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With the constant evolution and high standards of drum production in todays electronic music. The use of live drum kits painstakingly layered and blended with electronic drums to create the depth and groove necessary to keep audiences interested is now a staple in all genres. Native Instruments have interestingly come up with a short cut to all that editing with the new Kontakt compatible software DRUM LAB. Here’s a brief description from the Berlin based company.

Native Instruments introduces DRUM LAB

New drum instrument delivers the professionals’ secret drum production technique in an easy-to-use interface

Native Instruments today released DRUM LAB, a first-of-its-kind instrument combining advanced drum layering techniques with an intuitive workflow designed for fast results. DRUM LAB’s combination of acoustic and electronic drum samples is the secret of professionals worldwide – a powerful production technique for creating punchy, present drum tracks. An included groove library provides over 900 patterns for fast groove production with uncompromising sound quality. DRUM LAB is available now from the NI Online Shop for 99 €

DRUM LAB combines the organic, expressive sound of acoustic drums with the weight and punch of electronic samples. This ‘hybrid’ layering technique is the secret weapon of countless industry professionals to give drums presence and clarity in sonically dense mixes. DRUM LAB’s acoustic layer comprises 38 carefully chosen individual drums. Each was recorded in three different rooms with high-end vintage and modern equipment on analog tape. The drums are pre-processed for instant, professional sound and feature all the warmth and subtly acoustic drums bring to top-quality recordings. What sets DRUM LAB apart from other software-based drum instruments is its electronic component: 380 drum hits were sampled from a range of classic and modern drum machines, then expertly matched, phase aligned, faded, and pitched to perfectly blend with the acoustic samples. This crucial step saves producers hours of time, allowing them to focus on their music.

DRUM LAB’s clear interface provides all necessary sound shaping controls directly on the front panel. Producers can choose individual acoustic and electronic layers, blend them to taste via a convenient slider, and quickly adjust fine details with some of Native Instruments’ most sought-after studio effects. A streamlined set of controls for TRANSIENT MASTER, SOLID EQ, G COMP, an optimized drum compressor, and a rich convolution reverb are all located on DRUM LAB’s main panel, allowing quick and easy sonic adjustments. Users can dial in a variety of sounds from detailed and rich to saturated and gritty without spending unnecessary time switching through multiple page menus or negotiating complex effect parameters. This creates an intuitive way to create completely individual drum sounds.

Additional information on DRUM LAB is available at: www.native-instruments.com/drumlab





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