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MHC Synthesizers and Effects have been in touch to tell us that they have added a new plug-in, Attack Kits
, to their drum plug-in bundle. Here's the details in their own words...
Our drum plug-in bundle now includes Electronic Kits, Ambient Kits, Acoustic Kits and Attack Kits.
Attack Kits includes three additional soundpacks. Thus, the bundle now includes
four drum plugins and 12 additional soundpacks (3 each).
The plugins feature 12 drum pads, a search application, predefined drum kits which may be edited and a drum sample library.
The plugins include default soundpacks with hundreds of drum samples. The user can add more sounds by downloading 12 soundpacks which upgrade the plugins, giving the user 4096 presets to explore, 480 preprogrammed drum kits and thousands of drum samples to use.
The plugins have traditional synth sections, including a resonant filter, filter envelope, amp envelope, pitch modulation and an effect section.
The effect section features 130 different effect modes, including a variety of filter banks, flanger, resonator, pitch shifter etc. Effects may be layered or crossfaded and they may be modulated by a multi shape LFO.
The 12 drum pads/sounds are velocity sensitive and velocity may control amp (volume) or filter cutoff. Velocity may be switched off entirely as well, for precise programming of drum levels.
The drum search application may be invoked from the plugins or it may be used as a stand alone application to maintain any drum sample collection on the user's hard disk. The drum search application is used to edit kits and to search for the right drum sounds.
The plugins are available as VST plugins for Windows and an Audio Unit (universal binary) for Mac OS X is planned, but no date has been set for the Mac release yet.
Pricing and Availability:
The plugin bundle is available for $99 including the four plugins and the 12 soundpacks.