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Auddict PercX

Virtual Percussion Instrument By John Walden

Auddict PercX

Is it a drum loop player? Is it a drum sampler? Auddict try to do both, and more...

When it comes to cinematic drums and percussion, media composers are spoilt for choice. In terms of functionality most products tend to fall into one of two categories: collections of deeply sampled instruments allowing you to program your own performances or collections of tempo-matching performance loops ready to use out of the box. Of course, some products do blur this boundary and one of the more interesting recent arrivals that attempts to do just that is Auddict's PercX. So, if you are looking for a fresh hit for your cinematic drum and percussion habit, is PercX a serious contender?

The Hit List

PercX comes in two flavours; Core and Pro. Both versions ship with the same PercX engine but differ in the bundled collections of drum sounds. These collections are supplied as themed expansion packs with the current titles being Core Kits (a broad collection of drum sounds), Cinematic Rhythms (for film-oriented sounds), Producer Essentials (more rock/pop friendly), Hybrid Pulse (some less conventional and special effects sounds) and Traditional X (a stronger ethnic influence). Within each of these collections, the drums are organised into preset 'kits' of up to eight different instruments but you are free to mix and match sounds between kits and between collections.

When you load one of these preset kits (and you have two independent slots; A and B), at first glance the waveform-style display within the UI might suggest that you are loading a set of audio loops and that some sort of time-stretching is applied to ensure playback tempo-matches with your host project. That's actually not the case;...

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Published May 2020