by paul mabury
“I learned to recognize the thorough and primitive duality of man; I saw that, of the two natures that contended in the field of my consciousness, even if I could rightly be said to be either, it was only because I was radically both.”
These were the famous sentiments of Dr. Henry Jekyll — the main character in Robert Louis Stevenson’s late 19th century novel, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. This classic novel beautifully interplays the disputation and dissonance of the good and evil natures that exist inside the human psyche. This dualism of human personalities is the chief inspiration behind Paul Mabury’s sequel That Sound Icon library, Jekyll & Hyde. In this library, Paul seeks to bring to life the binary drum sounds of Jekyll’s tight, clenched kicks, hats, and snares alongside the antagonistic and offensive kick, hat, and snare combinations of Hyde. While Jekyll’s drums are tactful and clean, Hyde boasts sounds that are barbaric, wounding, and uncivil. Read up on the tech specs to learn more about what’s inside and listen to the demo tracks to get a feel for the sounds of Jekyll & Hyde. This collection is a two-in-one in the truest sense. There has rarely existed a pair of drum sounds so different . . . so opposite and contrasting, yet so perfect in their blend together. After you’ve downloaded this library, you’ll start auditioning these sounds for your next track. As you do, this marriage of “good and evil” drum samples and loops will push your creativity beyond the breakers, further into the deep and unrelenting waves of inspiration. And as you begin to mix and match these two distinct set of sounds in your tracks, you’ll find yourself — much like Dr. Henry Jekyll — yearning to express simultaneously, the firm, unsoiled sounds of Jekyll in cooperation with the bold and insolent sounds of Hyde.
Over 309 total samples, one-shot samples, 63 kicks, 103 snares, 85 hats, 53 toms, 5 xtras
129 total loops, 38 Jekyll loops, 85 Hyde loops, 6 combo loops, tempos ranging from 70 — 180 bpms
Ableton’s Drum Rack, Reason, Maschine 2, Kontakt 5 (full version only), Logic’s EXS24, and Battery 4
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