5th October 2007
Cakewalk has announced Martin Atkins' Beat Fetish Volume 1, which is described as "the hardest hitting drum library ever released". Beat Fetish provides the actual drums and grooves that were programmed, designed, and recorded during recording sessions spanning over 25 years with some of the biggest names in Industrial and Post Punk music using some of world's most highly-regarded engineers.
Produced by Martin Atkins, Beat Fetish Volume 1 captures an exciting essence of sound design which is often out of reach of inspired musicians and producers. It is the first in a series of extensive sound libraries that combine the fidelity of the world's top studios with the coolest in gritty ear prickling sounds. Beat Fetish is the culmination of over 25 years of recording and includes some of the best material, cherry picked from sessions with Pigface, The Damage Manual, Killing Joke, and other artists. Recording engineers for this material include Atkins himself, along with Steve Albini, Flood, Mark Walk, Keith "Fluffy" Auerbach and others.
- Nearly 3 GB of royalty-free drum content.
- Includes drum sessions, stem mixes, loops, grooves, and hits.
- ACID WAV, Apple Loops, and REX formats.
- 9 drum kits compatible with Dimension Pro, Battery, Reason, Live Logic, and other popular instruments and hosts.
- Includes stories behind the content from sessions with Pigface, The Damage Manual, Killing Joke, Nine Inch Nails and many others.
Pricing and Availability
Martin Atkins' Beat Fetish - Volume 1 has a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $99. In the United States, registered Cakewalk customers can purchase Beat Fetish - Volume 1 at music retailers worldwide or directly from Cakewalk. Available early November 2007.
International pricing: Martin Atkins' Beat Fetish - Volume 1 is available through Roland and Edirol distribution partners. Europe's suggested street price for Martin Atkins' Beat Fetish - Volume 1 is €94 RRP inc VAT; U.K. pricing is £59 RRP inc VAT; and will be available early November 2007. Existing Cakewalk customers outside the US can purchase direct from Cakewalk or from Edirol and Roland distribution partners around the world.