Swell-Natural Samples


  • 24 bit 96k metadata tagged wav files
  • 300+ unique recordings
  • 5 Gb of sounds
  • no Kontakt files in this version

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Swell Natural Samples is a sample set library designed to create natural sounding cymbal swells with a variety of different cymbals and performances.  This version does not contain a performable Kontakt instrument or any stylistically designed sounds.

We brought in a professional drummer to perform each of the swells and on during the recording sessions we covered a wide variety of cymbal shapes and sizes.  Cymbals included gongs, orchestral suspended cymbals, crashes, chinas, sizzle ride, and others.

Great care was taken to record each performance with the highest sonic quality and detail.  We chose a relatively reflection free space with a super low noisefloor and recorded through John Hardy M1 preamps for the big clean gain.  Schoeps and Neumann mics were used to get full coverage of each cymbal.

The natural collection has recordings that are unaltered from their original performances and was created to produce clean, musical, natural sounding swells.

Purchase of Natural Samples library can be applied towards and upgrade to the full version, which includes a full 1.5 Gigabyte suite of designed samples and a set of beautiful kontakt instruments designed to get the exact swell performance you’re looking for.

See our interview at asoundeffect.com for the backstory on how the library was made.