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Need help finding a virtual instrument (percussion)

Discussion in 'Percussion' started by Lkj, Feb 20, 2014.

  1. Lkj

    Lkj Active Member


    I'm new to this forum, but I'm fairly sure there are more than enough people here who could help me out. I'm looking for a percussion virtual instrument (preferably sampled for Kontakt, but any other will do) that gives the sound of mallets with fabric heads playing on toms hehe sorry if it sounds kind of funny, but I'm looking for that specific easy-pounding sound.

    Any ideas?
  2. DonnyThompson

    DonnyThompson Distinguished Member

    Perhaps Garritan's Big Band. Can't say for sure but it might be a place to check.

    Features and Benefits - Garritan

    I'm fairly sure Garritan still uses Kontakt.

    Or... lol... by the time you spent $150 - $200 on a vst library, you could pick up a couple used rack toms on ebay for around $80, by a pair of soft mallets, a couple of used Shure SM57'sor 58's, and mic those puppies up and get the real thing. ;)

    Toms, $35-$55:
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    Mallets, $7
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    2 Shure SM57's/58's $40-$60 (ea):

    Total: around $170

    Just a thought. ;)
  3. Lkj

    Lkj Active Member

    thanks for the tip. I'm reading about Garritan's on their webpage but I don't see them mention mallets, except for vibraphone. Maybe someone who is reading this and already bought this library can check it?

    I like the idea of buying toms and mallets rather than VSTs, but unfortunately I am very short on space right now and actually couldn't set up the gear to record this properly.
  4. pcrecord

    pcrecord Don't you want the best recording like I do ? Well-Known Member

    The only company I know that would do that is BFD... They have sample kit with sticks, brushes and mallets...

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