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ionian

Member
Just bought this but I can't seem to find download links to download it directly. Does anyone know where you can find those? It wants me to download some third party downloader called "Continuata" to be able to download the links. I don't use third party downloaders to download products, I only do direct downloads. I try to keep my machine as clean as possible instead of filling it up with junk programs.

Also, if anyone bothered to read the privacy policy for Continuata, it states:

"Technical Data that includes data about your use of our website and online services such as your IP address, your login data, details about your browser, length of visit to pages on our website, page views and navigation paths, details about the number of times you use our website, time zone settings and other technology on the devices you use to access our website. The source of this data is from our analytics tracking system. We process this data to analyse your use of our website and other online services, to administer and protect our business and website, to deliver relevant website content and advertisements to you and to understand the effectiveness of our advertising. Our lawful ground for this processing is our legitimate interests which in this case are to enable us to properly administer our website and our business and to grow our business and to decide our marketing strategy.

Marketing Data that includes data about your preferences in receiving marketing from us and our third parties and your communication preferences. We process this data to enable you to partake in our promotions such as competitions, prize draws and free give-aways, to deliver relevant website content and advertisements to you and measure or understand the effectiveness of this advertising. Our lawful ground for this processing is our legitimate interests which in this case are to study how customers use our products/services, to develop them, to grow our business and to decide our marketing strategy.

We may use Customer Data, User Data, Technical Data and Marketing Data to deliver relevant website content and advertisements to you (including Facebook adverts or other display advertisements) and to measure or understand the effectiveness of the advertising we serve you. Our lawful ground for this processing is legitimate interests which is to grow our business. We may also use such data to send other marketing communications to you. Our lawful ground for this processing is either consent or legitimate interests (namely to grow our business)."


I'm not sure about you, but giving some third party program info on me so they can sell it and send me more garbage and target me with ads isn't what I sign up for when I buy a product. I did contact Sample Logic and I'm sure they'll follow up with direct links. I've never seen a company that wasn't able to provide me with direct links so I'll let you know what happens for the people like me who try to keep their machine free of junk.
 

brynolf

Active Member
Continuata is pretty much industry standard these days. We all use it. Give them a trash email address if you like.
 

ionian

Member
I appreciate the advice. I never ran up against it - nevertheless I never use third party downloaders. If they can't provide a direct download link, I'll just get a refund. No biggie.
 
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Sample logic

Active Member
Thanks guys,
Truly appreciate all the great feedback.
Given the success of this release, we have decided to let the clock go for a few more hours on intro pricing. Friday is last last last call. officially ;)
 

mouse

Active Member
I appreciate the advice. I never ran up against it - nevertheless I never use third party downloaders. If they can't provide a direct download link, I'll just get a refund. No biggie.
Do you not use anything Spitfire then?
 

DivingInSpace

Active Member
I realized i need a more complete library for those epic drums as i am venturing onto trailer music, and am considering getting this on the intro price. The other option i am considering is Soundiron's apocalypse percussion Elements. Anybody have some thoughts, eventually other options for the price? i'll check some more walkthroughs as this seems great for the price.
 

glenn little

New Member
I'm looking at the instrument list (copied below), and the only place I see "rolls" mentioned is with the Gong. Just to confirm, are there any rolls with any other instruments (particularly Bass Drums)?

Thanks...

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INSTRUMENTS INCLUDED
⁃ Cinematic Impact Collections
⁃ Concert Bass Drum (Multiple Sticks)
⁃ Cymbals (Multiple Sizes, Strikes, Swipes & Scrapes)
⁃ Gong (Hits, Rolls & Rubs)
⁃ Marching Drums (Multiple Sticks, Solo & Ensembles)
⁃ Bass
⁃ Cymbals
⁃ Snares
⁃ Tenors
⁃ Taiko (Multiple Sticks, Solo & Ensembles)
⁃ Toms (Multiple Sticks, Solo & Ensembles)
⁃ Timpani (Multiple Sticks)
⁃ World Percussion
⁃ Conguita
⁃ Darbuka
⁃ Djembe
⁃ Doumbek
⁃ Dununba
⁃ Kpanlogo
⁃ Sakra
⁃ Udu
 

Robo Rivard

Senior Member
I just played around, and some instruments don't have rolls... Bass Drum 2 has rolls and scrapes. Timpani has rolls too.
 

Land of Missing Parts

flibbertigibbet
Thanks guys,
Truly appreciate all the great feedback.
Given the success of this release, we have decided to let the clock go for a few more hours on intro pricing. Friday is last last last call. officially ;)
all have rolls.
Is it possible to crossfade the velocity for timpani rolls? Most other libraries use the mod wheel, but in Don's Sample Library Review walkthrough he couldn't get that to work.
 
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glenn little

New Member
Okay, just starting to play with this, yes, there are some "roll" instruments in there. But how does one control the length of the roll? In one of, I think, the Rhapsody videos, each roll had a "choke" key/strike that would end the roll at whatever the appropriate moment was. I don't seem to find this here? I don't see anything about this in the User Manual. Just wondering if it's there and I'm just missing it, or if there is no such thing in Drum Fury.
 

brynolf

Active Member
Ok, a bit of a small review here... Gee, maybe there's something wrong with me. But I'm not 100% impressed by this drum fury thing, after messing around with it for a bit.

Sure, there are a lot of yummy great samples in there, and the price turned out to be totally fair, so I'm not filing for my money back or anything. But considering the hype this library got, I feel I have to comment on a couple things that are really poking me in the ear here...

The way they chose to organise the nki files is pretty messy. After watching Reuben's video, it seemed there would be a whole lot of very small, niche nki:s, and a "grouped" one for each instrument category, say, all bass drums in one nki. I'm not overwhelmed by the quantity of the latter. Basically the Toms have a large nki (and I'm not even sure that actually is a collection of hits from other nki:s, it's probably all new samples), the rest of the drums only have lots of small nki:s with like ten used keys each, tops. Maybe people like working like this, but this is gonna take days to implement a workable solution into my templates, the way I work.

And the naming of the nki:s are a bit confusing as well. Ok, so there are Taiko 1, Taiko 2 and Taiko 3. Great. But what does "Taiko 1 - Taiko B - all" mean?

Yes, there are some nki:s named "all". You'd think they are some kind of combination of several lesser nki:s. Not really. I think they are combination of several mic positions, but I haven't delved deep enough into it.

The choice to keep the different microphone positions in different nki:s is fair. But then you'd have to stick to a consistent naming convention. Bass drum dry, hall stage, balcony... Ok, I kind of see what's going on there. Taiko far, mid-far, close, hall1, hall2, theatre seating... WHAT? what Taiko should I combine with what bass drum to get the same room sound?

Some samples are very noisy. A clearly audible hiss that should not be there. Some samples have it, some don't. Could be a microphone of gain staging issue. Open up "Concert bass drum 1 - Stage, and try out the rolls, and you'll see what I mean. Turn up the Energizer if you dare.

I'm not that into the mute keyswitches that, for instance, Impact used in Rhapsody percussion. But there needs to be SOME way to stop a drum/cymbal roll. I'd probably prefer the at-release-of-key solution, but anything would be better than this. Right now, you'll have to automate the kontakt volume to make it to work. Not ideal in the slightest.

Umm, other that that, I like it! :)
 

Land of Missing Parts

flibbertigibbet
Taiko far, mid-far, close, hall1, hall2, theatre seating... WHAT? what Taiko should I combine with what bass drum to get the same room sound?
I think the answer is that they didn't record everything in the same space. The manual says they recorded in Skywalker Studios, churches, and auditoriums.

The good news for the rolls issues (endings and velocity crossfading) is that they shouldn't be too hard for Sample Logic to fix, if they would be so kind. :emoji_sunglasses:

I agree that the organization is haphazard. As Charlie Clouser points out, you have flexibility to make it your own. But it kind of forces you to do so.
 

Land of Missing Parts

flibbertigibbet
Yes, but in the example given, it's just to hide an image and not controls.
Ah, I see. Either way, I'd like to request an option to resize to the more narrow GUI. I wouldn't mind losing the giant pictures that take up most of the space, or maybe pushing things closer together.

Drum Fury is pretty punishing on my CPU too. Love the sounds though.
 
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