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IK Multimedia releases Future Synths and Hugh Padgham Drums for SampleTank 3

IK Multimedia

IK Multimedia has released Future Synths and Hugh Padgham Drums for SampleTank 3:

  • Future Synths is a comprehensive collection of synthesizer leads, pads, basses designed to be great for all kinds of electronic dance music from big room EDM to underground techno.
  • Hugh Padgam Drums is a library of drum kits and MIDI patterns that give producers adjustable control of Hugh Padgham's unique "stone room" sound, as heard on his classic works with Phil Collins, The Human League, Abba's Frida Lyngstad and countless others.

Future Synths is inspired by the pumping sounds of Hardwell, Tiesto, Afrojack and other top-tier artists. It is intended to be a one-stop shop of essential synth sounds specifically tuned for the dancefloor. It has 40 leads that drift from clean to crystalline, 40 big and bold synth basses, 25 dreamy atmospheric pads, 30 uniquely modern plucks and 15 contemporary FX. In all cases, these synth sounds have been designed to give SampleTank 3 users access to the same ultra-futuristic sound palette used by today's most famous electronic dance music producers.

Hugh Padgham Drums is a new high-definition Sound Library with over 3,600 drum kit samples and 240 MIDI patterns recorded by the eponymous engineer-producer in an extremely live-sounding stone room with multiple microphones. Musicians are able to adjust the mix of each instrument to include both room-miked and close-miked samples. This provides reverby rhythms (like the "gated drum sound") that maintain their punch and aggressiveness — just like Padgham's work in the '80s.

The library is designed to allow musicians to play with Padgam's signature sound by providing 20 drum kit instruments that each offer an adjustable amount of room atmosphere that can be dialed in for artistic flair. There are 2 kick drums, 2 snare drums, 6 toms, 5 cymbals and plenty of hi-hats, and all of these hits are provided with multiple velocities and round-robin samples. It's just the ticket for getting that tone that Padgham used for Phil Collins' "In the Air Tonight" and Frida Lyngstad of Abba's "I Know There's Something Going On."

Hugh Padgham Drums also includes 240 MIDI patterns evocative of the man's classic works. These patterns have been programmed by IK's team of experts to inspire new on-the-spot percussive ideas. Though its sonic palette makes it ideal for rock and pop productions, Hugh Padgham Drums are also a great fit for metal, EDM and film score music due to each sample's room mic adjustability and the versatility of the samples themselves.

Price: $/€79.99 each, excluding taxes.

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