We brought in a professional drummer to perform each of the swells and on during the recording sessions we covered a wide variety of cymbal shapes and sizes. Great care was taken to record each performance with the highest sonic quality and detail. We chose a relatively reflection free space with a super low noise floor and recorded through John Hardy M1 preamps for the big clean gain. Schoeps and Neumann mics were used to get full coverage of each cymbal.
Check the User Guide for detailed descriptions and images of the Kontakt instruments. And check out this interview with Rene Coronado, on the making of the Swell SFX library