A Producer’s Treasure Chest of Sounds, Loops and Patterns

The sounds of Hollywood’s best

The epic, authentic sounds of blockbuster Hollywood movies is now available for SampleTank.

Cinematic Percussion brings you the actual instruments used in “Argo,” the Academy Awards® 2012 Best Picture, “Godzilla” (2014), “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” “Iron Man,” “Watchmen”, “300,” “The Underworld” series, “The Matrix” series, “Dawn of the Dead” (2004) and many more.

And more than just the sounds, you get original performances by the musician who played on these and over 100 other films: master percussionist, Greg Ellis.
除了声音,你还能看到为这些电影和其他100多部电影演奏过的音乐家的原创演奏:打击乐手格雷格·埃利斯(Greg Ellis)。

Cinematic Percussion is really a producer’s dream toolbox loaded with a flexible collection of audio loops recorded at 10 different source tempos, a separate collection of MIDI patterns performed by both Greg and the IK sound design team and course a deep treasure chest of playable single-hit instruments recorded in the SampleTank style using multiple velocities and round robin techniques.

The library was recorded at Ellis’ private studio in the Hollywood Hills employing his personal, custom instrument collection that contains over 300 drums from the traditional to the esoteric.

Only the best microphones and preamps were used to capture these one-of-a-kind instruments not only in super-clean high-fidelity but also to preserve and reproduce each piece’s unique character and personality.

Far from a typical “ethnic percussion” library

Ellis has traveled the world and met with artisans of many cultures to find the most special instruments.

“These are NOT the instruments you find in a tourist shop!”

Ellis is quick to note.

The deep resonance his 38” Javanese Gong reminds one of the lowest “A” note on a priceless concert grand piano.

The clarity and complex harmonics of his tuned tank collection along with his finger cymbals, chan chans, gankoguis and kharkharbas is representative of instruments carefully sought out and chosen over decades by a true percussion master with golden ears.
他的调音罐收藏品的清晰和复杂的和声,以及他的手指钹、chan chan、gankoguis和kharkharbas,是一位真正的金耳朵打击乐大师几十年来精心挑选和选择的乐器的代表。

The weight and power of the taiko drum set will stir the soul of anyone looking to energize their music.

Add Indian Nagara and Madal drums to Egyptian frame drums to Arabic darboukas and African djembes to create the most vibrant grooves full of color and personality.

What makes the Greg Ellis percussion sound unique is his combining of instruments from different parts of the world where he brings together various drums, gongs, metals and shakers based on timbre rather than on geography.
Greg Ellis打击乐的独特之处在于他将世界各地的乐器结合在一起,他根据音色而不是地理位置将不同的鼓、锣、金属和震动器组合在一起。

This decidedly non-traditionalist approach is what separates Cinematic Percussion from a typical “ethnic percussion” library.