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plug-in fits the slot between "standard" and "experimental",
and features the exceptional sound that we are starting to
expect out of modeled percussion plug-ins.
If you want something a little more extreme, you can look
into some of the "percussion twisters" that have been created.
Perhaps the most popular of these is Native Instruments'
Battery, which allows you to not only fire off samples, but also
create variants that rattle, flop and squeal. This plug-in lives in
the space between drum synthesis and sample playback; it
provides an extreme level of modulation, and can take a basic
sample and turn it into a piece of craziness.
Battery is also a great way to collect percussion samples
into a large library available to any software. This is one of
the benefits of using a non-DAW-specific tool for your percussion samples-it allows you to jump from system to system. For
example, I often jump between Ableton Live and Logic, and
occasionally find myself using Pro Tools and other software.
This is especially important when you find yourself needing to
share sounds with others, and you want to make sure that your
signature tweaks are included.
You can also find some pretty crazy sounds spilling out of
FXpansion's Geist2 software. In a similar way to Battery, it
allows the creation of non-DAW libraries, but also adds some
interesting beat-programming tools. The sampler interface is
super-fast to use, and pushes the envelope of what percussionspecific plug-ins are capable of.

Sample and Loop Libraries
Now, if you don't need to do a lot of editing, or if you prefer
to use existing sample libraries, there are an outrageous number
of options for your use. As we've already discussed, the world
of Kontakt libraries is amazing; you can easily get lost for days

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