New: MANHATTAN DRUMS - A superb jazz drum kit for Kontakt

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boogaju
KVRist
381 posts since 30 Nov, 2011 from Wien, Austria

Post Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:33 am

MANHATTAN DRUMS

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A superb jazz drum kit with breathtaking realism and perfect playability.
  • Use the 10-channel mixer with optional microphone bleed to get a huge range of impressive sounds.
  • Instantly create authentic drum tracks with built-in grooves, and play realistic variations with the mod wheel.
  • Explore other styles and get instant inspiration with 21 versatile presets.

Intuitive, fun and super tasty: an essential addition to your sound tools!


Available now at a great intro price! :wink: :tu:
More info: LDLC - Kontakt Libraries



https://vimeo.com/390139097

Spitfire31
KVRAF
2920 posts since 18 May, 2003 from Sweden

Re: New: MANHATTAN DRUMS - A superb jazz drum kit for Kontakt

Post Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:38 am

Emphatically recommended if you're into jazz and/or related music styles! I bought it immediately at the intro half price – 32€.

Not only is it a source of great individual drum sounds with a lot of tonal adjustment opportunities – the many loops in different styles can also be 'played' in real time using the mod wheel, from simple to complex. A real treasure trove!
If it were easy, anybody could do it!

DSmolken
KVRAF
1662 posts since 20 Sep, 2013 from Poland

Re: New: MANHATTAN DRUMS - A superb jazz drum kit for Kontakt

Post Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:39 am

Very nice. And it has a sizzle cymbal, too.

boogaju
KVRist
381 posts since 30 Nov, 2011 from Wien, Austria

Re: New: MANHATTAN DRUMS - A superb jazz drum kit for Kontakt

Post Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:04 am

Thanks for the feedback guys!!! :tu:
Yes the ModWheel functions are really cool, I'm sure I'll use this again in future libraries, would be great for percussions too :phones:
And the 2 crash/ride cymbals were just beautiful, I tried to sample them as well as I could. 8)
They are handmade Istanbul Agop cymbals. The Sizzle one is a Mel Lewis signature Ride.
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TW5011
KVRer
9 posts since 25 Jun, 2008

Re: New: MANHATTAN DRUMS - A superb jazz drum kit for Kontakt

Post Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:54 am

I thought I didn't need any more drums, but this looks like FUN! And anything that increases the fun during music creation is welcome. I like how easy it is to add variations to make the loops unique.

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pljones
KVRAF
6622 posts since 8 Feb, 2003 from London, UK

Re: New: MANHATTAN DRUMS - A superb jazz drum kit for Kontakt

Post Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:04 pm

How is it in live play on an eKit? There's no mention at all of the hi-hat mapping. Tends to make me think it's been overlooked, which puts me off. (Five variances isn't enough... my pedal has 128 different CC4 values, use them :D.)

boogaju
KVRist
381 posts since 30 Nov, 2011 from Wien, Austria

Re: New: MANHATTAN DRUMS - A superb jazz drum kit for Kontakt

Post Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:30 am

Haven't tried it with edrums yet. It was mostly developed with and for keyboards and pad controllers.
The Hihat has one main 'closed' articulation with 19 velocity layers (they go from fully closed to slightly open for more realism) and one extra 'loose' articulation with 23 velocity layers. Plus the 'foot' and 'open' articulations. :phones:

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Aloysius
KVRAF
26280 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from another dimension

Re: New: MANHATTAN DRUMS - A superb jazz drum kit for Kontakt

Post Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:15 am

sounds good
Hi-de-Hi!

JJ67
KVRer
16 posts since 28 Feb, 2010

Re: New: MANHATTAN DRUMS - A superb jazz drum kit for Kontakt

Post Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:05 am

It’s the first time I heard of LDLC’s site.
Besides the Manhattan Drums I noticed a lot of other good and useful libraries on your site, great work!

boogaju
KVRist
381 posts since 30 Nov, 2011 from Wien, Austria

Re: New: MANHATTAN DRUMS - A superb jazz drum kit for Kontakt

Post Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:10 am

Thanks! If you’re interested in several products, you can create your own bundle and get up to -40% reduction. :wink: :phones:
More info on the bundle page:
https://www.loopsdelacreme.com/bundles

boogaju
KVRist
381 posts since 30 Nov, 2011 from Wien, Austria

Re: New: MANHATTAN DRUMS - A superb jazz drum kit for Kontakt

Post Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:39 am

Microphones used for MANHATTAN DRUMS (in order of the mixer channels):
● Neumann U47 FET in front of the kick
● Sennheiser E901 boundary Mic on the floor in front of the kick
● Custom-made miniature Omni Microphone on the floor next to the drum beater
● Snare top: Shure SM57
● Snare bottom: Shure SM57
● High Tom: Audix D4
● Low tom: Audix D4
● HiHat: vintage AKG C460B with CK61 capsule
● Overheads: pair of Neumann KM84

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