Ethnic Drum Ensembles Collection: $149 $74.50


Ethnic Drum Ensembles delivers all the epic of Ensemble Drums, but this time, featuring a selection of drums and percussion from around the world. From taikos to bongos to dumbeks, bodhrans, and cajons, these punchy ensembles contain all the thunder, with a new, unique set of tones and timbres.

Ethnic Drum Ensembles


Designed FOR composers and sound designers BY composers and sound designers, the user interface of Ethnic Drum Ensembles delivers simple, intuitive ways to alter these unique tribal drums sounds.


The Stage is a three-dimensional representation of the stereo field, useful for visually placing the drums in your kit. Place individual VST drums at any one of the 35 positions to access real-time visual feedback and quickly and easily adjust placements.


Re-compose and re-imagine 300 ethnic percussion loops with spectacular results using The Loop Mutator™ with these tribal drum samples. Use any of Ethnic Drum Ensembles’ percussion loops as they are or turn on the Loop Mutator™ to create entirely unique sequences.

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Awards, Reviews, and Testimonials

Ethnic Drum Ensembles is one of those fantastic libraries where you load up a patch and you have something awesome at your fingertips immediately. Another incredibly useful tool from the Heavyocity boys.

David Buckley

The Good Wife, Jason Bourne, The Town

"When it comes to unique tones, colors, and rhythmic sounds the Heavyocity line of plugins can be an amazing library of textures to choose from. Not only do they sounds great from the start, but they're also easy to program and tweak to create your own identity. I've used them many times and most recently on my score to Perry Mason to great affect. The Master Session Library really help me to create what we called on the show "Perry's World". Great plugins at an amazing price."

Terence Blanchard

Blackkklansman, Da 5 Bloods, Love & Basketball

These drums are so modern and punchy, oozing with analog mojo that so many sample libraries seem to be missing. And the interface! Heavyocity makes it so easy to tweak the sounds and make them your own.

Jason Graves

Dead Space Series, Tomb Raider, Far Cry Primal

Ethnic Drum Ensembles is the library I was always longing for when I wanted "that" huge ethnic sound!

Alex Pfeffer

Death Race, Pacific Rim, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood


Recorded at Bunker Studios in Brooklyn, Ethnic Drum Ensembles utilized the 3,000 sq. ft. space, and its wide array of analog gear, including an SSL 4040e mixing console, BAE microphone Pre’s, and a massive collection of vintage and modern microphones.


The six expressive and punchy ensemble kits of Ethnic Drum Ensembles contain a mixture of taikos, daikos, bongos, congas, frame drums, djembes, dumbeks, bodhrans, darbukas, batas, cajons, and surdos. Menu and single kit presets provide complete composer control over the sound.


Ethnic Drum Ensembles' loops contain over 300 tempo-synced phrases arranged in menu and single loop presets. Mix and match loop “stems” to build your own unique combinations of tempo-synced rhythms.

  • 3.38 GB uncompressed (1.96 GB on Disk with NI lossless compression)
  • Available as direct download only
  • 6 Ensembles
  • 494 NKI Presets
    • 28 Kit Presets
    • 466 Loop Presets
  • 375+ Loops
  • The Stage for easy stereo placement
  • Playable Trigger FX™ for real-time control
  • Loop Mutator™ for real-time re-composing of loops
  • Stand-alone, VST, AU, AAX
  • Powered by the Kontakt Engine
  • Kontakt 5 (Player) Version or higher required.
  • Minimum System Requirements
    • Mac: OS X 10.10, Intel Core Duo, 2 GB RAM
    • PC: Windows 7 (latest Service Pack, 32/64 Bit, Intel Core Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2GB RAM
  • Master Sessions: Ethnic Drum Ensembles is uniquely watermarked for each individual customer
  • All files in Master Sessions: Ethnic Drum Ensembles are watermarked using a propriety technology
  • Customers may be required to provide their full Identification for authorization purposes


  • Heavyocity Media, Inc. will use all remedies of the law, to their full extent, against anyone who illegally distributes/sells/shares the library
  • Heavyocity Media reserves the right to modify these terms at any time
  • Prices, Watermarking, and Availability subject to change without notice.