SMACK 2: design unique percussion with unparalleled detail
Image Credit: Big Fish Audio
“The next generation of body percussion” has arrived. SMACK 2 is the highly anticipated sequel to the SMACK percussion plugin.
SMACK is a body percussion plugin where you can design your own percussion sounds with impressive precision. Now SMACK 2 is here to add to the reputation of the original plugin with even more epicness.
SMACK 2 Claps, Snaps & Stomps
SMACK 2: Claps, Snaps & Stomps is a sample set of body percussion sounds that offers an unparalleled level of detail.
“[We] set out to design and record a worthy sequel that not only captures the same magic of the first library,” says Big Fish Audio, “but also improves on it in many ways.”
Following this ambition, all body percussion sounds were recorded with three different customizable microphone positions – close, stereo and room.
And the developer has added more depth to the sample set to make every production as realistic as possible. To do this, they recorded each sound uniformly from different positions and at several different velocity layers!
And you also have full control over every sound since you’ll have access to over seventy articulation patches. These give you immediate access to each individually recorded sample on the keyboard.
Big Fish captured every performance in small, medium and large venues to add more dynamics to every sound.
For added versatility, Big Fish explored a variety of new clapping techniques and striking surfaces. “We sampled a single person stomping on a guitar case with a tambourine on top,” they say, “and also a small group stomping on plastic packaging materials.”
You will also be able to use unique electronic sounds that complement the body percussion sounds as well. “This patch includes electronic toms, kicks, snaps, claps, and other percussive instruments.” Big Fish state. “While these samples sound great on their own, they also pair beautifully with the acoustic samples.”
SMACK 2 Product Features
Recorded in 3 environments
3 mixable mic positions
43 effect presets
83 patches in total
11 round robin tournaments
Up to 7 velocity layers
Over 12,000 samples
Full integration of Komplete Kontrol & Maschine
Total size: 3.2 GB
Integration of Komplete Kontrol and Maschine
Finally, Big Fish developed SMACK 2 for “seamless integration” with the Komplete Kontrol and Maschine interfaces. This means that you can fully control your sound creation and manipulate the plug-in interface using the controls of the compatible hardware.
Price and compatibility
SMACK 2 is available now for the introductory price of $79.95 until July 8. Plus, SMACK 1 owners get SMACK 2 for just $69.95 through July 8 using their original serial number as a payment coupon. The regular price will be $99.95.
The SMACK 2 sound library requires approximately 3.2 GB of free hard disk space, 4 GB of RAM, Kontakt 6 Player (included) or Kontakt 6 (version 6.7.1).
The plugin is compatible with Windows 7+ (32 or 64 bit) and OSX 10.13+ (64 bit).