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Voxengo AcuDrums drum sample library update (2 snare drums, crash cymbal) - Press Release


Apr 29, 2011: Voxengo is happy to announce the update of Voxengo AcuDrums drum sample library.  The following items were added, now including "felt mallet" strokes:

Snare Drum 1465 PL-RSS-A

Voxengo AcuDrums Snare Drum 1465 PL-RSS-A

14-inch (6.5-inch deep) steel snare drum with a massive punchy sound, naturally panned to the right side a bit.  1405 WAV sample files total.

Snare Drum 1450 LW-BB6-A

Voxengo AcuDrums Snare Drum 1450 LW-BB6-A

14-inch (5-inch deep) nickel-plated brass snare drum with a cutting-through light sound, naturally panned to the right side a bit.  1335 WAV sample files total.

Crash Cymbal 19 SB-HHX-X

Voxengo AcuDrums Crash Cymbal 19 SB-HHX-X

19-inch crash cymbal with a big dark rough sound, naturally panned to the left side a bit.  745 WAV sample files total.

For your information, Voxengo AcuDrums is a professional sound sample library that captures acoustical sound of various drum and cymbal instruments.  The main idea behind AcuDrums library is to capture a maximally pristine and unprocessed contemporary drum kit sound.  Library as a whole contains more than 11000 WAV files and takes more than 8 GB of disk space.  Instruments of this library have multiple velocity layers with each velocity layer having 5 sample variations reducing the “machine gun” effect greatly.

AcuDrums library features:

  • Up to 16 velocity layers per instrument
  • 5 sample variations per velocity layer
  • Several stick and beater types
  • Several zones per instrument
  • Prolonged decay
  • Hundreds of samples per instrument
  • 44100 Hz 16-bit stereo samples
  • Stored in plain WAV sample files

Compatibility: Samples and instrument files of this library are compatible with Native Instruments Kontakt 3.5 and 4 (Kontakt Player is supported in demo mode only) and Cakewalk Session Drummer 2 and 3.  NKI and SFZ instrument files of this library can be additionally loaded in various compatible samplers.  Individual WAV files can be loaded in most samplers.

Samples of individual instruments can be purchased separately or in custom bundles (a discount may apply), with the prices currently ranging from USD 8.95 to USD 18.95 per instrument.  Samples can be auditioned and purchased at the Voxengo web site: