"Almost every loop was a revelation in groove and creative sound design. So many loops inspired compositional ideas that it will be a long time before I can catch up. The multiplicity of editing features afforded by the Intakt engine expands the sound library's versatility immensely, and the sheer depth and beauty of the sound content puts Percussive Adventures 2 in a class by itself. If you're looking for powerful, malleable rhythm beds that can stand out in a crowd, I highly recommend this set." - ELECTRONIC MUSICIAN
"With over 70 expertly played, imaginatively produced and well-organised layers, this classy library looks set to build on the success of version 1, already popular with many film composers. Apparently, in the past, score-writers tended to lift only the full beds (mixes) and use them just as they are. But now, with the addition of Intakt, they’ll no doubt be tempted to experiment a lot more. Listen out for mangled military snare drums next time you visit the cinema." - MUSIC TECH
"Everything is well recorded and the sound quality is just first class throughout. The quality of playing and construction of the loops is also extremely high, with some real thought going into the layering of loops and sounds so that they rarely get overpowering or too ‘big’." - DRUMMER
"Although this follow-up to the original has been a long time coming, the wait has been justified. A lot of hard work by several talented people has gone into the production of it, and the result is a high quality, useful set of percussion loops and sounds." - COMPUTER MUSIC
"Building on the huge success of Percussive Adventures 1, percussionists and sound-design experts Kurt Wortman and Tony Humecke have plotted a sequel that should prove equally tempting to big-name film and TV composers as it undoubtedly will be with remixers and electronic-music artists." - REMIX
Percussive Adventures 1 was a huge success - and a Keyboard magazine KEY BUY AWARD winner! This is the original go-to-must-have library of extended performances used by countless big name film and TV composers not to mention remixers and electronica maniacs and is kind of legendary in the scoring world. Now the long awaited sequel is here! PERCUSSIVE ADVENTURES 2 expands the borders of the original in depth, detail and creativity. If you’ve experienced Percussive Adventures 1 you will be blown away with this sequel.
PERCUSSIVE ADVENTURES 2 was created, performed and produced by the overactive minds and hands of KURT WORTMAN and TONY HUMECKE aka BETA RHYTHM FARM, well recognized for their unique sensibilities as drummers, percussionists and composers, and the major force behind Percussive Adventures 1.
PERCUSSIVE ADVENTURES 2 - where worlds collide. The producers have a passion for bending and blending organic and twisted electronic sound sources into new streams of kinetic energy. Their combined experience and talent for scoring is what makes their compositional gems stand apart from all the rest. Make no mistake. PERCUSSIVE ADVENTURES 2 will be the go-to-must-have library for a long time to come.
PERCUSSIVE ADVENTURES 2 stands in a class of its own. The versatility of PERCUSSIVE ADVENTURES 2 is multiplied tenfold from its predecessor by it's meticulous and much deeper use of construction layers. Staying true to the entire piece you'll find all the bits and pieces to design your own unique composition any way you want it. When you breed one piece with another you will discover the true versatility of this collection (from within your host sequencer tempos will match up instantly!).
Sync to your host sequencer at ANY TEMPO YOU WANT! Tempo is no longer that annoying problem. With the TIMEMACHINE and/or BEATMACHINE functions dialed in for each layer you can go where you want to go fast!
THE BIG SECRET
The real secret is in the originality the producers have tapped into. Unlike any other products out today, PERCUSSIVE ADVENTURES 2 goes further with lengthy and evolving rhythmic terrains. All edited into loop segments, alternate mixes and completely isolated layers. And thanks to suggestions from many Percussive Adventures addicts this collection is.....way more better!
WHAT YOU GET
70 full multi-layered pieces. Full beds (full mixes), full bed loops, alternate mixes, phrases, endings, individual elements/layers, and some individual hits. Most of these pieces are complete in their own right and can stand on their own. You can easily expand, contract rearrange and remix to fit your needs. And it's not just percussion. There is a world of fresh ambient flowing textures and events perfect for combining with the rhythmic beds for complete soundtracks. Lots of sound design and creative processing here.
In addition the producers combined similar elements from all the titles into three huge patches: "Big Hits", "Ambi Ants" and "Movers and Shakers". These are a big convenience when you simply don't have time to hunt for often used elements. We can't even list all you get, because you are limited only by your imagination. And when you tap into the incredible resources of Intakts' effects bank this library will be expanding out in endless directions.