Mighty collection of aggressive scoring and concert percussion
Kontakt library for free Kontakt Player 5 or higher
Soundiron Apocalypse Percussion Elements is a mighty collection of aggressive scoring and concert percussion library for the Native Instruments Kontakt platform (free Player or full version).
Now fully optimised to integrate seamlessly with all Native Instruments S-Series keyboards and the new Komplete Kontrol platform!
Built from Soundiron´s grand 25GB flagship – Apocalypse Percussion Ensemble – this library is slimmed down to put maximum punch into an efficient and affordable solution for everyone. Focusing on the close mic position and standard single-stroke multisampled articulations, it’s designed to be intuitive and easy to play. You’ll find thunderous ensemble and solo bass drums, roaring ensemble and solo toms of all sizes, a massive 8-member snare ensemble and 6 different solo snares ranging from deep 14” wooden bodied snares all the way down to tiny 5” effect snares, ethnic drums of all shapes and sizes, clicks, clacks, hi-hats, stick and mallet rides, crashes, splashes, hybrid China crash, fx cymbals, gongs, Tibetan finger cymbals and much more.
Soundiron are no strangers to epic ensemble and soundtrack scoring percussion. Those who know their work are familiar with the passion, exacting precision and attention to detail they deliver. This library is the culmination of years of experience, distilled into the most comprehensive and earth-shaking hall percussion package available anywhere on the market.
Soundiron set out to build a monster that punched harder, rumbled deeper, cut through the mix cleaner and got the job done like no other could. The library was recorded in the same acoustically-balanced hall as Soundiron´s famous Olympus Symphonic Choir (Mars & Venus), Mercury Symphonic Boychoir, Montclarion Hall Piano, Struck Grand Piano, Cymbology, Anklung and Tuned Artillery libraries, so it blends perfectly with any of them. Apocalypse Elements offers a wide range of uniquely powerful tools that let you personalise the library to your own needs and push it vastly beyond any other cinematic percussion library in its class or price range. With a huge sound and intuitive presets that work right out of the box, this beast gets it done.
This Powered-By-Kontakt Player library can be used with the free Kontakt Player or the full version of Kontakt and can be added to the “Libraries” rack.
Soundiron captured Apocalypse Percussion Elements over an exhaustive two week session, recording late into the night. They trucked in a mountain of drums and cymbals and pounded on them with every kind of stick, mallet and blunt instrument they could ﬁnd. Once the blood and wood chips had settled, Soundiron had captured an average of 8 round-robin per velocity layer with up to 14 velocities each.
Each instrument was recorded in a very close yet wide-sounding microphone array, with each large diaphragm capsule placed within 12 inches of the drum heads to capture all of the deep tonality and resonance and every exquisite detail. Soundiron then painstakingly programmed each instrument with a galaxy of comprehensive and exclusive control and playability features and a totally smooth workﬂow. The library has been expanded with a wide range of uniquely powerful tools that let you personalize the library to your own needs and push it far beyond any other percussion library in its class.
You can use Soundiron´s expressive “Standard” presets for instant access to the full library in a classic percussion array layout. The main Ensemble All preset lets you customise your note mapping for each articulation, or load one of several common drum library mapping standards. You can adjust room release behavior for 4 independent sub-groupings (basses, snares, auxiliary and cymbals). These let you quickly turn this massive hall ensemble into a fat, clean powerful rock drum kit with the turn of a few knobs. You can also use the front panel controls to tighten, soften and reshape the sound on the fly, with swell, attack, release, offset, tuning, velocity response, and more. And if you need more detail, the individual section presets focus on each section with an expanded palette of normal and flam articulations, sustaining rolls, dynamic crescendos and expressive effects.
NKI Program Presets
This library is designed for the latest version of the free Kontakt Player (version 5.1.0 or later required). This library also works with the full retail version of Kontakt 5.1.0 or later. The Kontakt “Libraries” browser rack supports this Kontakt Player library. Online serial activation through the Native Instruments Service Center is required.
- Bass Drums
- Frame Drums
- 6 Snares
- 2 Bass Drums
- Ride (Stick and Mallet)
- Ting Shag
- 2 Dhol Drums
- 4 Frame Drums
- 2 Floor Toms
- 2 Low Toms
- 2 High Toms
- 4 Rototoms
Controls and FX
- Powerful Custom User Interface with fully automatable access to critical performance controls
- Close microphone position for a full, rich sound
- Customizable key mapping and template design, saving and loading
- Adaptive meta-arpeggiator system with Preset Saving/Loading
- Megamixer system with Kit Saving/Loading, Intelligent Sample Loading, and Per-Slot Room Release Controls
- Drum Category-based (Bass, Snare, Cymbals and Aux) Room Release Controls in many Presets
- Midi Loop Playback and Custom Mapping
- Our Custom FX Rack with powerful and configurable controls for every effect.
- 70 integrated custom convolution IR samples
- 4,519 Samples
- 4.3 GB installed (2.15 GB Download)
- 52 nki Kontakt instrument presets
- 400 Midi Loops
- 24 bit / 48kHz lossless NCW format samples
- Download the PDF on the right for full details/manual
400 Custom Midi Groves By
- Blake Ewing
- Dirk Ehlert
- Ian Dorsch
- Johnny Knittle
- Marie-Anne Fischer
- Sascha Knorr
- Si Begg
- Simon Russell
- Tino Danielzik
- Xiaotian Shi
- Team Soundiron
Apocalypse Elements - Player Edition Adi Goldstein - The Spartan Warrior
Apocalypse Elements - Player Edition – Ryan Scully - Fear the Floor
Apocalypse Elements - Player Edition – Arkadiusz Reikowski - Trial