Yo what’s good fam, back with another review for ya.
This is a new company I recently found out about, they have a new drum kit for kontakt/kontakt player.
It’s called DRUMASONIC and it has come pretty cool features.
So let’s check it out!
What is DRUMASONIC?
In short, it’s a dedicated modern acoustic drum kit for Kontakt and Kontakt player users.
It has a customized interface that allows you tons of control over the sound of the kit.
You get control over various mics, the mic levels, tunning, velocity
It’s a straight forward, flexible acoustic drum kit that’s easy to customize
It also allows you to control tons of mics including 5.0 surround, close, room, trash, bass inside/outside, snare top/bottom, etc.
- content: 3.5GB
- format: kontakt 4, kontakt 4 player
- price: 99 euro (about $142)
How does it sound?
I really dig the sound of these drums, moreso, I dig how easy it is to tweak them.
You can quickly adjust the close mic to add more snap/presence or adjust the room mics to give it more space.
You can do this for each individual drum, and also all drums together.
You can go in and adjust the tuning for each drum, and if you wish, you can send each mic to it’s own output in Kontakt.
I’m a huge fan of usable interfaces, this one is simple enough to understand yet powerful enough to really allow deep customization of your kit.
The snare resonance control is a gem for me, it adds snap to my snares but it’s also useful when tweaking other mics/sounds.
I also like that some of the sounds have different samples, so you can change the snare, hat, cymbal, etc.
So what’s the bottom line?
There’s a lot of different drum libraries, some very deep some not deep enough, I feel DRUMASONIC gets the balance of usability and sound quality just right.
It’s not too huge that it takes forever to load, it doesn’t use a bunch of effects so that it overpowers your cpu, yet it’s flexible enough to tweak and get the sound you want.
I give this library 4.5 out of 5 subs, I really dig it and I’m looking forward to seeing how they continue to expand on it.
I would like to see them add a few more bass drum samples like they did with the snares and such, maybe a built in control like the snare resonance for the bass to help enhance the “boom” in a natural way.
Overall I definitely dig this library, it’s really easy to use and encourages customization with the interface. I can quickly dial in exactly the sound I need.
Listen to the demos and check it out over at their website: http://drumasonic.com