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Percussion Swarm

Bring Your Scores To Life

Our first percussion library in three years, Percussion Swarm is a one-of-a-kind, encyclopaedic collection of beautiful cloud-like evolutions, pointillistic textures and single hits created from tuned and untuned percussion. This new world of dynamic sounds is a collaboration with three of the world’s most renowned percussionists, equipped with their enviably rare and extensive range of instruments. Following the same groundbreaking concept as our celebrated Swarm series, various techniques were performed simultaneously at random intervals in the inimitable resonance of The Hall at AIR Studios — resulting in undulating textures and swarm-like swells ranging in sparsity and density, with a staggering 16 signals to choose from. Percussion Swarm also offers you 30 warped pads and rhythmic textures, and 235 snapshots, presented in our Mercury Synth engine.

The introductory offer for Percussion Swarm is available until December 8th, 2019.

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Shot In The Dark — Homay Schmitz (0:00 / 1:48)

Kodama — Louis Rugg (0:00 / 2:20)

Trailer Music — Christian Henson (0:00 / 1:10)

On The Horizon — Oliver Patrice Weder (0:00 / 1:01)

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Product Info

  • ~51354 Samples
  • 135.2 GB Uncompressed .WAV
  • 59.6 GB download size Too large to download? Choose hard drive delivery at checkout.
  • 61.0 GB disk space required during install
  • Mac system requirements Mac OS X 10.10 or later, Intel Core 2 Duo


WIDESCREEN PERCUSSION INNOVATION


A distillation of months of musical experimentation and innovation, this epic and versatile set of tools follows the blueprint of our celebrated Swarm libraries, designed to add movement, depth and a modern edge to your TV, film or game scores. We have taken all of the sampling techniques we learned over the last three years and applied it to percussion, asking ourselves, what if you take percussion instruments, and play them as if they are strings? Percussion Swarm features truly stunning performances from some of the world’s finest percussionists, equipped with their enviably rare instrument collections: Paul Clarvis, Frank Ricotti and Gary Kettel, who have performed on our existing percussion libraries and are renowned for their prolific film work.





UNCHARTED TERRITORIES


We selected a huge range of both well-known and lesser heard tuned and untuned percussion instruments, from Glockenspiels and Tubular Bells to Angklungs and Udus, most of which do not sustain naturally. Using performances and the resonance of the world-renowned Hall at AIR Studios combined with unconventional playing techniques, including bows and rubber balls to lengthen each sound, we have added breadth, depth and harmonic range to each instrument, transforming them into a liquid-like form that dances along the picture. Expertly recorded by engineers Jake Jackson and Fi Cruickshank, these sounds will blend seamlessly with our other orchestral and percussion libraries, providing the perfect textural addition to any orchestral composition.





Percussion Swarm offers plenty of room for your own experimentation and fine-tuning with 16 signals: six standard microphone positions from Close to Ambient, plus the Close Pans section, allowing you to hone in on any of the equally spaced three players or mix and match, for much more immediacy and detail. We also give you four distinct mixes curated by Jake Jackson, for instant playability. The 'Clouds' are long, looped notes made up of a glorious patina of uneven repeated hits, with a slider to control density, while the Swarms range from thunderous rolls, to swells and bowed metallic sheens, where each individual hit is imperceptible, with a slider to control the speed of the swarm and note length. We have also recorded short, single hits for each instrument, useful for creating your own rhythm tracks. Percussion Swarm offers you a unique experience impossible to replicate live, adding something truly unexpected to your scores.





THE MERCURY SYNTH


The warped section takes these organic sounds to a completely new place, giving you 30 warped sounds and 235 snapshots created by our expert team of developers. Made using granular synthesis, guitar pedals and other outboard gear, discover an extensive range of otherworldly pads, evolving swells and atonal rhythmic textures, all presented in our Mercury Synth engine.



GUIs

The 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.

Mercury Synth

The mercury synth is the front end for all of our steam punked, sound designed and warped section of any library. It is an ingenious user interface that allows you to have instant fun without having to roll up your sleeves and go under the Kontakt hood. All of the controls are assignable to your control surface giving you the immediate ability to make our sounds your own.

Presets / Techniques / Articulations / Mics / Mixes

Clouds:

  • Long, looped notes, with a slider controlling the density of the hits

Swarmed:

  • Swelling short notes with a slider controlling note length and speed of swarms

Shorts:

  • Short single notes and hits with sliders controlling tightness and release

All in ones:

Xylophones

  • Pitched Cloud
  • Swarmed Sticks
  • Short Soft Sticks
  • Pitched Cloud Hot Rod
  • Swarmed Sticks Hot Rod
  • Short Soft Sticks Hot Rod

Glockenspiels

  • Pitched Cloud
  • Swarmed Sticks
  • Short Soft Sticks

Glass Glockenspiels

  • Pitched Cloud
  • Swarmed Sticks
  • Short Soft Sticks

Kalimbas

  • Pitched Cloud
  • Swarmed Sticks
  • Short Soft Sticks

Marimbas

  • Pitched Cloud
  • Pitched Cloud Fingered
  • Swarmed Bows
  • Atonal Cloud
  • Short Soft Sticks

Tubular Bells

  • Pitched Cloud
  • Superball Cloud
  • Swarmed Fingers
  • Swarmed Superball
  • Short Soft Sticks
  • Short Superball

Tubular Bells Metal Sticks

  • Pitched Cloud
  • Swarmed Sticks
  • Short Metal Sticks

Chimes & Phones

  • Pitched Cloud
  • Swarmed Bows
  • Short Soft Sticks

Wah Chimes

  • Pitched Cloud
  • Swarmed Bows
  • Short Soft Bows

Angklungs

  • Pitched Cloud
  • Swarmed Sticks
  • Short Soft Sticks

Crotales

  • Pitched Cloud
  • Swarmed Bows

Hand Bell Carousel

  • Pitched Cloud
  • Swarmed Bows
  • Twirls
  • Short Soft Sticks

Dafs

  • Atonal Cloud
  • Swarmed Fingers
  • Short Soft Sticks
  • Short Hard Sticks

Damarus

  • Atonal Cloud
  • Swarmed Fingers
  • Short Soft Sticks

Rammanas

  • Atonal Cloud
  • Swarmed Fingers
  • Short Soft Sticks

Batas

  • Atonal Cloud
  • Swarmed Fingers
  • Short Soft Sticks

Udus

  • Atonal Cloud
  • Swarmed Fingers
  • Short Hits
  • Short Soft Hits

Rototoms

  • Swarmed Bows
  • Pitched Cloud
  • Short Soft Sticks

Pantam

  • Pitched Cloud
  • Swarmed Fingers
  • Short Soft Sticks

Tongue Drum Sticks

  • Pitched Cloud
  • Superball Cloud
  • Swarmed Sticks
  • Swarmed Superball
  • Short Soft Sticks
  • Short Superball

Tongue Drum Fingers

  • Pitched Cloud
  • Swarmed Fingers
  • Short Soft Sticks

Close Pans

  • All-in-ones

Extras and Mixes

  • All-in-ones

Warped

  • Laurasia
  • Pangaea
  • Euramerica
  • Gondwana
  • Pannotia
  • Avalonia
  • Protolaurasia
  • Rodinia
  • Cimmeria
  • Baltica
  • Laurentia
  • Nuna
  • Nena
  • Atlantica
  • India
  • Siberia
  • Sclavia
  • Kenorland
  • Ur
  • Congo
  • Vaalbara
  • Eurasia
  • America
  • Amasia
  • Aurica
  • Novopangaea
  • Amazonia
  • Artica
  • Chilenia
  • Kalaharia

Warped Snapshots

  • Amasia - Battle of 1297
  • Amasia - Big Bang
  • Amasia - Blown Out
  • Amasia - Default
  • Amasia - Everything
  • Amasia - Giant's Heartbeat
  • Amasia - Missing
  • Amasia - Robot Veins
  • Amasia - Skipped A Beat
  • Amasia - Tiny Heart
  • Amazonia - Default
  • Amazonia - Forest
  • Amazonia - Irreversible
  • Amazonia - Mod
  • Amazonia - Pan Pad
  • Amazonia - Positive
  • Amazonia - Reichesque
  • Amazonia - Rooted Trees
  • Amazonia - Slow Space
  • Amazonia - Trust]
  • America - A Train
  • America - Baby Bubbles
  • America - Coral Reef
  • America - Default
  • America - Dial Up
  • America - Fingers
  • America - Hydro Organ
  • America - More Movement
  • America - Sea Sick
  • America - Water Tremolo
  • Artica - Around
  • Artica - Baby Penguins
  • Artica - Crisp
  • Artica - Default
  • Artica - Hollow
  • Artica - Sad 'n' Sweet
  • Artica - Tangy
  • Artica - The Glacier
  • Artica - Tundra Winds
  • Artica - Walker
  • Atlantica - Circus Act
  • Atlantica - Default
  • Atlantica - Industrial Ring
  • Atlantica - Morpheus
  • Atlantica - Spring
  • Atlantica - Trap Door
  • Atlantica - Werk
  • Aurica - Black Ice
  • Aurica - Changing
  • Aurica - Default
  • Aurica - Dystopian Big Ben
  • Aurica - Haunted Bell Pad
  • Aurica - Icy Lake
  • Aurica - Resister
  • Aurica - Ritual
  • Aurica - Short Changed
  • Aurica - Wow and Flutter
  • Avalonia - Atonal Gust
  • Avalonia - Corrupt Electricity
  • Avalonia - Default
  • Avalonia - Distant Impact
  • Avalonia - Jupiter Storm
  • Avalonia - Rather Fat
  • Avalonia - Whoops
  • Baltica - Default
  • Baltica - Moon
  • Baltica - Ocean
  • Baltica - Reverend
  • Baltica - Specimen
  • Baltica - Swellboi
  • Baltica - Transmissions
  • Chilena - Default
  • Chilena - Empty
  • Chilena - Ice Queen
  • Chilena - Light Lead
  • Chilena - Surprise
  • Chilena - Up and Away
  • Chilena - Wobble
  • Chilenia - Default
  • Chilenia - Extra Crunch
  • Chilenia - Ouen
  • Chilenia - Sands
  • Cimmeria - Default
  • Cimmeria - Galaxy
  • Cimmeria - Meteor Shower
  • Cimmeria - Orb
  • Cimmeria - Portal
  • Cimmeria - Stardust
  • Cimmeria - Stratucci
  • Congo - Alien Whistle
  • Congo - Default
  • Congo - Fade Away
  • Congo - Mono Ghost
  • Congo - Mothclub
  • Congo - On The Beach At Night Alone
  • Congo - Tapeworm
  • Euramerica - Default
  • Euramerica - Drainpipe
  • Euramerica - Drift
  • Euramerica - Fizzy
  • Euramerica - Gentle
  • Euramerica - Got Lost
  • Euramerica - Pulsar
  • Eurasia - Default
  • Eurasia - Float Away
  • Eurasia - Mars Organ
  • Eurasia - Night Sky
  • Eurasia - Our Moon
  • Eurasia - Space Gliss
  • Eurasia - Where's My Flute
  • Gondwana - Cold Shiver
  • Gondwana - Default
  • Gondwana - Hopeful
  • Gondwana - Music Box
  • Gondwana - Selected Ice Works
  • Gondwana - Shining
  • Gondwana - Tidal
  • India - Atmos
  • India - Clean and Mean
  • India - Default
  • India - Drone
  • India - Rezonator
  • India - Scanning
  • India - Tight and Bright
  • Kalaharia - Another Room
  • Kalaharia - Default
  • Kalaharia - Functions on the Low
  • Kalaharia - Jupiter
  • Kalaharia - Kind Knight
  • Kalaharia - Merry Go Round
  • Kalaharia - Midnight Mass
  • Kalaharia - Organ Breathes
  • Kalaharia - Turbine
  • Kalaharia - Windy
  • Kenorland - 1310
  • Kenorland - Awaken
  • Kenorland - Ceremony
  • Kenorland - Default
  • Kenorland - Dundas
  • Kenorland - Landing
  • Kenorland - Return
  • Laurasia - Clean Delay
  • Laurasia - Default
  • Laurasia - Percussion Bends
  • Laurasia - Planet Destroyer
  • Laurasia - Spinner
  • Laurasia - Tremor
  • Laurasia - Underworld
  • Laurentia - Can't Help
  • Laurentia - Default
  • Laurentia - In The Shadows
  • Laurentia - Not Saved
  • Laurentia - Organ
  • Laurentia - Power
  • Laurentia - Until The Light Takes Us
  • Nena - 1984
  • Nena - Crazy
  • Nena - Default
  • Nena - Help Me
  • Nena - Not True Romance
  • Nena - Still
  • Nena - Vibolo
  • Novopangaea - 2049
  • Novopangaea - Cable
  • Novopangaea - Crash
  • Novopangaea - Default
  • Novopangaea - Distorted Delay
  • Novopangaea - Drive Space
  • Novopangaea - Drive
  • Novopangaea - Iron
  • Novopangaea - Modulated Percussion
  • Novopangaea - Phase Air
  • Nuna - Breaking
  • Nuna - Cab
  • Nuna - Default
  • Nuna - Edge
  • Nuna - Gnarly
  • Nuna - Mono No Aware
  • Nuna - No Comply
  • Pangaea - Default
  • Pangaea - Ice Cold
  • Pangaea - Lost
  • Pangaea - Mountain Chimes
  • Pangaea - Swimming Shorts
  • Pangaea - Underground
  • Pangaea - Where Am I
  • Pannotia - 13 Angels
  • Pannotia - Broken Tape
  • Pannotia - Cashews
  • Pannotia - Default
  • Pannotia - Kino
  • Pannotia - Mac Music
  • Pannotia - Organ Doner
  • Protolaurasia - Black Moon Rising
  • ProtoLaurasia - Default
  • Protolaurasia - Dots
  • Protolaurasia - Joono
  • Protolaurasia - Movement
  • Protolaurasia - Selected Ice Works II
  • Protolaurasia - Sweet
  • Rodinia - Baroque Lazer
  • Rodinia - Changing Gears
  • Rodinia - Default
  • Rodinia - Hang Ten
  • Rodinia - Okay Then
  • Rodinia - Razor Bass
  • Rodinia - Razor Lead
  • Sclavia - All Good
  • Sclavia - Cassette
  • Sclavia - Default
  • Sclavia - From A Distance
  • Sclavia - Infancy
  • Sclavia - Jupiter Rising
  • Sclavia - Ladywell
  • Siberia - Default
  • Siberia - Double Dip
  • Siberia - Eon
  • Siberia - Fade
  • Siberia - Fond
  • Siberia - Pass This On
  • Siberia - Slow
  • Ur - Axolotyl
  • Ur - Default
  • Ur - Exoddus
  • Ur - Oddworld
  • Ur - Oil
  • Ur - Poison
  • Ur - Water
  • Vaalbara - Default
  • Vaalbara - Eunomia
  • Vaalbara - Manhattan
  • Vaalbara - Plip Vaalbara - Plip
  • Vaalbara - Reflective
  • Vaalbara - Rewind
  • Vaalbara - Voice Of The Mysterons

Mics & Mixes

Standard:

  • Super Close
  • Close Valve
  • Tree
  • Ambient
  • Outrigger
  • Mids

Close Pans:

  • Super Close Panned (L)
  • Super Close Panned (R)
  • Super Close Panned (C)
  • Close Valve Panned (L)
  • Close Valve Panned (R)
  • Close Valve Panned (C)

Mixes:

  • Stereo Pickups
  • Ribbon Pair
  • Mid Mix
  • Small Mix

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