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Thu, June 27, 2013

New capabilities highlight the 2.0 release of this popular epic percussion instrument

Somerville, MA (June 27, 2013)—SONiVOX, a leading creator of premium virtual instruments and synthesis technologies, has released Big Bang Cinematic Percussion 2.0, the latest version of their expansive percussion instrument. New features in Version 2.0 include an integrated patch browser, new patches, plus 64-bit VST and AU support.

This superior collection brings massive, awe-inspiring percussion suitable for film and television scoring to every desktop musician, allowing composers, producers, and performers to benefit from an abundance of sounds, powerful controls, and unmatched playability. Big Bang Cinematic Percussion 2.0 contains over 12 GB of premium content, including over 200 percussion instruments painstakingly created by top SONiVOX sound designers. All programs were meticulously sampled at multiple velocities, with multiple hits being triggered in a round-robin style for the pinnacle of realism and authenticity.

Bang Cinematic Percussion 2.0 uses the SONiVOX Intelligent Rhythm Control (IRC) to capture the performer’s inspired moments while applying user-defined rhythmic feel and timing in real-time, as notes are played, eliminating the need for further editing after the fact. In addition, the stereo delay allows either the Left or Right channel—or both—to be synchronized to beat values of the current tempo, tying the sound, song, and effects together. The convenient Note Repeat function retriggers any sound at a pre-selected beat/tempo value for as long as the pad, key, or trigger is held down, making it easy for any player to build up complex parts quickly.

“Big Bang Cinematic Percussion 2.0 is the sister to our Big Bang Ultimate Drums collection,” according to Jason Jordan, Head of Soundware at SONiVOX. “Moving beyond the familiar drum set, Big Bang Cinematic Percussion 2.0 opens up a world or percussion instruments of great use to the composer, producer, and individual performer. We’ve added new sounds and a new browser to find them quickly, as well 64-bit VST and AU support.”

Big Bang Cinematic Percussion 2.0 offers a new integrated browser that makes it easy to find, sort, and view exactly the right sound. Patches are categorized into Genre, Scene, Class—and of course, Name—allow sounds to be viewed and recalled in a musically meaningful way. All sounds can be individually shaped by the player, allowing for custom control. Pitch, dynamics, pan, and filter controls are all readily available. Multiple output busses allow the EQ and Delay routing to be quickly configured for multi-track recording or multi-channel outputs.

In addition to the onscreen controls, MIDI Learn Mode is provided, allowing Big Bang Cinematic Percussion 2.0 to quickly integrate with any MIDI keyboard, electronic drum set, MPC, or pad controller. Additionally, Big Bang Cinematic Percussion 2.0 can save and recall MIDI Learn presets and use them with any patch, so they need only be created once.

In addition to RTAS compatibility, SONiVOX Big Bang Cinematic Percussion 2.0 now supports 32- or 64-bit AU and VST formats. Big Bang Cinematic Percussion 2.0 can be purchased now at for $99.99 (USD). Current Big Bang Cinematic Percussion owners can upgrade online for a special discounted price, and can visit for details.

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