Handy Drums- MALLETS

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Add a unique character to your tracks with Handy Drums MALLETS, a virtual drum instrument. With its softened and reduced high-frequency content, this instrument delivers a distinct sound that is both clear and well-tuned.

 

Reminiscent of classical timpani, the toms are perfect for adding a dramatic quality to a track or imbuing it with a dark and menacing character. But that’s not all – these versatile drums can also sound just as great in an upbeat and happy-sounding track, providing a jovial melodic beat.

 

If you’re a producer or arranger, Handy Drums MALLETS is an excellent addition to your toolkit. Whether you’re working on a theatre production, a musical, or a film score, these drums will give your music a different dimension. And with the addition of mallets on cymbals, you’ll have the perfect tool for creating swells and building dramatic tension in ballads, gospel tracks, or any other genre.

 

With its broad range of uses and styles, Handy Drums MALLETS is the “ace in the pocket” that every serious producer and arranger needs. So why delay? Try it out for yourself and experience the power of this amazing virtual drum instrument!

 

This product is included in the Producer Collection plugin bundle.

 

Type: Virtual Instruments

Size: 620MB

Producer:

 Goran Rista

Format: VST/AU/AAX/Standalone

Genre: ACOUSTIC, EXPERIMENTAL, NEW WAVE, POP, JAZZ, AMBIENT, WORLD, FOLK

Platform:

(Win 7+)  (MacOS 10.11+, dual binary)

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

Give yourself more time to focus on the creative aspects of your song by having an awesome drum sound right out of the box.

 

Even the most highly skilled and experienced engineers will spend a lot of time achieving a great drum sound even when you have the best drum recording, to begin with.

 

We invested many hours skilfully editing and carefully mixing Handy Drum Mallets 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 Handy Drums Mallets drum plugin, drop in your favorite midi drum beat, and that is all!- you are ready to groove! We did the time consuming work for you—an awesome drum sound right out of the box. You are free to focus on the musical aspects of the drum track.

 

The intuitive interface makes tweaks super simple and easy.

 

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.
– John Walden, SOUND ON SOUND

CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED DRUM SOUND

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Drum sounds behind the famous 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 production needs.

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Computer Music Innovation Award to Handy Drums plugins by GoranGrooves

I have to say that I’m impressed by the core drum sounds…
In summary, great value, great sounds, and great usability.

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SOUND ON SOUND

Handy Drums delivers a guaranteed, considered level of quality across the board.

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COMPUTER MUSIC

All the cymbals and drums are played softly with mallets for a darker and more restrained sound
—a great tool to have in your arsenal.

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RECORDING MAGAZINE

Handy Drums – Perhaps The Simplest Drum VI Around

PRODUCTION EXPERT

VERIFIED CUSTOMER REVIEWS

UNBEATABLE VALUE

UNBEATABLE VALUE

Nothing should stand in the way of you and your creativity. Especially not being able to afford the best quality plugins.

 

That’s why we made sure to price Handy Drums range to be affordable to everyone. These virtual drum instruments are the best value you’ll find anywhere.

 

…they are an absolute steal given just how good they sound.
SOUND ON SOUND

3RD PARTY SAMPLERS NOT REQUIRED

If you ever dealt with sound packs and 3rd party samplers you’ll know how tricky it can get with compatibility especially when either manufacturer makes updates.


We understand the importance of simplicity which is why the Handy Drums range doesn’t need any additional samplers to load!

 

They are self-contained and come with multiple powerful samplers built-in. Load them like any regular VST/AU plugin or a stand-alone app.

 

You’ll be producing music in minutes.

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If you ever dealt with sound packs and 3rd party samplers you’ll know how tricky it can get with compatibility especially when either manufacturer makes updates.


We understand the importance of simplicity which is why the Handy Drums range doesn’t need any additional samplers to load!

 

They are self-contained and come with multiple powerful samplers built-in. Load them like any regular VST/AU plugin or a stand-alone app.

 

You’ll be producing music in minutes.

PERFECT COMPANIONS- HANDY GROOVES

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

 

Did you know that you can pair Handy Drums with one of our Handy Grooves, MIDI drum loop packages for an instant WOW? All of our midi drum loops have been produced by world-class drummer-producers providing realistic dynamics, articulation, and feel. They are 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 Mallets do not require a complicated instruction manual to use. Over 50 samplers and smart algorithms work in the background to power a 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 Mallets were recorded at up to 10 dynamic levels.

 

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 10 samples per dynamic level

 

Our ear instantly knows when a computer plays the same sample repeatedly (such as a drum roll). This is because when a real human hits a drum, each stroke that follows is always slightly different from the previous one, regardless of how great a drummer they are.

 

Each Handy Drum Mallets drum and cymbal has been sampled numerous times at every dynamic level. During playback, a different sample is triggered each time, ensuring that no sample is repeated sequentially.

 

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 were recorded in 24bit wav format for the finest 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 just as important. Starting with choosing the right drum for the job, tuning them, placing them and the microphones in the right place, every aspect of the process was carefully thought out before even a single note was played. 

 

The instrument and room are then captured using the highest-quality mics, preamps, and converters to preserve every fine 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 separate spaces. 

 

We achieved this realism by recording the full breadth of acoustic drums and their natural ambiance, then meticulously editing and mixing them in 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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Handy Drums are compatible with all DAWs that support virtual instrument plugins in either VST2, VST3, AU, AAX.

They are available in 64bit for both Windows and MacOS. They come in dual binary for MacOS and can be run natively on systems equipped with either Intel or Apple silicon chips.

INCLUDED DRUM ELEMENTS

kick icon

kick

snare icon

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

tambourine icon

tamb.

cowbell square icon

cowbell

shaker icon

shaker

triangle icon

triangle

Finger snaps icon

snaps

Metronome / click icon

click

For a detailed drum mapping, see GoranGrooves Standard Drum Map.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONALITIES

MIXER

MIXER

While the Handy Drums come naturally pre-leveled between components, you still have the option to tweak and automate individual drum components to best 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. This allows using any standard midi drum loop in your DAW for instant results. You can also 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

Using your favourite compressor, tape simulation, EQ or other effect plugins is a breeze. Each individual drum component can be routed to any the available eight stereo sub groups allowing them to be independently processed.

Variable Hi-hats

Variable Hi Hats- What Are They And How To Utilize Them Within Handy Drums?

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.

Variable Hi Hats- What Are They And How To Utilize Them Within Handy Drums?

Adjustable CC4 curve (variable hats foot controller)

Adjustable CC4 curve (variable hats foot controller)

For those using electronic drums or drum triggers you’ll be pleased to see that you can adjust your hi-hat foot controller curve. The curve is particularly useful for drum modules that do not output the full value range from 1-127.

Bonus Percussion

Add color, uplift song sections, and infuse deeper groove into your rhythm tracks with percussion.

 

Handy Drums Mallets come with several percussion instruments and their dedicated mixer tab:

Handclaps, fingersnaps, tambourine, cowbell, shaker, triangle, and metronome sounds.

Audition Buttons

Audition Buttons

It’s easy to preview the sounds of the drumset quickly by clicking on the icons. The components will play at random velocities.

Resizable GUI

Mallets on Drums 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.

Mallets on Drums 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.

PERFECT FOR DRUM REPLACEMENT

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PERFECT FOR DRUM REPLACEMENT

Sometimes as a producer or mixer you may find yourself in a situation where the only option left is to use drum replacements.

 

This sampled drum instrument is an ideal choice as a 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.

 

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

Ready to get grooving?

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