If you’re hungry from some massive, gritty and hard-hitting drum samples, Artifact – Fractal gives you a full 3-course dinner with the appetizer, main course, dessert and leftovers to bring home. You’ll get both great construction kits, some signature kits, a great range of drum kits, as well as a nice elements pack. While some people might feel is a little bit pricey compared to their other libraries ($199 vs around $50), it’s also probably their biggest library to date, with over 2000 samples to choose from.
The engine is easy to use and makes it a blast to play around with. While it is a pure percussion and drum library only, it truly nails what it aims to do; industrial, gritty and massive percussion for trailer music composers.
And while it claims to be targeted towards trailer composers, I can easily see this being used in both film and game scores, as well as other types of music calling for this hard-hitting, gritty feel. Heck, I could even see this being used in dark and aggressive hip-hop tracks and similar styles.
All in all, this is a great library for its use. There are tons of kits to choose from, and the fact that it includes the “elements” patches with risers, woosh-hits, impacts and other snacks is a fantastic bonus for a trailer composer. With over 2000 samples to choose from, and a huge range of options for tweaking and manipulation – there will always be new gems and uses to find for this library. If you’re looking for massive industrial trailer drums, I can only recommend checking this library out.