2nd September 2009
Bitword has announced the release of Oxide Kits Volume 2 for Kontakt, Battery, Logic EXS, Live Drum Racks (Multi-Format bundle). It is now available at the introductory price of $59 until the end of September 2009 (The retail price will be $79).
"Recorded in places you wouldn't want to visit alone, and hand picked from several years of harvesting", Oxide Kits Volume 2 is nearly three times the size of its predecessor. Weighing in at just over 1 Gigabyte and just under 3,000 samples in 24 bit / 44.1 khz wav format, these are more than just drum kits, according to Bitword.
For a composer Oxide Kits Volume 2 offers percussive oddities and musical noises but it will also serve sound design needs as a stinger and impact creation tool for film, television and multimedia production.
Mapped in industry standard formats, these kits are ready to be played or further manipulated. Just a few envelope or pitch changes can lead to a whole new feel and fit perfectly into your current project. With that in mind, a great deal of care was taken to make them useful as is, and what you hear in the audio demos is raw, unmastered output, created by using different kits from this collection.
A healthy dose of Analog drums and processed hits are included to complete the electro-organic feel. All wet reverberated hits, are also provided dry in other kits too. Some sounds are also created through processes and this fixes everything together to create a unique hybrid sounding collection.
In late September / early October a Reason ReFill Version will be released with custom combinators taking these sounds a bit further. The same introductory price will be offered for the ReFill version, and a crossgrade from the ReFill to the Multi-Format will be $10.