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  • Audio Files: 378
  • Audio Clips: 383
  • Size: 771 MB unzipped
  • Format: WAV
  • Fidelity: 48k/24bit
  • Channels: 309 stereo, 74 mono

Percussion is a collection of 378 audio files containing 383 individual audio clips. Unlike some other Soundopolis collections, most of these files are single samples, making them easy to drag and drop into your session without having to cut them apart. This will make your music sequencing workflow much smoother. This collection gives you bells, cymbals, gongs, hand drums, kick, snare, ride, rotosound, rototom, gyro, and some bonus sounds such as waiter and bicycle bells, an old drum, a dropped cymbal, the drum of a banjo, and some electronic variants. Each instrument comes loaded with variations including strength of hit, location of impact, speed of roll or scrape, as well as muted and unmuted hits. This type of variation gives you the ability to sequence samples, and still create a sense of live performance. In addition to traditional methods of percussion performance, included in this collection are some very interesting drones and stingers created by closely mic’ing a cymbal, hitting or scraping it, and capturing sustained harmonics and overtones. Percussionist and multimedia artist, Steve Joslin, performed some of these recorded samples.

This collection provides some new and interesting sounds, as well as a ton of variations so your soundtrack never gets old! All Soundopolis tracks include metadata tags so they are easy to find using any search engine. All tracks were recorded, edited, mastered, and packaged as 48k/24bit wave files. Collections come in easily downloadable zip files.



UCS Update: New purchases of Percussion come fully equipped with UCS metadata and filenames. Previously purchased copies can also be updated.

Soundminer Users: To update your old version to the new UCS metadata, create a new database, scan in your copy of the collection, change the "Manufacturer" metadata column to say 'Soundopolis' (without the quotes, and capitalize the first 'S'), select the "Database" dropdown menu, and select "Lookup Metadata from Cloud".  Once the metadata is done updating, you can select all of the files, right click on them, and select "Embed Selected".  NOTE: THIS WILL CHANGE THE FILE NAMES!!!  If this action will impact older projects that use these sounds, it is your responsibility to save a copy with the original filenames somewhere so as not to impact those projects.

Other Update Options: Below are two zip files.  One is a text file with all of the metadata generated by Soundminer.  The second is that same information in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.  These should help if you use a program other than Soundminer.  For directions on how to update your particular program, please consult with the manufacturer's website.  Soundopolis only uses Soundminer, and is not familiar with the metadata updating procedures of all of the other programs available.