Hi! My name is Andy Stroud and this is my Percussion Box and Cymbal EFX sample library.
The idea behind this library was to record sounds that would work well in both orchestral and pop settings. As a drummer and percussionist I really enjoy incorporating little flourishes with shakers, tambourines and cymbals into recordings or live sessions as I believe it can add some very interesting texture to a track. These flourishes quickly became the main focus of this library along with some accented hits.
For the percussion sounds I recorded studio shakers, small egg shakers and some seed shakers. For the cymbals I recorded a range of dark sounding Zildjian K Dry Ride cymbals and some brighter sounding Meinl Crashes amongst others. Having a range of different sound qualities within the same articulations I believe is very important and reflects the way in which I like to structure my percussion set up for recording.
I hope you can find a place for these sounds in some of your own compositions. Thanks for reading!
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Great selection of useful sounds, with one major issue
This is a great selection of useful percussive sounds and cymbal effects. It's very playable. The issue that jumped out at me right away when playing it is that there's some sort of funny resonance i many of the samples, as though there's slapjack echo happening between the floor and ceiling or two others walls somewhere in the space these samples were recorded. It's most apparent on the shaker assigned to G1. It's really unfortunate, because it severely diminishes the applications for this library which would have otherwise been great.
Handy little set of sounds
So simple, yet so useful. Most of us don't have a percussion player at arms reach when we need just a little something to add sparkle to a mix. This ensemble is a go-to set.
Very handy percussive FXs
Very useful effects within this pack. It would be good to have a list of what drums/ cymbals/ sounds are connected to which note in the readme. A UI would also be great addition with some effects such reverbs and delays to get more sound design straight out of the box.