Extinction Level Event


No more compromising, massive mix ready drums and human feel.


Extinction Level Event is one of the most natural and realistic drum libraries on the market. We meticulously sampled each aspect of our drums so that you had the most musical, dynamic layers possible.

We developed a custom mixing panel right into ELE where you can control drum bleed, microphone levels, and even bring in your own one-shot sample right into the instrument.

We also spent a LONG time creating amazing presets for you to use that’ll fit right into your songs… but the mixing panel includes all of the EQ and post-processing tools you need if you want to tweak and create your own sounds.

There is also a fully functional MIDI Groove Player inside of ELE. Now you can select the perfect groove for your music right within ELE and drag it into your DAW–without needing to program a single drum hit.

Did we mention that ELE runs in the Kontakt Free Player and is fully integrated with NKS? Yep. You don’t need to buy anything extra when you buy ELE!

ELE also makes MIDI-remapping a breeze, so if you prefer to play on an electronic drum kit or just want to change the notes for your drum map, it’s only a matter of a few clicks and boom, done!

Unparalleled Realism

Some drum libraries are a one-trick pony in that they do “the thing” and that’s the only “thing” they do. ELE brings realism to a whole new level and features:

  • Full drum kit bleed that you have full control over
  • A ridiculous number of dynamic layers, which means your ghost notes and rimshots will actually bring dynamic qualities into your music
  • Tons of samples, no more annoying round-robins that are easily detectable and make it super annoying during double-bass or blast beats
  • Tons of musical articulations that are actually useful so that you can create realistic hi-hat patterns, snare rudiments, and more

ELE allows for any style of music, from the softest dynamics found in jazz to absolute shotgun rimshots that you’ll need for heavy metal breakdowns.

Comprehensive Built-In Mixer

One of the things that can be annoying is having to open up separate plugins in various places when working with drums. We made it so that ELE is its own, complete package. You can change every aspect of the drum tone right within ELE itself.

With our new built-in mixer, you have everything you need:

  • Two different EQ types
  • Transient designer
  • Compression
  • Saturation

Don’t forget that you can also load up a one-shot sample to help beef up your drums… right within the built-in mixer. You don’t need any other drum plugin.. It’s all right in ELE.

Integrated MIDI Groove Player

We know, we know…

One of the most annoying parts about working with programmed drums is the fact that you have to program them!

This is even more annoying if you’re not a drummer… because how do you know which pieces of the kit to use? What about drum humanization? Which velocity settings should you use?

Say goodbye to all that.

These grooves were played by real drummers, so they have the feel and touch of a real performance… All you have to do is select which beat you want to use and drag it into your DAW.

Also Includes TCI Files!

When you get ELE, you not only get the Kontakt Drum Library. You will also receive Trigger2 (TCI) files of all the shells used in ELE. Allowing you to easily sample and replace recorded drums with ELE if you happen to own Trigger2.

Full Control Over Your MIDI

Do you want to create a specific drum map so you can play live on a MIDI controller? No problem. MIDI mapping is simple, easy, and fast. Within seconds you can totally remap the notes with ELE to fit your needs.

Additionally, you can re-route the audio outputs of ELE however you want, giving you full audio control of where you want signals to go in the DAW.

Up And Running In Seconds

Extinction Level Event runs on Kontakt Player by Native Instruments, which means it’s quick and easy to load it into your DAW.

Once loaded, you have a number of ready-to-go mix-ready presets that can get you started off with a bang. These are perfect for general songwriting or, hell, just use them in the final mix; why not!

Every page of the ELE instrument has been thoroughly designed and everything you need is literally one click of a button. No more menu diving, no more hunting for settings, less time looking for great sounding drums and more time playing with great sounding drums!

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System Requirements


  • Apple M1, Intel Core i5, AMD Ryzen or equivalent
  • 6 GB of System RAM or more is recommended
  • Storage needed: 10 GB for Kontakt Player & ELE – Master Kit
  • An Internet connection for one-time activation
  • A graphics card that supports OpenGL 2.1 or higher.


  • Mac OS X 10.14 & above (64-bit only): Stand-alone, VST, AU, AAX
  • Windows 7 & above (64-bit only): Stand-alone, VST, AAX
  • Kontakt Player 7 (Provided with purchase of Extinction Level Event) -or- Kontakt 7
  • Native Apple Silicon Support

Frequently Asked Questions

Are updates to Extinction Level Event free?

Yes. It doesn’t matter when you buy ELE–you’ll always get free updates to the latest version. From the smallest bug fix to the biggest feature addition, you’ll be able to get updates for free and enjoy the latest and greatest version of ELE forever. However, when ELE2 is out, the price will go up to $120 for new buyers.

I'm not great at programming drums. How can I get the most out of ELE?

We offer a few courses over at Spectre Academy that teach you everything you need to know about making the best possible programmed drums. We highly recommend any of our drum programming courses if you want the best possible sounding drums. We even have special discounts on select courses for those who grab a copy of ELE :).

Do I need the full version of Kontakt?

No. Extinction Level Event can be used with the Kontakt Player without any loss of functionality. You do not need the full version of Kontakt! You can download it from within Native Access when you install ELE.

Will this work in my DAW?

Extinction Level Event will work in any DAW that supports the Kontakt Player. This means that if you can load a VST, VST3, AU, or AAX plugin format into your DAW – then you can use the Kontakt Player and as such, Extinction Level Event.

I bought Extinction Level Event. How do I download and Install it?

After you complete your order we will send you a license key. The download and installation are all handled via Native Access which you can download here. Once you are in Native Access, just add your key, and away you go.

What are TCI files?

TCI files are designed specifically for use within Steven Slate Trigger 2.0. They provide an easy way to accurately replace or augment existing drum tracks with accurate dynamics. So if you happen to have Trigger 2 and you want to use ELE on an existing drum performance, we have you covered! Once you complete your order, you will find them waiting for you in your account under “My Downloads.”

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