Tom Holkenborg and Orchestral Tools release percussion collection

Tom Holkenborg and Orchestral Tools announce the release of Tom Holkenborg’s Percussion, a new, high-impact drum library from the ‘full-contact’ Hollywood composer, producer, educator and multi-instrumentalist, and the celebrated sampling company from Germany. The library gives composers and producers access to the epic drums that have helped define Tom’s scoring career and have been used in countless blockbuster film scores, from Mad Max: Fury Road and Deadpool, to Godzilla vs Kong and Zack Snyder’s Justice League.

Often imitated, finally duplicated, is the mantra behind this new library. Holkenborg is a master of percussion and this library will put his actual drums in the hands of producers and composers across the globe. The collection includes orchestral and marching drums, unusual toms, and custom-built drums, all in a range of sizes and tunings. Tom is famed for creating his own custom drums, such as the polynesian inspired drums he created for Tomb Raider—the collection includes a wide selection of these unique instruments.

With a mix-ready sound, and with up to 100 dynamic layers per drum, this library is perfectly suited to powerful trailers, action cues, and propulsive cinematic themes, but also provides enough depth and detail for all manner of percussive music. Playability was paramount to Tom while developing this library, and it uses his own unique mapping style, with dynamic layers mapped across the keyboard. This relatively unusual mapping makes the drums intuitively playable, but above all it provides massive flexibility during MIDI editing. The library also includes a custom patch that maps directly to a plethora of electronic drum kits, samplers, and pad controllers from brands like Roland, Alesis, and more. The end result is that Tom Holkenborg’s Percussion functions as a full-fledged playable instrument, enabling users to compose, perform or even just jam, and experience Holkenborg’s unique full contact approach.

Tom Holkenborg’s Percussion will be available from June 9 as a special intro offer for €199 through the Orchestral Tools website. The offer ends on June 23rd, and the regular price for the collection is €299. Tom Holkenborg’s Percussion is also available in a new bundle alongside Tom Holkenborg’s Brass (formerly Junkie XL Brass), his previous collaboration with Orchestral Tools.

Customers can also choose a bundle that includes both Tom Holkenborg’s Percussion and Tom Holkenborg’s Brass (formerly Junkie XL Brass), which will be available for €699 (intro period from June 9 until June 23rd) / €849 (normal bundle price), also through the Orchestral Tools website

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