Smiley Drum

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  • Price: On the house
  • The most happy drum in the world
  • Direct download / Cloud Server System
  • Product only available as download
  • Tuned percussion played with mallets
  • Percussive hand slaps
  • FX phrases, runs and patterns
  • Crescendo rolls
  • Additional convolutions impulses
  • Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.5 or later required

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Smiley Drum overview

The Smiley Drum is one of its kind custom tonal percussion instrument.  It was designed and carved by a Father and Daugther in Mexico many years ago and they only sold a couple of them on Ebay.  We were lucky enough to get one and the Smiley Drum has been in our catalogue for many years (Kontakt 3!).  But there is a little unique soul in there and maybe some day it will find its warm and jolly sound into your composition – or perhaps you will make it something entirely different? The choice is yours and it is free too. Smiley Drum is On The House! MUSH!

That’s what our smiley drum library is all about. It’s a 10-tongue major pentatonic variant of the classic propane drum concept, with a shallower, wider pan than most.  It has a simpler, crisper,  brighter sound, with more subdued overtones than our Propanium. We recorded single notes on the tuned tongues, percussive slaps on the sides and edges and various roll and crescendo effects to finish it all off. The result is a very playable collection. It makes for a great additional sonic flavor to compliment our other tuned percussion libraries and it provides a compact, affordable introduction to our extensive tuned percussion line.

This library includes custom front-panel controls and modwheel automation to allow pitch adjustment of up to +/- 24 semitones, as well as room wetness re-shaping, going from tight and close to full and lush.

  • Articulations include:
    • Tuned percussion, with 10x round robin on all keys
    • Natural range and tuned full-range presets
    • Percussive hand slaps on top and bottom
    • Effect phrases, runs and short patterns
    • Slow 8th-note crescendo roll effects
    • Medium 16th-note crescendo roll effects
    • Fast 24th-note crescendo roll effects
    • Special “wet” presets, featuring our custom convolution reverb impulses.
  • Intelligent editing and programming
  • 12 instrument patches, 203 samples
  • Sample resolution and source format: 44.1Khz / 24 bit / stereo .wav format
  • Format(s): Kontakt, SFZ and .wav
  • Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.5+ required
  • Kontakt 5+ is 32 and 64-bit compatible on both PC and MAC platforms
  • Smiley Drum requires 0.2 GB of hard drive space
  • Runs as a stand-alone application, VST® or Audio Units plug-in, RTAS® under Pro Tools 7/8
  • Minimum: Mac OS X® 10.4 / 10.5, G5 1.8 GHz or Intel Core Duo 1.66 GHz, 1 GB RAM or Windows® XP (32 Bit) or Windows Vista® (32/64 Bit), Pentium® or Athlon XP 1.4 GHz, 1 GB RAM. 2 GB of RAM or more is highly recommended