MAD RockScore

Rock your Score

MAD RockScore
Rock your Score

The Highlights

MAD – RockScore expands the MAD collection with a library that is designed to work within your Score. We recorded the kits in a large scoring room and developed a unique toolset allowing for maximum control over mixing and tonality.
It is now possible to fully customize how the room interacts with the sound and shape the kits to fit any score. There is so much control that the kits can also be used in Rock/Pop and other styles as well.

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MAD – RockScore expands the MAD collection with a library that is designed to work within your Score. We recorded the kits in a large scoring room and developed a unique toolset allowing for maximum control over mixing and tonality.
It is now possible to fully customize how the room interacts with the sound and shape the kits to fit any score. There is so much control that the kits can also be used in Rock/Pop and other styles as well.
Iconic and vintage Rock drum kits
We picked vintage and well sought after drums and antique cymbals. Expect a heavyweight rattling sound that clearly redefines what bigger than life sounds like!
Total tone control
Recording in a big room was only the beginning. MAD’s mixing engine gives you total control over microphone bleed combinations and signal flow. The size and weight of the room can be tailored to your needs without compromise.
Dedicated Groove Engine
Over 700 grooves systematically organized with Core grooves with respective Alternative options and fills. All grooves can be dropped in your DAW as 2 bar MIDI clips.
Superior playability features
The drums feature a massive dynamic range and lots of articulations. Our symmetrical mapping makes it easy to play and our extensive use of dedicated Left/Right hand samples makes it easy to create realistic grooves.
As with our other MAD libraries, it features an extensive Hi-Hat engine with 7 close-to-open modulation, variable attack, and auto foot stomp. Legato Snare grace notes and dynamic and multi-sampled Cymbal muffling is also available.
Designed to fit any production
MAD RockScore primary focus is to work within a Scoring session, however, the extensive mixing tools gives a lot of flexibility to the overall weight and depth of sound making it easy to fit into any production style.
All three instruments are based on some of the most lifelike samples I’ve ever heard.
Scoring Mallets not only sounds convincing, but it also allows you to perform using techniques that sound as if an accomplished Mallet Percussionist were playing. Quotegrab_wht

_ Geary Yelton

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This library goes well beyond mere sound quality, into the kind of intimate knowledge of the instruments you would expect from virtuoso players. I think libraries like this can improve our musicianship, and in my opinion, this is the highest compliment I can give. Quotegrab_wht

_ Jon Hillman

All three instruments are based on some of the most lifelike samples I’ve ever heard.
Scoring Mallets not only sounds convincing, but it also allows you to perform using techniques that sound as if an accomplished Mallet Percussionist were playing. Quotegrab_wht

_ Geary Yelton

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The Instruments

Each of the 3 kits features a distant sound palette. Because all kits were recorded in the same room and using the same techniques and gear, they compliment each other yet can work together in one arrangement as well.

MAD_Piper
Ludwig butcher block wrap finish, 1972
14″x 22″ Bass Drum
5″x14″ 6-lug Ludwig Pioneer (1950’s) Snare
8″x12″ Tom
9″x13″ Tom
16″x16″ Floor Tom
MAD_Haze
WFL marine pearl wrap, late 1950’s
12″x22″ Bass Drum
4″x14″ 6-lug Ludwig heavy brass (1920’s) Snare
9″x13″ Tom
16″x16″ Floor Tom
MAD_Umber
Mayer Bros. Drums champagne sparkle lacquer finish, 2003
14″x24” Bass Drum
snare: 5.5″x14″ Ludwig Supraphonic (1965)
9″x13″ Tom
13″x16″ hanging Floor Tom
Cymbals (Shared on all kits)
Hi Hat- 14″ early 1960’s Zildjian A’s
Crash (Right side – audience perspective) 18″ Bosphorus (pre-Crescent) Antique Series
Crash 2 (Right side audience perspective)- 19″ Bosphorus (pre-Crescent) Masters Series
Ride- 22″ 1950’s Zildjian A

The Instruments

Scoring Mallets includes 3 instruments – Marimba, Xylophone, and Vibraphone.
Recorded in a beautiful large scoring room, its primary use is for scoring applications, however, due to its full-featured mixer and microphone balance options, it fits virtually every musical style!

Marimba
Custom Marimba made by ‘Marimba One’.
5 Octaves with Basso resonators to enhance the fundamental pitch.
Xylophone
This Xylophone from Malletech features a robust tone and strong attack.
The mallets we used extend the rich sound and offer a nice balance between warmth and punch.
Vibraphone
This Yamaha Vibraphone is very special. It has a very direct sound with a lot of dynamics. There is some nonlinearity of harmonics throughout the tonal and dynamic ranges that makes it sound detailed and grainy, which works well within a modern orchestral context.

Features & Tech

Scoring Mallets offers an abundance of features all targeting seamless Composition and idiomatic writing that compliments modern scoring. The robust 38,000+ sample count along with up to 5 microphone perspectives translate to ultra authentic playability, while powerful features such as the Acoustic Positioner™ and numerous intuitive playing techniques extend this library to boast unparalleled quality.

Huge Scoring Stage Sound. Total control over room sound

Experience a truly huge sound with a lot of detail. In addition to close miking, we’ve added a Stereo Room and Outriggers microphone perspectives that together bring a lot of width and detail to the sound making it very suitable to fit in a Scoring setting.

Huge Scoring Stage Sound. Total control over room sound

Experience a truly huge sound with a lot of detail. In addition to close miking, we’ve added a Stereo Room and Outriggers microphone perspectives that together bring a lot of width and detail to the sound making it very suitable to fit in a Scoring setting.

Extensive Playability. Easy and responsive

A big room and a good recording is one thing

Superior mixing. Shape, control, and buss

Traditional mixing capabilities are expanded with multidimensional microphone bleed control. This often overlooked concept allows you to combine signals in a variety of ways and and totally reshape the raw tonality of the drum kit. The Room and Outriggers microphone perspectives work like auxiliary sends so now you can add any combination of room tones to specific channels! Finally, each mixer channel can be bussed out to our DAW for further mixing.

Dedicated Groove Engine. Find your beat and drop it in your DAW

We have developed a totally new concept with instrument positioning. Unlike panning, instrument positioning is a spatial effect which relies on the acoustic properties of the recording space. Scoring Mallets was recorded in a beautiful scoring room and with our Acoustic Positioner you are now able to move instruments around the stage to better fit your production, especially when doing scoring and using a variety of instruments from different libraries.

Acoustic Positioner offers true positioning capabilities without relying on convolution and panning mock-ups. The engine is based on specific microphone arrays and placement that allowed us to create a comprehensive time and phase matrix that is entirely sample-based. There are no gimmicks and no simulation. You are actually moving the instrument around the stage smoothly with virtually no extra CPU usage!

Scoring Mallets gives you Surround-enabled ultra realistic and detailed instruments that fit virtually any scoring scenario.

Playback control. Complete control over timing and performance

The library has a raw and thick sound. It features the full dynamic range and characteristics of each kit element. The drums we chose are all vintage classics so they feature a very elaborate sound and sustain. Nothing was muffled and we let the drums ring and have their natural long sustain. We used a combination of vintage and modern microphones and signal processing to capture every nuance, rattle, vibration, and color.

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Kontakt is the industry standard sampler and virtual instrument platform.
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