Checking Out: PerfPerc Volume 3 by Performance Samples

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Performance Samples complete their trilogy of performance-based sampled percussion instruments with the release of PerfPerc Volume 3. Volume 1 was a percussive all-rounder while Volume 2 leans more towards various world instruments. PerfPerc Volume 3 focuses on a variety of different toms, which also happened to be my favourite instruments in the first volume. With their unique approach to percussive performance-based sampling, Performance Sample tie up the trilogy in great style.

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Checking Out: PerfPerc Volume 3 by Performance Samples

 

I have been fortunate to review each volume of the Perfperc series (see reviews of PerfPerc V1, PerfPerc V2) so rather than cover old ground in terms of the GUI and performance X-fade rolls, this review focuses on the instruments and context. I really recommend the viewing of my other reviews of this series to get an overall picture of what the library is all about. As a single volume there are some wonderful timbres and versatility yet when put together with the two other volumes, the series becomes and huge versatile ensemble suitable for virtually any scenario. Across each volume, the sampling, programming and playability is top notch and Performance Samples have created an outstanding series of percussion instruments.

PerfPerc Volume 3 sells for $169 usually, currently $99 on intro and $69 with loyalty discount from Performance Samples

Facts

• NCW-compressed, ~14.88 GB total
• Instruments
o 4 low toms (played with brushes, rods, and drumsticks)
o 4 mid toms (played with brushes, rods, and drumsticks)
o 4 high toms (played with brushes, rods, and drumsticks)
o 3 rototoms (played with brushes, rods, drumsticks, and hands)
o 4 kick drums (played with brushes and hard mallets)
o Cymbal (played with brushes)
o Muted Cymbal Bells (played with drumsticks)
• Articulations
o Performance-sourced hits with up to fifteen dynamics and up to 3 repetition speeds including playable rolls (the fastest repetition speed)
• 48kHz / 24bit
• Recorded in a hall wih close and decca mic positions
• Built for Kontakt 5.8.1 and above – full, retail version of Kontakt required

PerfPerc Volume 3 sells for $169 usually, currently $99 on intro and $69 with loyalty discount from Performance Samples

 

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Contributor Pete Checkley reviews PerfPerc Volume 3 by Performance Samples
Performance Samples complete their trilogy of performance-based sampled percussion instruments with the release of PerfPerc Volume 3, focused on a variety of different toms, With their unique approach to percussive performance-based sampling, Performance Sample tie up the trilogy in great style.”