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Your favorite orchestral percussion library

Discussion in 'SAMPLE Talk' started by kimarnesen, Dec 7, 2017.

  1. kimarnesen

    kimarnesen Composer

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    I thought I was covered with large tam-tams with the Hanz Zimmer Percussion, but no, it doesn't sound right. And I could need a good orchestral percussion library anyway. So which one would you suggest?
     
  2. Heroix

    Heroix Senior Member

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    i think you should add what kind of percussion and for what music style. i mean just orchestral or more on the epic side for example? makes quite a difference. hard to suggest anything without that info.
     
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  3. sekkosiki

    sekkosiki Senior Member

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    If you're searching for a traditional orchestral perc library, how about Hollywood Percussion, which is superb in my opinion! Really well recorded and a great, clear sound, but not too clinic, melodic instruments like glock and celesta have nice warmth. I've found it easy to mix with other libraries.

    Another big orchestral percussion library is Berlin Percussion, which I dont have, but it is in my buy list. It has a lot of insruments and a lot of articulations. I've heard only good about it.
     
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  4. InLight-Tone

    InLight-Tone Senior Member

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    Check out the Cineperc bundle. Great clear sound and flexible mics. You can get a pretty dry sound out of it as well. Best for louder in your face productions for sure...
     
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  5. NameOfBand

    NameOfBand Senior Member

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    If I’m not mistaken the Kontakt Factory library has a nice tam-tam. Pretty clear sound I think. In terms of other percussion instruments I’m not sure though..
     
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  6. Jimmy Hellfire

    Jimmy Hellfire Senior Member

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    I prefer more traditional sounds and I really like East West Hollywood Percussion. Lots of content - covers all bases - and a very good sound. Like sekkosiki said, focused, clear, not too colored, while not sounding sterile. There is a very nice spatial depth to it, but it's still dry enough to be flexible. Really can't go wrong with it, especially since it can be bought ridiculously cheap during on of EWs frequent sales.

    I still had to buy the VSL Synchron Timpani, because they're the best sampled timpani I've heard. The depth, detail, clarity and power are incredible. If I had the cash, I'd buy the complete Synchron collection, but since the Hollywood Percussion already covers my needs very well - sound and content wise - it would be a luxury goods purchase and thus isn't of high priority for me.
     
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  7. holywilly

    holywilly Senior Member

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    Love the EW Hollywood Percussion, always sit in my orchestral template.
     
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  8. Sovereign

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    I own EW Hollywood Percussion, HZ Perc, and Cineperc. Cineperc is very complete, and has plenty of stuff the others don't. The EW offering is imo somewhat limited.
     
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  9. omiroad

    omiroad Senior Member

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    I like VSL's percussion.
     
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  10. synthpunk

    synthpunk Senior Member

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    Spitfire Percussion accented with LADD & Percussion Plus Redux.
     
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  11. FGBR

    FGBR Active Member

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    In case you have Albion One (it seems a lot of people around here own that library) there is quite a bit of cymbals, gongs and tams in the "Legacy" percussion part.

    I thought I would mention it because I sometimes look for stuff I forgot/didn't realize I already owned :)
    (Like the Waterphone for I was looking for a while back, until I realized I already had that covered in Metropolis Ark II).

    Spitfire Percussion (should blend very well with HZ Perc) and Berlin Percussion are both great if you're looking for a full library.
     
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  12. Ultraxenon

    Ultraxenon Senior Member

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    I also own Zimmer perc, but i use Cineperc for the Orchestral tracks that should sound real without any electronic elements. I think Zimmer perc could do the job, but it just dosent sound right in my orchestral music. For any other stuff it is amazing.
     
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  13. Grizzlymv

    Grizzlymv Senior Member

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    what about the Evolution Series Europe? They seems to cover a lot of the more traditional percs.
     
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    kimarnesen

    kimarnesen Composer

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    At this point, just the standard orchestral percussion. What your nearest symphony orchestra would have ;)
     
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    kimarnesen

    kimarnesen Composer

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    Well, I'm not a big fan of Play, maybe not a good excuse but, maybe Berlin is something to consider :)
     
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    kimarnesen Composer

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    You're very right, I actually have Albion One and did not think about checking.
     
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  17. Heroix

    Heroix Senior Member

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    berlin percussion is the best sounding one imho, or you might wanna get hollywood percussion. iam sure east west will have a sale around xmas. orchestral tools wont have a sale afaik.
     
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  18. Rodney Money

    Rodney Money My wife made me cut my hair.

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    I only used CinePerc on this track where you can clearly hear the tamtam, bass drums, timpani, mallet instruments, etc.
     
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  19. Rodney Money

    Rodney Money My wife made me cut my hair.

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    And this is a mixture of live and CinePerc to see how well the live and samples blend:
     
  20. Paul Grymaud

    Paul Grymaud Senior Member

    Kontakt factory library and Indiginus Brio percussions.
    Otherwise these:
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