Steel Drum

  • Soulful Steel Vibes
  • 18 Programs / 8 Parts
  • 3.5K Real-Time Samples™ / 11.21 GB
  • Soundpaint™ Engine (Free)
  • VST, AU and Standalone
  • Delivered by Download

Sonic Vibes of Steel

This Steel Drum was custom designed for our recording session. We wanted the instrument to cover all ranges from bass to treble, but have them all contained inside a singular Steel Drum. We sampled the instrument with several mallet types (ex. Beaters, Felt Mallet, Brushes, Hands, etc) The result, a beautiful and rich deeply sampled Steel Drum.

We sampled the Steel Drum so thoroughly that we probably won't sample it again, especially with it now in Soundpaint. We don't really need to. The Steel Drum library has 127 velocity layers, full-range MIDI, and near infinite round-robins. This library sounds like the real thing. Main Programs let the original articulations of the instrument shine and the other Programs open new doors for the Steel Drum sound. 

Everything was carefully recorded & processed at 24bit / 96k at our British Studio through a historic custom Neve desk. The core content was captured with a variety of mallet types, from rubber beaters and felt mallets to brushes and hands. All of which with multiple dynamics and repetitions to allow for maximum realism.



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