Catalyst is a high quality sample library, consisting of epic drums, ethnic drums and many other cinematic percussion instruments.
All real drums and percussion instruments have four blendable mic positions (close, overhead, mid, far) for ultimate control over the sound, as well as up to five round robins per note, and multi dynamic layers.
Note: FULL version of Kontakt 4.2.2 is required. Not Kontakt Player
Each drum was recorded with different types and sizes of sticks/mallets, and combined with the multi mic positions, there is a huge variety of different sounds that you can get out of each instrument.
The further mic patches can be utilized for that broad huge cinematic sound, whilst the closer mics can add punch, and can also be suitable on their own for things like pop songs.
- Big Floor Tom
- Deep Bass Drum
- Floor Tom 2
- Frame Drum
- Gong Cymbal
- Indian Bells
- Indian Frame Drum
- SFX Rims
- Sizzle Cymbal
- Tom Tom
- Wreckage Drums
Layers and layers of percussion
This is not my main go to library for epic percussions. What I do use this for is layering with my other percussion libraries. I like it for what it does.
Overall, good percussion library
Certainly a great library for its price, but I have a couple of issues with it. Namely, the sounds are a bit too tied to the keys, so if I'm recording using my keyboard, I can't just press the key, I have to hold it down so that the reverb doesn't just cut out. Besides that, I've gotten a lot of use out of these instrument, and I expect to continue to do so well into the future.