Forest Frame Drums by Impact Soundworks – three hand-made traditional animal skin drums, exquisitely sampled with a deep, earthy and warm tone. Dynamics range from quiet to huge! Recorded in mostly dry environments, and ideal for world music, underscore, and even epic cues.
Welcome to Forest Frame Drums, our unique collection of earthy percussion for Kontakt 4+. This library features three hand-made frame drums: Primary, Deep, and Small, all sampled in great detail to add a warm and realistic sound to your compositions.
The Primary Forest Drum was recorded close in a naturally ambient space which adds a pleasant ‘splash’ on loud hits. The Deep Drum is naturally quieter, but even lower-pitched and bassier, as it was recorded very close. The Small Drum is the simplest of the three with a naturally higher pitch; great for accompaniment.
Forest Frame Drums also comes with a gorgeous UI for easy control and tweaking. You can create an instant ensemble sound with one click, and change ensemble voices, width, and tightness (or slop). Built-in release control, EQ, saturation and limiting allows you to customize the tone and shape of each drum quickly and easily.
Lastly, a convolution reverb with five custom impulses and four parameters lets you blend the drums with your other instruments readily. In short, you don’t need to use any external plugins to get these sounds to sit in a mix – all the tools you need are included!
Requires KONTAKT 4 (FULL version, not player) or higher
“All three drums are recorded beautifully. Just enough raw character to truly capture their spirit… without making them a nightmare to fit in the mix or [with] your other instruments. It can be played in either an intimate style or a more bombastic temperament (this is where those dynamic layers shine). There are also many useful sound manipulation tools in the elegant & simple user interface… All in all, this is a great library. At just $49 it will make a great addition to your existing ethnic/hand percussion. I love [it] and can see myself reaching for [it] regularly.”