First Look: PerfPerc Volume II by Performance Samples

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“The second volume features over 15 new instruments, many with a world leaning. The overall sampling is excellent as were the playable rolls which sounded so natural.”

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First Look: PerfPerc Volume II by Performance Samples

I was lucky enough to review the first instalment and I was really impressed by the different approach to sampling. Instead of traditional samples, all of the material has been derived from repeated performances resulting in a more natural and human feel. The overall sampling was excellent as were the playable rolls which sounded so natural. My only area for improvement was more instruments, specifically metals. Well now the second volume has arrived and this features over 15 new instruments, many with a world leaning. Continue watching to see and hear what PerfPerc II has to offer.

With Volume I, Performance Samples showed a huge level of innovation with their playable rolls and and performance sampling. The ability to create really naturally, human sounding ensembles in a matter of minutes was inspiring. Now, Volume II takes the same scripting and innovation and applies it to a whole new set of predominantly world instruments. The result across the two volumes is an expanded palette of percussion instruments with both traditional and world influences. For ensemble and lifelike performances these are a worthy addition to anyone’s workflow.

PerfPerc Volume II sells for $229 from Performance Samples

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2.98 GB total
48kHz / 24bit
Over 15 new instruments
Bonus material (rainstick FX)
Recorded in a hall with close and decca mic positions
Performance-sourced hits with up to 15 dynamics and up to 3 repetition speeds
Playable rolls
Multiple stage positions (on select patches)
Built for Kontakt 5.8.1 and above – full, retail version of Kontakt required
Sells for $299

PerfPerc Volume II sells for $229 from Performance Samples

 

Demos of PerfPerc Volume II by Performance Samples

 

Contributor Pete Checkley reviews PerfPerc Volume II by Performance Samples
“The second volume features over 15 new instruments, many with a world leaning. The overall sampling is excellent as was the playable rolls which sounded so natural.”