Percussion Palette

A collection of percussion instruments played in unusual ways....

The story

Here is a large collection of percussion instruments I have lying around. I recorded a lot of traditional drums from various parts of the world, often in a very untraditional way. I used snares on Djembes from Senegal, I ran an Udu from Morocco through an Eventide H3000, Talking drums with filters, shakers, kalimba (played on a snare drum) Frame drum, a Balinese Gong, a Bamboo Balafon and tons of random noise makers. I even sampled a dumpster that’s outside my house now. That may warrant its own instrument! Till then, get your groove on! 🙂


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  • Huge Variety of great Percussion Sounds!

    This sample pack presents a huge variety of percussion sounds. All are well recorded and instantly playable. This is a great collection. The only weakness might be that since all of it is in a single instrument, you have to kind of remember what all is in there. While the all-in-one preset might be perfect for some, I guess I would have preferred to have had multiple presets maybe in addition to the one "everything" preset? which had the instruments grouped somewhat. It might have been especially nice to have separated out the tonal instruments and laid out the drums on the keys one expects. They sort of are, just an octave lower than one might have expected. All of these minor details aside, this is an awesome library and I will surely be using it a lot!

    Sam Ecoff19 October 2021
  • Tons of percussive sounds, badly organized

    There are A TON of percussive sounds in this patch - way too many in fact. They are placed in a way that you constantly need to search for them. In order not to spend 10 minutes for finding one sound, this clearly needs coloured keys and labels on the GUI. They also need to be grouped better, becauses some very similar sounds are way further appart. More dynamics and round robbins would make this simply amazing, because with just one sample per hit, if you want to repeat it it will sound artificial.

    Alex Raptakis19 October 2021
  • Does exactly what it says on the tin.

    It's a palette of percussion... Brilliantly recorded by Joshua as always. There's a really nice range of instruments to get stuck into from around the world. I suppose the only thing stopping it from getting a 5 star rating across the board, is that special/unique factor. But otherwise this is a solid library!

    R.Treves18 October 2021
  • Variety of percussion sounds

    Wonderful! Almost all the keys are assigned with different hits, and the quality is excellent.

    Asuka Amane15 October 2021
  • Loads of drums at your fingertips...

    I find this to be a useful kit of various percussion pieces. There are a lot of different things you can do with this library and the drums are well recorded.

    CJ Thomas13 October 2021
  • Percussion Grab Bag

    Really beautifully recorded, this selection of assorted percussion instruments will, I am sure, be finding its' way into my regular 'go to' folder. A very useful and welcome addition, thank you

    Charlie Olins13 October 2021
  • excellent percussion kit

    Instant inspiration! Nice variety. Very useful.

    Jon Meyer11 August 2021