Soundiron has released the Breaker drum library for Kontakt 4/5. This breakbeat-centric drum collection features tons of kicks, snares, toms, hats, cymbals, bongos, clicks, hand claps, finger snaps and more. It also features a number of unique lead, bass and pad synth presets derived from the raw source waveforms.
Created using deep sampled acoustic drum recordings that were then stacked, piped through a well-aged analog signal path and then re-sampled and aggressively mastered, the tone and flavor of these drums are fat, saturated dirty and raw right out of the box. The result is a tight, rich, aggressive and punchy tone, with an ultra-wide, vibrant stereo field. This balance of dynamic/organic versus control and precision allows fully nuanced and articulate grooves and syncopated rapid-fire poly-rhythms.
Geared toward hip hop, electro, soul, funk, pop, breakcore, drum n' bass, garage, dub, techno, glitch, 2-step, trip hop, illbient, dub-step and house, the sound is ripe to be chopped, diced, sliced, flipped, trashed, drilled, derezzed, degraded and granulated.
Breaker features the well-known Uberpeggiator step-sequenced enhanced arp system and the new "Mega-Mixer" for customizable kit creation and flexible ease-of-use. The custom Kontakt UI has been streamlined, with everything you need right at your fingertips, including tempo-synced pitch, amplitude and resonant lowpass filter LFOs with selectable envelope shaping, along with 3-band EQ and Convolution controls on the front panel.
The library comes complete with 40 custom FX presets, including several bass, lead, pad and atmospheric synths and pads, providing an all-in-one sandbox to play in. All presets feature automatable attack, release, offset, swell, key-switching, EQ, room and effect convolution reverb, and a full range of other effects controls.
Breaker was designed for the full version of Kontakt 4 and later, but the open wav directories allow the samples to be imported and converted to any other wav-compatible format.
- 1,464 Samples (standard PCM wav).
- 50 .nki files (unlocked open format).
- 350 MB installed (297 MB Download).
- 24 bit / 48kHz stereo PCM wav format.
- Format(s): Kontakt 4.2.4/Kontakt 5 .nki and PCM .wav.
Price: $39 MSRP / $29 special into price (until 20th March, 2012).
Note: The full retail version of Kontakt is required to use all the .nki instrument program presets included in this library. The free Kontakt "Player" does not support this library.
MP3 demos: soundcloud.com/soundiron/sets/breaker
YouTube walk-through: youtu.be/Zc9cDvVeJ4A