Forest Frame Drums

Three hand-made traditional animal skin drums, exquisitely sampled with a deep, earthy and warm tone. Dynamics range from quiet to huge! Recorded in mostly dry environments, and ideal for world music, underscore, and even epic cues.



111 in stock


Audio Demos

  1. Through the Forest Drum Jeff Ball 1:39
  2. Forest Swing Wilbert Roget, II 0:36
  3. Through the Forest Drum (Naked) Jeff Ball 1:39
  4. The Ritual Andrew Aversa 1:04
  5. A Hero Comes Andrew Aversa 1:13
  6. Framework Andrew Aversa 1:37
  7. A Hero Comes (Naked) Andrew Aversa 1:13

Product Info


Three traditional frame drums
Up to 15x RR, 6x dynamics per articulation
Natural ambiance in Forest Drum
Intimate sound in Deep & Small Drums
Finger, thumb, palm, mallet + stick playing
20 articulations for Forest Drum
17 articulations for Deep Drum
2 articulations for Small Drum


Straightforward yet inspiring UI
Easy ensemble maker with voice control
All articulations per drum in one patch
Accessible tone shaping via EQ + FX
Convolution reverb with custom impulses
No keyswitches or complex mapping


1.3GB of disk space

7200 RPM hard drive or solid state drive recommended.

Kontakt 4+ Full Version

This library is NOT compatible with the free Kontakt Player.

Kontakt Requirements - Mac OSX

Intel Macs (i5 or higher): macOS 10.14, 10.15, 11 or 12 (latest update).
Apple Silicon Macs (via Rosetta 2 & natively on ARM in Standalone or in hosts that support it): macOS 11 or 12 (latest update)

Kontakt Requirements - Windows

Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit). Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU. Graphics hardware support for OpenGL 2.1 or higher. Windows 10 strongly recommended.



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.

Interface & Engine

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!


Forest Frame Drums – Film and Game Composers

“All three drums are recorded beautifully. Just enough raw character to truly capture their spirit… without making them a nightmare to fit in the mix or [with] your other instruments. It can be played in either an intimate style or a more bombastic temperament (this is where those dynamic layers shine). There are also many useful sound manipulation tools in the elegant & simple user interface… All in all, this is a great library. At just $49 it will make a great addition to your existing ethnic/hand percussion. I love [it] and can see myself reaching for [it] regularly.”

Matt Bowdler (Film and Game Composers)