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Cajon, a staple percussion instrument of Flamenco music, takes center stage of this plugin. Meticulously recorded using high-end gear and strategic mic placement, then carefully mixed and edited, you won’t be able to tell it apart from a live Cajon performance.

 

Placed in an ideal acoustic environment suitable for Flamenco, it is accompanied by handclaps, foot stomps, and castañets. You’ll have everything you need to craft an authentic Spanish music experience. To get you going quickly and easily in the authentic Flamenco fashion, we’ve prepared a selection of Flamenco-style loops.

 

The included bongos, congas, timbales, and other percussion instruments will ensure that you can not only record the full range of Flamenco music but spice up any acoustic performance. This sampled percussion set is a dream come true for any acoustic performer.

 

This product is included in the Producer Collection plugin bundle.

Type: Virtual Instruments

Size: 236MB

Producer:

 Goran Rista

Format: VST/AU/Standalone

Genre: ACOUSTIC, GENERAL, POP, LATIN, WORLD, FLAMENCO

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 stunning drum sound, mix-ready right out of the box, Handy Drums are the most practical, professional virtual drum instruments for your recording project.

PRE-MIXED, READY TO USE

Spend time creating music instead of trying to make a usable drum sound. Achieving a great drum sound takes a significant amount of time, even when you are highly skilled for the task and have a quality drum recording, to begin with. 

 

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

 

With just the right blend of close mics, overheads, and room mics, expertly sculpted for a robust, punchy, natural-sounding drum set, it will sit 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 plugin, drop in your favorite midi drum groove, and bam!- you are ready to groove! We did the heavy lifting for you—a finished drum sound right out of the box. You are free to focus on the musical aspects of the drum track.

 

Make the tweaks using the intuitive interface.

 

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

 

I could easily imagine a Handy Drums instrument making a no‑fuss sound module, whether in the studio or live.
– John Walden, SOUND ON SOUND

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 the same 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

The percussion instruments are also well worth checking out,
even if you are already covered for acoustic drum kit sounds.

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SOUND ON SOUND

Rhythmic percussion of the handheld variety is also captured with exceptional accuracy.

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COMPUTER MUSIC

How Does it Sound? In a word, fantastic!

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RECORDING MAGAZINE

Handy Drums – Perhaps The Simplest Drum VI Around

PRODUCTION EXPERT

UNBEATABLE VALUE

UNBEATABLE VALUE

We believe that high 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 instruments are the best value you’ll find anywhere.

 

However, the various percussion kits are worth particular attention.. they are an absolute steal given just how good they sound.
SOUND ON SOUND

3RD PARTY SAMPLERS NOT REQUIRED

You don’t need any additional sampler to load Handy Drums. They are self-contained and come with multiple powerful samplers built-in. Load them like any standard VST/AU plugin or a stand-alone app.

 

Be up and running in mere minutes.

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You don’t need any additional sampler to load Handy Drums. They are self-contained and come with multiple powerful samplers built-in. Load them like any standard VST/AU plugin or a stand-alone app.

 

Be up and running in mere minutes.

PERFECT COMPANIONS- FLAMENCO MIDI LOOPS

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PERFECT COMPANIONS- FLAMENCO MIDI LOOPS

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

 

Pair Handy Drums with the Handy Grooves FLAMENCO MIDI drum loop package for an instant authentic Flamenco experience. All of our midi drum 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

 

The grooves are very usable, the MIDI obviously editable, and the price pretty modest given what’s on offer.
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.
COMPUTER MUSIC

MULTIPLE DYNAMIC LEVELS

Each drum and cymbal was sampled at multiple dynamic levels to ensure the instrument’s fullest dynamic range when played back. Handy Drums FLAMENCO PERCUSSION contains up to 9 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.
COMPUTER MUSIC

ROUND ROBIN

ROUND ROBIN

Up to 20 samples per dynamic level

 

When a drummer 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 our ear can instantly tell the difference between a roll played by a real drummer and a single sample being looped.

 

Each drum and cymbal has been sampled numerous times at every dynamic level. During a playback, no sample is repeated sequentially, but a different sample is triggered. The result is a natural-sounding performance.

 

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

24BIT SAMPLES

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All Handy Drums samples come in 24bit wav 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 completely natural-sounding drums, every step of the sampling process is critical. Starting with the drum tuning, drums were carefully treated before even a single note was played. 

 

They are captured using the highest-quality mics, preamps, and converters to preserve every minute detail.

UNPARALLELED REALISM FROM VIRTUAL DRUMS

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Sound so natural; you can almost touch them.

 

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

 

We achieved realism by recording the full breadth of acoustic drums 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
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Virtual Sampled Drums available in Audio Units format icon
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INCLUDED DRUM ELEMENTS

kick icon

kick

hats icon

hats

cajon

cajon

bongos

bongos

handclaps icon

palmas

castanets

castañets

feet

feet

2 congas

congas

timbales

timbales

crashes icon

crashes

splashes cymbal icon

splashes

triangle icon

triangle

tambourine icon

tamb.

cowbell square icon

cowbell

shaker icon

shaker

For detailed articulations and drum mapping, see Handy Drums Flamenco 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 or snare? 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.
SOUND ON SOUND

 

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

Flamenco Percussion VST AU GUI size can be changed to fit different computer screens

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

Flamenco Percussion VST AU GUI size can be changed to fit different computer screens

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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