Nuance Essential Drums

Volume 2

The definitive drum collection Part 2

Weighing in with 75 production-ready contemporary kits and 1200 digitally processed samples, Essential Drums Volume 2 is the definitive reference for electronic drums.

Requires Nuance


In Detail

Meticulously prepared by percussion experts Uppercussion, Essential Drums Volume 2 spans synthesised analog and digital sounds, hyper-processed hits, distorted beats and mangled sonic experimentations.

Get ready to take your beats to the next level with this unique collection of pounding kicks, cutting snares, vibrant cymbals, crisp claps and shakers, dramatic hits and glitchy percussion.


Electro Kits

These kits contain provide all the “classic” sounds of analog and electronic drums, yet with cutting-edge production values, and are the perfect starting place for all pop and electronic genres

Hip Hop Kits

These kits are ideal for not only hip hop but a wide variety of related urban genres.

Hostile Kits

A range of dirty, gritty and distorted kits. Users beware!

Twisted Kits

These most experimental kits are heavily processed, yet carefully shaped to retain full dynamics and punch.

All kits use a consistent layout for instant on-the-fly exchange via the Nuance browser, allowing you to effortlessly dial in your perfect beat. Furthermore, all 1200 samples are conveniently organised by category for easy mix-and-match of the individual drum sounds. When combined with Nuance's powerful FX and modulation features, the creative possibilities for custom kit design are effectively limitless.

Also available: Volume 1

The .SNDPAK Format

The .sndpak file format is an advanced container technology developed by New Sonic Arts. Specifically engineered for ultra-fast installation and optimised loading times, SoundPacks are installed simply by drag-drop onto Nuance's UI. After installation, the contents are ready to browse via the browser and preset-menu.

Soundpacks can also be used in demo mode before purchase, so feel free to try before you buy!

SoundPack Installation