Perform extraordinarily realistic cymbal swells in real-time using your keyboard's Modulation Wheel!



cymbal rolls


NB: You can also purchase CYMBAL ROLLS in our Bandcamp store.

Increase the dynamic and emotional impact of your tracks with these responsive, intuitive and fully customisable instruments.

Press a key, use the modulation wheel, release the key: It's never been easier to infuse your music with epic, organic, gorgeous sounding swells! 

  • 10 hand-picked premium cymbals 
  • 278 samples (WAV, 24bit, 48kHz)
  • up to 34 dynamic layers for maximum realism
  • 10 single cymbal roll instruments
  • 1 dynamic set with all cymbals
  • 12 sound design instruments (Kontakt multis)
  • 20 Impulse Responses (reverb)
  • license agreement + user manual included
  • Total size uncompressed: 1,57 GB
  • list price: €42,-

Take full control on the sound, length and dynamic of the swell:

1. Choose one of ten premium cymbals:

  • Meinl Byzance 21" Ride Transition
  • Meinl Byzance 18" Dark Crash
  • Paiste Signature 14" Fast Crash
  • Sabian AAX 16" Aero Crash
  • Paiste PST-8 18" China Rock
  • Sabian XS20 18" China
  • Zildjian Avedis 19" Beautiful Baby Ride
  • Zildjian A-Custom 18" Crash
  • Zildjian Kerope 19" Crash
  • Zildjian Constantinople 22" Thin Ride 


Every product from our Bandcamp store + tons of extra sounds!

Every product from our Bandcamp store + tons of extra sounds!

2. The user interface lets you completely shape the sound the way you want:

FILTERS: A high-pass and a low pass filter help you cut out unwanted frequencies

REVERB SELECTOR: pick one of 20 custom Impulse Responses

ATTACK: bring this up for mellow and smooth rolls without audible strokes, or down to hear the impact of the mallet.

RELEASE: maximum release values provide an authentic decay of the cymbal, while lower values help replicate a chocked roll.

MONO: reduce the stereo width to easily integrate the swell in your mix

BRIGHT: add a slight boost of high-frequencies

NOTCH: subtle cut of low-mid and high-mid frequency resonances

FX: speaker simulation to create eerie, ghostly sounds 

3. Explore and create new sound territories 

CYMBAL ROLLS - A Kontakt multi instrument


Mix multiple cymbals together and assign any of the interface knobs to your midi controller to create your own dynamic instruments.

To get you started, CYMBAL ROLLS features 12 fascinating multi-instruments. These fun, responsive presets include vintage rolls, over-the-top wide and powerful swells, chocked rolls, builders, risers and pure sound design original instruments. 


CYMBAL ROLLS: Zildjian 19" Beautiful Baby Ride 

Will these instruments work with Kontakt Free Player?

Yes, you can load these instruments with the Free Kontakt Player, but with limited functions: saving is disabled, and the instrument will close automatically after 15 minutes. To enjoy the full functionality of CYMBAL ROLLS, use the latest version of Kontakt 5 (version 5.3.1 minimum)

Do I need a powerful computer to use the swell instruments in real-time?

No, the instruments will load and work very smoothly even on a modest computer, like a 4-years old basic MacBook Pro.

Can I play the cymbals using a pad controller or an electronic drum set? 

Yes, there is one included instrument (all cymbals_set.nki) that lets you play all cymbals without automatic roll functions. Deep multi-sampling and clever programming allow you to achieve highly realistic and organic results.

CYMBAL ROLLS: 10 cymbals



Testing and selecting cymbals at Klangfarbe music shop for the creation of CYMBAL ROLLS

The recording set-up in 4TUNE Studios

Microphones used:

DPA 4006 AB pair, Schoeps MK4 XY pair, Neumann KM130, AKG C451B

Also available in the Silver & Gold Series:








Created by Julien Tauban for loops de la crème 2014. 

All cymbals kindly lent by Klangfarbe

Recorded at 4tune Vienna, Austria. Big thanks to Martin Klebahn, 4tune's founder and head engineer for his support, knowledge and guidance.