Impact Soundworks Offers “Groove Bias” for Download

groovebiasImpact Soundworks has a new drum sample library on hand, “Groove Bias: Vintage Drum Sounds.”

The new release is Impact Soundworks‘ third product and represents a combined venture from both Impact Soundworks and Andrew Aversa and Wilbert Roget, II, both sound designers who are looking to provide fresh sample libraries for composers. Soundworks’ “Groove Bias: Vintage Drum Sounds” is a rare library that chooses to concentrate on acoustic drum kits that are represented in a 1960s and 1970s style.

“The drum sounds of the 60s and 70s have been captivating producers and engineers such as me for decades. Countless tracks have featured samples taken from funk records, but no one has made an effort to create a new collection of old-school sounds with that vintage tone,” said Andrew Aversa, lead developer of the product.

“Groove Bias” includes three custom kits in conjunction with a sampling of percussive instruments. Andrew Aversa provides design and editing work, and also worked on Impact Soundworks’ own “Sitar Nation” collection. A number of microphones were used in the recording, and the library ultimately has turned into a product of nearly 4,000 samples spanning almost 4 gigabytes of data. It is programmed over 139 Kontakt (version 2+) patches, but is available in EXS-24, Reason NN-XT (at 16/44.1), and Halion formats. Battery and Gigastudio formats are also incoming.

The sample library can be downloaded now for $99. See here.