MHC Synthesizers and Effects update their ambient drum plug-in 10/06/08
A couple of weeks ago we brought you news of MHCâ€™s Ambient Drums. The company have now informed us that they have made a couple of changes and are offering an introductory discount. Hereâ€™s the statement that they sent usâ€¦
The plug-in is now refered to as Ambient Kits (there was a name clash).
There was a bug in the installer making it impossible to install if there
was a space in the install path. This bug has been fixed.
Ambient Kits is a drum plugin which features 12 drum pads, a search
application, predefined drum kits which may be edited and an ambient
drum sample library.
The plugin includes a default soundpack with over 700 ambient drum samples.
There are three optional soundpacks which upgrade the plugin, giving
the user 1024 presets to explore, 120 preprogrammed drum kits and over
2000 ambient drum samples to use.
The plugin has a traditional synth section, including a resonant filter,
filter envelope, amp envelope, pitch modulation and an effect section.
The effect section features 130 different effect modes, including
a variety of filter banks, flanger, resonator, pitch shifter etc.
Effects may be layered or crossfaded and they may be modulated by
a multi shape LFO.
The 12 drum pads/sounds are velocity sensitive and velocity may control
amp (volume) of filter cutoff. Velocity may be switched off entirely as
well, for precis programming of drum levels.
The drum search application may be invoked from the plugin or it may be
used as a stand alone application to maintain any drum sample collection
on the user's hard disk. The drum search application is used to edit kits
and to search for the right drum sounds.
Ambient Kits is available as a VST plugin for Windows and an Audio Unit
(universal binary) for Mac OS X is planned, but no date has been set
for the Mac release yet. Pricing and Availability:
Ordinary price is $199 for the plugin and $59 for the optional soundpacks
($41 for the soundpacks if they're bought at the same time). But in
June they can be bought for $120, including the soundpacks.