Sample Logic and System Blue have joined forces to announce two upcoming products Rumble and Fanfare - which they describe as "the world’s first set of Kontakt Player virtual instruments to combine traditional marching drums and brass with cutting-edge cinematic sound design". These flexible virtual instruments will give educators, composers, and musicians a new sonic palette for creative music-making.
Rumble and Fanfare feature the DCI World Champion Blue Devils drum & bugle corps and was recorded by Leslie Ann Jones on the Scoring Stage at Skywalker Sound (a Lucasfilm Company).
Rumble delivers a comprehensive set of carefully crafted marching drum samples. Each instrument was captured using modern-day film score recording techniques at multiple dynamic levels, round-robins, and at close, mid, and far microphone placements, affording composers, producers, arrangers, and performers a solid foundation for realizing accurate, dynamic musical productions.
Rumble ships August 8th, 2011 and costs $299.99.
Fanfare features a broad array of marching brass instruments recorded both on the scoring stage and on the field at Ralph Wilson Stadium (home of the Buffalo Bills). The indoor recordings were done at close, mid, and far microphone placements, while the outdoor recordings were captured by Grammy Award winner Frank Dorritie using state of the art stadium surround sound recording techniques. The resulting sonic textures range from full stadium ambience to an “in-your-face" brass ensemble, with all of the recordings capturing The Blue Devils’ signature sound of inventive chords, avant-garde clusters, swells, and organic brass effects.
Fanfare ships Fall 2011 and costs $399.99.