Antidrum 3 is a mighty compendium of experimental multi-sampled percussion, melodic sustaining and special effects instruments, created from a vast catalogue of field recordings, found sounds, prepared objects, unique surfaces and noisy contraptions. It’s an extraordinarily powerful toolbox of musical paint, spanning a full spectrum with everything from rich bass tones and boomers to tight clicks, clacks, zings, clanks and zips. But don’t let the name fool you — Antidrum 3 covers much more than just percussive content.
We’ve captured electronics, tonally resonant surfaces, alarms, appliances, electric toothbrushes, elevators, cattle, giant plate glass windows and all manner of other things to get some awesome melody-making sonic flavors as well. We captured each of these sounds over a 3-year period throughout our many travels around California and Texas, picking up everything from the mundane yet startlingly musical things you’d find around the house to unique one-of-a-kind sounds we discovered out in the field. Open your mind and this library can take you anywhere you want to go. This product requires the full retail version of Kontakt. See the Kontakt tab for details.
The library comes equipped with flexible control features, like attack, release, transient offset, dynamic swelling, filter sweep and a robust Arpeggiator system that provides a full range of custom pattern generation options. There’s also a complete DSP effects rack, including convolution reverb with dozens of unique spaces, such as cathedrals, churches, halls, bunkers, garages, tunnels, chambers, rooms and plenty of otherworldly FX impulses to fully explore and endless variety of strange and unexpected sonic manipulations. It contains 4221 samples, over 3GB of high quality content and 24 master presets for Kontakt, each with key-switchable menu selection from a range of different sound bank options for each main category. The creative possibilities are endless! Here’s just a rough list of the kinds of playable instrument sound banks you’ll find in Antidrum 3:
- Aluminium Tubes
- Barbed Wire
- Trailer Boomers
- Cinematic Stingers
- Power Kicks
- Ambiences and Atmospheres
- Metallic Clangs, Screeches, Moans, Drags, Impacts, Strikes, Taps and Effects
- Bathroom Percussion and Effects
- Building Construction sounds
- Various Furniture Impacts and SFX
- Sewer Drain Pipe Impacts
- Drum Circle Single Hits and Loops
- Mechanical and Environmental Soundscapes
- Fire Extinguisher Percussion
- Firework Booms
- Parking Garage Percussion
- Hotel Room Improvised Object Percussion
- Microwave Oven Kit
- Squeaky Toys
- Shouts and Hollers
- And much, much more
This library is designed for the full retail version of Native Instruments Kontakt 5.1 or later. Kontakt is an industry-standard advanced virtual instrument software platform. Check out screenshots of our custom graphical user interface for Kontakt in the image gallery above. They provide a wide range of sound shaping parameter controls, each one totally automation-ready in your host environment or Kontakt's stand-alone mode. Click Here to learn more about Kontakt.
This is a standard Kontakt open-format library, so the free Kontakt Player do not fully support it and can only run it in a time-limited "demo mode". However, the sample directories are unlocked so you can use them in other wav-compatible software, sampler and synth formats. The special Libraries tab doesn't support this open-format Kontakt library, but you can use the standard File browser tab, or import it into the Kontakt database and Quickload tools for easy navigation, loading and organization.
- 3.3 GB installed
- 4221 Samples
- 24 Kontakt 5.1 .nki instrument presets
- 24 bit / 48kHz uncompressed PCM wav audio
- Unlocked Kontakt presets and wav samples to allow user customization
- Bonus Pads, Soundscapes and Atmospheres
- Convolution reverb with a variety of different room, hall and special effect acoustic environments.
The full retail version of Native Instruments Kontakt version 5.1 (or later) is required to use .nki instrument presets included in this library. The free Kontakt "Player" and "Add Library" import process do not support these standard open-format Kontakt libraries. Windows XP or higher required for PC. Mac OSX 10.6 or higher for Mac. Dual Core CPU, 3 GB System Ram, SATA or SSD hard drive recommended for this library. Click Here to learn about the differences between the full unlocked version of Kontakt and limited Kontakt Player. 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.
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Reviews & Endorsements
"I especially enjoy the interesting and unique percussion instruments from SoundIron - everything from Iron Throne and Bamboo Sticks to AntiDrum and the Rust series."
- Jason Graves (Far Cry Primal, Until Dawn, The Order: 1886 and Dead Space)