First Look: Tangent Drum by Audio Brewers

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Promising to be the last Steel Tongue Drum we will ever need, Audio Brewers have presented these samples in their multi-functional engine to deliver a range of organic sounds, array of mic positions and endless sound design and sequencer options. With all of that going on, this could easily fill a Steel Tongue Drums-sized hole in any composer’s palette.

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Review: Tangent Drum by Audio Brewers

Audio Brewers have a reputation for very detailed sampling and presenting their libraries in both Stereo and Ambisonics.  Like Piano Forte, Tangent Drum has the same pristine sampling, intuitive GUI and sound design capabilities. I was right at home working with this instrument from the get-go and I think when developers have cohesion throughout their product range, that is a definite plus. With a deep but simple layout, Tangent Drum is very easy to get both organic and cinematic timbres out of. The key part of the instrument for me though is the sound design. I could quite easily get lost making up new and wonderful sounds. The on-board effects are great and of course the initial sampling is first rate. The deconstructed samples allow us to use a 10 or 12 steel tongue drum over six octaves, in any key, without any unpleasant overtones or harmonic resonances. All in all, this is fantastic value for money and a great instrument for the modern composer.

Tangent Drum normally sells for €69 but is currently on sale (at the time of publishing) for €39 from Audio Brewers

Facts

Downloads at 37GB
5 Core Articulations (Fingers, Fingertips, Mallets, etc)
13 Prepared Articulations (Drum Sticks, Wrench Hits, Bowed, Hot Rods, and many more)
10 Sound Design Articulations
25 Tailored Presets
Multiple Round Robins and Velocities
Four mic positions
Presented in Stereo and Ambisonics
Requires full version of Kontakt, v6.2.1 or above

Tangent Drum normally sells for €69 but is currently on sale (at the time of publishing) for €39 from Audio Brewers

 

Demos of Tangent Drum by Audio Brewers

 

Videos of Tangent Drum by Audio Brewers

 

Contributor Pete Checkley reviews Tangent Drum by Audio Brewers
Audio Brewers have a reputation for very detailed sampling and presenting their libraries in both Stereo and Ambisonics. Like their most recent release, Piano Forte, Audio Brewers have turned their intricate attention to the Steel Tongue Drum. Promising to be the last Steel Tongue Drum we will ever need, Audio Brewers have present these samples in their multi functional engine to promise a range of organic sounds, array of mic positions and endless sound design and sequencer options. With all of that going on, this could easily fill a Steel Tongue Drums sized hole in any composers palette.”