Apocalypse Elements is a potent selection of aggressive soundtrack drums and cymbals for the free Kontakt Player, Komplete Kontrol and the S-Series Keyboard platform by Native Instruments. This library is an epic percussion powerhouse built for efficient workflow and incredible sound, with over 40 different drums, over 100 articulations, deep dynamic layering and 8 round-robin variations per velocity.
You’ll find thunderous ensemble and solo bass drums, roaring ensemble and solo toms of all sizes, a massive 8-member snare ensemble and 6 different solo snares ranging from deep 14” wooden bodied snares all the way down to tiny 5” effect snares, ethnic drums of all shapes and sizes, clicks, clacks, hi-hats, stick and mallet rides, crashes, splashes, hybrid China crash, fx cymbals, gongs, Tibetan finger cymbals and much more.
Built from our epic percussion flagship - the 25 GB Apocalypse Percussion Ensemble - this lighter edition is slimmed down to the put maximum punch into a compact footprint and unbeatable price point accessible to everyone. Focusing on a close/stage stereo mic position and standard single-stroke multisampled articulations, it’s built to be immediately intuitive and easy to play.
Buying this library at qualifies you for full credit toward the complete Apocalypse Percussion Ensemble, so you can upgrade any time you like! Click the upgrade icon to contact us for more info. Product upgrades are only available exlusively here at soundiron.com.
You can use our expressive “Standard” presets for instant access to all of the drums in a classic keyboard layout. The "Ensemble All" preset lets you customize key-mapping for each articulation, or chose from several standard drum map presets. Our user interface gives you instant control over the sound, whether you want a huge hall sound or a dry, punchy studio sound, with automation-ready parameters to shape dynamics, room release, attack, transient offset, tuning, velocity response, and so much more.
- Powerful Custom User Interface with fully automatable access to critical performance controls
- Close microphone position for a full, rich sound
- Customizable key mapping and template design, saving and loading
- Adaptive meta-arpeggiator system with Preset Saving/Loading
- Megamixer system with Kit Saving/Loading, Intelligent Sample Loading, and Per-Slot Room Release Controls
- Drum Category-based (Bass, Snare, Cymbals and Aux) Room Release Controls in many Presets
- Midi Loop Playback and Custom Mapping
- Our Custom FX Rack with powerful and configurable controls for every effect.
- 70 integrated custom convolution IR samples
This library includes 400 Midi Grooves accessible through the GUI, created by these great Soundiron featured artists:
- Blake Ewing
- Dirk Ehlert
- Ian Dorsch
- Johnny Knittle
- Marie-Anne Fischer
- Sascha Knorr
- Si Begg
- Simon Russell
- Tino Danielzik
- Xiaotian Shi
- Team Soundiron
Made for Kontakt Player
This library has been licensed for use in the free Kontakt Player virtual instrument engine. It can be used in Kontakt Player or the full retail version of Kontakt (version 5.6.8 or later) for VST, AU or AAX instrument plugin formats. You can add this product to the Kontakt “Libraries” browser. It requires online serial number registration through the Native Instruments Service Center app. This library is also fully compatible with Komplete Kontrol and all S-Series Keyboard Controllers by Native Instruments. Purchasing this library qualifies you for a great cross-grade discount toward the full unlocked version of Kontakt through Native Instruments!
- Product Version 1.5
- 4,519 Samples
- 2.24 GB installed (4.3 GB Uncompressed)
- 52 nki Kontakt instrument presets
- 400 Midi Loops
- 24 bit / 48kHz lossless NCW format samples
- Works with the free Kontakt Player (version 5.5.2+)
This Powered-By-Kontakt Player Edition is supported by the latest version of the free Kontakt Player (VST, AU, AAX) and the special “Libraries” rack. Windows XP or higher required for PC. OSX 10.9 or higher required for Mac. Dual Core CPU, 2 GB System Ram, SATA or SSD hard drive recommended for this library. This software is delivered as a digital download, so a broadband connection is required. All sales are final. Please see our Help Page for download and installation instructions, tutorials and the End User Licensing Agreement before ordering.
Demo using Apocalypse Elements Player Edition from Soundiron Sample Library Review
Soundiron Apocalypse Percussion Elements - SCOREcast Review with Marie-Anne Fischer
Soundiron - Apocalypse Elements library installation tutorial for Native Access and Kontakt
Plugin Play Ep 10 - Soundiron | Apocalypse Percussion Elements
Apocalypse Elements - Player Edition (Review & Demo)
Composing Using Apocalypse Percussion Elements With Nathan Boler
Reviews & Endorsements
“It would be fair to say that I was quite enamored with this library, and found it an instant and intense solution to quick and dirty percussion needs, whether it’s for a soundtrack or a pop track"
"A great selection of percussion...A single patch with multiple articulations is so convenient. I love the ability to create your own ensembles..."