Studio Cymbals Library
Version: Kontakt 5.5 / NCW / V1
The industries largest collection of cymbal recordings
Download Method: Kontakt Hub
Studio Cymbals is the industries largest collection of cymbal recordings in one sample pack.
In total 100 different cymbals of all sizes have been recorded totaling a massive 4800 live cymbal hits.
Each of the 100 cymbals have been recorded using a wooden drum stick, plastic tip drum stick, wooden mallet and nylon mallet. Cymbals include rides, hi-hats, crashes, chinas and splashes.
- 100 Kontakt Samplers (3.68gb)
Please Note: The FULL version of Kontakt 5.5 or above is required. Not for Kontakt Player. This pack contains the Kontakt instruments and patches only
Each cymbal has been recorded at the Audio Animals studio in London inside a sound proof booth. In total the entire library contain 4800 cymbal hits recorded across 100 cymbals totaling over 250 hours of recording, processing and splicing.
SIZZLE CHAIN ON / OFF
Each cymbal has additionally been recorded with a sizzle chain on. Sizzle chain hits achieve a jazzy sizzle hit with a shorter release. Sizzle chain hits are great to add a cool sheen across the top of drums loops.
7 CYMBAL HIT POINTS
All cymbals are recorded in 7 different hit points. Hit points include the bell, bow top, bow top middle, bow middle, bow middle low, bow low and edge. By recording every cymbal hit in these exact positions, results in an accurate recording of the cymbal that can be played back using a sampler in a creative way just as a drummer would.
4 UNIQUE STICK TYPES
Each cymbal has been recorded using 4 unique stick types. Stick types include wood stick, plastic stick, wood mallet and nylon mallet. Wood stick hits achieve a classic drum hit sound, while plastic stick hits achieve a sharper attack on the transients. Wood mallet hits achieve a similar sound to the wood stick hits but with a rounder more solid sound. Nylon mallets achieve an almost gong like hit, with a fuller lower mid range high end roll off sound.
100 CYMBALS TOTALING 4800 HITS
A huge collection of cymbals have been recorded. The collection includes 21 splashes, 18 hi-hats, 42 crashes, 15 rides and 4 chinas. Recording such a vast range of cymbals means every sound and style is covered. Cymbal brands include Ziljian, Paiste, Sabian, Stagg, Zyn, Meinl, Krut, Diamond, Pearl, Rogers, Arbiter Flats, Peavey, Aria, powerbeat, Hohner and Tiger.
The Kontakt sampler can be used to trigger all 4800 cymbal hits and is compatible with Kontakt 5 and above.
- Size Select - Use to select the cymbal size
- Brand Select - Use to select the cymbal brand
- ADSR - Shape your sound (attack, decay, sustain, release)
- HPF / Reso - Highpass filter and resonance
- Distortion - Adjust drive, bass, brightness and tone
- Bit Crusher - Adjust bits and sample rate
- Width - Spread the stereo width
- LPF / Reso - Lowpass filter and resonance
- EQ - 4 band SSL style EQ with gain, Q and frequency controls
- Compression - SSL style stereo bus compressor
- Convolution Reverb - 128 impulse responses
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