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Orchestral Tools releases Monolith by Richard Harvey with Intro Offer

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Orchestral Tools has released Monolith, a new cinematic percussion library created in collaboration with composer Richard Harvey. Monolith features a collection of 53 rare and unique drums all recorded at AIR Lyndhurst in London.

Designed for contemporary composers, Monolith offers a broad range of curated percussion ideal for film scores, game music, and sound design. The library includes ensembles, single instruments, and processed patches, with multiple beater options, microphone positions, and dynamic layers.

In terms of playability, Monolith offers multiple keyboard mappings. Most patches offer dynamic mapping, with the drums mapped from quiet to loud across the keyboard—this approach allows for detailed pattern editing. Alternatively, patches are also provided that employ the more traditional approach of having each note on a single key and managing dynamics by velocity.

The sonic identity of orchestral percussion has evolved tremendously over the past century of cinematic scoring, Monolith was designed to reflect the wide range of dynamics and textures now required by contemporary composers, as well as provide them with fresh, new, rich, and organic sounds that can be used in a modern context.

We welcomed the opportunity to once again collaborate with Richard and utilize his incredible experience and collection of drums to create something truly special. We're eager to hear how composers make use of it.

Hendrik Schwarzer, Orchestral Tools CEO

Collection highlights:

  • 53 rare and unique drums, 68 patches.
  • Ensembles and selected single instruments.
  • All drums carefully tuned and voiced.
  • Hits, flams, and upbeats.
  • Multiple beater options.
  • Dynamic keyboard mapping.
  • Alternative mapping options and processed patches.
  • 20 dynamic layers.
  • 10 mic positions.
  • Recorded at Lyndhurst Hall, AIR Studios.


Monolith is available now for an introductory price of €199 (regularly €299 + VAT) until April 18, 2024.




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