Abstract - Freebie

Unique Metallic Percussion

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Featuring a patch of Hand Hits

Abstract is a steel percussion library like no other. Recorded in exceptional detail and performed with a range of sticks, mallets, bows, this wonderful library features a range of energetic hits and abstract effects. The library was performed by world class percussionist Joby Burgess, who is known for his virtuosic performances across blockbusters such as Black Panther, Mission Impossible, Alien and many more..


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For the full version of Abstract, we spent countless hours with percussionist Joby Burgess testing out different mallets, sticks, brushes and bows to curate a highly versatile and varied collection of hits and abstract textures. The aim was to capture Joby's performance and expression in intimate detail, whilst maintaining the authentic quality of the instruments unique sonic identity. This was the first time Joby has played the 'Marvin' percussion instrument, created by the company Morfbeats, which gave him the freedom to be totally free and experimental in his playing and brought an exciting energy to the sound. 

To capture Joby’s performance on these magnificent instruments we chose the world famous British Grove Studios, built by legendary Dire Straits front-man Mark Knopfler, located in the heart of West London. We chose it for its lush sounding large live room (Studio 1), cave of both vintage and modern microphones and a fantastic Neve 88R desk running through world’s best Prism Sound analogue to digital converters. Studio 1 has been used to record such scores as Gravity, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Macbeth, Stardust, and frequently visited by the bands like The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Adele, The Who. Our microphone set up consisted of Barcus Berry 4000, AKG 451, Coles 4038, Neumann U67, AEA R88, Schoeps MK22, AKG C24 and a fantastic Neumann M50 Tube.


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  • Instrument
  • Abstract Steel Percussion
  • Product Range
  • The Experiments
  • Microphone Positions
  • Close Mono, Close Stereo, Mid, Far, Mix
  • Presets
  • 75
  • File Size
  • 600mb NCW Compressed
  • Kontakt Version
  • Kontakt Player
  • File Format
  • VST
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Official Trailer

Introducing Abstract, an innovative steel percussion sample library featuring a range of energetic hits, ticking cinematic rhythms and abstract effects, played with sticks, mallets, hands and bows. Made for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Freebie Walkthrough

Take a look at our freebie walkthrough video, where Stefano takes us through the Hands articulation and snapshots that come with this download.

Library Walkthrough

Take a look at our walkthrough video, where we will take a deep dive into the library and all of the fantastic sounds that we captured. We will also cover the interface controls, and how you can create your own patches!

A World Class Percussionist At Your Fingertips

The library was performed by world renowed percussionist and session player Joby Burgess, who is known for his virtuosic performances across blockbusters such as Black Panther, Mission Impossible, Alien and many more.

Recorded By An Industry Icon

The library was recorded by Emmy nominated engineer Nick Wollage, who has recorded iconic soundtracks such as Solo: A Star Wars Story, Wonder Woman, How to Train Your Dragon and countless others.
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