This massive collection represents the most powerful and comprehensive epic trailer and scoring percussion library we have ever recorded. Featuring over 40 drums and more than a dozen cymbals of all shapes and sizes, with both ensemble and solo articulations and up to 3 independent microphone positions per articulation, this library is your total solution for epic percussion orchestration.
Recorded in a naturally rich and lush spacious A-Frame hall using world class large-diaphragm microphones and pristine ultra-quiet recorders, we carefully mixed and mastered each sample to deliver explosive power, unmatched acoustic quality, wide dynamic range,
and stunning life-like clarity and presence. We returned to our favorite hall in the Oakland foothills over a two week period, recording late into the night. With a truckload of drums at our disposal and every kind of stick, mallet and blunt instrument we could lay our hands on, we set to our brutal task. Once the blood and wood chips had cleared, we had captured an average of 12 round-robin variations per velocity layer and a broad range of stick and mallet positions for both solo and ensemble sets.
We then painstakingly programmed each instrument with multiple independent mic positions, allowing you to play each perspective independently, or blend them in real-time to just the perfect balance, using our custom mixing features.
We also designed several powerful tools to allow you to personalize the library to your needs, with the ability to design your own custom divisi and full ensembles on the fly, with full control over mix, pan, tuning and more. These features allow you to use just the resources you need, while creating the perfect keyboard layout for your personal work-flow.
With standard attack, release, pitch shifting, tuning and offset controls in every instrument, you can dial in the sound you’re looking for, whether you need a massive bombastic hall sound, distant war drums, or a more intimate and nearly dry drum room feel. We also have easy dynamic shaping, to allow you to focus in just the softer or harder dynamic layers at any time. We've also included full 3 band EQs and FX filters with smooth control response, as well as our custom convolutions and integrated algorithmic reverb FX.
Our innovative Uberpeggiator takes it a step further and all of these features combine to open up a huge world of sonic possibility and flexibility. We've even included a fresh set of soundscapes, pads and ambient drones, sculpted from the library source material. As an added bonus, we even went back and captured natural-sounding double-stroke rolls and crescendos for 3 of the solo snares, in a
variety of speeds and intensities.
We at Soundiron are no strangers to epic percussion. Those who know our work are familiar with the passion, exacting precision and attention to detail we deliver. The Apocalypse Percussion Ensemble is the culmination of all of our years of experience, distilled into the most comprehensive and earth-shaking hall percussion package available anywhere on the market. We set out to build a monster that punched harder, rumbled deeper, cut through cleaner and could get the job done like no other. We wanted a massive sound like no other, without compromising flexibility and user choice. We aimed for a sound that just works right out of the box, with all of the beef and none of the noise. What we got was above and beyond our wildest expectations. This monster gets it done.
Plus bonus Snare Roll samples and Multi-Mic Mixer and Mic Free presets (including hi-mem, dfd and lite versions).
Controls and FX
Custom front panel controls, including all critical performance shaping parameters
New Multi-Layer Builder Utility allows custom key-range assignments and sample set loading on the fly
Our groundbreaking “Uberpeggiator” system
2 Fully Independent Microphone Positions for all instruments, with an added mid position for many of them.
Selectable and fully automatable Kontakt multi-effects including EQ and filters.
40 custom convolution IR samples, with fully automatable parameter control.
|Apocalypse Percussion Ensemble Introduction|
This Product does not include a "Kontakt Player" license/serial number!
A full version of Native Instruments "Kontakt" is required for unlimited functionality!
Please notice: With the free Kontakt Player you can play this library in demo/test mode only!
Additionally you have full access to the included WAV or AIF files.
Q: Can I use the FREE Kontakt Player for playing libraries in "Kontakt format"?
A: No! All "open Kontakt format" libraries require a full version of "Kontakt" sampler. The FREE Player can play the sounds in demo/test mode only. All libraries including a Kontakt Player license show the format "Virtual Instrument incl. Player" on our web site!
Q: When trying to "Add Library" my Kontakt shows a message "No Library found"
A: Then this is not a protected Kontakt library, but an open Kontakt format. You can find additional hints for Kontakt Libraries in that Sounds & Gear Video