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Angular Momentum releases KickLab XXL - Virtual Kick Drum Designer

Angular Momentum

Angular Momentum has announced the release of KickLab XXL, a new "Virtual Kick Drum Designer" plug-in designed for producers who understand the importance of a good, solid Kick drum in their track.

KickLab XXLOften producers spend a large proportion of their time selecting, trimming, changing and balancing the Kick drum in their productions. It is the foundation and building block upon which all the other elements are set upon - a bad sounding Kick can ruin a track. For this reason many producers lean towards selecting a Kick drum sample over a "synthesized" Kick because Kick drum samples often sound better. But the problem the producer is then faced with is a lack of control over tweaks and modifications to the sound of the Kick in a static sample. So layering techniques have developed over the years where a sampled Kick is mixed with other Kick drums from different sources, Eq'd and pitch changed and mixed and tweaked to create the desired result.

Until now this has usually been a combination of many different external techniques and processes all coming together, in samplers, external Fx plugins, synths and mixers. Enter KickLab XXL.

Virtual Section:

  • Sub Oscillator Sine and Triangle.
  • Pitch Adjust.
  • Pitch shaper.
  • AD Envelope Generator.
  • Puncher.
  • Click Generator.
  • Distortion.
  • SV Filter with LP/HP/BP/Notch/Peak filter modes and Velocity Tracking.

Sampler Section:

  • Double Precision Stereo Sampler.
  • Trim section.
  • Loop/Forward/Reverse/Key Follow.
  • 4 Octave Pitch Adjust.
  • Stereo/Mono Switch.
  • ADS Envelope Generator.
  • Easy scrolling thru samples with previous/next buttons.

Mixer Section:

  • 3 band EQ.
  • Saturator.
  • Phase invert (Virtual and Sampler Sections).
  • Mutes (Virtual and Sampler sections).
  • Level Metering (Left/Right/Virtual/Sampler Output).
  • Channel Delay (Virtual and Sampler Section).
  • Preview Function (disables itself when host is playing).
  • Multi Channel Output Stereo Main/Virtual+Sampler/All.
  • Main Volume Control.

Pricing & Availability

Priced at $39, KickLab XXL is available for Windows as a VST instrument plug-in.

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