Imperial Drums was recorded in a medium-sized recording room to allow naturally warm ambience and direct mic signals with improved isolation. Many included instruments provide alternative ambient and direct mic sets for increased variety. Thirteen different stick and beater types including hot-rods, webs, rutes and jazz brushes were used to play the instruments.
The included drums, cymbals and hihats are expertly set up and tuned by experienced session drummer Elio Rivagli. With over 150 loadable instruments in total, Imperial Drums' sounds are designed to be suitable for all genres of music that demand powerful, musical-sounding drums.
Imperial Drums features drums sampled from:
- 2 DW kits played with wooden, hotrod, brush, mallet no-wires, blastix and web sticks.
- 1 Ludwig Vistalite kit played with wooden, wooden no-wires, blades, blastix, brush, mallet, mallet no-wires, hotrod sticks.
- Extra set of 5 Remo Rototoms played with woode, blades, brush, mallet, hortod sticks.
- 18 Paiste cymbals, including 3 Hi-Hats and 4 Rides, all played with different kind of sticks.
- 7 snares from Ludwig, DW, Premier, Remo and Yamaha, played with different sticks.
- 10 GB compressed sample content size.
- 60,272 samples.
- 2+ full drum kits played with 13 different sticks/beaters.
- 150+ drum pieces.
- Sampled in full detail: up to 300 samples per articulation and up to 10 round robin (Kontakt).
- Recorded in a medium size dry room, very good to adapt the drum sound to many different mixing scenarios.
- Up to 4 close mics.
- 4 Room channels: based on the specific drum, up to 2 x Overheads and 2 x Room choices.
- Precise yet warm sound, recorded direct mic to pre to AD.
Intro Price: $69 USD until the end of February, 2019 (Reg. $99 USD) at chocolateaudio.com/products/imperial-drums and kvraudio.com/marketplace/imperial-drums-for-Kontakt-by-chocolate-audio.
Drum Particles Collection features all of the drums samples and sounds from the Chocolate Audio current product line:
- The Black Album.
- Contemporary Vintage.
- Modern Retro.
The current collection, now at V2, features 205.000 samples, 48 GB in compressed sampled content and 300 drum pieces.
- 10 full drum kits (including kits played brushes and rods and many other types of sticks).
- sampled in full detail: up to 300 samples per articulation divided into up to 11 round robins.
- Up to 5 round robins on Cymbals and more than 16 dynamics each.
- Up to 4 close mics on each drum piece.
- 4 sets of room mics.
- Easy multi out assignment.
- Custom mapping.
- Comes with pre-made Kontakt multis.
- Totally modular system.
- Digitally recorded at 24-bit / 88.2 kHz, released at 24-bit / 44.1 kHz.
- Build your own layered or mixed sounds or full kits.
- Fast startup times.
- Up to 4 Close and 6 Room mics.
- Tuning, velocity curve, range and limiter and AHD envelope controls on each drum.
- Assign single channels to separate outs.
- Customize mapping for any control system.
- Comes with preset mappings for most popular systems (including our own mapping).
- Up to 12 round robins - Optionally turn round robin management off and select exactly which sample you want to play back on MIDI input.
- Large number of velocity splits (always > 16).
Intro Price: $199 USD until February 28th (Reg. $299 USD) at chocolateaudio.com/products/drumparticles and kvraudio.com/marketplace/drum-particles-collection-for-Kontakt-by-chocolate-audio
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