Vir2 unveils World Impact: Global Percussion powered by Kontakt 24/09/09
Vir2 have announced World Impact: Global Percussion. Here's what they have to say about it....
Get ready for a perfect storm of ethnic, world, and cinematic percussion. Featuring a massive collection of varied percussion samples, World Impact spans the globe featuring percussion instruments from large to small, west to east, north to south, and traditional to rare. Sampled in meticulous detail and programmed for maximum and instant musical usability, the collection includes hundreds of varied percussion instruments from Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, and more. A massive 4.2-gigabyte collection of Japanese Taiko drums recorded from multiple microphone positions forms a central part of the library. Each instrument has been recorded with numerous alternate takes and velocity layers, assuring realistic and dramatically expressive sonic results. World Impact is an essential tool in the toolbox of every film composer, movie trailer producer, and aficionado of world percussion instruments.
Beyond the instrument collection, World Impact is augmented by a powerful pattern engine, the same engine that lies beneath Vir2's Elite Orchestral Percussion, allowing instant access to varied articulations such as chokes, rolls, flams, and ruffs, as well as patterned loop programming for both traditional and synthetic creations.
World Impact is powered by the industry-leading Kontakt engine. It is compatible with VST, AudioUnit, and RTAS (Pro Tools 7 & 8) plug-in formats allowing it to work seamlessly within any major sequencer, in addition to standalone use. Features
More than 300 patches of world percussion instruments categorized by Geographical Region and instrument type.
13GB of 24-bit samples
EZRoom control in all patches, allowing the ability to instantly place the percussion in any one of over 50 different sonic spaces
Integrated Humanize engine, offering quick control over pitch, tuning, and volume randomizations
Custom articulation and pattern engine built-in, allowing instant triggers of chokes, flams, 3-stroke rolls, full rolls, and rhythmic patterns, all of which are automatically synced to host tempo
Onscreen EQ controls allowing independent control of three bands (frequency, gain, and bandwidth)
Velocity curve settings that allow easy adjustment for normal, louder, and softer playing
Multitimbral operation, supporting up to 64 simultaneous instruments loaded (subject to RAM availability), receiving up to 64 MIDI channels (16 in plug-in mode)
Kontakt Player 3 engine, supporting standalone operation as well as plug-in operation in all major hosts that support AudioUnit, VST, RTAS (Pro Tools 7 & 8) plug-ins
Special upgrade pricing to the full version of Kontakt 3, which allows for fuller editing of the instruments
Pricing and Availability:
Available October 15th.