Rust is about what happens when people walk away. Rust is abandonment, amnesia and decay. Rust is the inevitable decline of our overly-mechanized world. Rust is to iron as the tree is to the seed. The stuff of dead stars, it is what becomes of us all and from where we have come. In Rust 2, we went a little deeper underground and just a little farther out of bounds. So maybe we bent a few little laws while bending a little iron, or maybe it’s all good clean fun. And maybe we took really nice gear to places where nice gear should be taken, to places that people don’t go anymore. We did what had to be done to get in, make a hell of a lot of noise and get out in one piece.
We used all kinds of drumsticks, mallets and hammers, bare hands and boots. We bled a little and sweated a lot, just adding a little of our own rust to the mix. But in the end, we put everything back where we found it. Back where nobody will probably ever bother to look again… As always we hope you enjoy.
Version 1 of this library was originally published through Tonehammer back in 2009. For the latest version 2.0 we combed through every corner of this library with the due diligence of a true obsessive compulsive. We tweaked key-mapping, refined playability and designed a brand new custom user interface with full real-time CC and host automation support, with a unique look capturing the militaristic origins of many of our source recordings. Now each preset offers you total control over every aspect of the sound, allowing you to shape note Attack and sample Offset to create gentle, ghostly pad-like sounds from even the harshest impacts. The Release control allows you to tighten the sound into a sharp staccato click or ping in one moment, or a long ringing sustain the next. Tuning is easy with the Stepping and main Tune parameters. And of course, all of our latest exclusive technological advances are also included, like the Mega-Mixer, Layer-Builder, Tuned Selector, Uberpeggiator, tempo-syncing filter and amp LFOS, convolution loading and more.
This 2nd volume in our 3-part Rust series is dedicated to prepared metal percussion elements, focusing on darker elements and the most remote locales, often involving quite a bit of urban exploration. Some elements are tonal, while others are percussive or long chaotic cinematic-style effects. With over 3000 samples, Rust 2 covers 81 different "instrument” sets, including bunker blast door slams and creaks, massive cold war era tactical ballistic missile loading rack percussion, mechanical prison block cell doors, iron bathtubs, massive 6-story metal tower stairways, giant steel structural I-Beams, long aluminum rods, a 25-acre metal sculpture park and more. The instruments and surfaces have been struck with drumsticks, mallets, hammers, hands and feet, drawing more than the occasional drop of blood. We captured plenty of variety, velocity layering and round-robin depth.
Our powerful Uberpeggiator allows complex, adaptive arpeggiations and you’ll find tempo-syncing resonant filter and volume LFOs build into nearly every preset. We’ve also included a parametric EQ and convolution reverb with over 50 room and FX impulses to choose from instantly. We’ve also included our mighty Mega Mixer master preset, which lets you choose from any of the percussive elements in the library, load 10 of them dynamically, each with custom key-range, tuning and mapping to create your own ensembles, drum kits and tuned percussion orchestras. Finally, the Tuned Selector Ensemble presets give you instant access to sub-categorized collections of solo tuned percussion elements, with easy browsing and automatable instrument selection, while the standard ensemble presets lay it all out for you in convenient untuned drum-kits. Also, there is now an aesthetic blinking light.
Deep Sampled Articulations
Bunker Doors and Missile Racks
Metal Sculpture Garden
Stairs to Heaven
Tuned Selector Versions of All Ensemble Patches
Bunker Blast Door Creaks
Bunker Blast Door Slams
Bunker Grinds and Drags
Panopticon Cell Doors Sequences
Master and Ambience
Master Untuned Ensemble
Master Untuned Ensemble (Lite)
3 Ambience Patches
NKI Program Presets
You’ll need the full retail version of Kontakt 4.2.4, Kontakt 5 or later to use the nki presets in this libary. Sorry, the free Kontakt Player does not support this library beyond a 15-minute demo period. We’ve included 26 Kontakt-compatible nki programs, featuring automatable attack, release, offset, swell, tuning, key-switching, EQ, convolution, and a full range of other effects controls. However, even if you’re not a Kontakt user, all samples are included as standard unlocked pcm wav files, so you can custom design your own instruments in any audio software you like. This library is also ideal for cinematic sound design and AV post-production work.
3,015 Samples (standard pcm wav)
26 .nki files (unlocked format)
3.09 GB installed (1 GB Download)
24 bit / 44.1kHz stereo PCM wav format
Format(s): Kontakt 4.2.4 .nki and pcm .wav
51 Custom Convolution Reverb Impulses
Includes a free bonus collection of custom sound-designed ambiences, drones and special FX presets, as well as our favorite custom convolution reverb impulses and an advanced Kontakt user interface with full automation support.