Tonehammer has announced the release of Shake, a Kontakt-format sample collection of instruments that focuses on the world of hand-held shakers, rattles, and bell tree percussion.
Tonehammer found, collected and even hand-made 14 different instruments for this library, covering the whole spectrum of shaker instruments. Heavily multi-sampled strikes and shakes for custom rhythm creation are included. Tonehammer also captured sustaining rolls, grooves and gliss effects, in both natural and host-tempo synching arrangements. Also included is a bonus collection of ambient drones and percussive elements created by heavily manipulating the shake source material.
Shake is meant to deeply explore an under-represented niche of percussion and allow composers and electronic musicians instant access to truly life-like sound and playability.
Shake is available for download now for $49. Native Instruments Kontakt 3/4 full retail version is required (i.e. the free Kontakt Player is not supported).