After many months of creative sound design and sonic manipulation Wave Alchemy is extremely proud to announce the release of their first Drum Tools library. Drum Tools 01 “Minimal Techno & Tech House” by Wave Alchemy offers over 1900 exquisitely produced electronic drum samples. And for a limited time, visitors can download a free 150-sample “taster” pack (see below).

All sounds in the collection have been built from the ground up using a jaw­dropping array of analogue circuitry and exclusive high­end outboard gear. Great care has been taken to capture the tone & vibe and warmth of the equipment used and all sample editing and file naming has been done by hand for maximum precision. The drum samples in Drum Tools 01 have been created by the creative layering and processing of drum machines, exotic synthesizers and modulars, field recordings and the recording of live drums and percussive instruments.

Drum Tools 01 is an essential purchase for any electronic music producer looking for high quality, 100% original drum samples. Although designed with Minimal Techno & Tech House music in mind, Drum Tools 01 also makes an essential toolkit for producers of House, Trance, Electro or even down­tempo and Hip-Hop styles.

What’s included in the Drum Tools 01 sample pack?

  • 1950 24-bit 100% royalty free electronic drum hits!
  • A professionally dithered 16-bit version of the full library for hardware sampler enthusiasts
  • 472 premium kick drum samples arranged by tone (deep, punchy, solid, processed, 808 & fx)
  • 251 snare drum samples arranged by type (classic, layered, punchy, processed & noise)
  • 594 exotic percussion samples created with a wealth of highly sought-after studio gear and divided into folders such as ‘blips & pops’ ‘toms & tones’ ‘world’ ‘analogue synth’ ‘driven digital’ & ‘miscellaneous’
  • 125 luxurious claps and snaps
  • 141 hi hat & creative noise samples
  • 75 glitch shots devised from creative layering and analogue circuits
  • 62 minimal stabs and chord hits
  • 88 sound effects samples
  • 26 uniquely layered crash cymbal sounds
  • 58 drum creation tools including transient snaps, clicks and sub enhancers
  • Ableton Live 8 pack (requires latest version of live)
  • 13 drum kits including sampler patches for Battery, Kontakt, Reason NNXT, Halion, EXS24 and SFZ
  • 42 bonus tb-303 licks + much more

Why choose Drum Tools?

  • Exquisitely recorded, 100% original drum hit samples
  • Built from the ground up – Never ripped from vinyl or similar
  • Carefully selected signal chain making use of an extensive selection of boutique studio gear and sought-after outboard
  • Edited by hand for maximum precision
  • Carefully layered & Processed with meticulous attention to detail
  • Recorded in 24-bit using top-flight AD converters

Wave Alchemy Drum Tools 01 Sound Sources:

  • Future Retro XS
  • Korg MS-20
  • Jomox XBase 999
  • Jomox Airbase 99
  • Jomox Mbase 11
  • Vermona DRM MK11
  • Elektron Machinedrum UW
  • Roland TR-808
  • Roland TR-606
  • ARP Odyssey
  • Minimoog Voyager
  • Nord Lead 3
  • Waldorf Pulse
  • Roland TB-303
  • Korg ER-1
  • Various Live Recordings & Percussive Instruments

Wave Alchemy Drum Tools 01 Sound Shaping:

  • Thermionic Culture Vulture Mastering Version
  • Sherman Filterbank 2
  • Moog Filters & Envelopes
  • Korg MS-20
  • Empirical Labs Distressor
  • SSL E Series EQ
  • SSL E Series Compressor
  • SPL Transient Designer
  • API 512c Pre-amp
  • SPL Gainstation Pre-amp

Limited time offer: Download the free 150-sample Drum Tools 01 “taster” pack (24-bit WAV).

The full download contains 1950 24-bit WAV samples, 1950 16-bit WAV samples, 13 ready to play drum kits optimized for Battery, Kontakt, Halion, EXS-24, NNXT, SFZ & Ableton Live 8. Drum Tools 01 is available via direct download from Wave Alchemy for £39.95 (approximately $64 at time of publishing).

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