Carefully selected essentials from our X3M collections featuring orchestral, ethnic and cinematic percussion ensembles in X3M Engine allowing you to freely combine and map patches yourself. The perfect all in one package brought to you using the free Kontakt Player. Percussion Essentials X3M brings together the highlights of our X3M Percussion Series, which was created during the last 9 years. This collection is the perfect entry point for new composers and producers starting out as well as veterans, who want to extend their scoring palette or need an easy to use percussion scoring tool. Featuring three mic positions recorded in an ambient concert hall. A “ready to go” tool for all situations.
The X3M Percussion Engine
The concept behind this engine is fairly simple – the keyboard range is divided into 12 zones that you are able to assign different sounds to. After creating a template of your choosing just plug in and play – nothing else needed! In addition to that the engine also allows you to tweak individual zones, as well as the whole mapped ensemble patch with various effects and mic positions. Combining these with the natural and organic recordings you have maximum flexibility when it comes to sound. Once you load up the X3M Ensemble Builder you automatically load all samples inside the “Samples” directory. However, the instrument is built in such a way that it actually keeps all samples purged, unless you load them up into a zone. This means that not only do you have a single patch with all types of percussion you might need, but it is also optimized and doesn’t hurt your RAM ressources in any way!
The recently updated X3M Engine also features Round Robin Selection as well as Stereo Spread control for each microphone position and a Microphone Align feature to control the tightness between the different microphones.