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Contemporary Drama Toolkit is a broadcast-ready sound set, expertly curated and produced by award-winning composer Samuel Sim and our team of composers, to help you score to picture without the theory — without compromising on emotion. Across 72 individual instrument patches and 44 combinations, expression is baked into each sound, leaving you to focus on your music instead of software menus.
Much like the massively successful British Drama Toolkit, CDT’s sound palette is thoughtfully curated. Originating in a masterful blending of its source material — mellow, chorus tones of a Juno 6, iconic MS–20 textures, vocalisations, and inspiring lead lines performed on guitar, electric cello, and electric violin — all processed via an enviable collection of analog effects, vintage pedals, and Eurorack modules. Everything from whispered textures and bold melodies blossom from the simplest variance in playing, unlocking a world of sound in every patch.
Trailer Music - Homay Schmitz (0:00 / 1:03)
Bay For Blood - Oliver Patrice Weder (0:00 / 2:14)
Rise Pt 1 - Paul Saunderson (0:00 / 3:04)
Trouble At The Ice Saloon - Snorri Hallgrímsson (0:00 / 3:06)
Rise Pt 2 - Paul Saunderson (0:00 / 2:34)
Hidden Planet - Louis Rugg (0:00 / 2:32)
Building on the success of British Drama Toolkit, Contemporary Drama Toolkit is a sequel of sounds created utilising the same intuitive user interface. This curated palette effortlessly unfolds across the keyboard — seamlessly blending supporting textures with lead lines — while still leaving space for you to develop a personal connection to your composition.
For anyone looking to embrace an alternative approach to scoring, this NKS-ready toolkit gives you full creative freedom without the barrier of technology — allowing you to simply respond to the scene in front of you. Whether set in a bygone era or dizzying future, uncover a world in every patch and unlock the potential of every story.
Contemporary Drama Toolkit provides the most instinctive, immediate connection to the heart of your composition, giving you the freedom to create a score in an instant. Similar to British Drama Toolkit’s unique scoring approach, CDT’s techniques make use of the entire keyboard and rely on velocity to unlock each patch’s huge range of expression, empowering you to forget about the computer and respond instinctively to the drama at hand. This is a collection of thoughtfully curated sounds, ready for wherever your imagination may take you.