Natascha is a new percussion library aimed at electronic music production. It is the first product released by new Berlin sound design company Handwerk Audio.
The samples included in this library were programmed using the Elektron Machinedrum SPS-1 drum machine. The sounds were recorded via an APB analog mixing desk and a Great River MP-2NV dual pre-amp. The Great River pre-amp adds a huge amount of character to each sample. Users can choose to work with the original recording or the Great River version, as both options are included.
Natascha is aimed at electronic music producers who are looking for original, unique percussion samples. Each sound was programmed from scratch. The starting point was to provide new sounds, steering away from classic drum machine samples.
The library is designed for maximum flexibility. The raw sounds are divided into several categories as well as a number of pre-programmed kits for the most popular software samplers.
The Handwerk Aduio website provides previews of the samples and instant download options through our online store.
Natascha can be downloaded from
In a nutshell:
Natascha - Premium Percussion Pack containing 580 sounds
Electronic percussion sounds made with the Elektron Machinedrum SPS-1
Instant download available
Formats: Battery, Kontakt, EXS24
24 bit / 44.1 kHz
Available from April 22 2014 on the Handwerk Audio website
Introductory price of 10 EUR until May 22 2014