Samplephonics has released Lithium Beats, a groove machine and drum sampler for Kontakt 5.
Lithium Beats is built around a diverse collection of drum samples that were created from a huge collection of over 3000 field recordings and analogue machine noises, which were then painstakingly recorded, editing and finally assembled into a collection of drum kits.
All samples are laid out in a similar format, allowing MIDI grooves to be used between kits, and individual samples to be mixed and matched as desired. The MIDI grooves can simply be auditioned and dragged straight from Kontakt to your DAW, where you can edit them as you wish... or just create your own grooves.
Each sample has a huge range of processing options available for those who like to delve a little deeper, meaning the samples can be completely twisted beyond recognition into something totally new. There is also a powerful master effects section offering EQ, transient designing and tape saturation possibilities.
They are currently offering £12 off the RRP at £37.