Drums of War captures the magnitude and essence of a forgotten battle fought in a forgotten place. The trepidation that proceeds battle can be found in the depth of “Hell’s Deep.” “ Sub Boomz” echo the warmth of a call that inspired the timid long ago. “Ancient Torture Drum” brings to mind long-extinct trees and the skins of beasts that haven’t been seen on the earth in millennia. “War Ensemble” is reminiscent of grand, prehistoric armies that stormed across a rugged landscape, terrorizing all in their wake. “Titan Ensemble” can help to evoke the courage of battle-weary soldiers or the fear of the death knell’s call.
Drums of War 2 is the newest member to the cinesamples percussion family, and its parents are beaming. Following in the scope of the original Drums of War this new volume takes a different approach to achieving massive-percussive impact. Whereas the paramount concept of DOW 1 was recording huge orchestral drums in a huge space this time we used specific instrumentation/production techniques to achieve our result. DOW 2 contains entirely new sample content and entirely new instruments вЂ“ those which we have never sampled before. The foundation of this library being the mighty taikos.
The hallmark of this library lies within the recordings. DOW 2 utilizes a combination close/stage mix with wonderfully rich character вЂ“ a driving, powerful tone. If you could use one word to describe this sound it would most certainly be вЂњtightвЂќ. But the real magic lies in whats going on in the stereo field. DOW 2 uses double, triple, and quadruple tracking вЂ“ mapped down to one sample and therefore one key вЂ“ allowing you to trigger this labor intensive studio-process which a single keystroke. Aside from being an ultimate timesaver, its also like having a renowned professional percussionist and mixer sitting in on your track. Each sample contains that delightful mini-flamming (without phasing) from the percussionist and that ultra-balanced wide panorama from the mixer. If you like to construct your own layers weвЂ™ve made the solo patches available too.
All DOW 2 percussion was sampled in 24/48 with the best gear, in a fantastic Los Angeles studio, by one of HollywoodвЂ™s most in-demand percussionists. Everything recorded with 10xRR and up to 10 velocity layers.
* ensemble patches containing 2-4 sub patches + ensemble patches