Big Fish Audio is proud to present SMACK: Claps, Snaps & Stomps! A time-saving resource for the modern composer, this collection of various claps, snaps, stomps, bass drums, shakers, tambourines, and found percussion will easily unlock your creativity. This unique percussion virtual instrument is the perfect tool to add colour to music of any genre, or provide the foundation for your next composition.
SMACK was created to save you time and enhance the creative process by deeply sampling various groups of percussion, claps, snaps, and stomps. With single, small group, and large group options, there are limitless songwriting applications! Use the intuitive user interface to easily navigate between up to 10 groups per patch, and strengthen each sample by adding any of the 8 premium FX included.
SMACK includes 7 Patches with individual groups:
- SMACK - Bass Drums, Toms, Stomps Small, Stomps Large, Claps Single, Claps Small Group, Claps Large group, Snaps Single, Snaps Small Group, and Snaps Large Group.
- Claps & Snaps Natural - Claps Natural Single, Claps Natural Group, Snaps Natural Single, and Snaps Natural Group.
- Claps & Snaps Electronic - Claps Electronic and Snaps Electronic.
- Stomps - Kick, Kick Combos, Stomps, Toms, Wood, Plastic, and Metal.
- Combos - Combo 1, Combo 2, Combo 3, Combo 4, Combo 5, Combo 6, and Combo 7.
- Shakers & Tambourines - Shaker Collection, Glass Metal Gravel, Tambourine RR, Shaker RR, and Tambourine Collection.
- Found Percussion - Low Percussion, Industrial Percussion, Household Percussion, Kitchen Percussion, Loose Percussion, and Ticks.
SMACK is powered by the industry-leading Kontakt engine. It is compatible with VST, RTAS (Pro Tools 9 & 10), and AAX (Pro Tools 10 & 11) plug-in formats allowing it to work seamlessly within any major sequencer, in addition to standalone use.
Each patch contains up to 10 groups which can be individually edited and customized.
Choose from any of the 8 included FX including Stereo Width, EQ, Transient Master, Distortion, Compression, Convolution Reverb (with hand picked IR's), Delay, and Tune.
This product works with the free Kontakt Player (Included in the download) – a free sample player based on Kontakt 5 that runs all Native Instruments’ KONTAKT instruments, as well as third-party products made for the platform.
Instruments made for Kontakt Player will also run in the full (paid for) version of Kontakt.
Video Review by Boom and Bap:
Boom And Bap 4.5/5
"If you need quick access to high quality percussion like kicks, stomps, claps, snaps, shakers, tambourines or even found sound percussive samples, you may want to check out “SMACK” from Big Fish Audio.
This library is geared towards providing you with a simple instrument dedicated to percussive elements used as the extra seasoning or even sometimes the foundation of a track.Sometimes you want to have the exact sounds you need all in one interface as opposed to searching through tons of samples, so if you’re looking for that type of convenience while still getting quality sounds then “SMACK” may be what you’re looking for.
The patches are multi sampled and multi velocity layered to produce a realistic sound. It’s not really aimed at any particular genre, it can work wherever you need natural, or even a few electronic percussive elements."
- JK Swopes, Boom And Bap
Sound On Sound 4/5
"Fancy a little Smack? If you are thinking drugs or S&M, then think again, because Smack is a rather neat virtual instrument sample library for Kontakt from Big Fish Audio and, while it does involve things being smacked, said things are generally hands, fingers and feet, and are brought together solely for their sonic properties. Yes, if you need some organic percussion sounds to drop into your music productions, then Smack might be just the thing.
Wrapped up in a dedicated, but also straightforward, Kontakt front end, Smack is built upon about 750MB of samples and includes bass drums, toms, various stomps (‘large’ and ‘small’), single and group natural and electronic clapping (again, ‘large’ and ‘small’ groups) and different types of finger snaps. This lot is complemented by some traditional (tambourines, shakers and so on) and some less traditional (‘found’ sounds, including various household items) percussion.
The collection of sounds is presented as a series of Kontakt patches, with a generic patch containing some samples from each sound-source type (and mapped into groups across your MIDI keyboard) joined by a series of more focused patches that contain more variety for each particular sound group. For example, the ‘Stomps’ preset covers kicks, things combined with kicks, foot stomps, toms and various wood, plastic and metal-influenced percussive sounds.
Within each preset, the samples are grouped into similar subsets that are colour-coded on the Kontakt virtual keyboard. This is useful, as the front end also includes a suite of effects — stereo width, EQ, transient, distortion, compression, reverb, delay and tune (pitch) — and you can choose whether to apply these at a global level to all the groups within a patch, or to individual groups only. While the effects themselves are pretty streamlined in terms of the controls offered, there are more than enough options to add some additional character to the sounds as required. The reverb is convolution-based and includes some very usable virtual spaces, from small rooms through to a more expansive ‘large drums’ sound.
Sample-based ‘body’ percussion is, of course, a path that has been trodden before, but Smack is an interesting collection of these kinds of sounds. The sounds themselves are very well presented, and each group offers plenty of variety. Smack is perhaps a bit of a niche product, and would be a bit OTT if you are just looking for a few claps for your EDM track. However, with no harmful side-effects (although the sounds are quite addictive), and more than 50 shades of slap, smack and click (but no tickle), Smack could be a very useful tool for busy media composers, a bit of ‘old school’ blues stomping or building an unconventional rhythm track for your left-of-centre music production."
- John Walden, Sound on Sound
- Part 1: 694 MB (RAR file)
- Part 2: 1.1 GB (zipped file)
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