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World Percussion set combines percussion from several different regions of the world.

It would be perfect for adding some extra spice to funk, dance, R&B or pop beat, and more or as a base for an acoustic or stripped down style track.

It is recorded with natural room ambiance and good stereo imaging so will immediately add depth to your production. 

The set includes the following instruments: Cajon (Flamenco model): bongo cajon, mini bongos, udu, shakers, clave, and riveted cymbals played by hand. Together they cover a whole range of tonalities for an exciting accompaniment.

This product is included in the Producer Collection plugin bundle.

Type: Virtual Instruments

Size: 405MB

Producer:

 Goran Rista

Format: VST/AU/Standalone

Genre: ACOUSTIC, WORLD, FOLK

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

Why waste time trying to find usable percussion sounds when you could be focusing on your creativity? Getting a percussion sound requires putitng in a significant amount of time and effort, even when you are highly qualified for the task and have a top quality drum or percussion recording to begin with. 

 

We put in hundreds of hours of painstakingly editing and carefully mixing drums and percussion from multitrack recordings of World Percussion, so you don’t have to.

 

We made sure to get a sound that is robust, punchy, natural sounding and will sit just right into your mix by carefully blending just the right amount of close, overhead and room microphones.

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 you’re done!- It’s that easy! We did the heavy lifting for you—a finished drum and percussion sound right out of the box. You are free to focus on the musical aspects of the track.

 

Make the tweaks using the intuitive interface.

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 with loads more dynamic levels and round robin samples for your recording needs.

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UNBEATABLE VALUE

UNBEATABLE VALUE

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

3RD PARTY SAMPLERS NOT REQUIRED

That’s right. No 3rd party samplers are required to load the WORLD PERCUSSION plugin, as they are fully self-contained and already 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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That’s right. No 3rd party samplers are required to load the WORLD PERCUSSION plugin, as they are fully self-contained and already 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- HANDY GROOVES WORLD PERCUSSION

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PERFECT COMPANIONS- HANDY GROOVES WORLD PERCUSSION

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

 

Pair the WORLD PERCUSSION plugin with Handy Grooves WORLD PERCUSSION, our MIDI drum, and percussion loop package for immediate results. Our midi percussion loops have been produced by world-class drummer-producers and tailored to work specifically with Handy Drums plugins.

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 clever algorithms power your seamless experience behind the simple user interface.

 

Access all of the essential functions intuitively.

MULTIPLE DYNAMIC LEVELS

Each drum, cymbal, and percussion instrument was sampled at multiple dynamic levels to ensure the instrument’s fullest dynamic range when played back. Handy Drums WORLD PERCUSSION plugin contains up to 9 dynamic levels per instrument.

ROUND ROBIN

ROUND ROBIN

Up to 14 samples per dynamic level

 

When a live musician 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 automatically. The result is a natural-sounding performance.

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 and percussion, every step of the sampling process is as important. Starting with tuning the drums, selecting the right room, placing the microphones in the ideal position, they all play a huge part in achieving a desired drum sound. 

 

All samples 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 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 this realism by recording the full breadth of acoustic instruments and their natural ambiance, then meticulously edited and mixed them in the post-production.

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VARIETY OF FORMATS

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INCLUDED DRUM ELEMENTS

kick icon

kick

cajon

cajon

hats icon

hats

udu

udu

cajon bongo

cajon bongo

djembe

djembe

mini bongos

mini bongos

wooden log

woodlog

chimes

chimes

rain stick

rainstick

cricket

cricket

splashes cymbal icon

splashes

handclaps icon

claps

tambourine icon

tamb.

cowbell square icon

cowbell

shaker icon

shakers

triangle icon

triangle

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONALITIES

MIXER

MIXER

While the Handy Drums come pre-leveled between components to match the original sound, 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

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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.

 

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.

Audition Buttons

Quickly preview the individual instrument sounds of the World Percussion plugin by clicking on the icons. They will play at random velocities.

Resizable GUI

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Resizable GUI

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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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.

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MEET THE DRUMMER PRODUCER- GORAN RISTA

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.

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