You're blazing killer rock drum sounds on your computer, but those hip-hop beats aren't exactly hip, and they sure aren't hopping. What to do? Might be a good time to check out Puremagnetik's new "Purple Kit" drum sample library.
For Ableton Live 7, Kontakt 3, Logic and GarageBand applications, the Purple Kit is a 3-piece maple drum set hand-built to specifications designed by Puremagnetik emphasizing funk and hip-hop styles. This 500MB collection of 24-bit samples has been captured with multiple articulations, stick types and microphone positions. All parameters are easily accessed with Ableton Live 7 Macro controls or can be loaded as three unique kits for Kontakt, Logic and GarageBand. The Purple Kit also includes a collection of Live clips, Apple loops and Beat Machine loops for Kontakt.
The Ableton Live 7 version of Purple Kit integrates into Ableton's Drum Rack format and is compatible with both Ableton's Sampler and Simpler instruments. Purple Kit for Kontakt 3 includes a customized "Easy Edit" interface for conveniently mixing microphone levels around the kit.
We've got to get our funky drummer sounds an update, so we might investigate. Pricing is TBA. For more information, visit the official Puremagnetik website.