Review: Strikeforce by Laboratory Audio

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With it’s organic clean yet hyped and dynamic sample set, I believe Strikeforce’s great sounding percussion library is sure to become a staple for many professionals.

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Review: Strikeforce by Laboratory Audio

Strikeforce sells for $389 from Laboratory Audio

 

Thoughts

Laboratory Audio released its flagship library Strikeforce with some great sounding demos, a powerhouse of endorsements and a colorful yet simple interface.

Though some users noted that the price was a little over their comfort zone, what intrigued me most about the library is the approach of some of the instruments created by recording smaller groups for softer dynamic layers and larger ensembles for louder dynamics. So say 2 players for pp and 10 players for ƒƒƒ.

Those who picked it up when it first came out trumpeted Strikeforce for how great the sounds and ease of implementation fit into their workflow so I was excited to spend some time with the library and see what it had to offer.

In this first look review, I play through a handful of the sounds and show some of the functionality and draw some conclusions for this eyebrow-raising percussion powerhouse.

Overall I found Strikeforce to be a rich and present collection of hyped-yet-organic samples that I can see being used for composers scoring for trailers, film, games, and television.

My favorite patches are the diverse range big drums. The snares sound fantastic and I can never get enough of these Ticktocky / Clock tick instruments!

With it’s organic clean yet hyped and dynamic sample set, I believe Strikeforce’s great sounding percussion library will become a staple for any professionals,

 

Facts

Strikeforce by Laboratory Audio downloads as 18.3 GB

Patches include: Ensemble & Solo Percussion, Big Drums, Snares, Anvils, Metals, Small Perc, Cloclticks, Sub Booms and Impacts/FX all with 16 Controllable Round Robins

The library comes with 129 Kontakt Instruments and 12 Multis and contains separate Close/Far controls for mics and ADSR.

Strikeforce sells for $389 from Laboratory Audio

Demos of Strikeforce

Videos of Strikeforce