33 different types of hits from 4 different types of cans and custom scripting, including a custom-made arpeggiator.
Metal Can Drums features
- 8 round robin, 7-8 velocity layers.
- 33 different types of hits from 4 different types of cans.
- Custom-scripting, including an arpeggiator.
- 48kHz/24-bit quality.
- 1.35GB (572MB compressed).
- Requires Kontakt 4.2.4+ full version.
The library is available to purchase for the introductory price of $20 AUD until December 9th, 2013 (regular $40 AUD).