BY DARREN KING
You're probably familiar with Darren King, the passionate drummer who's playing is so unhinged it requires gaff taping headphones onto his head to keep the music in his ears. Year after year, night after night, Darren took the stage with some of our favorite musicians and blew our minds with an inspiring blend of intensity and facility. Well now, we'd like to welcome you to the other side. Bruce Lee once said, "the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one's potential." Animal Monster Machine (Anml Mnstr Mchne) is an invitation into that sincere and honest development. It's an invitation into the musical evolution of Darren's soul and skill, and it's represented in three forms: The Anml. The Mnstr. The Mchne. (Anml) You'll come to find the sounds in this library to be animalistic in nature. Dominant on their own, but submissive to the overall composition. The loop combinations are intuitive; full of good instincts and perfect for your songwriting. (Mnstr) You'll also discover sounds that are less thoughtful and more hostile and beastly. They're wild, untamed, and will give your drums an edge and a bite. (Mchne) And finally, this library also boasts great precision. Darren's drum fills are clean and exact. Every note counts for something. While this library is smaller (in size) than his Iconic Signature library from 2014, it is a broader pallet of sound covering more of the scope of Darren's musical personalities. It represents more of the beat maker and producer Darren's become. It hosts both rhythmic and tonal options with the melding of drums and keyboard samples. When we asked Darren to describe it he told us it was, "Sweaty, mean, and gnarled... with no artificial sweeteners" ... but he also said it was "crispy, clean, tactile and electro-acoustic." Those were the words he said, but the only thing our ears heard was, "The Anml Mnstr Mchne."
219 total samples, 40 kicks, 43 snares, 22 toms, 28 hats + cymbals, 31 fx sounds, 26 chordal sounds, 10 mchnes, 19 kit outtakes
* All samples delivered as 24-bit, 44.1kHz .wav files
243 individual loops, 58 different tempos ranging from 54 — 170 bpms
Ableton, Reason, EXS24, Battery, Maschine, and Kontakt (full version)
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ANML MNSTR MCHNE
One library. Three distinct personalities.