MHC Synthesizers and Effects has announced that it has added a new plug-in, Attack Kits, to its Drum Plugin Bundle. The bundle now includes Electronic Kits, Ambient Kits, Acoustic Kits and Attack Kits.
The plug-ins feature 12 drum pads, a search application, predefined drum kits which may be edited and a drum sample library. The plug-ins include default soundpacks with hundreds of drum samples. The user can add more sounds by downloading 12 soundpacks which upgrade the plug-ins, giving the user 4096 presets to explore, 480 preprogrammed drum kits and thousands of drum samples to use.
The plug-ins have traditional synth sections, including a resonant filter, filter envelope, amp envelope, pitch modulation and an effect section. The effect section features 130 different effect modes, including a variety of filter banks, flanger, resonator, pitch shifter etc. Effects may be layered or crossfaded and they may be modulated by a multi shape LFO.
The 12 drum pads/sounds are velocity sensitive and velocity may control amp (volume) or filter cutoff. Velocity may be switched off entirely as well, for precise programming of drum levels.
The drum search application may be invoked from the plug-ins or it may be used as a stand alone application to maintain any drum sample collection on the user's hard disk. The drum search application is used to edit kits and to search for the right drum sounds.
Pricing & Availability
The plug-ins are currently available as VST plug-ins for Windows. An Audio Unit version for Mac OS X is planned, but no date has been set for the Mac release yet.
The plug-in bundle is available for $99 (includes the four plug-ins and the 12 soundpacks).