Modwheel Humdrum KONTAKT
Modwheel Humdrum KONTAKT
MODWHEEL introduces the Creative Differences Series - a new angle on Drum & Percussion libraries.

First up is HUMDRUM a Virtual Instrument for Kontakt 5.3
The HUMDRUM features character calfskin drums lovingly recorded to capture their unique, colourful personalities.

Contents:

2 double-skinned Marching Bass Drums
Performances: hits, flams, ruffs, rolls, rimshots, thrums and squirls.

2 Snare Drums
Performances: all with mallets AND sticks: hits, flams, ruffs,
stick across, rimshots and rolls

Toms – Large and Medium
Performances: all with mallet AND sticks: hits, flams, ruffs, rimshots and rolls

Toms - Various Small
Performances: with sticks: hits and rolls

All instruments are deeply sampled with up to 9 round robins and 6 velocity levels. 

Features:

A set of Calfskin Drums including
Bass Drums, Snares & Toms (large, medium, small) 
Deeply sampled, up to 9 round robins and 6 velocity layers

24bit 96kHz Multisamples (3200 samples)

4.0GB Core Library (2.1GB via lossless compression)

Note: Requires Full Version Kontakt 5.3.1 or higher

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THE BENDS is the second release in the Creative Differences series, a percussion instrument library that focuses on quality, organic percussion sounds recorded and designed for the Kontakt user.

Following in the footsteps of HUMDRUM it features a collection of all things metal - gongs, cymbals, gamelan, triangles, and miscellaneous household items, struck, scraped and bowed while being immersed in water. 

THE BENDS Highlights:

30 patches of otherworldly pitch bends, underwater rhythms and hits make for a very evocative library for the adventurous music creator.

750 samples (up to a minute long) recorded at 24-96 kHz with contact and stereo microphones.

Each patch allows for much manipulation with pitch, echo, reverb, shaping, arpeggiator and stutter key.

Rhythmic patches are bpm'd.

Most patches have velocity sensitivity assigned to the mod wheel. This gives even more flexibility in shaping rhythms when ARP (arpeggiator) is switched on. 

Features:

An array of metal gongs, cymbals & plates played while being immersed in water.

24bit 96kHz Multisamples (750 samples)

1.4GB Core Library (0.7GB via lossless compression)

Note: Requires Full Version Kontakt 5.3.1 or higher
Precisionsound Persian Daf MULTiFORMAT Precisionsound Persian Daf MULTiFORMAT
The Daf (or Dap) is a large Persian frame drum used in popular and classical music. The frame is usually made of hardwood with many metal ringlets attached by hooks, and the membrane is usually goatskin. The Daf is used mostly in the Middle East and Central Asia, to accompany singing and performances on the tambur, violin, oud, saz, and kanun.

Dafs can be played to produce highly complex and intense rhythms, causing one to enter a trance and reach an ecstatic state. For this reason, they have always been connected with religion. In Iran, Sufis use Dafs during their spiritual chanting rituals.

Frame drums are most ancient type of musical instruments, with a simple structure yet a compelling sound. They have different sizes, and in traditional rituals the larger drums are played mainly by men, while the medium size drums are played mainly by women.

Our sampled Persian Daf was handmade in Iran by a master craftsman. It is quite large, with a diameter of fifty-five centimeters. Our Daf has seventy-two hooks, each of which is attached to a chain of four ringlets.
We recorded all the kinds of sounds you would expect from such a beautiful instrument: dums, teks, snaps, stopped hits, chains, rolls and scratches.

Persian Daf features:

123 unique hits, rolls, scratches and shakes
4 round robins and 4 velocity layers for all skin hits
618 stereo 24-bit WAV samples
1 program for NI Kontakt 3+ with scripted performance controls and GUI
1 program for NI Kontakt 2
1 program for Logic EXS24

The total size of the library compressed is 246 MB.
All formats are included when you buy Persian Daf
Modwheel Angklung KONTAKT Modwheel Angklung KONTAKT
ANGKLUNG is the third release in the Creative Differences series, a percussion instrument library that focuses on quality, organic percussion sounds recorded and designed for the Kontakt user.

Following in the footsteps of HUMDRUM and THE BENDS and WORLDLY GOODS it features a collection of 24 tuned Bamboo Angklung.

The Angklung is a musical instrument from Indonesia now popular throughout South East Asia. Made of two to four bamboo tubes attached to a bamboo frame. The tubes are carved to have a resonant pitch when struck and are often tuned to octaves. The base of the frame is held in one hand, whilst the other hand strikes the instrument. This causes a repeating note to sound. 

ANGKLUNG Highlights:

23 Kontakt patches of single hits, rhythms, rattles and effects.

1570 samples recorded at 24-96 kHz with contact and stereo microphones.

We're not sure what the standard Angklung set is made up of but ours has the following...

18 Angklung that have 2 bamboo rattles that play an octave apart.

6 Angklung that have 3 rattles each that play a tonic, major 3rd and a fifth. The Major chord Angklung have been kept as separate patches

The single patches have 10 round robins of both up and down playing. The up stroke plays on key release and the volume of this stroke can be adjusted using the mod wheel.

Angklung -The Bamboozler also features a few patches that aren’t bamboo derived. You also get The Bambonezler a patch made up of bones, shells and seed pods.

The Bamstonezler a patch of slate stone hits that have been tuned and will play chromatically. 

Features:

23 Patches of Tuned Bamboo Angklung

24bit 96kHz Multisamples (1570 samples)

2.58GB Core Library (1.4GB via lossless compression)

Note: Requires Full Version Kontakt 5.3.0 or higher
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This means, on top of the fact that you virtually eliminate the problem of hearing one sample twice too soon, creating an artificial sound, but you can obtain extremely realistic performances. A loud section can be easily scaled down in dynamics, due to the fact that there are so many velocity layers - see the upcoming demos for examples of this.

The instrument is also compatible with both version 4 and 5 of Kontakt, and comes with a close mic position, and hall mic position. Each drum has been played with varied techniques, including soft mallets, sticks, sticks with newspaper on the drum, rims, hands, brushes etc.

Click each of the drum icons on the interface to load and unload that particular drum. Unloaded drums will appear on the keyboard interface as black, and loaded drums with active samples will be shown as blue keys.

...::: Tech Specs :::...
• 6 GB Of Content
• The full version of Kontakt 4 or above is required to run this software. (It will not run on the free version of Kontakt player)

Ivy Audio Scott Drums KONTAKT Ivy Audio Scott Drums KONTAKT
Scott Drums is Ivy Audio's first foray into the world of percussion sampling. We took a medium sized drum kit, miced every piece individually with high quality microphones, and recorded five round robins and 8 dynamic levels across the board. The library includes everything from snare rolls to stick clicks to cymbal scrapes, with built in effects on every mic position and an advanced "dry mix" mode for a super dry and bleed-free sound.

For help with downloads, please refer to the FAQ.

If you like the library, please donate! Your donations pay for performers, hosting, and the continued development of detailed, high quality libraries.

Deeply sampled

We recorded many dynamic levels and round robins for every piece of the kit. There are multiple snare articulations, short and fast release samples on the cymbals, open, half, and closed samples on the hihat, plus a few bonus articulations like cymbal scrapes and stick clicks.

Pristine studio recording

Scott Drums was recorded in a world class studio through 11 high quality microphones, resulting in a clean sounding kit that can be tuned to any genre and mix using the built in effects.

Intuitive UI

The library includes a powerful UI with per-channel routing, EQ, stereo width, compression, and transient processor, as well as a "dry mix" mode for a super punchy, bleed-free sound.

Disclaimer:
While this library is provided free of charge, public redistribution of the library is prohibited. This is NOT a Kontakt player library, and requires a full version of Kontakt to run.
Wavesfactory Suspended Cymbals KONTAKT Wavesfactory Suspended Cymbals KONTAKT
Suspended Cymbals is a sample library for Kontakt 4 and above that features 5 premium crash cymbals with 5 articulations each, including:

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Suspended Cymbals is a sample library for Kontakt 4 and above that features 5 premium crash cymbals with 5 articulations each, including:

Sustains.
Bells.
Side hits.
Modwheel controlled rolls.
Effects.

Recorded with 3 microphone positions, 4 velocity layers and 4 round robin. All samples normalized to 0db, resulting in 128 volume steps, giving a much natural sound and feel.

The best feature on the library is being able to control the roll intensity with the modwheel. No more time-fixed samples which are very hard to sync with your track. With Suspended Cymbals you can control or play the rolls yourself.

On the mixer section you can mix each microphone position and apply convolution reverb with any of the 30 provided impulses, highpass and lowpass filters and envelope with attack, hold and decay.
On the settings section you can control the volume of each articuation separately, round robin repetitions, dynamic range, muffling time, velocity curve and voicing.

The cymbals: Zildjian Custom Session Crash 16", Zildjian Avedis Custom 18", Zildjian Dark Medium Thin 18", Paiste Masters Dark Crash 18" and Istanbul Mehmet Traditional 18".
We want this library to become the go-to for suspended cymbals, you'll find everything you need. It won't go any better than this!