echo | collective has released Swell, a performable Kontakt instrument and sound effects library designed to create natural sounding cymbal swells with a variety of different cymbals and performances.
echo | collective brought in a professional drummer to perform each of the swells and during the recording sessions covered a wide variety of cymbal shapes and sizes. Cymbals included gongs, orchestral suspended cymbals, crashes, chinas, sizzle ride, and others.
Great care was taken to record each performance with the highest sonic quality and detail. echo | collective chose a relatively reflection free space with a super low noise-floor and recorded through John Hardy M1 preamps for the big clean gain. Schoeps and Neumann mics were used to get full coverage of each cymbal.
The designed collection uses samples based on the natural recordings that have been transformed into entirely new and different sounds using heavy processing and layering. It was created to produce interesting design and transition sounds quickly and easily. Swell includes over 200 fully designed rises.
Price: $75. More info: echocollectivefx.com/collections/swell