Play Mario Duplantier's drum sounds from your electronic drum kit with MixWave!

There's never been a better time to start triggering sounds from an electronic drum set, with plenty of amazing multi-sampled drum libraries giving us access to some of the greatest drum sounds available on the planet. You can add one more to that list now though, as MixWave - the company founded by drummer, Luke Holland -  has released Gojira: Mario Duplantier.

The 11GB virtual instrument captures Mario Duplantier's drum kit in meticulous detail, offering three snares (including the infamous Tama Bell Brass), Mario's two-up/one-down tom configuration, two kick drums and nine cymbals - all playable from an electronic drum kit. 

The samples have been arranged as raw samples, and packaged as an instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt Player, offering you a number of options over the raw samples or mix-ready processing at the touch of a button.

The mixer interfaces gives you control over balance of the close, overhead and room mics, plus pre-mixed reverbs, and there's a master FX section including a compressor, EQ and tape saturation.

MixWave Gojira: Mario Duplantier is out now with an introductory price of $99 (about £75) until Cyber Monday (29 November), after which it'll return to $140 (around £105). 

I'm a freelance member of the MusicRadar team, specialising in drum news, interviews and reviews. I formerly edited Rhythm and Total Guitar here in the UK and have been playing drums for more than 25 years (my arms are very tired). When I'm not working on the site, I can be found on my electronic kit at home, or gigging and depping in function bands and the odd original project.