Listen To Music | Advertise | About Synthtopia | RSS News Feeds | Submit Items For Review | Feedback


Articles about percussion:

free sample library - dryer drum of deathRich Douglas has released a free sample library for Kontakt – Dryer Drum Of Death.

Dryer Drum Of Death is your average everyday dryer, which has been recorded and turned into 5 multisampled Kontakt instruments.

The library is geared toward building cinematic tension / suspense, creating eerie cinematic percussive ambiances, and ‘helping to augment high octane action cue’s. There is even an included delay, complete with built in step sequencer, that tempo syncs to your host.


  • 3 to 4 Velocity Layers for most samples
  • Multiple hits from a metal dryer (some designed)
  • Sample base is unlocked
  • Reverb pre-added for added epicness
  • Built in kontakt delay arp that tempo syncs to your host sequencer
  • Mod wheel controls the attack to get even more dynamic control

The sample library is free, but Douglas asks, if you get some use from it, that you donate to support the creation of future libraries.


YouTube Preview Image

The new Korg Wavedrum Mini – a unique compact percussion synthesizer – was one of the hits of Musikmesse 2011.

The Korg Wavedrum Mini is a compact percussion synthesizer, with built-in speaker, battery-powered portability and a cool sensor clip that turns just about anything into a percussion instrument. Using the sensor clip and the pad allows two sounds to be played at once.

The sensor clip seems like a killer feature, bringing an element of experimental performance into a mainstream device.

Here’s an in-depth review of the Korg Wavedrum Mini via the gentlemen of Sonic StateRead more…