Heavyocity Master Sessions Ensemble Drums Collection KONTAKT | 1.75 Gb
Every time Heavyocity releases something new I'm eager to see what they have been up to. I hold them in high regard when it comes to creating interesting and good sounding Kontakt libraries. Master Sessions (MS from now on) is apparently what seems to be a new series from Heavyocity. First in the release line we have Ensemble Drums which is available as a "Kits" library or a "Loops" library as well as a collection of both. This review is about the Master Sessions Ensemble Drums Collection.
It weighs in at roughly 426 MB RAM. It has two different bass drums, three toms, a snare and an extra "click kick". In shear numbers it doesn't sound so special but when you begin to pound the keys it sounds awesome. Yes it's missing a hi hat and some other stuff to be called a drum kit but it doesn't matter, it's not the focus of MS Ensemble Drums. What it does very well is to add a whole lot of body and SLAM to your palette. Each of the sounds have been recorded with three different mics, you can think of them as close, stage and hall. Each of the sounds can be positioned on a virtual stage and this is where you place them in your mix. Close? Ok. Far away on the left? Ok. Since the drums in the ALL patch all are mapped to two adjacent keys each you can easily setup one that is closer and one a bit further back in the mix.
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