KickLab XXL :: Virtual Kickdrum Designer Released

Get your copy of the KickLAb XXL VSTi now.

Posted by Michael Bordash on Tue Jul 21, 2009

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AMVST and InternetDJ.com announce the release of their latest VSTi, KickLab XXL. Kicklab XXL is designed for producers who understand the importance of a good, solid Kick drum in their track. Often producers spend a large proportion of there time selecting, trimming, changing and balancing the Kick drum in their productions. It is the foundation and building block upon which all the other elements are set upon, and the reality is that a bad sounding Kick can quite simply ruin your track.

For this reason many producers lean towards selecting a Kick drum sample over a “synthesized” Kick, for one simple reason.... Kick drum samples generally sound better. But the problem the producer is then faced with is a lack of control over tweaks and modifications to the sound of the Kick in a static sample. So layering techniques have developed over the years where a sample Kick is mixed with other Kick drums from different sources, Eq’d and pitch changed and mixed and tweaked...to create the desired result. Up until now this has been a combination of many different external techniques and processes all coming together, in samplers, external Fx plugins, synths and mixers. Enter...Kicklab XXL.

Producer/engineer Darren Glen [Pitch Dark] had this to say: "Kicklab XXL is the most advanced Kickmaking machine on the market, with the whole vst dedicated solely to the most important percussion element of any electronic track, the KICK. Kicklab XXL features many original and unique functions and tricks that are often employed by the most savvy dj producers/engineers to get their kicks well and truly NAILED and brings all of these together into one beautiful interface. Kicklab XXL has two powerful sound-generating sections, a Virtual Kick Synth and a Kick Sampler section [with import functions] to rejuvenate your static kick samples with big, warm powerful synth kick sub. With filters on the sample to avoid frequency cancellation, phase change buttons to help match bottom end, delay trims to line up both kick attacks exactly, volume mixing with EQ and saturation options the KICKLAB XXL will create the big, in-your face, round stomping kicks with deep sub that you always dreamed of."

To see the complete specification and to download a copy, please visit the InternetDJ Marketplace.

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