Handy Drums- FLAMENCO PERCUSSION v2

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Experience the soulful sound of Flamenco percussion like never before with Handy Drums FLAMENCO PERCUSSION! The award-winning virtual instrument is the perfect addition to any music production, offering meticulously sampled Flamenco percussion that is easy to use, affordable, and sounds great right out of the box.

 

This plugin puts the Cajon, the beloved percussion instrument of Flamenco music, at the stage center. The Cajon was meticulously recorded using top-of-the-line gear and strategic mic placement, then carefully mixed and edited. The result is a sound that’s so authentic, you’ll swear you’re listening to a live performance.

 

The Cajon is accompanied by handclaps, foot stomps, and castañets in an ideal acoustic environment suitable for Flamenco music. With all these elements at your disposal, you can create a truly authentic Spanish music experience. A selection of Flamenco rhythms MIDI loops (available separately) will get you going quickly and easily.

 

But that’s not all. This plugin also includes bongos, congas, timbales, and other percussion instruments to help you capture the full range of Flamenco music and add a touch of spice to any acoustic performance.

 

Handy Drums FLAMENCO 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/AAX/Standalone

Genre: ACOUSTIC, FLAMENCO, FOLK

Platform:

(Win 7+)  (MacOS 10.11+, dual binary)

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 FLAMENCO PERCUSSION

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.
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Brilliantly recorded, mix-ready kits.
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Without exception, the kits sound really good; this is mix‑ready stuff with a minimum of fuss.
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EASY TO USE AND MANIPULATE

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Load the Handy Drums FLAMENCO PERCUSSION plugin, browse to a favorite MIDI drum beat, drag it into your DAW, and you’re on your way to a killer groove!

 

We did the heavy lifting for you—an authentic Flamenco percussion sound right out of the box. You are free to focus on the musical aspects of the drum track.

 

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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IMMACULATELY-SAMPLED ACOUSTIC PERCUSSION

Every step of the sampling process is critical to achieving larger-than-life yet completely natural-sounding percussion. We carefully positioned the percussion and the mics in the room to seize every nuance of the instruments in their natural ambiance.

 

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

Earthworks microphone recording overhead O/H drums

CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED PERCUSSION SAMPLES

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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.

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

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How Does it Sound? In a word, fantastic!

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RECORDING MAGAZINE

Handy Drums – Perhaps The Simplest Drum VI Around

PRODUCTION EXPERT

VERIFIED CUSTOMER REVIEWS

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/AAX plugin or a stand-alone app.

 

Everything gets installed and configured at once so you can be grooving in a few minutes.

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FEATURES

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 Flamenco Percussion does not require a complicated manual to use. It’s super intuitive, but behind the simple interface lies an elaborate design of over numerous samplers and smart algorithms that power your seamless experience.

 

 

Access all of the essential functions intuitively.

 

Simple and immediate UI saves time.

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ULTRA-REALISTIC DRUMS & PERCUSSION

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.
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INCLUDED PERCUSSION & 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

Finger snaps icon

snaps

tambourine icon

tamb.

cowbell square icon

cowbell

shaker icon

shaker

Metronome / click icon

click

For detailed articulations and drum mapping, see Handy Drums Flamenco Percussion Map.

NEW IN V2.0: INTEGRATED MIDI LOOP PREVIEWER

Effortlessly browse through all MIDI drum loops on your computer, audition them, and import them into your DAW by way of drag-n-drop.

 

To get you going quickly, we have included a selection of MIDI drum loops, immediately accessible from within this browser.

 

Save your most accessed MIDI folders or favorite loops in the included Favorites section for instant access at any time.

 

And any Handy Grooves MIDI packs you purchase and install will show here by default.

 

Learn more about the MIDI Loop Browser.

ADVANCED PERCUSSION MAPPING

Map Handy Drums Flamenco Percussion just the way you like, quickly and effortlessly, then use the Preset Manager to save your mapping for future use.

 

Select a note for any available instrument, or start with a blank slate and use our “strike-to-learn-note” mapping to assign any key on your MIDI controller to an instrument.

 

NEW IN V2.0: Take advantage of the additional “blank” mapping to assign several keys to a single instrument sound, which is great for keyboardists looking to play drum rolls.

 

Read more about drum mapping in Handy Drums.

NEW IN V2.0: DYNAMIC AUDITION PADS FOR ALL INSTRUMENTS

No guessing on what each drum, cymbal or percussion instrument sounds like!

 

Hover over any instrument name on the Key-Mapping/ Pitch-Tuning panel, and magic happens: dynamic audition pads are revealed, allowing you to trigger any available sound in its full dynamic range and articulations.

 

As you press the pads from left to right, the sounds are triggered at velocities from 1-127.

 

Learn more about the drum pads.

PRESET MANAGER

Save and recall the entire plugin’s state at any point by using the Preset Manager.

 

This is particularly handy for creating custom drum maps.

 

Learn more about the preset manager.

NEW in V2.0: PITCH TUNING FOR ALL INSTRUMENTS

Tweak the pitch of individual drum components right inside the plugin. This is useful when you want to match the key of a song, which is usually not more than a semitone away.

 

Learn more about the pitch-tuning.

MULTIPLE PLUGIN OUTPUTS X16

Use your favorite compressor, reverb, EQ, tape simulator, or other plugin effects to manipulate Handy Drums’ individual components further. Output each drum component to any of the available 16 stereo subgroups and independently process them.

 

Read more about the multiple plugin outputs.

NEW IN V2.0: LOAD SAMPLES ON DEMAND

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Initiate the Handy Drums plugin or standalone app quickly and keep the memory overhead to a minimum by differing the sample loading until needed.

 

Starting with v2.0, the Handy Drums samples are instantly loaded into the memory only when played. That means that you can run several Handy Drums plugin instances, and only the samples utilized are ever loaded.

 

If you wish to load the entire sample library, you can do so with a simple switch. Even so, only portions of the highly optimized sample library format are loaded into the memory, with the rest being read straight from the disk.

 

Learn more about the sample loading modes.

VARIETY OF FORMATS

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Virtual Sampled Drums Compatible with MAC OS icon
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Handy Drums run on Windows 7+, come in dual binary for MacOS and can be run natively on systems equipped with either Intel or Apple silicon chips.

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.
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Flamenco dancer with castanets and a rose- 3d box artwork

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

INTEGRATED MIXER

The mixer takes center stage in Handy Drums and gives you immediate access to essential controls.

 

Quickly preview included components to make sure everything is in working order using the audition buttons on top of each instrument group.

 

NEW in V2.0:

View mute, solo, and panning states of all channels at a glance. Unmute and un-solo all channels at once.

 

Pan instruments, swap left and right channels, or turn them mono with a simple switch.

 

Additional popup mixers give you access to individual components of complex instruments, such as hi-hats.

 

Get all the details on the mixer here.

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.
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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 / “RANDOM” 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.

 

Depending on the instrument, some internal samplers will play the available samples at random, while others will be played in a “round robin” fashion.

 

Every instrument has a round/random robin independent from other instruments.

 

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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24-BIT SAMPLE DEPTH

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While recorded at 24-bit depth and mixed at 32-floating point, our sample libraries are provided in a special, highly memory-optimized HLAC format, preserving the full resolution at a much smaller footprint.

 

The result is the sample library that sounds great while taking less space on your disk and loading instantly into your memory.

LEARN/ ASSIGN MIDI CC

Assign any MIDI CC controller to a number of relevant controls on Handy Drums, such as volume faders, panners, mute buttons, and more.

 

It is as simple as right-clicking, selecting “Learn MIDI CC,” and then moving a fader or a knob on your hardware MIDI controller for instant pairing. Save your settings in the Preset Manager for future use.

 

Learn more about the assign/ learn MIDI CC functionality.

RESIZABLE GUI

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

 

Handy Drums GUI is now fully vectorized so that it will look pixel-perfect at any resolution and zoom level.

CPU AND MEMORY EFFICIENT

Handy Drums have an exceptionally small CPU and memory footprint. Because we have gotten away from unnecessary effects, your computer will run them without breaking a sweat.

 

Go ahead and load several Handy Drums plugins with no problem.

MEET THE DRUMMER PRODUCER- GORAN RISTA

Meet the drummer producer Goran Rista

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

 

He has produced dozens of virtual drum and percussion 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 100k musicians and producers in both live and recording settings.

 

Read more here.

Ready to get grooving?

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