Soundiron has announced what they say is the most powerful and comprehensive epic trailer and scoring percussion library they have ever recorded: Apocalypse Percussion Ensemble. They tell us that this massive collection features over 40 drums and more than a dozen cymbals of all shapes and sizes, with both ensemble and solo articulations and up to 3 independent microphone positions per articulation, and is your total solution for epic percussion orchestration. A Soundirion spokesperson told Sonic State, "Recorded in a naturally rich and lush spacious A-Frame hall using world class large-diaphragm microphones and pristine ultra-quiet recorders, we carefully mixed and mastered each sample to deliver explosive power, unmatched acoustic quality, wide dynamic range, and stunning life-like clarity and presence."
Here's the rest of what Soundiron has to say...
Averaging 12 round-robin variations per velocity layer and a broad range of stick and mallet positions for both solo and ensemble sets, we painstakingly programmed each instrument with multiple independent mic positions, allowing you to play each perspective independently, or blend them in real-time to just the perfect balance, using our custom mixing features. We also designed several powerful tools to allow you to personalize the library to your needs, with the ability to design your own custom divisi and full ensembles on the fly, with full control over mix, pan, tuning and more. These features allow you to use just the resources you need, while creating the perfect keyboard layout for your personal work-flow.__Each incstrument includes standard attack, release, pitch shifting, tuning and offset controls, along with easy dynamic shaping, full 3 band EQs and FX filters with smooth control response. As usual we've included our custom convolutions with 40 impulse responses and integrated algorithmic reverb FX. Our innovative Uberpeggiator takes it a step further and all of these features combine to open up a huge world of sonic possibility and flexibility. We've even included a fresh set of soundscapes, pads and ambient drones, sculpted from the library source material.
We at Soundiron are no strangers to epic percussion. Those who know our work are familiar with the passion, exacting precision and attention to detail we deliver. The Apocalypse Percussion Ensemble is the culmination of all of our years of experience, distilled into the most comprehensive and earth-shaking hall percussion package available anywhere on the market. We set out to build a monster that punched harder, rumbled deeper, cut through cleaner and could get the job done like no other. We wanted a massive sound like no other, without compromising flexibility and user choice. We aimed for a sound that just works right out of the box, with all of the beef and none of the noise. What we got was above and beyond our wildest expectations. This beast gets it done.
Full retail version of Kontakt 4 or 5 required to use this library. The free Kontakt Player does not support this library.
Pricing and Availability:
The new Apocalypse Percussion Ensemble library is available for download right now, for $179.00 through February 7th, 2012. Once the sale ends, the price returns to $199.