Channel Robot has announced the release of The Modernist Collection, a series of instruments aimed at providing beautiful simple interfaces that match beautiful, simple, and useful audio sampling.
The Modernist Collection contains 5 separate tuned percussion instruments:
CR have carefully sampled their instruments each with a classic articulation and then added three additional sample sets that use different approaches to playing the instrument, things like rubber mallets, felt-covered mallets and brushes.
Simplicity and ease of use were the guides for this collection. Everything is laid out in a single page, all controls clear and simple to use.
Each instrument starts with warmth and colour controls to allow colouration of the final output, then a simple and effective arpeggiator to give the kind of output a real percussionist would provide. CR included an innovative approach to delay, using their micro-delay engine, to allow easy development of trilled, and sustained sounds. Finally there are two convolution reverbs dedicated to room spaces to place the instrument in a realistic environment.
Each instrument comes with a range snapshots to get you started and as VST, AU and standalone versions for Mac and Windows.