Moonkits: a mission to explore the softer side of the drumkit.
Brushes, but not only for Jazz. Also rods, mallets, tea sticks: anything that mellows the attack and allows the texture to sing out.
Moonkits was intentionally recorded with extra detail at low velocites, because not every track is rock'n'roll. You don't need to smash the kit hard.
Just great touch and feel.
The control hub for Moonkits. Choose kit pieces, edit mic channels, mix your groove.
The Mixer opens in the Drum window to enable a fast work-flow. Each kit piece has its own mixer channel, with a fully featured channel strip to shape the sound. Overhead, Rear + Room mics can routed to a seperate mix bus or stay within the individual drum's channel. Each channel can be sent to a seperate Kontakt output in your DAW for additional mixing.
Euclidean Beats is a revolutionary way of generating drum patterns; simpler than it first looks. Set any number of hits and any number of steps per track, and Euclid will space it all out equally for you. Generate creative grooves you never imagined within seconds - you can't put a step wrong.
An 8 track step-sequencer with a difference - each track can be programmed to shift its notes as the beat plays, creating new beats as the patterns evolves. Sounds can be set to move a lot, stay completely still, or move incrementally while never losing their musical timing.
Poly Beats is a new kind of drum sequencer from Soniccouture. Each track divides the bar into arbitrary subdivisions, or polyrhythms. Since each track can be set completely different from each other, polyrhythms can quickly sound very strange and unnatural. Definitely for the left-field.
Moonkits features 80 preset kits mixed and ready to go.
Each kit has its own groove, set up and ready to drag and drop as MIDI.
Slot it straight in, or jump off into new directions.
This video tour shows off the wide selection of preset kits.
This is a Kontakt Player instrument. This means that you do not need to own the full version of NI Kontakt to use it. It will run as a plug-in instrument in any VST/AU/RTAS/AAX/WASAPI,compatible host program or DAW eg: Cubase, Logic, Ableton Live, DP, Reaper, Pro-Tools. No extra purchase necessary.
Windows 7 or higher (latest Service Pack, 32/64 Bit), Intel Core Duo or AMD AthlonTM 64 X2, 4 GB RAM (6 GB RAM recommended)
Mac: OS X 10.12 or higher, Intel Core 2 Duo, 5 GB RAM
Requires KONTAKT 6 or KONTAKT 6 PLAYER version 6.2 or later
Moonkits was recorded at Konk Studios in North London, founded, and still owned by, Ray Davies of The Kinks. The room harbours a fantastic drum sound, as heard on records by The Stones Roses, Massive Attack, The Fall, Blur, Depeche Mode, Portishead, Al Green, The Cure, Artic Monkeys, The Kinks and about a million others.
The custom Neve console (with 1095 EQs) was bought from Utopia studios in 1974 and was used to record The Wall by Pink Floyd among many other classic records.