The latest installment in our percussion section boasts over 6GB of sample data, with maxed out (127) dynamic layers for full realism, and an extremely controllable sound and soundscape with various techniques. Epic Drums VST Library for Kontakt 4 (Full Version) and above - consisting of an ensemble of eight separately playable, differently pitched toms.
ARIA Sounds are proud to present "Surdos & Snares", a percussion ensemble consisting of three snares and three surdo drums, all placed in the displayed formation (screenshot below), and reproduced faithfully, so you can play these drums, and they will sound in these positions.
We have absolutely pushed the variation and authenticity to the limit with this library. There are 127 dynamic layers per hit/technique/key in these drums, which provides even more benefits than the obvious lack of repetition, or the dreaded "machine-gun effect".
Say you record/play in a performance with this instrument, and then possibly go into the MIDI data and tweak a few hits' dynamics to get the performance how you want it… and then decide the general feel needs to be either louder or quieter.
As there is a smooth gradient from bottom to top in terms of dynamic layers, dragging the entire velocity data of the track up and down will completely transform the performance, as opposed to just moving the MIDI data through a few dynamic layers, and primarily relying on simply lowering and raising the volume of certain samples. In our demo videos, you can see this in action.
The instrument is also compatible with both version 4 and 5 of Kontakt (the full version, not the free Kontakt Player - the paid version of Kontakt only), and comes with a close mic position, and main stage mic position.
Each drum has been played with varied techniques, including soft mallets, sticks, rims, hands, different brushes.
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.