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Straight Ahead Samples

Straight Ahead Brushes and Mallets

Version: Kontakt 5.0.1 / NCW / V1

Authentic Jazz Samples



Download Method: Kontakt Hub

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Product Overview

Following the success of SASamples flagship Straight Ahead! Jazz Drums, Brushes & Mallets is the logical next step in being able to create authentic jazz tracks.

Again, featuring jazz drummer extraordinaire, Billy Williams Jr.

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Features Include

  • Left & Right Hand Samples, brushes & mallets – 8 round robin & up to 7 velocity levels
  • Everything sampled with snares on & off!
  • Brush patterns, tempo-synced, recorded in multiple tempos/feels (swing, 3/4, 6/8, straight)
  • Multiple fills in each tempo/feel patch
  • Recorded by the same drummer as SA!JD on the same kit to allow the 2 libraries to be used seamlessly together
  • Double-time feel switch
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Billy Williams

Billy Williams is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University. He has had the opportunity to work professionally with the likes of Larry Willis, Cyrus Chestnut, Warren Wolf, Christian McBride, Jon Faddis, Ellis Marsalis, Benny Golson, and Steve Davis amongst others. He has performed worldwide in prestigious venues such as the Village Vanguard in New York City, Duc Des Lombards in Paris, France, the A-Trane in Berlin Germany, Porgy and Bess in Vienna, Austria, Jazz At Lincoln Center Doha in Doha, Qatar and Umbria Jazz in Perugia, Italy. As an educator, Billy has been featured as an Artist-in-Residence at Duke University and JazzSTL, A St. Louis, MO-based non-profit organization specializing in Jazz Education.

Customer Verdict

'SAB&M is by far the best sample library for Jazz Brushes available. The clarity of the recordings and the feel of the performer are top notch. In the short time that I've had it, I've already used it on two commercials and a video game!'

- Erik Desiderio (film/tv/game composer)

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In Depth

What you get is two drum kit instruments with seven velocity layers and 8x round robin, one played with brushes and the other with mallets. The brushes kit can actually be loaded as five different Kontakt instruments, each of which loads a selection of different loops alongside the brush kit. These range from incredibly slow 40BPM Ballads through Slow, Medium and Fast, all the way to Burn, at 285BPM.

You can select different feels including 4/4, 3/4, 6/8 and Straight, and each comprises a handful of loops with increasing intensity plus several fills. There’s also a Double Time keyswitch for bumping up the energy. To help make things more flexible there’s a button to switch the snare drum on/off, which plays a whole new set of samples for the snares, kicks and toms without the rattle.



4 Stars (3)
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not only for Jazz...

If you like Jazz, but you have no drummer for it, then you will love this sound-modul. On the other hand, you can also use it beyond jazz

Norbert Schläbitz

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Jazz Brushes

If you need to compose a Jazz track and don't have the right Jazz Brushes and Mallets. This is one of the best sounding libraries for Kontakt I know so far.

Michael Wiedmer

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glad i bought it at discount

I've bought all of Straight Ahead Samples products but only at heavily discounted prices. The acoustic bass is the best out the bunch and the instant loop products are ok to use.

Alan McPike

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