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Handy Drums- LATIN PERCUSSION & DRUMS

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Warm drums and percussion with a ton of presence.

 

Percussion that is super clear and articulate. You can really hear the finger touches on the conga’s and bongos yet with a completely balanced and natural full frequency spectrum. 

 

Bells, timbales, and all other percussion instruments all have completely natural uncolored sound with a maximum signal-to-noise ratio. 

 

These instruments will blend right into any mix without any need for additional processing. We didn’t do any processing either. Just great expensive mics, placed in the right place in the right room, played by the right person. 

 

Hear the results for yourself!

The drums are full-bodied and warm, non-intrusive, providing a very nice rounded and well-defined tone perfect for many styles that require the use of acoustic and pure sounding studio drums.

 

Together this instrument has elements that will also work really well in pop, dance, funk or any other style that would benefit from some additional percussion.

 

This product is included in the Producer Collection plugin bundle.

Type: Virtual Instruments

Size: 890MB

Producer:

 Goran Rista

Format: VST/AU/Standalone

Genre: LATIN, WORLD

Platform:

 

When the budget is tight, but you need realistic-sounding, professional-quality drum tracks for your project, Handy Drums are here for you.

With sensational drum & percussion sound, mix-ready straight out of the box, Handy Drums are the most practical, professional virtual drum instruments for your recording project.

PRE-MIXED, READY-TO-USE LATIN PERCUSSION

Spend more time making music instead of trying to find a decent drum or percussion sound. Accomplishing great drum sound requires significant effort, even when you are highly skilled for the task and have the best quality drum recording to start with. 

 

We spent hours upon hours painstakingly editing and carefully mixing drums from multitrack recordings, so you don’t have to.

 

Taking a perfect blend of close, overhead, and room-miked drums, then expertly sculpting them for a robust, punchy, natural-sounding drum and percussion set, are bound to fit right into your mix!

 

Every kit and percussion setup has a very balanced sound–not too hyped and not too dry.
RECORDING MAGAZINE

 

Brilliantly recorded, mix-ready kits.
COMPUTER MUSIC

 

Without exception, the kits sound really good; this is mix‑ready stuff with a minimum of fuss.
SOUND ON SOUND

EASY TO USE AND MANIPULATE

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EASY TO USE AND MANIPULATE

Load the drum & percussion plugin, drop in your favorite midi drum or percussion beat, and voilà!- you are ready to groove! We did the heavy lifting for you—a completed drum and percussion sound right out of the box. You are free to focus on the musical aspects of the drum & percussion tracks.

 

You can then make tweaks using the intuitive interface.

 

Handy Drums reminds a bit of the Drummer VST baked into Apple Logic Pro. Namely, there is a similar simplicity and immediacy to the results.
RECORDING MAGAZINE

 

I could easily imagine a Handy Drums instrument making a no‑fuss sound module, whether in the studio or live.
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CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED DRUM SOUND

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Drum sounds behind the hit drum machine are here for your DAW!

 

Goran Rista, the producer of Handy Drums, used similar recording and production techniques he did for BeatBuddy’s original drumsets, an award-winning, best-selling drum machine.

 

The revered drum sounds that have made the BeatBuddy such a hit with live performers are now available in their expanded versions for your recording needs.

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Computer Music Innovation Award to Handy Drums plugins by GoranGrooves

However, the various percussion kits are worth particular attention. All offer some very interesting options and, individually, they are an absolute steal given just how good they sound. These could complement any conventional virtual drum instrument.

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SOUND ON SOUND

A veritable platter of beefy drum kits and vibrant percussion instruments that are ready and eager to slot themselves into your musical world, the Handy Drums series is a no-brainer for those who need a solid rhythm section – no questions asked.

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COMPUTER MUSIC

Handy Drums give you access to quick and great-sounding drum tracks in your DAW of choice.

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RECORDING MAGAZINE

Handy Drums – Perhaps The Simplest Drum VI Around

PRODUCTION EXPERT

UNBEATABLE VALUE

UNBEATABLE VALUE

We believe that top quality should not be limited only to those with deep pockets. We priced the Handy Drums range to be affordable to anyone. These virtual drum & percussion instruments are the best value you’ll find anywhere.

 

In summary, great value, great sounds, and great usability.
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3RD PARTY SAMPLERS NOT REQUIRED

One of the best features of our sampled instruments, including the Handy Drums LATIN PERCUSSION, is that you don’t need any additional samplers to load them. They are self-contained and come with multiple powerful samplers built-in. Use them like any standard VSTi/AU plugin or a stand-alone app.

 

Be up and running in mere minutes.

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One of the best features of our sampled instruments, including the Handy Drums LATIN PERCUSSION, is that you don’t need any additional samplers to load them. They are self-contained and come with multiple powerful samplers built-in. Use them like any standard VSTi/AU plugin or a stand-alone app.

 

Be up and running in mere minutes.

PERFECT COMPANIONS- HANDY GROOVES

Use them as they are or as a starting point for your own beats.

 

Pair Handy Drums VST’s with one of our Handy Grooves, MIDI drum loop packages, for an instant WOW. All of our midi drum & percussion loops have been produced by world-class drummer-producers and tailored to work specifically with Handy Drums plugins.

 

Handy Drums and Handy Grooves is a perfect pairing for the singer-songwriter, musician, or producer who wants to get a professional-sounding drum track up and grooving.
RECORDING MAGAZINE

 

Unless you are a dab hand at programming your own drum parts, these are a great complement to the instruments themselves.
SOUND ON SOUND

FEATURES

PRACTICAL, INTUITIVE, EASY-TO-USE INTERFACE

PRACTICAL, INTUITIVE, EASY-TO-USE INTERFACE

“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

 

Handy Drums do not require a complicated manual to use. An elaborate design of over 50 samplers and smart algorithms power your seamless experience behind the simple user interface.

 

Access all of the essential functions intuitively.

 

Simple and immediate UI saves time.
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MULTIPLE DYNAMIC LEVELS

Each drum, percussion instrument, and cymbal was sampled at multiple dynamic levels to ensure the instrument’s fullest dynamic range when played back. Handy Drums Latin Percussion contains up to 13 dynamic levels per instrument.

 

The samples respond accordingly with a very realistic sound and response.
RECORDING MAGAZINE

 

Throughout our tests, we never noticed any clipping or struggling to keep pace with our shifting tempo, even when aggressively swinging between extreme bpm and more leisurely paced plods.
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ROUND ROBIN

ROUND ROBIN

Up to 20 samples per dynamic level

 

When a human strikes a drum, each subsequential stroke is ever so slightly different from the one preceding, no matter how consistently they are played. That’s why a human ear can instantly tell the difference between a roll played by a real person and a single sample being looped.

 

Each drum, percussion instrument and cymbal has been sampled numerous times at every dynamic level. During playback, no sample is repeated sequentially, but a different sample is triggered.

 

This culminates in the impression of a drummer hitting each drum with minor variations each time. Something many other ‘realistic’ VIs never quite nail.
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24BIT SAMPLES

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All Handy Drums samples come in 24bit wav file format for the ultimate resolution and sound quality.

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IMMACULATELY-SAMPLED ACOUSTIC DRUMS

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IMMACULATELY-SAMPLED ACOUSTIC DRUMS

To achieve larger-than-life yet authentic natural-sounding drums and percussion, every step of the sampling process is critical. Starting with the instrument tuning, every component was carefully treated before even a single note was played. 

 

They are recorded using the highest-quality microphones, preamps, and A/D converters to preserve every minor detail.

UNPARALLELED REALISM FROM VIRTUAL DRUMS

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Sound so natural; you can almost touch them.

 

Handy Drums sound like an actual real instrument being played right in front of you in a room instead of a bunch of individual components sounding in their own isolated spaces. 

 

We achieved realism by recording the full breadth of acoustic drums and percussion and their natural ambiance, then meticulously edited and mixed them in the post-production.

 

The sound is very much like you are listening to the drums within a beautifully treated, compact studio room.
SOUND ON SOUND

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VARIETY OF FORMATS

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Virtual Sampled Drums Compatible with MAC OS icon
Virtual Sampled Drums available in VST format icon
Virtual Sampled Drums available in Audio Units format icon
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INCLUDED DRUM ELEMENTS

kick icon

kick

snare icon

snare

cascara

cascara

hats icon

hats

tom 1 icon

tom 1

tom 2 icon

tom 2

tom 3 icon

tom 3

tom 4

tom 4

ride icon

ride

crashes icon

crashes

splashes cymbal icon

splashes

AUTHENTIC LATIN PERCUSSION

3 congas

congas

bongos

bongos

cabasa

cabasa

maracas

maracas

guiro

guiro

guira

guira

clave

clave

cencero bell

cencero bell

bongo bell

bongo bell

timbales

timbales

wood block jam block

block

shequere

shequere

For extensive articulations and detailed mapping, see Handy Drums Latin Percussion Map.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONALITIES

MIXER

MIXER

While the Handy Drums come pre-leveled between components, you still have an option to tweak and automate individual drum components to suit your mix. More kick, snare or conga? No problem.

Adjustable Drum Mapping

Drum mapping for Handy Drums showing notes assigned to each component in sampler

Handy Drums conform to GM drum mapping wherever possible. Drop in any standard midi drum loop onto your DAW timeline to hear instant results. Easily match the mapping of Handy Drums to any custom midi drum loop.

Drum mapping for Handy Drums showing notes assigned to each component in sampler

MULTIPLE OUTPUTS

MULTIPLE OUTPUTS

Use your favorite compression, reverb, EQ, distortion, or other FX plugins to further manipulate Handy Drums’ individual components. Output each drum components to any of the available eight stereo subgroups and independently process them.

Variable Hi-hats

An acoustic hi-hat is a complex instrument in its own right. Handy Drums’s variable hi-hats utilize the full range of sampled hats from tightly closed to closed, 25% open, 50% open, 75% open, and 100% open, for both tip and edge sounds. 

 

Despite these 12 types of articulations, multiple dynamic ranges, and round robins, you can seamlessly switch from one to another using only TWO notes and a CC4 controller.

 

This approach streamlines something that was previously more of a time sink of assigning notes to each articulation.
COMPUTER MUSIC

 

the hi‑hat mapping is nicely done, providing plenty of control over the degree of closed/open status of the cymbals.
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The variable Hi-hats alone contain over 700 samples!

 

In addition to variable hats, standard open/close/foot hats are also included for better compatibility with GM drum loops. As a bonus, included is foot splash hi-hat articulation on B1.

Adjustable CC4 curve (variable hats foot controller)

Adjustable CC4 curve (variable hats foot controller)

For e-drummers who want to use Handy Drums, you can adjust your hi-hat foot controller curve. The curve is particularly beneficial for drum modules that do not output the full value range from 1-127.

Bonus Percussion

For more comprehensive compatibility, all Handy Drums instruments contain the following percussion elements: handclaps, tambourine, cowbell, shaker, and triangle.

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Tambourine percussion instrument icon
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For more comprehensive compatibility, all Handy Drums instruments contain the following percussion elements: handclaps, tambourine, cowbell, shaker, and triangle.

Audition Buttons

Audition Buttons

Quickly preview the sounds of the drumset by clicking on the icons. They will play at random velocities.

Resizable GUI

World Percussion VST AU plugin can be scaled to fit different computer screen

Make the high-definition interface as large or as small as you need to suit your computer monitor best.

World Percussion VST AU plugin can be scaled to fit different computer screen

PERFECT FOR DRUM REPLACEMENT

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PERFECT FOR DRUM REPLACEMENT

In a perfect world, there would be no need for drum replacements. Unfortunately, as producers or sound mixers, we are sometimes handed drum recordings of substandard quality, so to rescue the mix, drum replacement becomes essential.

 

This sampled drum instrument makes for an ideal drum replacement contender. If your DAW can extract transients from an audio recording, it is a simple task to create a MIDI track from it and rout it to Handy Drums instrument. Instant punch and presence!

 

Alternatively, you can use a dedicated drum replacement tool such as appTrigga3.

MEET THE DRUMMER PRODUCER- GORAN RISTA

Meet the drummer producer Goran Rista

Goran Rista is a professional session drummer and producer based out of Miami, FL, and founder of GoranGrooves.com.

 

He has produced over 25 virtual drum instruments, and over 13,000 midi drum beats and drum fills, making him one of the world’s most prolific drum loop producers.

 

Goran’s drum set libraries and drum loops are used by over 85,000 musicians and producers in both live and recording settings.

 

Read more here.

Meet the drummer producer Goran Rista

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