Modalics has announced the release of MINDst Drums (pronounced "Mindset"), a multi-layered, highly detailed sampled drum kit, loaded with Modalics' new MINDst sampler engine - an engine specifically designed to deliver their sampling methodology.
Modalics says the secret to the samplers unique feel starts with research:
Modalics got together their long-time musical collaborator and drum guru Doron Giat and set out to explore the nuances and micro-details that create a truly heartfelt, groove-filled drum performance. The research resulted in extensive sampling and algorithm design, destined to recreate the emotion and depth that Doron puts into every drum and cymbal hit.
Modalics founders Eyal Amir & Or Lubianiker stated:
MINDst is an acronym for Mechanically Inspired, Natural Dynamics, Sampling Technology- its a natural continuation of our journey with Modalics. Before forming Modalics, we made our impact in the world of plug-ins with our uniquely musical approach to sampler design, we feel like we've been gearing up for this release for years... MINDst Drums is just the first in what we hope is a series of highly intelligent, authentic sounding virtual instruments, all of which will utilize the MINDst engine we developed.
Each drum and cymbal was sampled entirely from complete silence as well as from previous resonance, with each hand and in a multitude of velocities and round robins. Modalics says:
MINDst's engine delivers the most accurate samples for the situation automatically, according to the users MIDI input, with the result being exceptionally lively sounding drums. Even when listening to the same beat for a long time, MINDst delivers a convincing performance and contains ample variety to keep your ears fresh and interested.
In addition to the samplers contextual automatic selections, there are plenty of ways to impact the drumming performance and design your own drummer, from choosing where to hit the snare (3 fully sampled zones), deciding if the hi-hat played with 1 or 2 hands or even if your drummer is right or left handed.
We sampled Doron's one of a kind DW custom kit, paired with cymbals of his own design. This hand picked, carefully curated instrument selection is the result of decades of experience. We set out to find a unique kit that is just made to make your tracks shine, then we captured it with utmost attention to detail. This kit was selected due to its versatility, tight sound and harmonious resonance, delivering instant-classic takes with little to no adjustment.
Last but not least, MINDst contains a drum mixer with built-in reverbs and effects. The mixer is designed to be easy to use and quick to master, focusing on impactful decision making and quick navigation.
Aside from dozens of presets created by sound designers, mixing engineers and artists - MINDst also hosts a MIDI player with hundreds of grooves and useful patterns you can drag and drop into your DAW, from tight hip-hop beats to complex funk fusion madness and progressive metal.
MINDst is available for a limited time for $99, with the MSRP being $149.