If you’re looking for some drum sounds to spice up projects, there’s a really lovely set of samples from Orange Tree of jazz drum sets. I enjoy the warm sounds here – and they could be ripe for reinterpreting, coloring patterns and such. They’re already pre-built for Kontakt; Battery would have been an obvious drum-centric choice, but I find some of Kontakt’s deeper scripting powers make it my go-to sampler, even for drum/kit stuff.
Here’s what they sound like:
There doesn’t seem to be any information on Orange Tree’s site, but here’s a direct download link:
Note that you’ll need a rar decompresser; Windows users probably already have one (like my fave, 7-Zip), but Mac users, try:
Orange Tree has some other sample libraries, as well, including Kontakt-focused guitar and bass libraries:
Big shout-out to Synthtopia for catching this one.