I wanted to create percussions that not only would sound great and offer versatility when sequencing. But that would also be fun to play in realtime on a keyboard or a drum pad with the velocity layers. I am very happy with the results. I named it Sidekick because it is a great add-on to any acoustic or electronic drums/percussions kits. Even though it features plenty of kick drums, some snares and toms, the bulk of this set is made of original and unique percussive sounds and FX.
There are 285 sounds (41 MB) including 152 with velocity layers (from 2 to 8, average 4 or 5) for a total of 809 samples. All were created with various softsynths.
Released in January 2019: the NanoStudio 2 edition! It is smaller with 436 samples (24 MB). Click HERE for more info. It is only $ 2.99 USD, or bundled with the regular version. Those who purchased the Sidekick set before the release of the NanoStudio 2 edition can email me and to receive it for free after verification.
16 bits, 44.1 khz
- Kontakt 3 or better (not the Kontakt player)
- Battery 3 and Kontakt 3 (with wav files)
- NanoStudio 2 (smaller edition)
Patterns with only samples from the set:
- Sidekick Montage
Short examples showcasing the possibilities offered by the velocity layers. Each one uses only one sound played at different velocities to demonstrate well what can be achieved with the velocity layers:
- Bell Weird - Kick dist rev
- Metallic 03 - Perc 02
- Seq 01 - Snare 05
Track by "a-nick-t & grasstooth" featuring the Sidekick set, made with NanoStudio 2:
- He Was Singing
Playing with the NanoStudio 2 version and, from 4:04, building a complex pattern!