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Read the review HERE


  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.  

 Get the demos soundfont    Kontakt 3/Battery 3, with wav files

 Here are some MP3 examples of real time playing showcasing the possibilities offered by the velocity layers.  Each one uses only one sound played at different velocities. Not really great music but they do demonstrate well what can be achieved with the velocity layers:       

Bell Weird         Kick dist rev         Metallic 03         Perc 02         Seq 01         Snare 05

 More elaborate patterns with only samples from the set: Sidekick Montage    

 Building a pattern in NanoStudio 2, all sounds are dry: NS2 pattern  

 Track by "a-nick-t & grasstooth" featuring the Sidekick set, made with NanoStudio 2: He Was Singing   

 Excerpt from the rekkerd review:   "The Sidekick instruments ... have a special kind of velocity layers. Many of the instruments have completely different sounds for the same note, depending on the note velocity, which feels a bit weird at first but is actually of lot of fun."

It is available in soundfont, Kontakt 3, Battery 3 and wav file formats.  Kits for FXpansion DR-008, LinPlug RM4 and NUSofting DK+ drum machines are included with the wav files. 


  New, January 2019, NanoStudio 2 edition added!!

  Smaller edition for NanoStudio 2, click HERE for more info, only $ 2.99 USD, or included with the regular version. Download the DEMO kit. Also for NanoStudio 2, the Out There set (acoustic jawharp and electronic percussions).

  Those who purchased the Sidekick set before the release of the NanoStudio 2 edition can email me and to receive it for free.


 Soundfont + Kontakt 3 + Battery 3 + wave files (also includes the NanoStudio edition): $ 5.99 USD:


  The above all formats bundle is available on Sampleism for 4.99.


  NanoStudio edition only: $ 2.99 USD :


 There will be no refunds, so please try the demos before buying.  All products are downloadable.  After we received confirmation of your payment, we will email you the link or links where you can download your products.  This will usually be within one business day.

 If you live in Canada the appropriate sales taxes will be automatically added to your order.

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