Monstrosities is a collection of 50 aggressive drum kits with dirty, distorted, processed and mangled sounds, energized for intense beat creation with Live and Push. Monstrosities features 50 Drum Rack kits made from 800 samples, with fierce kicks and snares, raging percussion and cymbals, and a huge arsenal of hits, strikes, roars and blasts. The sounds in this pack originate from a wide range of unusual field recordings, studio experiments and digital deviations.
Built To Destroy
Monstrosities provides an extensive variety of kits to choose from. Every Drum Rack is composed of 16 powerful sounds, sculpted to form a unique kit with all of the vital sounds needed to start making destructive beats immediately. The kits are designed so that you can easily switch them out while keeping the same MIDI pattern – the drum positions and structure remain, but the sound changes dramatically. Each kit also comes with an inspiring Live clip that shows off its potential.
The samples in Monstrosities come from drum kits ranging in condition from pristine to total junk, an array of found objects, old computer parts, broken instruments, appliances doing things they were not intended to, balls bouncing against surfaces, and just about anything else that makes a unique sound when hit. In addition, a whole lot of drum synthesis and mangling effects from a variety of Max patches went into the making of Monstrosities. While some of the sounds were captured with a traditional drum recording setup, the majority were conceived with field recorders, contact mics, portable recording rigs and experimental mic placements.
For Use With Push
When using Push, each Monstrosities kit is fully contained within the 16 pads on the lower left portion of the controller. This allows all of the drum elements to be accessed while using the rest of the Push for sequencing and arranging. The drum mapping and macro control assignments are consistent throughout the kits, thus making switching kits seamless. The macros can also easily be automated by the Push drum sequencer for more dynamic and expressive patterns.