Overview of Stormdrum 3: Stormdrum 3 is a comprehensive percussion library designed for film and game composers. It features a vast collection of cinematic drums and percussion instruments from around the world. This powerful tool is ideal for creating bombastic and thunderous percussion for your music projects.
Features of Stormdrum 3:
Drums from All Over the World: Stormdrum 3 offers a wide range of drums and percussion from various cultures, eras, and contexts. It allows you to create music that spans different cultures and genres with realistic and clean recordings.
Mickey Hart’s Collection: Renowned percussionist Mickey Hart collaborated with Remo to bring his private collection of drums and percussion to Studio 1. This collection adds a unique and flexible dimension to Stormdrum 3.
Family Taiko: Stormdrum 3 includes a holy grail of taiko samples, recorded from drums belonging to Mickey Hart, Remo, and Japanese taiko masters. It provides both single hits and full ensemble beats for a realistic taiko sound.
Big Drums: This section includes powerful drums like “The Beast,” “Lord Of Toms,” and “Dragon Ensemble” from Mickey’s exceptional collection, adding depth and dynamics to your compositions.
Gong, Clock, Water, and Telephone Sounds: A mechanical and detailed collection perfect for layering subtle elements in your music. It features vintage clock sounds for creating complex rhythms.
Metals: Access a variety of bells, chimes, cymbals, and unique metal percussion instruments collected by Mickey during his travels.
Shakers and Small Drums: An assortment of unusual shakers, rain sticks, and classic small drums, offering a diverse range of percussive options.
Woods: Explore unusual wood percussion instruments from around the world, including gourd marimba, balafon, and more.
Microphones: Stormdrum 3 was recorded using various microphones at Studio One, ensuring a versatile range of tonal options for blending into your music.
Technical Details and System Requirements: Stormdrum 3 requires the R2R PLAY sampler for installation. You can download the sampler here. Follow these steps for installation:
- Copy the “Previews,” “ProductChunks,” and “products” folders from the R2R folder to “C:\ProgramData\East West.”
- Copy the library to your preferred location on your HDD.
- Launch the PLAY sampler and navigate to the Browser tab.
- Right-click in the left column of the Browser tab, select “Add Another Product Library,” and specify the location of the library folder.