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.

More info here >>

Let’s Play with Robotic Drums: Sound Design & Commentary

April 26, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Background video description below:

Robotic Drums is my favorite drum synth on iOS right now. It has a lot of features, and is fun… So Let’s Play with it! If you enjoy these Let’s Play videos please consider sponsoring them on Patreon:http://www.patreon.com/user?u=107612

Be sure to visit http://discchord.com for this and other music app news!

Elektron is now shipping the Analog Rytm – 8 voice analog drum machine

April 23, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Elektron has announced that Analog Rytm, a hardware 8 voice analog drum machine with sample support, is now available for purchase.

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Key features:

  • 8 drum voices, each with:
    • Specialized analog percussion sound generator.
    • sample playback (16-bit/48kHz/mono).
    • analog overdrive.
    • analog multi-mode filter.
  • 12 velocity & pressure sensitive pads.
  • Analog stereo master compressor & distortion.
  • Reverb & Delay send FX.
  • Elektron step sequencer.
  • Chromatic, Performance, and Scene mode.
  • Live oriented beat control.
  • Individual voice outputs.
  • Drive storage for projects, patterns, kits, songs, sounds and samples.
  • Included in the box:
    • 1 Power Supply Unit.
    • 1 Power Supply cable of your selection (EU, US, UK, AUS).
    • 1 Analog Rytm Quickstart Guide.
    • 1 USB cable.

Pricing & Availability

Analog Rytm can be purchased in the Elektron Online Shop or from your favorite Elektron dealer. It costs $1549 / €1489 / £1249 / ¥174900. The demand is high and initial supplies are limited, so please note that it will be sold on a first come, first served basis – and that early orders might take a few days extra to process and ship.

Overbridge, the technology that erases the line between analog hardware and software plug-in instruments and makes it possible to seamlessly integrate the Analog Rytm in a DAW environment will be a part of a free OS update expected to be released Q4 2014.

MFB TANZBÄR — Playing All 48 Presets and more

April 15, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Stunning analog drum machine with parameter locks, two kicks and 2 Step Sequencer Tracks.

Programming a Pattern on the MFB TANZBÄR. I could be easier, honestly. Since ethere is no display you must observe and read the red, yellow and green states of the LED carefully!!!

‘Rivmick’ on Nord Drum 2

April 14, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

‘UncertainMusicCorps’ explores the synthesis capabilities of the Nord Drum 2.

First serious session with Nord Drum 2. Using Vermona fourMulator quad LFO to trigger 4 channels with Stoichea picking up the remaining 2. Using S/H waveforms from the Vermona via attenuators (matrix mixer) for timbral variation on the Nord Drum.

Bent melodic drone comes courtesy of Braids with rhythmic wavetable modulation.

Checking out the Tama Techstar TS206 Drum Module

April 11, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

A rough demo of a Tama Techstar TS206 Drum Module; 80’s drum brain with twin “tom” synths.

Controls:
SENS; ATTACK; DECAY; NOISE; BEND; TUNE; NOISE MIX; EMPHASIS; LEVEL.

A drum loop is sent to each “Pad Trigger In” via CV. An audio signal can also be used to trigger the drums.

The beginning and end are without effects.
“Frohmage” and “TAL Dub” plug-ins are used elsewhere on the recording, just to keep it interesting, hopefully!!

Tama Techstar TS206 demonstration, pads knobs and external input. This is a 1984 drum brain that consists of two analogue synth modules factory-tuned for toms, in a nearly-19″ rackable unit. I only found TS305 material on the internet so I figured I’d start documenting the TS206.

It turns out to be so much more than a mere drum brain, after the camera ran out of juice I basically had it tuned into a monophonic synthesizer. Wonder how I can add envelope controls and more, if it’s at all possible? Tama Techstar units are a DIY electro-musicians dream, do yourself a favour and pick ‘em up!

The pads you see in the start are original Tama Techstar, the drum skins are not. If you’re curious, I got the entire kit including tom stand (also original Tama-line model, but different brandname) for approximately 70€

More info here >>

Korg Kross Music Workstation — Using the Step Sequencer — In The Studio with Korg

April 8, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Korg’s Rich Formidoni explains the ins and outs of the drum machine-style step sequencer on the Kross Music Workstation.

Dr. Böhm Digital Drums – demo

April 6, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Demo of Dr. Böhm Digital Drums: instruments, preset patterns, auto-fills, breaks and solos

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