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