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Soniccouture Blanks

Software Drum Instrument By John Walden

Soniccouture Blanks

Soniccouture deliver a powerful drum sampler engine where you provide the samples.

Soniccouture have a catalogue of sample-based virtual instruments that lean to the left of field. That even applies to their virtual drum machine offerings such as Electro-Acoustic and Moonkits, reviewed respectively in the September 2017 and March 2020 issues of Sound On Sound. Both of these are excellent, and from a sonic point of view, offer something with a very welcome unconventional edge to it. Both are also built on a powerful Kontakt-based sample engine and equipped with a trio of very expressive beat-creation and sequencing tools.

It's the sample engine and beat creation tools that are at the heart of their latest virtual drum instrument. Appropriately titled Blanks, it includes no samples at all, apart from a few intended to get you started. Instead, Soniccouture are giving you all the tools to build your own sample-based drum kits using the same powerful beat-creation and sequencing tools that are found in...

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Published August 2020