Antidrum 1 is an experimental “found-sound” instrument library that contains 18 unconventional tuned and percussive sound collections, sampled in a variety of real-world locations. It is a celebration of every day objects and sounds and how they can be transformed into strange and compelling new musical instruments.
This library includes uniquely playable instrument banks that range from heavy work boot stomps to resonant water cooler impacts, clicking baby toys, red rubber playground ball bounces, hand-slapped ukulele and guitar shell "drums", shockmount kick thumps, hand clap ensembles, nailgun shots, male ensemble shouts, drum circle strikes and grooves and much, much more. Some instruments are recorded in ensemble, while others are captured solo.
Antidrum 1 features a custom user interface for Kontakt (v5.5 or later), with a veritable cornucopia of handy control features and effects, such as dynamic arpegiation and convolution reverb with 70 different halls, rooms, spaces and FX. You'll also find a great selection of sound-designed ambient pads, leads, atmospheres included with this library, each hand-crafted from the raw source recordings to provide excellent accompaniment and texture to fatten your mixes.
The custom scripted Kontakt user interface built into this library comes equipped with flexible control features, like attack, release, transient offset, dynamic swelling, filter type selection, resonant filter sweep and a robust Arpeggiator system that provides a full range of custom dynamic arpeggiation modes and step sequencer pattern creation 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.
- Alien Tube – This horrible little thing is a plastic tube with a sliding widget inside, recorded in a small bright hall.
- Boot Stomps – heavy steel toed boots stomping on a hard tile floor, recorded in a large bright hall.
- Clap Ensemble – 4 guys clapping in a small bright hall
- Clap Solo – Close, dry hand and wrist claps and grabs programmed for fast, tight percussion parts.
- Clicky Toy – Small plastic clicky, squeaky baby toy in a large bright hall.
- Couch Ensemble – sticks striking leather couches in a small bright hall.
- Djembe Ensemble – metal djembes played in a small bright hall. Includes side clicks, strikes and strikes with shouts.
- Drum Circle – Djembes, mixed small percussion, didgeridoo and other stuff in a small bright hall, cut into loops at various tempos.
- Guitardrum – Acoustic guitar played as a drum with bare hands in a large bright hall. Includes metal string slides and effects.
- Handball Court Drums – Djembe strikes, clicks and hand claps, recorded inside a giant outdoor concrete cube. Springy and weird.
- Hot Tub Knock – Underwater hot tub thumps, recorded using a stereo pair of hydrophones.
- Nailgun – Pneumatic nail gun driving large nails into 1/2" plywood sheets. Recorded in an outdoor construction site.
- Shockmount – A stereo pair of large diaphragm mics in special shock mounts being gently thumped. It actually sounds really cool.
- Shouts – Male ensemble shouting in a small bright hall, with stabs and swells.
- Sneaker Screeches – Converse All-Stars stomping and screeching on tile floor in a large, bright hall.
- Ukedrum – Ukulele played backwards as a drum. Recorded close and dry, with 3 variably dampened articulations.
- Wallball – A big red rubber ball being bounced and struck with a drumstick in a large bright hall.
- Water Cooler Ensemble – Big plastic water-cooler bottles being whacked with drumsticks in unison, in a large bright hall.
- 34 unique ambient pads, leads and atmospheres.
This library is designed for the full retail version of Native Instruments Kontakt 5.5 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.
- 1.83 GB Installed
- 2468 Samples
- 21 Kontakt 5.5 .nki preset banks
- 24 bit / 44.1 kHz uncompressed stereo PCM wav audio
- Unlocked Kontakt presets and wav samples to allow user customization
The full retail version of Native Instruments Kontakt version 5.5 (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 this standard open-format Kontakt library. Windows 7 or higher. Mac OSX 10.8 or higher. 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.
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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)