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Forest Frame Drums
Three hand-made traditional animal skin drums, exquisitely sampled with a deep, earthy and warm tone. Ideal for world music, underscore, and even epic cues.


Forest Frame Drums - Key Features
  • Three traditional frame drums
  • Up to 15x RR, 6x dynamics per articulation
  • Natural ambiance in Forest Drum
  • Intimate sound in Deep & Small Drums
  • Scripted interface for tone control + ensemble building
  • Intuitive mapping, all articulations per drum in one patch
  • Finger, thumb, palm, mallet + stick playing
  • 20 articulations for Forest Drum
  • 17 articulations for Deep Drum
  • 2 articulations for Small Drum

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Welcome to Forest Frame Drums, our unique collection of earthy percussion for Kontakt 4+. This library features three hand-made frame drums: Primary, Deep, and Small, all sampled in great detail to add a warm and realistic sound to your compositions.

The Primary Forest Drum was recorded close in a naturally ambient space which adds a pleasant 'splash' on loud hits. The Deep Drum is naturally quieter, but even lower-pitched and bassier, as it was recorded very close. The Small Drum is the simplest of the three with a naturally higher pitch; great for accompaniment.

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The demos below showcase Forest Frame Drums in a variety of contexts. "Dressed" demos incorporate other instrumentation, while "Naked" or unlabeled demos feature nothing but Forest Frame Drums. Enjoy!

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Forest Frame Drums also comes with a gorgeous UI for easy control and tweaking. You can create an instant ensemble sound with one click, and change ensemble voices, width, and tightness (or slop). Built-in release control, EQ, saturation and limiting allows you to customize the tone and shape of each drum quickly and easily.

Lastly, a convolution reverb with five custom impulses and four parameters lets you blend the drums with your other instruments readily. In short, you don't need to use any external plugins to get these sounds to sit in a mix - all the tools you need are included!

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Below are required & recommended system specs for Forest Frame Drums.

  • Requires KONTAKT 4 (FULL version, not player) or higher
  • Requires 1.3GB disk space

Download the Forest Frame Drums product manual.

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All three drums have been recorded beautifully. Just enough raw character to truly capture the spirit of the hand-crafted drums, without making them a nightmare to fit in the mix or the same ‘room’ as your other instruments. Each drum can be played in either an intimate style or a more bombastic temperament (this is, again, where those dynamic layers star). There are also many useful sound manipulation tools built into the elegant and simple user interface.

All in all, this is a great library. Well recorded, deeply recorded, and a very intuitive playability via the highly attractive GUI. At just $49 it will make a great addition to your existing ethnic/hand percussion collections. I love them and can see myself reaching for them regularly, especially on days in the studio when my own playing is sloppy!Matt Bowdler, Film and Game Composers

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