MHC Synthesizers and Effects has announced that it has added a new plugin, Electronic Kits, to its Drum Plugin Bundle.
The MHC Drum Plugin Bundle now includes Electronic Kits, Ambient Kits and Acoustic Kits. Electronic Kits includes three additional soundpacks. Thus, the bundle now includes three drum plugins and 9 additional soundpacks (3 each).
The plugin bundle is available for $199 including the three plugins and the 9 soundpacks. The plugins are currently available as VST plugins for Windows; an Audio Unit for Mac OS X is planned but no date has been set for the Mac release yet.
MHC Drum Plugin Bundle
The plugins feature 12 drum pads, a search application, predefined drum kits which may be edited and a drum sample library.
The plugins include default soundpacks with hundreds of drum samples. The user can add more sounds by downloading 9 soundpacks which upgrade the plugins, giving the user 3072 presets to explore, 360 preprogrammed drum kits and thousands of drum samples to use.
The plugins 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 plugins 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.