DrumOrama Demo and Tutorial for iPad

August 9, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

DrumORama is an interesting and clever drum machine for your iPad

A drum machine and solo tool. Drum pads have beat sequencers that play programmed rhythm patterns once when you tap them, or can loop. Tapping pads at different times generates interesting asynchronous patterns from simple sequences. Contains hundreds of drum and percussion sounds.

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Teenage Engineering’s new drum machine – PO-12 Sneak Peek

August 6, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Teenage Engineering’s new PO-12 drum machine is awesome! In this video I’m taking a pre-production unit for a test spin, and it’s great :-D
Looking forward to a 2015 release.

more cuckoo: http://www.cuckoo.no
more Teenage Engineering: http://www.teenageengineering.com

Teenage Engineering PO-12 drum machine + Moog Minifooger Analog Effects

July 30, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The PO-12 is a new drum machine from Teenage Engineering. This is one of the first 200 prototypes ever manufactured, made exclusively for the artists who performed at Moogfest 2014.

Here the PO-12 is featured with the MF Ring, MF Delay, and MF Drive from the Minifooger line of Analog Effects Pedals by Moog.

Learn more about Moog Minifooger Analog Effects here:http://bit.ly/Minifoogers

Drum machine from Teenage Engineering PO-12 unveiled

July 26, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Teenage Engineering PO-12 unveiling at Norbergfestivalen 2014.
The creators of OP-1 finally reveal the sound of their upcoming $50 drum machine. There is a slight delay in development, but they’re confident that it’ll be released in 2015.

Stay tuned for more details.

Testing the Akai rhythm wolf

July 23, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · 1 Comment 

more footage from 6/17 shoot in video studio. use headphones as with v1. RW hardware and step sequencer test 2. pls review.

Rhythm Wolf Highlights:

  • 5-voice analog drum machine and synth, with analog design that references classic rhythm machines and synthesizers
  • Analog drum sounds: kick, snare, open and closed hi-hat, and metallic percussion
  • Synth bass module: selectable square or sawtooth wave
  • Onboard 32-step sequencer
  • Six genuine MPC pads for sequencing and finger drumming
  • “Howl” knob: custom distortion circuit for additional sound design
  • MIDI connectivity: USB-MIDI and MIDI In/Out
  • Gate Trigger: for triggering via modular synths, vintage sequencers, or external sound sources
  • Dedicated outputs for the drum machine and synth-bass

Pricing and Availability

Akai Pro’s Rhythm Wolf is expected to be available in the Fall with a street price of US $199.99. For more information, check out the Akai Professional website.

Yamaha RX7 Drum Machine

July 9, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Quick play of the RX7, little brother of the RX5 and almost as good. First is some preset patterns and then all the sounds.

About RX7 and RX5:

Out of the eighties comes this hugely underrated drum machine—in 1986, the RX5 was Yamaha’s flagship drum machine. Although its vintage appeal may be diminished by the Roland R-8 (as well as the resurgence of the TR-808 and TR-909 machines), if you’re on a budget, this one could be for you.

The RX5 has many features that other drum machines simply do not have. Aside from all of the basics, such as pitch adjustment, level control, etc., this machine also features “Attack” and “Decay” envelope controls and two levels of “Accent” for each sound, allowing you to really change the character of any of its 24 built-in sounds. The sounds range from surprisingly real and punchy kicks and snares, to gunshots, door slams, even guitar and bass samples.

The RX5 features a RAM/ROM cartridge slot for storing custom edited sounds and loading in new sounds as well (adding an additional 28 sounds to the 24 built-in). Any sound can be assigned along the top row of pads (the bottom row are preset to the usual suspects—kick, snare, toms, hats, etc.), allowing you to customize your drum kit. Make an orchestra of handclaps, bass drums, or guitars! You can create and store up to three custom drum kits.

Another interesting feature of the RX5 is its pitch envelope. There are two simple parameters: “Bend Amount” and “Bend Rate”. With this feature, you can make any sound pitch-bend downwards or upwards, across several octaves. This effect can be stored as part of your custom edited sound at the touch of a few buttons.

Also overlooked but extremely useful are the “Reverse” and “Damp” functions. You can record a reverse crash cymbal at one point in a drum pattern, and switch back to a regular crash cymbal elsewhere in the same pattern. The “Damp” function emulates the dampening of a drum head or a cymbal choke. Many drum machines overlook these useful functions, which can really help add a touch more authenticity and nuance to your drum patterns.

The sequencer section can record up to 100 patterns with time signatures ranging from 01/32 to 99/2 in either Real Time or Step Time record modes. Real Time recorded patterns can be quantized to the nearest 1/2 to 1/48 note. Patterns can be arranged in up to 30 Songs. And Songs can be chained together to form complete performance sets. All sequence data can also be offloaded to external RAM cartridge or cassette tape interface.

It is also worth mentioning that the RX5 has a 12 channel mixer with stereo out plus 12 individual outputs. Along with full MIDI Implementation, it’s a snap to integrate into your studio. Use it as a stand-alone desktop drum machine, or hook it up to your MIDI keyboard or DAW system like a sound module for some serious drums! Sounds can be arranged for a MIDI keyboard however you please, and the RX5 will save the keyboard mapping—even if the sounds are coming from an external sound cartridge.

The RX5 was shipped by Yamaha with one additional cartridge of sounds—the “RX5 ROM”. Three additional Waveform ROM Cartridges were made to suit various genres: WRC-02 “Jazz/Fusion,” WRC-03 “Heavy Metal,” and WRC-04 “Effects.” There were also a few third-party cartridges made, containing TR-808 and TR-909 samples, but they are rather rare. If you’re looking for an RX5, try to find one with all the ROM cartridges, and maybe a “RAM4″ cartridge too, as they may come in handy.

Overall, a very unique and in-depth machine, capable of a huge variety of sounds. From the nostalgic sounds that defined 80′s drum beats, to rock, metal, and electronic music. Programming a beat may not be as easy as a Roland TR machine, but it’s still intuitive tap-based recording. You will have no problem finding a place for this beast in your studio.

MFB 301 – Old analog drum machine

May 27, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Maybe the first MFB drum Machine, with some mods added like drum triggers
best quality

Atmegatron Software: The Atmegadrum

May 24, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The video demonstrates The Atmegadrum, an 8-bit 16-part 16-step drum machine.
Watch this video to find out how to upload the Atmegadrum software to the Atmegatron: http://youtu.be/-JT9BsZm2bg
Go to http://soulsbysynths.com/ to find out more about the Atmegatron.

Darker Digital – Kickboxer

May 19, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Darker Digital has released Kickboxer for Kontakt 5.

Kickboxer is designed around the sound of analog 808 drum machines processed with high end outboard gear – designed to deliver punchy transients and analog overtones.

On top of an analog 808 kit, Kickboxer includes many other analog drum and digital synth bass sounds. Kickboxer’s internal step sequencer features a piano roll for basslines, a gated reverb and other sequenced effects.

The GUI also includes controls for transistor and tube distortion, tape saturation, a ladder filter, a convolution reverb and a bus compressor.

Price: $99. There is a $69 introductory offer until June 19th, 2014, at the Darker Digital online store.

Digital Revolution – new virtual drum machine instrument for Kontakt Player

May 10, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Wave Alchemy has announced the release of Digital Revolution, a virtual drum machine instrument for Kontakt Player which is inspired by the classic digital drum machines of the 1980′s.

Imagine having instant access to the world’s most sought-after retro drum machines in a single virtual instrument plugin, being able to mix and match drum machines, creatively process and sequence sounds in a unique, easy-to-use virtual environment.

Digital Revolution faithfully captures the sound of 9 digital (and 3 analogue) drum machines spanning from 1980 to 1989, including all sample variations and parameters of the original drum machines; tune/pitch, decay and various other settings.

12 iconic drum machines, 15,000+ samples, custom interface and sequencer, real-time tone-shaping and much more.

Price: £84.95. Full version of Kontakt is NOT required.

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