Kicking with KICKTOM – a Review: Building Back Better from the Bottom End

  • By: Thorsten Meyer
  • Date: Tuesday, 17 May 2022
  • Time to read: 7 min.

KICKTOM – a Review – The kick drum is arguably the most important instrument in any band. It can be used to provide a solid rhythm, or it can be the driving force behind the music that keeps everyone moving on the dance floor.

The bassline is often considered the foundation of a song, and for good reason. A well-crafted bassline can provide a song with rhythm, melody, and even harmony. The best basslines are those that are catchy and memorable, making them an essential part of any hit song. The power of a well-crafted bassline lies in its ability to drive the entire song forward.

A catchy bassline will stay in the listener’s head long after the song is over, and a well-placed bassline can make a song instantly more iconic. In short, the bassline is one of the most important elements of any great song, and its power should not be underestimated.

The kick drum is an important instrument in a variety of genres, from rock to hip hop. Often serving as the foundation of the beat, the kick drum provides the driving force that propels the music forward. In rock music, for example, the kick drum often sets the tempo, while in hip hop it often provides a rhythmic anchor.

But regardless of genre, the kick drum is an essential ingredient in any good song. So next time you’re jamming out to your favorite tunes, take a moment to appreciate the power of the kick drum.

Algorithm Engine Per Note Or Tuned IRs

If you’ve never taken a moment to appreciate all of your favorite songs and how they would sound without their signature low-end beats, then we’re here to help you out with this blog post!

You’ll have access to every sound in the library with our algorithm engine per note or tuned IRs for when cowbell is needed too!

Still Use Turntables?

KICKTOM by Sound Dust is not your average turntable. It’s made entirely of kicks and floor drums, but it’s the simple task of building back better from the bottom-up that makes this device so clever!

15 articulations, 15 sequencers, and 1500 samples to get you started.

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Kicking with KICKTOM – a Review: Building Back Better from the Bottom End

Produce Your Next Bassline

Imagine the sound of a heavy bassline, drums that are percussive, and rumble with an undercurrent of thump. In Sound Dust fashion, a new approach was discovered.

There’s no denying the power of a well-crafted bassline. It can drive a song forward, provide a foundation for the rest of the instruments, and create a unique sound that gets listeners hooked. If you’re looking to produce your next bassline, there are a few things you’ll need to keep in mind. First, it’s important to choose the right synth sound.

You’ll want something that cuts through the mix without being too overbearing. Second, you’ll need to create a strong melodic idea. The best basslines are often those with a catchy hook or memorable melody. Finally, you’ll need to add some groove and personality. Swing is key when it comes to creating a bassline that really grooves. With these tips in mind, you’re well on your way to producing a killer bassline.

KICKTOM is the perfect tool for creating low-end beats and basslines. With its arsenal of kicks and floor drums, you’ll have everything you need to produce your next track. So be sure to check out KICKTOM today!

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What Is The Sequencer Used For?

The sequencer engine of an instrument is easy to use, and also comes with an intuitive interface that makes navigating through your favorite beats fast and fun.

And if you need more inspiration, there are 11 playback engines for each note available so no matter what type of style it may be in music-from dubstep all the way up through house!

With a few clicks of the mouse, you can build your own drummer from scratch and make him/her play any beat imaginable.

Sound Dust Kicktom

Whether it be delicate or epic in tone; subtlety with some spice behind its drums (or not); wildness that would give most rockers pause for thought- there’s something here to suit every taste! The only thing left is getting those fingers tapping…

There’s something about epic music that just gets the blood flowing. There’s a sense of urgency, of drama, of importance. It’s the kind of music that makes you feel like you’re part of something bigger than yourself. And it’s not just the sound of the music itself – it’s the way it makes you feel.

Epic music has a way of tapping into our emotions and stirring up our memories. It can take us back to a time when we felt invincible, or remind us of a moment when we triumphed over adversity. It’s the kind of music that motivates us to keep going even when the going gets tough. In short, epic music is powerful stuff – and it’s no wonder that it’s become such an important part of our lives.

You’ll never thought about drumming quite like this before. Low-end beats, percussive rumble, punch, thump, and a bit of thwack.

The kick drum is arguably the most important instrument in any band. It can provide a solid rhythm or be the driving force behind the music that keeps everyone moving on the dance floor.

Algorithm Engine Per Note Or Tuned IRs

If you’ve never taken a moment to appreciate all of your favorite songs and how they would sound without their signature low-end beats, then we’re here to help you out with this blog post!

You’ll have access to every sound in the library with our algorithm engine per note or tuned IRs for when cowbell is needed too!

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Compose From The Bottom Up – Sound Dust Style

From the bottom up, we build our team’s morale and confidence. We believe that if you start with yourself, it is only natural for everything else to fall into place! The same is the case in music composition. You start with a lower-end rhythm and take it from here.

The Sound Dust instruments are built for creativity and offer a suite of effects that can be used to shape your sound.

Kontakt may be used with a few keys to produce Chunky Funky Drummer or filthy glitter stomp, and you can play it live.

KICKTOM Articulations

  • KICK SINE – 808 style kicks – 21 velocity layers
  • KICKS ELECTRO – 98 FM kicks – 98 velocity layers
  • ROOM KICK – HARD MALLET – acoustic kick -74 velocity layers
  • ROOM KICK – SOFT BEATER – the wrong side of an acoustic kick – 94 velocity layers
  • FLOOR TOM – MALLET – 105 velocity layers
  • FLOOR TOM – TEA TOWEL – 128 velocity layers
  • FLOOR TOM – FINGERS – 122 velocity layers
  • FLOOR TOM – SOFT MALLET – 104 velocity layers
  • FLOOR TOM – SHAKER – small wooden shaker balanced on drum skin – 106 velocity layers
  • FLOOR TOM – TAMBOURINE – metal tambourine balanced on drum skin – 86 velocity layers
  • FLOOR TOM – SPRING MIC – kids toy mic balanced on drum – 88 velocity layers
  • FLOOR TOM – BRUSH – one metal jazz brush – 128 velocity layers
  • FLOOR TOM – DOUBLE BRUSH – two metal jazz brushes – 100 velocity layers
  • FLOOR TOM – BROOMSTICK – hard wooden ‘brush’ – 128 velocity layers
  • FLOOR TOM – HARD BRUSH – hard plastic ‘brush’ – 120 velocity layers

Hybrid And Sub Ir For An Immersive Experience

You’ve never experienced anything like this! Sound Dust included 83 custom IMPULSE RESPONSES per articulation to create natural and impossible spaces.

Hybrid IR’s can transform any sound into a cowbell, high hat, or tuned piano note. Only a few keys away in Kontakt.

To create a more immersive experience, SUB IR’s speakers are designed to add extra low-end rumble.

Pair Sound Dust KICKTOM with Toontrack’s EZdrummer 3

For anyone looking to create the perfect kick drum, I would highly recommend using a combination of Sound Dust KICKTOM and Toontrack’s EZdrummer 3.

This pairing provides an impressive range of options and possibilities, making it easy to find the sound you’re looking for. And with EZdrummer 3‘s user-friendly interface, you’ll be able to create professional-sounding kick drums without any hassle. So if you’re looking for the perfect way to add some punch to your music, give this combo a try. You won’t be disappointed.

Conclusion

If you’re looking to give your music a punchy and exciting sound, there are a few things you can do. First, make sure you’re using high-quality instruments and recordings. Second, add some distortion or overdrive to your sound. This will help to create a sense of energy and excitement.

Finally, don’t be afraid to experiment with different sound effects. By adding reverb, delay, or other effects, you can really give your music a unique and dynamic sound. So go ahead and experiment until you find the perfect sound for your music. Punchy and exciting sounds are just a few tweaks away.

Sound Dust KICKTOM is a revolutionary new library for Kontakt that will give your music a punchy and exciting sound. Use it to start tracks with the chunky bottom end you’re looking for, or add some Optional Kicks on top of existing pieces so they have more energy (with a dirty glitter stomp)!

KICKTOM is a library for Kontakt that provides low-end beats, percussive rumble, punch, thump, and a bit of thwack. It offers 11 playback engines for each note, so you can find the perfect beat for your music.

The instruments are built for creativity and come with a suite of effects that can be used to shape your sound. You’ll never think about drumming quite like this before!

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