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.
Fantastic and very versatile drum machine from developer Alexander Smith.
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:
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!
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.
The instruments on the DRM1 MKII are as following:
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…
Three oscillators can be detuned and gives you nice cowbell-like sounds. If you like submarines you can create a nice sonar ping.
What can we say about that? Well, you get what you expect.
- Hi Hat1 and Hi Hat2
That’s analogue (heavy- or soft-) metal.
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
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!!
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.
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.
BFD3 is the third generation of FXpansion’s flagship software acoustic drum studio: new levels of realism and ground-breaking features in an intuitive redesigned engine, here’s what they have to say about it:
With stunning new kits with mix-ready presets and modelling technology for tom resonance and cymbal swells, BFD3′s audio engine delivers uncompromising detail while using lossless compression for efficiency. The revamped interface has a new mixer and sound browser for the easiest BFD experience yet.
BFD3′s kits were recorded at two world-class studios with varied recording chains and room ambience making a huge amount of sounds possible. The library includes expressive articulations, a brushed kit and processed drum presets for fast custom kit-building. BFD3 also contains a powerful built-in environment for pattern creation and editing, complete with a range of performances by legendary drummers for effortless production of drum tracks indistinguishable from the real thing.
Availability & Pricing
BFD3 is available on a USB 2.0 flash drive or as a download product from the FXpansion web shop as well as through our international dealer partners.
Pricing is USD $349.00, EUR €269.00, GBP £229.00.
BFD3 Upgrade is available for all registered BFD2 owners for USD $199.00, EUR €155.00, GBP £129.00 for the USB flash drive version and USD $149, EUR €115, GBP £99 for the download version.
All prices are inclusive of VAT where applicable.
Analogue Drums has launched BlackSmith, a virtual drum instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.
BlackSmith is a modern metal workhorse with an aggressive yet toneful sound. This kit will lay an unshakable foundation for any metal track, or any other genre where a tight punchy articulate kit is called for.
BlackSmith gives you several mic layers to blend to your taste, easily taking the sound of the kit from clean and tight to spacious or dirty with the push of a fader. Three swappable snare variations help fit the kit to your track.
The kit we sampled is a top-of-the-line Sonor SQ2 Acrylic set, with three snare options, and classic Zildjian A Custom cymbals. The kit was sampled in Melbourne’s Sing Sing South studio, a medium sized tracking room.
- Multi-sampling: each kit component contains up to 7 velocity layers for expressive detail and dynamics, and 6x round-robin hits for every single zone for realistic performances.
- Mic layers: 6x individually controllable mic layers: Close mics, Overheads, Room mics, Smash mic, Kick Sub, and Snare-Bottom
- eKit mode switch to ‘eKit’ mode when using a Roland V-Drum kit, or leave set to ‘Keyboard mode’ for direct MIDI sequencing. The layout is General MIDI (GM) compatible.
- Output routing: stereo and multi-channel output versions provided.
- Sensitivity control: increase the sensitivity of the kit for more intricate and subtle performances or leave it set to full dynamic range for heavier tracks.
- Presets: for quickly accessing different sounds.
- Trigger maps: for sound replacement: kick, snare, toms – each with separated mic layers
BlackSmith is available to purchase for $29 USD. Requires Kontakt 4.2+ full retail version.
Native Instruments has released Drum Lab, an “advanced drum layering instrument” with an intuitive workflow designed for fast results for use with their Kontakt 5 Player (included in free Komplete Players), or Kontakt 5.
Drum Lab combines acoustic and electronic drum samples with a “groove library” of over 900 patterns for fast groove production.
Drum Lab creates a hybridized layering technique from the combination of the organic sound of acoustic drums with the weight and punch of electronic samples. Drum Lab’s acoustic layer is made up of 38 individual drums, each recorded in three different rooms with high-end vintage and modern equipment on analog tape. For Drum Lab’s electronic component 380 drum hits were sampled from a range of classic and modern drum machines, then matched, phase aligned, faded, and pitched to blend with the acoustic drum samples.
Drum Lab’s interface provides all sound-shaping controls (TRANSIENT MASTER, SOLID EQ, G COMP, an optimized drum compressor, and a rich convolution reverb) directly on the front panel. Producers can choose individual acoustic and electronic layers, blend them via slider, and adjust details with some of Native Instruments’ studio effects listed above. Drum Lab also integrates perfectly with Native Instruments’ Maschine for the ultimate in hybrid drum groove production.
Feeling Groovy. Drum Lab also delivers some authentic grooves. A new set of patterns were recorded by a professional drummer, then converted to MIDI files and arranged by genre in Drum Lab’s groove library. Users can drag-and-drop these patterns into their sessions, using the software’s unique visual display to line up grooves in their tracks for added visual reference when creating beats.
Native Instruments’ Drum Lab is available now from the NI Online Shop for $99 / 99 Euro / ¥ 9800.
drum pattern on the ARP 2500.
“Had Stephan in yesterday working on a new Natural Habitats track. We set up the ARP2500 and made some drum sounds. It really is an amazing instrument the 2500. Here is a live tweak I did a bit later messing with a snare drum type sound. There is absolutely no reverb added to this, it is all done with the envelope generator and various filters and white noise. The rest of the loop is done with cross-mod vcos and the sequencers. Listen on headphones”
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