Smiley Drum

Smiley Drum

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  • The most happy drum in the world
  • Product only available as download
  • Tuned percussion played with mallets
  • Percussive hand slaps
  • FX phrases, runs and patterns
  • Crescendo rolls
  • Additional convolutions impulses
  • Kontakt 5.8.1 Full Retail (or later) Required
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Smiley Drum 


The Smiley Drum is a one-of-a-kind custom tonal percussion instrument. It was designed and carved by a father and daughter 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 (since Kontakt 3)! There is a unique soul in the instrument, and maybe someday it will fit its warm and jolly sound into your composition. Or, perhaps you will make it something entirely different? The choice is yours! Smiley Drum is yours for free, On The House!  

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 simple, crips, bright 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 complement our other tuned percussion libraries. 

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

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ARTS, SPECS AND REQS

Articulations:  

  • 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. 

Specifications: 

  • 12 instrument patches, 203 samples, 0.2 GB
  • Sample resolution and source format: 44.1Khz / 24 bit / stereo .wav format 
  • Format(s): Kontakt, SFZ and .wav 

Requirements:  

  • Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.8.1 or later required 
  • Not compatible with the Free Kontakt Player 
  • Smiley drum requires 0.2 GB of hard drive space 
  • Minimum: Mac OS X 10.11, macOS 10.12 or 10.13 (latest update), i5 or Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 (latest Service Pack), Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU. 8 GB of RAM or more is highly recommended. For TMPro Patches, i7 or equivalent is highly recommended.