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release date: 13.04.2017

Electro-Acoustic

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ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC
STUDIO DRUM MACHINES

 15 vintage drum machines - multi-channel studio recordings- 14GB Library -Kontakt Player + NKS

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What if you record drum machines in a pro-studio?

We wanted to combine classic drum machines ( 15, to be exact ) with the the organic ambience and warmth of studio recorded drums. So, we took a club PA to two different studios, turned it up really loud, and recorded the results: through high-end mics, vintage consoles, valve pre-amps, bass-amps and even acoustic drum shells.

Classic drum sounds as you've never heard them before.

kicks

Linn Drum LM2 | TR-808 | CR-78 | Bentley Rhythm Ace | Yamaha MR10 | Simmons SDS800 | 606 | TR-909 | Drumulator | Korg 55b | Drumtraks | DR110 | CR-8000 | DR55 | Oberheim DMX

 


The Studio Channels

Each drum was recorded through 11 different channels in the studio - blend to create any drum sound you desire.

  • 1073:  An overdriven Neve preamp.
  • Valve:  Rooster preamp with 'attitude' dialled in
  • Amp:  Ampeg bass cabinet mic'd up
  • EMI:  TG12345 desk compressor
  • Room 1:  SOTA studio stereo ribbon mic
  • Room 2:  MV studio spaced KM84 pair
  • Kit Res:  Tom drums mic'd up
  • Rattle:  Drum shell + other acoustic artifacts
  • PA:  High, Mid and Low mics. Hi + Mid are stereo.

Original hardware sample modelling

Five round-robin layers for natural analogue variationSeperate Accents
Original control knobs such as Decay, Tuning, Tone, faithfully recreated
808 Bass Drum: DECAY + TONE knobs x 11 studio channels: 13,310 samples.
87,000 samples in total
 

The Kontakt Instrument

GUIs

  • The Mixer:
    EQ, compressor, SAT, reverb, width for each drum, DAW output, custom reverb processor, master FX, comp, EQ,tape, limiter
    The Mixer opens in the Drum window to enable a fast work-flow all within the same space. Each kit piece has its own mixer channel, with a fully featured channel strip to add the final touches to the sound. Each drum channels can be sent to a seperate Kontakt output in your DAW for additional mixing.
     
  • Beat Tools: Euclidian Beats
    6 Euclid Tracks, Drag and drop MIDI patterns to DAW
    The first of 3 custom drum sequencers in Electro-Acoustic, Euclidean Beats is a revolutionary way of generating drum patterns; simpler than it first looks. Set any number of hits and any number of steps per track, and Euclid will space it all out equally for you. Generate creative grooves you never imagined within seconds - you can't put a step wrong.
  • Beat Tools: Beat Shifter
    6 tracks with generative 'beat shifting' functions - drag and drop patterns to DAW - save and load patterns from disc
    A 6 track step-sequencer with a difference - each track can be programmed to shift its notes as the beat plays, creating new beats as the patterns evolves. Sounds can be set to move a lot, stay completely still, or move incrementally while never losing their musical timing.

  • Beat Tools: Poly Beats
    6 poly rhythmic tracks - drag and drop pattersn to DAW
    Poly Beats is a new sequencer from Soniccouture. Each track divides the bar into arbitrary subdivisions, or polyrhythms. Since each track can be set completely different from each other, polyrhythms can quickly sound very strange and unnatural. Definitely the beat programmer for the left-field composer.

  • The Options Panel
    Polyphony Limit system - User key mapping setup
    The Options panel allows you to mamage the polyphony of Electro-Acoustic: since each drum has 11 channels, polyphony counts can quickly get out of hand. We have a custom solution: you can set a limit to how many hits each drum can play, or switch it off for a totally purist experience. The options panel also allows completley custom key mappings so you can fit Electro-Acoustic to any existing MIDI tracks you have easily.

  • The Drum Kit Panel
    Select drums by kit piece - 11 studio channels per drum - pitch - envelope - filter controls
    The sound-design heart of Electro-Acoustic, this screen has everything you need to build incredible sounding kits. Scroll through different drum machines for each kit piece, shape it using the 11 studio channels, then get really creative with pitch and envelope controls. For advanced drum-geeks, you can edit these for each channel independently if you desire.

 

Features + Specs

  • 15 Vintage drum machines
  • 11 Studio channels: mics, preamps PA speakers
  • 3 creative sequencers: Euclidean Beats, Beat Shifter, Poly Beats
  • Build your own hybrid drum kits, e.g.: 808+606+Linn+DMX
  • 150+ Preset Kits
  • 24 Bit 48 khz Sampling - 14GB core library (with NCW compression)
  • Kontakt Player + NKS compatible
     

KONTAKT PLAYER COMPATIBLE

This is a Kontakt Player instrument. This means that you do not need to own the full version of NI Kontakt to use it. It will run as a plug-in instrument in any VST/AU/RTAS/AAX/WASAPI,compatible host program or DAW eg: Cubase, Logic, Ableton Live, DP, Reaper, Pro-Tools. No extra purchase necessary.


 

 

 

 

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Kontakt poweredThe latest NI Kontakt Player is included in this product!
The minimum Kontakt Player version to use this library is specified in the product description.

Download latest free Kontakt Player Windows (~ 450MB)
Download latest free Kontakt Player Mac INTEL (~ 600MB)

You want more?
This library qualifies for the reduced Crossgrades of full KONTAKT at Native Instruments (€ 249 instead of 399)
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Windows
Windows 7, 8.1 or 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit)
Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2, 4 GB RAM (6 GB recommended)

Mac
Mac OS X 10.9, 10.10 oder 10.11 (latest update)
Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB RAM (6 GB recommended)

for all

  • 1GB free disc space for player installation
  • additional hard disc space according to the library size
  • internet connection for product activation required (on any computer)


SUPPORTED INTERFACES

  • Stand-Alone NKS support
  • VST
  • Audio Units
  • ASIO
  • CoreAudio
  • WASAPI
  • AAX Native (Pro Tools 10 or later)

Kontakt Player legacy downloads - please check compatibility with your libraries!

Kontakt Player 5 5.3.1 Win (WIN 7 or higher)
Kontakt Player 5 5.3.1 Mac (OS X 10.7 or higher)

Kontakt Player 5 5.1.0 Win (WIN XP or higher)
Kontakt Player 5 5.1.0 Mac (OS X 10.7 or higher)

Kontakt Player 5 5.0.3 Win (WIN XP or higher)
Kontakt Player 5 5.0.3 Mac (OS X 10.6)

Kontakt Player 4 4.2.2 Win (WIN XP or higher)
Kontakt Player 4 4.2.2 Mac  (OS X 10.5 / 10.6)

System FAQs
System FAQs - Electro-Acoustic

Q: Can I use the included Kontakt Player for playing other libraries in Kontakt format (.nki plus .wav files)?
A: No, they only work in a 15 minutes demo mode
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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

online activationProduct activation:
An internet connection on any computer is required to authorize / activate the product (Challenge/Response).

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