Drums of St Paul
Drums of St Paul was recorded in the massive sanctuary hall at Saint Paul's Church in San Francisco, CA (the same location as our renowned Requiem Light Symphonic Choir). These powerful samples capture big kick, snare, and tom articulations in 3 microphone positions for a crisp and lush natural reverb and open tone you can blend effortlessly to create an epic sound for any genre.
Drums of St Paul was recorded in the massive sanctuary hall at historic Saint Paul's in San Francisco, CA (the same location as our renowned Requiem Light Symphonic Choir). This powerful multi-sampled drum library captures a variety of kick, snare, and tom articulations from three different microphone positions for a crisp and lush natural reverb and open tone you can blend effortlessly to create an epic sound for any genre. The kick comes with high and low bass drum strikes, metal, rim, and side clicks. The snare was sampled with snares on and off, rimshots, and rim clicks, while the tom includes high and low strikes and rim clicks. We prioritized maximum clarity and presence for each instrument with a wide stereo image, up to 13 velocity layers and 16 round robin.
This open-format Kontakt library is perfect for light to “epic” cinematic drum arrangements, concert percussion, Pop or Rock drum tracks, drum replacement or layering. Each articulation provides natural and aggressively dynamic performances you can take even further using our arpeggiator and FX rack. We’ve also included 20 unique sound designed ambiences, atmospheres, and sustaining pads to provide tonal leads and background textures. They can be used with the drums or in any other music application you wish. Each one has been hand-crafted using the raw source recordings to create an ideal sonic companion to this library.
The Kontakt interface includes a suite of automation-ready sound-shaping controls to give you total creative flexibility. You have control over swell, attack, release, offset, vibrato, filter, pitch (coarse & fine), articulation switching, cross-fading and layering, and so much more.
This library comes with an adaptable LFO system, with selectable LFO shape, modulation target parameter, speed, intensity, tempo-syncing and fade-in time. You can also apply your choice of 12 lowpass, high-pass and FX filters, with assignable modulation targets such as velocity, modwheel, expression, after-touch, key position and step-sequencer table control. Our customizable arpeggiator offers a velocity table and control over arp direction, timing, swing, randomization and duration. We’ve included a key and scale lock system to constrain your notes to common scales and keys for easy melodic composition and live performance.
The interface is rounded-out by our modular FX rack panel, with 27 different DSP effect modules that you can assign in any of 8 available slots, in any order that you wish. You’ll find classic phaser, flanger, delay, distortion, amp and cab simulators, compressors, EQ, rotator and so much more. The Reverb effect includes our favorite convolution reverb impulse responses, including 99 different rooms, halls, chambers and outdoor environments, plus another 40 custom FX impulses to radically transform the sound and open up whole new worlds of musical possibility. We’ve added a great bank of FX rack chain factory presets to get you started!
This library is designed for the full retail version of Native Instruments Kontakt 6.2.2 or later. Kontakt is an industry-standard advanced virtual instrument software platform. You can view screenshots of this library's custom graphical user interface in the image gallery above. This library is packed with features to provide you a wide range of sound shaping parameter controls, each one totally automation-ready in your host environment or Kontakt's stand-alone mode. Learn more about Kontakt by Clicking Here.
This is a standard Kontakt open-format library, so the free Kontakt Player does not fully support it and can only run it in a 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 and import this library into the Kontakt Quickload window for easy loading and navigation.
- Drumset recorded in St. Paul’s Church in 3 microphone positions: Close, Mid, Far
- Kick, Snare, and Tom articulations with up to 13 velocity layers and 16 round robin
- 21 Powerful Kontakt .nki instrument presets made for the full retail Kontakt 6.2.2+
- 4,189 stereo samples in unlocked WAV format
- 24 bit / 48 kHz uncompressed PCM wav samples
- 3.2 GB installed
- Flexible and intuitive multi-layer user interface controls, with LFO, filter, glide, and arpeggiator
- Full FX rack with convolution reverb with custom rooms, halls, chambers & FX environments
The full retail version of Native Instruments Kontakt version 6.2.2 (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 10.12 or higher. Dual Core CPU, 2 GB System Ram, SATA or SSD hard drive recommended for this library.
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Walkthrough: Drums of St Paul
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