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New: MANHATTAN DRUMS - A superb jazz drum kit for Kontakt
Old 11th February 2020
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Smile New: MANHATTAN DRUMS - A superb jazz drum kit for Kontakt

MANHATTAN DRUMS



A superb jazz drum kit with breathtaking realism and perfect playability.
  • Use the 10-channel mixer with optional microphone bleed to get a huge range of impressive sounds.
  • Instantly create authentic drum tracks with built-in grooves, and play realistic variations with the mod wheel.
  • Explore other styles and get instant inspiration with 21 versatile presets.
Intuitive, fun and super tasty: an essential addition to your sound tools!


Available now at a great intro price!
More info: LDLC - Kontakt Libraries

Old 11th February 2020
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Sounds very good.



Old 11th February 2020
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Thanks!
The drums and the cymbals had such a beautiful sound, I tried to sample them all as well as I could.
Drums were Gretsch New Classic Mapple Kick and Toms, Yamaha Recording Custom Snare, Vintage Zildjian Avedis Hats, and two handmade Istanbul Agop crash/rides. Such a lovely kit!

Old 11th February 2020
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Will there be a brushed version of this exact library as well?
Old 12th February 2020
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Exquisite samples! I bought the cymbal rolls a few years ago and love it. I am a a sucker for drums and these are incredibly competent for the genre. I will be buying these shortly!
Old 13th February 2020
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Sounds fantastic.
Old 13th February 2020
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Thanks guys for the feedback!!

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Originally Posted by dickiefunk View Post
Will there be a brushed version of this exact library as well?
There's no brushed version planned. Though it's a bit of a different concept, the library KICK N' BRUSH is also really nice for brushes. It has built-in grooves and a full brush kit in the latest update.
You can find it on the same page:
https://www.loopsdelacreme.com/kontakt-libraries
Old 13th February 2020
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Ok thanks. I was hoping you sampled this exact kit with brushes on the same session to release at a later date. This kit sounds really good and it’s a shame more types of beaters weren’t used.
Old 15th February 2020
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The sound is great and this possibility for midi variation with modwheel-control is brilliant!
Brushed version of this kit would be nice!
Old 15th February 2020
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Thanks! The modwheel control works really well, it really brings these grooves to life and is tons of fun.
I'm currently thinking about updating Kick n' Brush with such functions.
Old 15th February 2020
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Originally Posted by Boogaju View Post
Thanks!
The drums and the cymbals had such a beautiful sound, I tried to sample them all as well as I could.
Drums were Gretsch New Classic Mapple Kick and Toms, Yamaha Recording Custom Snare, Vintage Zildjian Avedis Hats, and two handmade Istanbul Agop crash/rides. Such a lovely kit!
It sounds great.

Have you tried playing the samples with an electronic kit? Important are the HiHats, for example. Are they mapped to produce a natural response?
Old 15th February 2020
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Thanks!!
Haven't tried it with edrums yet. It was mostly developed with and for keyboards and pad controllers.
The Hihat has one main 'closed' articulation with 19 velocity layers (they go from fully closed to slightly open for more realism) and one extra 'loose' articulation with 23 velocity layers. Plus the 'foot' and 'open' articulations.
Old 17th February 2020
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How many roundrobins?
Old 18th February 2020
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Round robin is entirely done via scripting, no extra RR samples. Works very well in this context, and as long as you use various velocities for grooves and rolls, results are very natural and realistic
Old 26th February 2020
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Microphones used for MANHATTAN DRUMS (in order of the mixer channels):
● Neumann U47 FET in front of the kick
● Sennheiser E901 boundary Mic on the floor in front of the kick
● Custom-made miniature Omni Microphone on the floor next to the drum beater
● Snare top: Shure SM57
● Snare bottom: Shure SM57
● High Tom: Audix D4
● Low tom: Audix D4
● HiHat: vintage AKG C460B with CK61 capsule
● Overheads: pair of Neumann KM84
Old 3 weeks ago
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Main GUI: 10-channel mixer, 'microphone bleed' switches under the first 8 channels, extra panning and 'tone' switches for the Overheads channels:

Old 3 weeks ago
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The sound is really exquisite! and the auto groove is great.
Is it possible to make a 2nd kontakt version with the same notes, mapped 1 8ve higher, because I found it difficult to play manually a roll with a single key.

Thank you
Old 3 weeks ago
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The sound is really exquisite! and the auto groove is great.
Is it possible to make a 2nd kontakt version with the same notes, mapped 1 8ve higher, because I found it difficult to play manually a roll with a single key.

Thank you
Thanks for the feedback! It wouldn't be possible to duplicate the notes an octave higher unless I move the grooves too. Maybe only duplicate some of the notes (snare, toms...) on the lower keys? I'll think about this and see if I get more requests for such functionality in the near future.
Old 3 weeks ago
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Last 48hrs to get Manhattan Drums at the -50% intro price
Old 2 weeks ago
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The Intro offer ends today
Old 2 weeks ago
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Congratulations on you guys, MANHATTAN DRUMS is an amazing product, it's truly a work of art.

Cheers Al.
Old 2 weeks ago
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Excellent plugin. I’d just like to understand how to record a midi track from it. I sent a ticket but received no answer. If anyone could help (I’m under Logic or Mashine).
Old 2 weeks ago
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Sounds really good!
Old 2 weeks ago
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Originally Posted by mininoyz View Post
Excellent plugin. I’d just like to understand how to record a midi track from it. I sent a ticket but received no answer. If anyone could help (I’m under Logic or Mashine).
There are basic infos about this in the user manual, but it really depends which DAW you're using, so you might want to check your DAW's user guide or search with google: record Kontakt script midi notes in Logic
Hope this helps
Old 2 weeks ago
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Congratulations on you guys, MANHATTAN DRUMS is an amazing product, it's truly a work of art.
Cheers Al.
Wow thanks for the feedback, very much appreciated
A lot of love went into this project, I'm a huge fan of jazz drumming and legendary jazz drummers so I really tried to do something special with Manhattan Drums Very happy you like the library!
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