Sub-rumbling ensemble hits, brutal snares, high-tech thips - for FREE!
Please note: For use of the included Kontakt Files, the fully purchased Kontakt 4 engine or higher is required.
Users are still able to take advantage of the included sample files (wav/aiff), even if they do not own Kontakt.
The concept for Cinematic Synthetic Drums (or simply, "CSD") was simple enough: many modern film, TV and game scores use a rich variety of both acoustic and electronic material. In particular, composers often seek crisp electronic drums that fit nicely alongside orchestral and melodic synth sounds. However, most electronic drum libraries consist of rehashed drum machine sounds as opposed to new and exciting material. So, Impact Soundworks made their own, using subtractive synthesis, FM, wavetable, additive and many other types of sound generation and mangling techniques.
Every drum hit has 10x variations and a smooth, snappy velocity response. Multiple categories of sounds were created, all mapped intuitively across the keyboard menu-style: bassy hits/kicks, snares and mid/high-range hits, hats, thips, splashes, and crashes. Custom bass drops (great for trailers!) and even a set of textural sounds like bass drones, big reverses, and stabs were all included. All drums are 100% synthesized from scratch - all entirely new material. No tired drum machines or rehashed recordings.
To accompany this arsenal of 65+ sounds, CSD includes a custom scripted UI. Each individual drum has its own individual pitch and volume control, along with global controls for pitch, volume and release. Five special FX keyswitches allow for live triggering of distortion, amping, bitcrushing, phasing and rotation, while an ensemble-maker turns single hits into thunderous groups. Plus, the library is lightweight; only a few hundred megabytes requiring very little RAM.
But perhaps the best part of CSD is its price. A mere zero pounds, zero pennies!
- 100% custom sounds - no drum machines or pre-recorded samples
- Pre-processed and ready to drop into a mix
- Over 50+ individual sounds
- 10x RR layers per drum
- Bonus drones, textures, reverses and bass drops
- Custom scripted UI with FX, mixer and ensemble maker
- Requires KONTAKT 4 or higher
- Requires 300mb of disk space
- Download Size: 145Mb (RAR file)