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Really dry big hyper-real drums?

Discussion in 'SAMPLE Talk' started by mc_deli, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. mc_deli

    mc_deli n trepreneur

    Feb 22, 2015
    I was listening to some random radio track and heard some massive synthetic sounding drum hits...

    I want to find a library of totally dry hyper-real big drums - must be totally dryable - can be futuristic rather than orchestral - any ideas?

    (I have APE, Cineperc, SD2 - all soaking wet with the close mics IMHO - lots of Toontracks kits and various misc perc as well as Komplete)
  2. Saxer

    Saxer Senior Member

    Mar 30, 2008
  3. OP

    mc_deli n trepreneur

    Feb 22, 2015
    Thunder sounds great but seems very similar to APE. I like the transient design controls.

    I want more synthetic EDM/trance big and long hits - maybe something like a big tom designer that is completely dry and can go massive - does that make more sense?

    (I am thinking I should go back to the other perc things I have, like Damage, Master Sessions and Konkrete and check there)
  4. babylonwaves

    babylonwaves Senior Member

    May 9, 2015
    check out Singlomaker, Sample Magic and maybe Cymatics' offerings. Combining typical EDM hits/impacts with more traditional drums might get you somewhere. it works great for me. Usually I take the deep end of a "real" tom (Master Sessions works great) and the high end of an Impact with loads of reverb. You need to look out for Single Shot kits which contain Impacts/Downers/Drops and usually you find those with House sample kits.

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  5. DSmolken

    DSmolken Senior Member

    Jun 30, 2016
    There's a trend in pop music and EDM now towards sounds which are organic, but not necessarily as realistic as possible. Drum libraries in that are would be Wave Alchemy Revolution and Soniccouture Electro-Acoustic on the "drum machines recorded in interesting ways" front, That Sound Sterloid and Nashville Sampling Co Black Kit on the "acoustic drums recorded in interesting ways" front. I'd check out the demos from those and see if any of the sounds are what you're looking for.
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  6. Paul Owen

    Paul Owen Senior Member

    Dec 9, 2016
    Impact Soundworks Juggernaut.:2thumbs:
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  7. kimarnesen

    kimarnesen Composer

    Feb 12, 2014
    Maybe you would like Microtonic by Soniccharge?
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  8. kurtvanzo

    kurtvanzo Capt. Zorro

    Perhaps Black Toms from Wavesfactory... does get that big, dry, tom sound. :)

    Other options are 8Dio's New Epic Toms ($99)...

    Or 8Dio's Epic Room Perc ($19) which can be a great layer element and goes fairly dry...
    This is one video that goes through ERP (at the top)...

    You can combine any of these with a low end thud or boom to get an even bigger, meatier sound. Add your favorite big reverb to taste and your done. ;)
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2017
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  9. zircon_st

    zircon_st Senior Member

    Juggernaut was indeed build with a lot of raw material like this. We're working on a sequel too.
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  10. OP

    mc_deli n trepreneur

    Feb 22, 2015
    Black Toms looks really interesting. Juggernaut seems to cover a lot of the same ground as the HybridTwo pair I have... but I really like the Juggernaut FX sounds.

    Cymatics, Revolution, ElektroAkoustic all interesting but I have plenty of that with Konkrete, EZ Electronic and myriad other drum machine-based drum synths.
    Microtonic is mental, sounds nutty for digital madness.
    Epic room, Black Toms, Epic Toms, Master Sessions, Thunder... all interesting but APE, SD2 cover very similar ground... and I think it's not ensembles I want... I want dry, synthetic, one shots, longer hits, plasticy and derranged...

    But thanks to the info here I found Cinematic Synthetic Drums by ISW - and it's free!
    This seems to have the kind of thing I want to hear.
    I guess I should look at some of the NI synths too for this...

    Great tips, thanks

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