British Drama Toolkit

British Drama Toolkit gives an instinctive yet intense connection to the heart of your composition, allowing you to simply respond to the scene in front of you.

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    The critically acclaimed British Drama Toolkit provides an instinctive yet intense connection to the heart of your composition. Created in collaboration with composer Samuel Sim, it features an ensemble dedicated to the emotionally potent sound he is lauded for — but also presents a unique way of interacting with the players, which sets this instrument apart from anything we have created to date.

    For anyone looking to embrace an alternative approach to scoring, this NKS library toolkit gives you full creative freedom without the barrier of technology — allowing you to simply respond to the scene in front of you. We can’t write your music for you, but we can help you find your voice.

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    Includes Kontakt Player (free download)

    Compatible with NKS

    Strings

    Woodwind

    1 mic / 1 mix

    Kontakt Player

    Listen to British Drama Toolkit

    British Drama Toolkit is one of my favorite go-to’s as it brings a very effective combination of winds and strings which, to me, shine in presenting an organic tone to scenes.

    Carlos Rafael Rivera

    Queen's Gambit

    Blue flog

    You can use this colourful library on its own, or successfully layer it over bigger orchestral ensembles; its intimate chamber sound is instantly attractive, and the mobile textures lend a live feel.

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    Contemporary Drama Toolkit

    A world in every patch.

    Velocity layer view

    British Drama Toolkit velocity overview
    This view shows the velocity layers of each note played in a patch. Some patches include Texture, Soft and Loud layers, while others create a rich sound from one or two layers. Unlock the potential of each patch by adjusting your playing dynamics.

    The overview panel

    British Drama Toolkit overview panel
    This is the main interface for melodic instruments. Its default view displays all available playing techniques, has a simple microphone mixer and includes the main feature controllers.

    General controls panel

    British Drama Toolkit general controls
    This view allows further in-depth control of the instrument, showing all available signals and feature controllers, as well as the ability to purge techniques from memory to reduce system usage.

    What's included

    Patches

    • Main
    • Ensembles
    • Violin
    • Viola
    • Cello
    • Double Bass
    • Bass Clarinet
    • Clarinet
    • Flute
    • Piccolo

    Individual articulations

    Main
    • Main - Strings & Woodwinds Soft Alt
    • Main - Texture Strings Loud Woodwinds
    • Main - Texture Strings Soft Woodwinds
    • Main - Texture Woodwinds Loud Strings
    • Main - Texture Woodwinds Soft Strings
    • Main - Tutti Long Loud Strings
    • Main - Tutti Long Loud Woodwinds
    • Main - Tutti Long Soft
    Ensembles
    • Ensembles - Bass Clari & Clari Long Chatter Loud
    • Ensembles - Bass Clari & Clari Long Chatter Texture
    • Ensembles - Bass Clari & Clari Long Chatter
    • Ensembles - Bass Clarinet & Clarinet Long Soft
    • Ensembles - Bass Clarinet & Clarinet Long
    • Ensembles - Flute & Piccolo Long Alt
    • Ensembles - Flute & Piccolo Long Chiffs
    • Ensembles - Flute & Piccolo Long Soft Alt
    • Ensembles - Flute & Piccolo Long Soft
    • Ensembles - Flute & Piccolo Long
    • Ensembles - String Ensemble Long Soft
    • Ensembles - String Ensemble Long
    • Ensembles - Woodwind Ensemble Long Soft
    • Ensembles - Woodwind Ensemble Long
    Violin
    • Violin - Long Harmonics
    • Violin - Long Loud
    • Violin - Long Soft
    • Violin - Long
    Viola
    • Viola - Long Harmonics
    • Viola - Long Loud
    • Viola - Long Soft
    • Viola - Long
    Cello
    • Cello - Long Harmonics
    • Cello - Long Loud
    • Cello - Long Soft
    • Cello - Long
    Double bass
    • Double Bass - Long Alt
    • Double Bass - Long Harmonics
    • Double Bass - Long Loud
    • Double Bass - Long Soft Alt
    • Double Bass - Long Soft
    • Double Bass - Long
    Bass clarinet
    • Bass Clarinet - Long Chatter
    • Bass Clarinet - Long Loud
    • Bass Clarinet - Long Soft
    • Bass Clarinet - Long
    Clarinet
    • Clarinet - Long Chatter
    • Bass Clarinet - Long Loud
    • Clarinet - Long Soft
    • Clarinet - Long
    Flute
    • Flute - Long Alt
    • Flute - Long Chiffs
    • Flute - Long Loud
    • Flute - Long Soft Alt
    • Flute - Long Soft
    • Flute - Long
    Piccolo
    • Piccolo - Long Alt
    • Piccolo - Long Chiffs
    • Piccolo - Long Loud
    • Piccolo - Long Soft Alt
    • Piccolo - Long Soft
    • Piccolo - Long
    Accented
    • Main - Texture Woodwinds Loud Strings Accented
    • Main - Texture Woodwinds Soft Strings Accented
    • Main - Tutti Long Loud Strings Accented
    • Ensembles - String Ensemble Long Accented
    • Violin - Long Accented
    • Viola - Long Accented
    • Cello - Long Accented
    • Double Bass - Long Accented Alt
    • Double Bass - Long Accented

    Videos

    Testimonials

    British Drama Toolkit is one of my favorite go-to’s as it brings a very effective combination of winds and strings which, to me, shine in presenting an organic tone to scenes.

    Carlos Rafael Rivera (Queen's Gambit)

    A stunningly beautiful way of creating pad-scapes, with acoustic instruments. If you’re a media composer, this is a real must hear!

    FAQs

    What is British Drama Toolkit?

    A revolutionary set of ultra realistic and inspiring tools designed to create cues instantly.


    What's in it?

    A unique set of playing styles performed in a dry space by a small string and woodwind section.


    Why do I need this product?

    Offering high quality results instantly, British Drama Toolkit demonstrates the power of real musicians to directors and producers, whilst also providing you with believable masters of quality should your budget not quite stretch to a band of this size.

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    Tech specs

    Mac system requirements

    Mac OS X 10.10 or later

    Intel i5

    Machine must be connected to the internet during install


    PC system requirements

    Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit)

    Intel i5 or AMD Ryzen 3

    Machine must be connected to the internet during install


    File size

    ~2000 samples

    9.8 GB uncompressed .wav

    6.8 GB download size

    13.60 GB disk space required during install

    Too large to download? Choose hard drive delivery at checkout


    Kontakt player

    Kontakt or Kontakt Player 5.6.8 or higher

    British Drama Toolkit sounds great with…