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DNR Collaborative has announced the release of Organic Compounds, a multi-format acoustic drum package with high-quality sample recording and with unobtrusive drum and player noises, scrapes and scratches left in to make it a very unique product with an authentic feel. Close attention has been paid to each samples’ start and end points, making sure each hit starts and ends on zero-crossing to avoid all pops and clicks, as well as providing a wide array of playing styles not usually covered by traditional drum sample libraries. The original, non-normalized samples are included in this package, and yes, there is a cowbell.

The samples included in Organic Compounds have been recorded through a combination of AKG C414 B-XLS II and Rode NT-55 microphones. No compression, limiting, equalizing or other external processing devices have been used on the original recordings – just pure drum sounds.

The first kit is a Tama Rockstar 4-Piece drumkit with star cast mounting system. Other individual kit pieces are listed below. Each update will include new kits, new recording techniques and playing styles and different striking types.

  • Gretch Catalina Club Snare.
  • All Remo Drum Heads.
  • Zildjian New Beat Hi-hats.
  • Zildjian Z Custom Medium Crash 18"/ 45 cm.
  • Zildjian Avedis Ping Ride 20"/51 cm.
  • Zildjian Constantinople 16" Suspended.
  • Vic Firth Hickory American Classic 5a.

All sound categories are recorded with hard, medium and light strokes. Some categories include a combination of merged, stereo and split (per microphone) recordings. The package layout includes:

  • Kicks.
  • Snares.
  • Snares Rolls.
  • Rims + Sticks.
  • Low Toms.
  • Mid Toms.
  • High Toms.
  • Tom Rolls.
  • Choked Hats.
  • Open Hats.
  • Half Open Hats.
  • Closed Hats.
  • Rides + Crashes.
  • Cowbell.
  • Tambourine.
  • Tambourine Shakes.

Product Specifications:

  • 609 Individual acoustic drum samples.
  • 732 Additional processed samples.
  • Additional bonus content and extras.
  • 25 SFZ format mappings.
  • 25 Soundfont format mappings.
  • 25 Alchemy kits + 8 remix pads each.
  • 25 Poise kits + 100 Poise cells.

Introductory Price and Availability

Organic Compounds is available for $39.00 to non-DNR customers and $29.00 to all previous DNR users.

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