Let’s get physical: MR-808 is the first drum robot that reproduces the drum sounds of the 80s – in the real world.
The robot installation MR-808 is a replica of the famous 1980s electronic drum machine TR-808 – with robots playing the drum sounds! I (Moritz Simon Geist) have been playing electronic music for several years now, and at some place I was bored of the electronic music production process. With binary logic, everything is possible.
So I decided to go back to the roots of sound generation – the physical sound generation – but combine it with the electronic music structure we like so much.
I liked the idea so much, that I couldn’t stop building my own drum robots, and ended up replacing all the electronic sounds of a whole drum computer, placed in a 3,3 x 1,7m² case. I am very proud to present the “MR-808” – a mechanic replica of the famous 1980s electronic drum machine TR-808!
Read on: sonicrobots.com/mr808-eng/
MR-808 – mechanic sound robot (all drums, miced)
A mechanic relay controlled via arduino (bass sound)
Gameboy – Arduinoboy hardware (8 bit chiptune sound)
Everything was programmed in Ableton, only equing and compression has been applied.
Filmography: David Campesino
Music: Moritz Simon Geist
Tapgic Technology Limited has introduced DrumOn – described as ‘a professional mobile Drum Machine’.
DrumOn is intended to turn your iPad into an advanced drum pad for live performance – like a hardware drum pad.
- Over 16bit/44.1kHz to 24bit/48kHz PCM quality sound bank with maximum polyphony of 32-notes.
- Each Drum Kit has a individual rhythm Demo playing in loop, you can change the drum kit when you play.
- Realistic Choke Performance of Pedal Hi-Hat, Closed Hi-Hat and Open Hi-Hat.
- 15 grades of Touch-Velocity let you play like a real instrument, the harder you play, the more dynamics and volume you’ll get.
- Available to change the drum pad numbers from 8 to 12 or 16 to get bigger area or more sounds as you need.
- Available to open or close the pad names.
- Exclusive Function Side-Bars are available to open or close by the top-bar buttons or two-fingers touch gesture.
- Full control of individual pad’s Level and Pan, each drum kit has a built-in setting and you can change it.
- Full-featured built-in metronome which is absolutely accurate with the industrial quartz precision.
- High quality effect module for the global output including OVERDRIVE, REVERB, DELAY (iOS6+ ) is fully user-defined. You can also the change the effects order to get different sound effect.
- Music Player lets you import your music tracks to Jam with, you can change the Volume, Loop and Speed of the music tracks.
Drum Kits in Version 1.0 :
- ADK01 Standard Kit
- ADK02 Rock Kit
- ADK03 Live Kit
- ADK04 Studio Kit
- EDK01 Electronic Kit
- EDK02 Electronic Kit
- EDK03 Electronic Kit
- EDK04 Electronic Kit
- VRK01 Vintage Kit
- VRK02 Vintage Kit
- VRK03 Vintage Kit
- VRK04 Vintage Kit
- VRK05 TR606
- VRK06 TR808
Here is a new video featuring the DSI Tempest. Tempest is a professional drum machine that generates its sounds using six powerful analog synthesis voices, and uses an innovative, performance-oriented operating system that permits an extraordinary level of control to create, edit, arrange, and manipulate beats in real time without ever stopping.
“This is the first of two videos were I recorded the Tempest 6 individual outputs live in one take into Logic and then afterwards mixed it.
I recorded the DSI Tempest 6 individual outputs straight into the UAD Apollo sound card in one take. Then I played 2 overdubs on the Tempest pads with polyphonic synth sounds.
The reverb, EQ and compressor are from the UAD Apollo and recorded live at the same time. Then some mixing/mastring in Logic. All synth sounds made by DreamProbe.
Check out my website: www.dreamprobemusic.com
There you can listen to my music, download sounds/samples etc.”
The Analog Four is a 4-voice analog synthesizer with digital controls and sequencing.
More info: http://www.elektron.se/products/analog
The Machinedrum SPS-1UW+ MKII combines drum synthesis and gritty 12-bit sampling with expressive sequencing.
More info: http://www.elektron.se/products/machi…
The Monomachine is a digital synthesizer featuring numerous finely-tuned synthesis methods as well as sequencing capabilities.
More info: http://www.elektron.se/products/monom…
The Octatrack is a radical 8-track dynamic performance sampler and sequencer.
More info: http://www.elektron.se/products/octat…
Ten Vintage synthesizers expertly programmed to create a ground-breaking Drum Library, our most comprehensive and intricately designed to date. Incorporating all-time classic analogue machines with modern High-End processing hardware and production techniques…
Introducing Synth Drums, offering over 5900 cutting edge, totally unique drum samples and percussive hits, each carefully crafted by hand, on a sound-by-sound basis.
Synths used in the creation of Synth Drums:
- Roland Jupiter 8
- Roland System-100 (101, 102, 104)
- Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 2
- Sequential Circuits Pro One
- Korg MS-20
- ARP Odyssey MK1
- Moog Minimoog Model D
- Oberheim OB8
- Roland Juno 106
- Roland SH-09
“We’ve designed this library to be as flexible as possible: as well as the extensive processed section, the unprocessed source samples are also included as they were originally recorded – straight-from-the-synth. A third section includes selected samples bounced through special processes to add character, tone, warmth and punch, using Vinyl and Reel-to-Reel ¼ inch Tape with multiple saturation levels.
We feel that this attention to detail will translate into a unique, creative and useful addition to any electronic music producer’s toolkit.”
Our Pyramind friends made this intro to getting the Midi Fighter Pro set up with Reason’s Kong. Learn more about Pyramind’s tutorials + download a Reason demo: http://bit.ly/15Y9wZ4
A video demo and tutorial of the much talked about app Different Drummer
Different Drummer is your secret weapon in the quest for innovative beats that make sense yet defy the status quo. Using patent pending Cyclophone Technology, Different Drummer taps into the primal source of all drumming—waves. Wave motion propels almost everything you can imagine and it’s the perfect controller for drumming too. Different Drummer puts out multi-track drum beats and music sequences which are remarkably lifelike or primal at times and out of this world at others. Different Drummer is not a drum synthesizer but uses waves to play the drum samples (or other samples) in amazing ways that vary from electro and dubstep to tribal to classical.
About the drum machine:
- 64 Patterns in 8 banks of 8.
- Selectable 8, 16 or 32 steps per pattern with half, normal and double speed timing scales.
- Adjustable instrument volume, decay and pitch on per step basis.
- Dual channel architecture with wide range of retro and unique preset sounds generated by a scripted synthesis engine.
- 255 digitally synthesized chip sounds, consisting of 223 presets and 32 user generated patches.
- 8 Levels of live undo on each pattern.
- 8 Songs with 128 pattern selections.
- Clear, Copy and Paste 8, 16 or 32 steps between patterns.
- EEPROM based storage of all patterns and user data, with SYSEX backup.
- MIDI input and output.
The DCM8 is presented in a powder coated steel case with a CNC punched royal blue anodized aluminium front panel and white silk screen legend. The control layout has been designed to be compact and functional with eight main step editing and selection buttons, mode function buttons, an encoder knob for parameter adjustment and undo / redo buttons for ease of editing as well as live performance pattern modification. A 16 x 2 black & white negative LCD provides status information and menus for editing sounds and changing options.
A diverse range of chip tune sounds have been recreated by an old school programmer of commercial game sound engines from Gameboy and ZX Spectrum days, mixed with modern FM synthesis, digital filtering and adjustable DAC bit masking for manic distortion effects. Step sequencing also allows for pitch and decay parameters to be edited on a per step basis, and as the sounds are produced by formulas and micro-coded sequences this allows for greater sonic flexibility rather than just tweaking the pitch of a sample. Included is the ability to generate upto 32 custom sounds via a simple yet expressive editor and utilise the sounds within programmed sequences.
Brief demonstration of some new sounds added to firmware.
More goodies showcased at MusikMesse 2013, this time live from the MFB booth
Audio demos of their new products the Dominion synth and the Tanzbär drum machine
The Dominion 1 features three oscillators, three LFOs and three envelopes. It has a 3-octave keyboard and comes with its own arpeggiator/sequencer. Other features include an extended FM mode, double oscillator sync, an analogue and digital ring modulator and a discrete SED filter module with 12 modes.
The keyboard supports aftertouch and you also get two ribbon controllers, a velocity matrix and a patchbay.
The Tanzbär, meanwhile, is a 16-sound drum machine that sports a “super-tight” 16-step sequencer with accent and pitchbend. You can store 144 patterns and there’s a Fill and Chain function. There are two CV/Gate channels, roll/flam recording and various swing options.
The Apple Design Award Winner DM1 is now available for Mac OSX !!!
DM1 is a full featured Drum machine designed for Mac OSX and iOS.
Download it now from the Mac App Store:
DM1 for Mac OS Included 86 superb drum kits, a gorgeous fullscreen user interface for your desktop and laptop, an easy to use Duo FX Trackpads for real-time sonic destruction and multi-FX, DM1 for MAC OSX is fully compatible with DM1 for iPad, you can share files between them.
With Midi In & out, and separated tracks export, DM1 is ready to fit your digital audio workstation.
✔ Fullscreen Retina Display
✔ Smart ergonomy for fast creativity and fun
✔ 86 vintage and produced drum kits, mastered at in-house Fingerlab Sound Studios
✔ Samples Import
✔ Time signature
✔ 16 or 32 Steps per patterns
✔ Mixer page with pitch, length and level rotary controls, pan controls, and custom drum kit per channel
✔ Automation Panel for a precise and intuitive control of any Mixer parameter over time
✔ Duo FX Trackpads for real-time sonic destruction and multi-FX
✔ FX per track
✔ FX automation (FX parameters and FX per pattern)
✔ Quantized recording and pitch-bend ribbon
✔ Pitch-bend ribbon automation
✔ Mode song with intuitive editing
✔ High-quality export
✔ Separated tracks and AAC encoding export options
✔ The Randomizer tool
✔ Extra fast drum kit loading
✔ Playable pattern selection for extra creativity
✔ Import & Export your song project (From MAC or iPAD)
✔ Full Midi implementation
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