Today we will be reviewing DRUMS, a recent addition to UJAM’s Symphonic Elements series. The series, which started with the first volume STRIIIINGS, is designed to be a set of great-sounding and mix-ready tools that are easily usable by composers of all skill levels.
The collaboration between Orchestral Tools and Tom Holkenborg alias Junkie XL gave birth to the excellent JXL Brass in late 2019 (now called Tom Holkenborg’s Brass). Today we will be reviewing the second chapter of this joint venture, Tom Holkenborg’s Percussion. The library is advertised as being an exact copy of the actual samples Tom has been using in his blockbuster scores for years. It also promises to give incredible dynamic range and add huge power to tracks.
Keepforest is back with a new, hard-hitting sample library: Ferrum – Modern Trailer Percussion. As the caption suggests, Ferrum is a massive percussion instrument geared towards trailer music and cinematic music production. It offers a large collection of highly processed cinematic percussion that ranges from epic trailer hits and ensemble drums to various metals, cymbals, foley percussion, and more.
New York-based sample library developer Heavyocity just released Damage 2, the successor to probably one of the best-selling and most widely used cinematic percussion libraries on the market. Damage 2 comes with a huge collection of freshly recorded and processed percussion goodness and seeks to up the ante with massively brutal drum sound design.