updated 01:25 pm EDT, Thu June 14, 2007
NI offers 3 free drum kits
Native Instruments (NI) today released a free library add-on with three artist drum kits for its percussion sampler Battery 3. The new kits are designed by NI endorsees Gorillaz, Einstuerzende Neubauten, and Turntablerocker, and are based on exclusive custom sounds from these artists' own productions. The "Dracula Eastwood" kit by Gorillaz producer Curtis Lynch provides Battery 3 users with high-quality drum sounds destined for various kinds of urban grooves. The kit includes an assortment of over 60 bass drums, snares, toms, and hihats that all carry a distinctive vinyl character.
The kit designed by avantgarde rockers Einstuerzende Neubauten includes a comprehensive selection of their famed custom-built scrap-metal percussion instruments, recorded in their own studio exclusively for Native Instruments, and made available to other musicians for the first time.
Berlin-based dancefloor veterans Turntablerocker contributed a special selection of drum sounds from their "wildstyle" production library. Over 60 drum and percussion instruments cover styles from house to hip hop and R'n'B.