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Meet Handy Drums REGGAE STANDARD: the best-selling drum plugin for Reggae music productions. 

 

This Reggae drum set was primarily influenced by the drum sounds from Bob Marley and the Wailers records. Recorded with modern equipment, it has a more transparent tone, giving even more post-processing options to suit your genre. Run it through tape or tape emulation for a more vintage sound, or keep it clean for a more modern approach.

These drums would sound equally at home in Reggae, Roots, Ska, Afro-Beat, Funk, or anything else you may have in mind.

 

For our VST Reggae drum kit, we sampled snappy, warm, and full-sounding drums, providing a solid foundation for your track.

The piccolo snare used for the Reggae snare sample is tuned high and tight and cuts through without sounding the least harsh.

The kick is full and rounded with a clear and pleasant warm attack.

Toms are single-headed with a very short sustain.

 

Also included are a small auxiliary snare drum and percussion sounds of woodblocks, cabasa, shakers, glass bottles, tambourine, cowbell, and triangle, making this one of the most comprehensive sampled Reggae drums around.

We gave special attention to capturing natural dry room ambiance with top-of-the-line Earthworks microphones. 

If you’re looking for the best sample drum kit for Reggae at an unbeatable price, this is for you.

This product is included in the Producer Collection plugin bundle.

Type: Virtual Instruments

Size: 712MB

Producer:

 Goran Rista

Format: VST/AU/Standalone

Genre: REGGAE

Platform:

 

The one drumset you need is the only drumset you need for all your Reggae tracks: Reggae Standard

With stunning drum sound, mix-ready right out of the box, Handy Drums REGGAE STANDARD is the most practical, professional virtual drumset for your Reggae project.

PRE-MIXED, READY TO USE

Use your time more productively by creating music instead of trying to make a usable drum sound. Achieving a great drum sound requires special attention to detail and patience regardless of your experience and skill. 

 

We spent a lot of time carefully editing and mixing Handy Drums Reggae Standard from multi-track recordings, so it’s ready at your fingertips.

 

With just the right blend of close mics, overheads, and room mics, expertly sculpted for a robust, punchy, natural-sounding drum set, it’s bound to fit right into your mix!

EASY TO USE AND MANIPULATE

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EASY TO USE AND MANIPULATE

Be ready to groove in minutes. Just load the Handy Drums Reggae Standard plugin, throw in your desired midi reggae groove (midi loops available separately), and that’s all. We did all the other time-consuming stuff for you—a finished drum sound right out of the box. You are free to focus on the musical aspects of the track.

 

The intuitive interface makes tweaks a breeze.

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 drum sets, 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 producers and engineers alike.

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I’m always looking for the best Reggae sounds on electronic drumset, and this time I found a real diamond.  I use it almost exclusively nowadays for my productions, as well as for clients’ works and I can recommend it 100%. Best drum software available.

Reggae Drummer Dominik

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UNBEATABLE VALUE

UNBEATABLE VALUE

There is no need to spend a fortune to get the highest quality drum sound. We understand that the creative process is the most important part of music creation, so we priced the Handy Drums Reggae Standard as affordable to everyone.

 

The Handy Drums Reggae Standard virtual drumset is the best value you’ll find anywhere.

3RD PARTY SAMPLERS NOT REQUIRED

The great thing about Handy Drums Reggae plugin is that you don’t need any 3rd party samplers to load it. It is self-contained and comes with multiple powerful samplers built-in. Load it like any standard VST/AU plugin or a stand-alone app.

 

Now that is a serious time and energy saver.

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The great thing about Handy Drums Reggae plugin is that you don’t need any 3rd party samplers to load it. It is self-contained and comes with multiple powerful samplers built-in. Load it like any standard VST/AU plugin or a stand-alone app.

 

Now that is a serious time and energy saver.

PERFECT COMPANIONS: HANDY GROOVES

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PERFECT COMPANIONS: HANDY GROOVES

Use them as they are or as a starting point for your own Reggae drum tracks.

 

Pair Handy Drums REGGAE STANDARD with REGGAE DRUMS, our MIDI drum loop pack from the Handy Grooves collection for authentic Reggae groove at once. All of our midi drum loops have been produced by world-class drummer producers and tailored to work specifically with Handy Drums plugins.

 

Or experiment pairing it with one of our other midi drum loop packs.

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 rocket scientist to operate. An elaborate design of over 50 samplers and intelligent algorithms are working behind the simple user interface. We did the tweaks, so you don’t have to.

 

Access all of the essential functions intuitively.

MULTIPLE DYNAMIC LEVELS

Each drum and cymbal was sampled at multiple dynamic levels to ensure the instrument’s fullest dynamic range is coming through when played back. Handy Drums Reggae Standard contains up to 10 dynamic levels per instrument.

ROUND ROBIN

ROUND ROBIN

Up to 12 samples per dynamic level

 

When a drummer hits a drum, each subsequent 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 by a computer.

 

Each component has been recorded numerous times at every dynamic level. During playback, no sample is repeated sequentially, but a different sample is triggered. The result is a natural human-like sounding performance.

24bit sample depth

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All Handy Drums samples are captured 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 as important. For example, this can include drum and skin selection, tuning, damping, room positioning, mic positioning, mic choice, etc.. to name but a few. All of this gets done before even a single note is recorded. 

 

Handy Drums Reggae Standard are captured using the highest-quality mics, preamps, and converters to preserve the tiniest details.

UNPARALLELED REALISM FROM VIRTUAL DRUMS

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“Sound so natural; you can almost touch them.”

 

The Reggae Standard sounds like an actual drum set 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 width of acoustic drums and their natural room ambiance, then meticulously editing and mixing them in post-production.

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VARIETY OF FORMATS

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Compatible With All Major DAW’s

Including Cubase, Studio One, FL Studio, Ableton, Logic.

INCLUDED DRUM ELEMENTS

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kick

snare icon

snare

piccolo snare

aux snare

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

handclaps icon

claps

bottles

bottles

tambourine icon

tamb.

cowbell square icon

cowbell

shaker icon

shakers

triangle icon

triangle

wood block jam block

blocks

cabasa

cabasa

For detailed articulations and full drum mapping, see Handy Drums Reggae Standard Drum Map.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONALITIES

MIXER

MIXER

While the Reggae Standard comes pre-leveled between components, you still have the option to tweak and automate individual drum components to suit your taste. More kick or snare? You got it.

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. Import any standard midi drum loop onto your DAW timeline to hear instant results. You can also easily match the mapping of Handy Drums to any other custom midi drum loop.

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

Multiple Outputs

Multiple Outputs

Handy Drums Reggae Standard has eight separate stereo outputs so that each drum component can be routed and processed independently. You can use your favourite compressor, reverb, EQ, saturation, or other FX plugins to further manipulate Handy Drums’ individual components. 

Variable Hi-hats

One of the features we are most proud of.

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

 

There are over 700 samples contained in the variable Hi-hats alone!

 

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)

E-drummers who want to use Handy Drums with their electronic drum kit can adjust the hi-hat foot controller curve with ease. The curve is particularly beneficial for drum modules that do not output the full value range from 1-127.

Bonus Percussion

For and even more complete programming experience, all Handy Drums instruments contain the following percussion elements: handclaps, tambourine, cowbell, shaker, and triangle as an added extra.

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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

Hear quick previews of the individual components by clicking on the icons. They will play at random velocities.

Resizable GUI

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Throw away your microscope. Adjust the size of the high-definition interface as large or as small as you need to suit your eyes best.

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PERFECT FOR DRUM REPLACEMENT

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PERFECT FOR DRUM REPLACEMENT

Sometimes producers or mixing engineers find that the acoustic drum tracks on the recording are not ideal for the track and so using drum replacement may become necessary to get the desired result.

 

Our Reggae Standard sampled drum instrument is an ideal drum replacement contender. If your DAW can extract transients from an audio, it is a simple task to make a MIDI track from it and route it to Handy Drums VST instrument. Instant punch and presence!

 

Alternatively, you can also 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.

 

Over two dozen virtual drum instruments consisting of thousands of drum samples and over 13,000 midi drum beats and drum fills, make him one of the world's most prolific drum loop producers.

 

Goran's drum set libraries and drum loops are used by over 90,000 performing musicians and studio producers worldwide. They are the soul and groove behind one of today's most popular and best-selling drum machines- BeatBuddy.

 

Curious to find out more?

Meet the drummer producer Goran Rista

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