A.P.E. Micro – hard-hitting cinematic percussion library for Kontakt

A.P.E. Micro cinematic percussion library

Developer: Soundiron

A.P.E. Micro cinematic percussion librarySoundiron have released Apocalypse Percussion Ensemble Micro, the compact starter edition of their highly acclaimed Apocalypse Percussion Ensemble library.

Apocalypse Percussion Ensemble Micro is a heavy cinematic percussion library, featuring a total of 28 hard-hitting ensemble articulations. It includes 6 concert snare drum sets, 5 large tom sets, 7 bass drum sets, 4 Indian Dhol sets, 3 Turkish Doumbek sets, 1 Irish Bodhrán (frame drum) articulation, one Egyptian Riq and a Greek Daf articulation.

Each articulation sound set has 4 – 12 dynamic velocity layers and a simplified 2 round robin variations per note. For comparison, Apocalypse Elements has 8 per note, while the full Apocalypse Percussion Ensemble has 12 per note, with vastly more articulations and features. Still, this streamlined edition gives you a vibrant life-like sound when you just need the basics, or if you’re interested in checking out the full APE package and just want a taste. As an owner of APE Micro, you can apply your APE Micro purchase toward the upgrade to Apocalypse Elements or the full Apocalypse Percussion Ensemble.

We captured these instrument ensembles in the same bright, open hall that we recorded our legendary Olympus Symphonic Choir, Mercury Boy’s Choir, Montclarion Grand Piano, Struck Grand, Tuned Artillery and many other Soundiron libraries. the space and wide large-diaphragm close mic array give these drums a potent and aggressively open sound, with just the right touch of transparent natural reverberation.

APE Micro has a simple and intuitive user interface with full articulation control, modular kit-building, dynamic arpeggiation and customizable FX routing, with over 100 real-world and special effect convolution spaces. The Kontakt presets in this library all require the full retail version of Kontakt 5.5.2 or later, or you can import any of the nearly 400 drum samples into any wav-compatible program you like.

The cinematic percussion library works with the full retail version of Native Instruments Kontakt 5.5.2 and later (OSX 10.9 or later/ Windows 7 or later). The free Kontakt Player isn’t supported.



  • 460 MB Installed
  • 386 Samples
  • 3 Kontakt 5.5.2 .nki preset banks
  • 24 bit / 48kHz uncompressed stereo PCM wav audio
  • Unlocked wav samples can be directly imported into almost any wav-compatible plugin or DAW.


APE Micro is on sale for only $19 from now until Friday, October 21st (reg. $29)

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