KONTAKT – 12,6 GB
We are super happy to launch the RaR Signature Range with an incredibly detailed and realistic-sounding drum kit instrument for Kontakt and the free Kontakt Player, featuring one of the world’s finest and most technically skilled professional musicians – Martin France!
We captured not only Martin’s musical expertise, but also his exceptional collection of drums and cymbals – from a very rare 1920s snare drum to classic ride cymbals from the 1960s and 1970s. Martin performed on three core kits, each characteristic of a different era, as well as additional pieces chosen for their versatility and colour. We recorded 36 kit pieces in all, for a total of nearly 33,000 samples.
Martin’s performances were recorded in a huge church with really fantastic acoustics. We have designed the instrument so that you can go from a vast roomy explosive sound to a completely dry ‘dead room’ sound in an instant, or anything in-between. Having a professional mix engineer in the RAR team enabled us to optimise mic placement, choice of microphones and mic channels, and control over the decay of each mic.
The result is a stunningly dynamic and natural acoustic drum library that is unusually easy to tweak. We’ve provided simple controls that let you focus on making music, rather than getting distracted by technical options. And Martin’s clean and precise playing complements live and acoustic music, unlike many over-hyped drum libraries. The onboard processing also enables easy integration with programmed and hard electronic music!
Wrapped in an elegant interface and powered by an advanced voice handling script, Martin France Drums is simply one of the most realistic-sounding drum kit instruments with which to play and program.
The interface is split into four pages for ease of use and simplicity of design. We’ve focused on streamlined yet powerful controls that are useful for making music, rather than cluttering the interface with distracting options.
Audio format: 24-bit stereo and mono WAV, losslessly compressed to Kontakt NCW
Number of samples: 32,900
Size: 14GB compressed (32GB pre-compression)
Number of articulations: 20 (Bass Drum, Snare Centre, Snare Rimshot, Snare Cross-Stick, Rack Tom 1, Rack Tom 2, Floor Tom, Hihats Tip, Hihats Open, Hihats Shank, Hihats Pedal, Ride 1 Bow, Ride 1 Edge, Ride 1 Bell, Ride 2 Bow, Ride 2 Edge, Ride 2 Bell, Crash Bow, Crash Edge, Crash Bell)
Number of designed kit presets: 21
Number of FX presets: 38
Number of custom reverbs: 24
Bass drum types: 4
Snare types: 8
Rack tom 1 types: 3
Rack tom 2 types: 2
Floor tom types: 3
Hihat types: 5
Ride types: 8
Crash types: 3
System Requirements: Kontakt version 5.5.1 or higher
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