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The Sensory Percussion Library panel contains the Sunhouse samples, effects, and kits libraries, as well as your own samples and set files. You can add bookmarks to folders on your computer, as well as search for samples and kits with the search bar the samples and kits can be sorted alphabetically, by size, or by date by selecting the buttons at the top of the library panel.

Sampler Browser

Sensory Percussion comes with over 20 GB of original sounds that we created here at Sunhouse (that's over 40,000 samples and counting). But the Base Pack (the library with the samples and kits you get when you install Sensory Percussion the for first time) is lighter -- you wouldn't want to have to wait for 20+ GB of sounds to download before getting started, would you? If you are Sensory Percussionists you can download the additional packs here.

Below are descriptions of the folders of samples for you to explore in the Base Pack:

  1. 80s Drum Machine - a pack of samples developed for you to bring the synthesized drum sounds of the 80s to life with this pack. The Special FX 80s kit in the Stylized preset kits is made entirely from this pack.

  2. 90s Drum Machine - this pack is made up of samples that sound like the drum machines featured in hip hop classics from the early 90s. Check out the 90s NYC Hip Hop kit in the Stylized presets to get an idea of the kind of kits you can create from this pack.

  3. Astrologia Sintezilo - the Esperanto speakers know that this pack features synth sounds based on the Chinese Zodiac. There are twelve collections of dynamic synthy chord and note samples featured in this pack.

  4. Boom Bap - record scratches, claps, kicks, vibey piano chords: this pack is bringing back he sounds of old school rap.

  5. C&C Kit - a pack we created by recording our beautiful C&C Maple Gum Gold Top drum set. We meticulously recorded a multitude of gestures at many velocities on each drum. We then mapped the samples to the pads in Sensory Percussion, using timbre and velocity controllers to create the most realistic drum replacement system to date. Check out the C&C Kits presets and play a well recorded, vibey C&C drumset.

  6. Castores Synth is a folder of ethereal chords played on an organy-sounding synth. Check out the Castores Full Kit to hear some of these chords in action.

  7. Electro is a collection of sample packs that are both electronic and percussive. Many of the preset kits have samples from this versatile collection.

  8. Percussion Section contains samples derived from acoustic drums and percussive instruments. There are drumline sounds, latin percussion and much more in this folder.

  9. SIMIO Sounds - earthy meets spacey. The SIMIO preset kit uses synth chords and rocky one-shots in this collection.

  10. Tonal Instruments includes sounds, both organic and electronic that have pitched elements. Check out the Gemini chords to add a synthy accompaniment to your kits.

  11. Twin City Breaks is a pack collected by Ben Johnston, a drummer and educator based out of Minneapolis. The pack is comprised of drum loops and samples from twelve different Minneapolis drummers. Besides Johnston, the drummers sampled are: Pete Hennig, Chris Hepola, Brian Heitzman, JT Bates, Martin Dosh, Ian Prince, Zach Barocas, Joey Van Phillips, Joe Gaskill, Adrian Suarez, and Jeff Marcovis.

  12. Yameen Allworld is a MC, party narrator, producer, songwriter and entertainer. West Philadelphia born and raised he has worked with acts such as Questlove, the Roots, Floetry, Musiq Soulchild, Anthony Hamilton and Jill Scott. His sound pack contains beatboxing samples and vocalizations.

User Samples

You can add to Sensory Percussion by selecting the user samples icon and navigating to the folder where you keep your samples.

Kits and Sets Browsers

The Sunhouse Kits Library includes all of the preset kits we have included in Sensory Percussion. Just double click on one of the sets (Black Cat, C&C Kits, Demo, etc) and drag a preset kit into your current set. You can even incorporate drums from any kit into your current kit by navigating one step further and dragging a drum over the channel you wish to replace. You can also right click on any of the sets and select "open set" to page through all of the kits in the pack.

When dragging drums, keep in mind: if that drum was being controlled by another drum, or by a global controller, in its previous Kit, those connections will be lost when it is incorporated into its new Kit.

You can access your own kits and drums by clicking on the user sets icon and selecting the kit or drum you want just like you did for Sunhouse kits.

Effects Browser

You can drag one of our effects to the FX or Pad FX panel. For more on our effects check out: effects.

Library Volume

You can adjust the playback volume of sample audition by opening up the [user preferences] window and dragging the number box there.