Berlin Percussion marks another major addition to the Berlin Series. A series well known for its flexibility, detail and its extensive sets of articulations, recorded with first call musicians from world-famous Orchestras at the Teldex Scoring Stage in Berlin. In addition to all the new approaches and features brought by this Collection, it is the sound that makes Berlin Percussion outstanding. All instruments are recorded in their natural positions within the beautiful acoustics of Teldex, famous for its perfect proportions of reverb for samples and live recordings. A room that isn’t too wet to stay flexible with your productions and which also isn’t too dry so that its natural acoustics help to blend all the orchestral instruments together as one entity.
With Berlin Percussion we followed the Multiple Instrument Concept that allows you to create your own unique percussion ensembles out of e.g. 7 different Snare Drums or 4 sizes of Gran Cassas. All of them are sampled individually and rich in details and articulations. A uniform mapping structure and articulation set let you easily stack instruments over each other. All articulations and instruments are preserved in their natural volume balance. Switching e.g. from one snare drum to any other without changing notes in your arrangement is now possible.
The Instruments in Berlin Percussion offer a range of dynamics never heared before and with CAPSULE we were able to create absolutely smooth transition curves between all these dynamic layers to come as close to the real instrument as possible. The propensity to detail, the extensive set of articulations and the different mallets you can choose from make Berlin Percussion a suberb Orchestral Composing Tool which is designed to be used for many a year.
In more than two days of sessions, we captured the wonderful sound of orchestral Timpani with its many different facets in one of our favorite venues: The Teldex scoring stage in Berlin. The same stage where we recorded Berlin Woodwinds and Berlin Strings. Berlin Percussion EXP A: Timpani is the first library of its kind with True Damping Control, which enables you to dampen the skin on a very natural way by using special recorded release samples. The instrument was played by Sebastian Trimolt (credits includes soundtrack recordings for “The International” and Blue Man Group).
HIGHLIGHTS: – Multiple Instrument Concept – build your own percussion ensembles out of 7 different Snare Drums, 4 different Bass Drums,… – Recorded at the Teldex Scoring Stage – Extensive Articulations Sets – Uniform Mapping Structure – Different Mallets for respective instruments Based on CAPSULE with additional features: – Choose between XFade and Velo Switch in any velocity controlled patch – True Damping Feature: – Like a percussionist you´re always able to damp the ringing instrument with specifically recorded release samples – 3 sizes of Piatti – A 2 Octave range Tubular Bells Set
IMPORTANT: You need the Kontakt 5.5.1 full version sampler to run this library!
MORE MALLETS Choose between 4 different mallets from soft to hard and a special baroque version.
DYNAMICS Pre-recorded crescendos and diminuendos in many different lengths and dynamics, controllable.
REPETITIONS Real performed 4th, 8th, 16th and 32nd repetitions will adjust to your host tempo automatically.
FX ARTICULATIONS Additional recorded timpani effects, a fff impact patch (played with both mallets at once) and a muted Timpani patch available. Like all Berlin Series Collections, Berlin Percussion and Berlin Percussion EXP A will use the most powerful articulation system CAPSULE within Kontakt which is especially designed to unveil all the potential that lies in our extensive Sample Content.