Punch-DB – bass drum synthesizer and sample player plug-in from Rob Papen

September 19, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Rob Papen has introduced Punch-DB, a bass drum synthesizer and sample player plug-in based around the BD module of the multi award winning Punch virtual drum synthesizer.

Stacking bass drums is a popular technique used by today’s music producers and Punch-BD gives you the ability to stack up to 6 in total. Divide the 6 BD pads over the keyboard or use them ‘stacked’ in tuned mode to produce creative new BD sounds for all styles of contemporary music.

Punch-BD delivers synthesized drums in the finest audio quality or you can choose to load in your own samples for complete flexibility. Each pad has its own distortion module with several distortion types as well as its own 3 band graphic EQ. What’s more, each individual pad also has its own preset section next to the overall ‘BD kit’.

Like its big brother, Punch-BD features four FX units each with many 31 types of top quality FX plus further filters, envelopes, modulation routings and more for crafting your own unique sound.

From Electronic Dance and Hip Hop to Soundtrack projects, Punch-BD provides a solid speaker-busting sound for your productions.

Punch-DB will be available soon for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/AAX), priced at 49 EUR / $59 USD.

More info here >>

Free kick-drum synth – BIGROOMKIXSYNTH VSTi

August 21, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

FREE Kick Drum VSTi synthesizer…NO SAMPLES just synthesis.

Download for free with no limitations athttp://hintonandfairchild.co.uk/bigro…

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BIGROOMKIXSYNTH is a VSTi specifically created for making Kick Drums and Bass Drums. Unlike the competition, this is a true Synth, it uses no samples only 100% synthesis to achieve a thick meaty UMPH to your track with ultimate control to the sound.

he sound is split into 4 sections, SUB, BODY, TRANSIENT and HAT/NOISE with lots of controls to fine-tune each characteristic of the layer. It has a compressor an EQ boost and a Key Select…you can even change the background colour…… Below you can get more details on the controls.

The Synth is FREE to use and share providing you do not try and sell it yourself.

Checking out the new Stryke6 drum controller for iPad

August 19, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Simmons has announced the release of the new Stryke6 drum controller.

The new Stryke6 is the first ever iPad® controller that delivers a full drum kit playing experience without the kit. Combining Simmons’ expertise in electronic drum kits with their unrivaled ergonomic design, the Stryke6 is the only product of its kind that works in concert with your iPad to deliver a real tactile playing experience in a compact, tabletop design.

Equipped with six velocity-sensitive pads plus two foot pedals for kick and hi-hat control, the laptop-sized Stryke6 is perfect for on-the-go playing, portable practice, and other times when a full kit is not a viable option.

Using the free Simmons Stryke Drums app, the Stryke6 easily connects to an iPad for an immediate, out of the box playing experience, including a wide range of sounds. Or connect via USB to any computer to trigger a variety of DAW applications and sample programs, including Garage Band, EZ Drummer, Logic, Ableton Live, and more.

For drummers and percussionists, Stryke6 is an ideal portable setup for small acoustic gigs, or as a compact practice kit for small spaces or mobile music making. For small project studios and songwriting setups, it makes a great tactile instrument for tracking drums into a DAW or sequencing program.

Stryke6 features

  • Versatile, first-ever iPad-based drum controller.
  • Can also be used with any USB/MIDI computer.
  • Ultra-small footprint with 6 velocity-sensitive drum pads.
  • Access to a wide range of sounds.
  • Kick and hi-hat pedals provide a real drum playing experience.
  • Works with most MIDI applications.
  • Free and fun, downloadable Stryke Drums iPad app (from the Apple App Store).
  • Learn to play drums in an engaging, interactive environment using app-based tutorials and the color-coded pads.
  • Includes drum sticks and connections for Lighting and 30pin iPads and USB.

Stryke6 is available for purchase for $129.99 USD.

More info here >>

MFB-522 drumcomputer sound demo

April 18, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

MFB-522 drumcomputer sound demo

No processing , recorded thru mackie 820i into ableton @ 100bpm
http://acidoo.com

Bassdrum + Snare/RS separate out
Instruments stereo out

NAMM 2014: Alesis New Drum Modules Sample

January 27, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Alesis New Drum Modules Sample Updated DM-4 and Pads add sample playback

The DM Pro Expandable 20 Bit Drum Module is the most advanced electronic drum and percussion device available today. It surpasses the capabilities of what you expect in a drum module by offering features like 64 voice polyphony, a massive drum and percussion library that includes over 1,000 sounds, and open-ended expandability that lets you bring in new sounds whenever you need them. For composers who need a dedicated MIDI module for drums, or drummers looking for the professional solution for triggered electronic drum performances, the DM Pro represents the most powerful tool for creative inspiration. Designed to accommodate nearly any musical style, the DM Pro offers 1,024 different kick, snare, tom, cymbal, hi-hat, percussion and special effect samples. You can create and store up to 32 virtual drumkits, and each kit can contain up to 64 different drum sounds so the right drum is always available when you need it.

The DM Pro has 16 fast trigger inputs for drummers using electronic pads or triggered acoustic drums, and provides six independent audio outputs so that processing of levels and effects for discrete sounds is easier than on any other Alesis drum device. Plus, the DM Pro’s customizable onboard multieffects use the same processing engine as our top-of-the-line multieffects device, the Q20. Its expansion slot lets you pull in new sounds anytime you need them. Since the PCMCIA-format cards store up to 8MB of memory, you can simultaneously access a massive collection of 24MB of sounds. Plus, the DM Pro is compatible with Alesis’ Sound Bridge sample management software, so you can burn your own sounds and samples to a card for customized sounds. Also, the DM Pro’s stereo audio inputs on RCA connectors allow external audio sources, like CD Players or tape decks, to be routed through an audio system so drummers can practice along with recorded music.

Stix Digital Drum Synthesizer for iPad – Demo and Tutorial

January 22, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Fantastic and very versatile drum machine from developer Alexander Smith.
https://itunes.apple.com/app/id698024…

STIX is a powerful 16 channel (8×2 voices) sampling synthesizer and sequencer.

Check out Audio and Video demos + download the user manual from our webstite now:

http://twisted-electrons.com/apps/stix/

Each kit features no less than 200 parameters that are controllable in real-time via touch or MIDI.

STIX is also a 8 channel 16 step drum sequencer with recording functionality. The sequencer’s 8 patterns can be chained into songs in Track Mode.

Up to 100 Preset Kits can be stored and the 8 drum modules can be performed on the pads throughout the app’s modes.

STIX also features Audiobus compatibility!

Vermona DRM 1 Mk3 // analog drum synthesizer

December 12, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The DRM1 MKIII is an analogue drum synthesizer.

It offers eight instruments, each with seven knobs for forming the sound plus a panorama- and a volume-controller. The user interface is absolutely clear and intutitve – one knob, one function.

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The instruments on the DRM1 MKII are as following:

  • KICK
    Mainly but not only for making big and fat kick drums.
  • DRUM1 and DRUM2
    Very flexible instruments that can generate kick- and tom sounds a s well as bongos. Anything from zapp to bling and fantastic PIUU…
  • MULTI
    Three oscillators can be detuned and gives you nice cowbell-like sounds. If you like submarines you can create a nice sonar ping.
  • SNARE
    What can we say about that? Well, you get what you expect.
  • Hi Hat1 and Hi Hat2
    That’s analogue (heavy- or soft-) metal.
  • CLAP
    Classic analogue hand claps.

The instruments of the DRM1 MKIII can be triggered by MIDI (of course velocity-sensitive). There is also an optional trigger option avilable that connects the drum machine to your analogue step sequencer or whatever gives out gate voltage or switch trigger. Beside the main outputs each channel is equipped with an individual output that also can be used as an channel insert.

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One of the best versatile analog drum expanders currently made. Awsome KICKS, jazzy SNARES, weird dubby FX, the beast electronic CLPAS I ever has and the right mixture of CAMBALS

Simmons SDS-8 // Electronic Drum Synthesizer

December 12, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

5 channel analog synthesizer with bassdrum, snare and 3 toms. Each channel features a unalterable factory sound and a variable user sound. It came at the same time with the SDS 7 as its cheaper alternative.

The SDS 8 comes with the same analog filters of its predecessor, the SDS 5. Every knob on the metal chassis is easliy accessable. If you are looking for the classic analog Simmons sound with access to all the nice filters forgoing luxury like user banks, midi or modularity, this is the right machine for you.

Specials: sequencer input, single outputs, stereo out

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In fact this is a Simmons SDS-8 module that has two voices not workin (Hi Tom, Mid Tom) and this still knocking out every other synth drum I know that is in production!!

KICK – new kick drum synthesiser by Nicky Romero

December 4, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Nicky Romero introduces KICK Synth which has been developed together with Sonic Academy. KICK is a Kick drum synthesiser allowing you to quickly and precisely create kick drums and tune them to your tracks. It combines a synthesised sub oscillator and sampled clicks to create a wide variety of kick drums, percussive and even bass sounds. With Pitch, Amp and Click envelope editors, drive, pitch control and the Nicky Romero designed distortion section

With 175 factory presets and 40 exclusive Nicky Romero presets you can access that special Protocol sound right out of the box. In addition kick comes bundled with 32 Nicky Romero clicks lifted straight from his productions. The user can also load their favourite clicks, kicks, and even fx to create truly unique personal sounding kicks.

Get it here >>

Sonic Potions LXR build and jam with Shruthi-1

October 7, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Time lapse build of the Sonic-Potions LXR digital drum synthesizer and some messing around with it for the first time. All sounds come from the LXR and the Shruthi-1. The Shruthi is slaved to the LXR and is just playing the equivalent midi notes as the drum sounds. The LXR is being run through a hardwire RV-7 pedal (seen directly north of the LXR). I am sure that this is only scratching the surface of the LXR’s capabilities.

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