BitRate II – Major update to the BitRate semi-modular 8-bit drum machine for Reaktor

December 10, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comments Off on BitRate II – Major update to the BitRate semi-modular 8-bit drum machine for Reaktor 

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Heavyocity has partnered with Icebreaker Audio to release BitRate II, a major update to the BitRate semi-modular 8-bit drum machine for Reaktor.

BitRate II uses multiple methods of retro digital synthesis and sampling to produce charismatic and nostalgic drum sounds. The included sound engines cover chipsounds, FM synthesis, lofi sampling, and glitchy circuit bending.

On top of these unique sound engines, BitRate II also offers a 5-track mixer and a master fx section that includes an analogue modelled EQ, bus compressor, and speaker simulator for added lo-fi effect.

The drums can be triggered via MIDI or from the internal sequencer. The sequencer provides two modulation sequences per drum, which can be routed to virtually any combination of sound parameters in any amount.

BitRate II also comes bundled with the MonoBoy instrument, a melodic counterpart for BitRate II. MonoBoy uses similar sound engines, but in an interface more suited to melodic playing.

The BitRate II Bundle ships with a total of 140 preset snapshots including a variety of sounds from kits and beats to synths and samples.

BitRate II features

  • 5 drum slots into which you can load any one of 4 sound engines.
  • 4 lo-fi digital sound engines: Chip, FM, Sampler, Glitch.
  • The ability to sample from the audio input into a custom-built sample engine.
  • A built-in sequencer with 2 modulation sequences per drum.
  • Per-track sequence length, allowing for complex poly-rhythms.
  • EQ, Compressor, and Speaker Simulator master effects.

MonoBoy features

  • 3 sound generator modes, including a unique DM sampler.
  • Easy-to-use arpeggiator and Voice Controls
  • 2 Modulation sequences.
  • A master FX section that includes the one-of-a-kind Bit Delay effect.

The BitRate II & MonoBoy bundle is available for purchase for an introductory price of $29 USD for the first two weeks (regular $49 USD). During this period, original BitRate owners can buy BitRate II for $19 USD.

More info here >>

BOSS DR-220E Vintage Drum Machine 1986

December 8, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comments Off on BOSS DR-220E Vintage Drum Machine 1986 

The BOSS DR-220E is a little programmable digital rhythm machine. This is the “E” version – it means E-DRUM sounds (very Simmons-like). The DR-220 has a twin brother with acoustic drums sounds – the DR-220A.

Although the DR-220 is from 1986, it lacks MIDI – but it has SYNC IN and OUT. It has nice Simmons-like eighties drums! It is similar to the Korg DDM-110/DDM-220, but it has better sounds in my opinion.

Synthrotek DS-M Eurorack Analog Drum Synth Module

December 6, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comments Off on Synthrotek DS-M Eurorack Analog Drum Synth Module 

The DS-M (Drum Synth Module) is a complex, modifiable, 100% analog drum synth loosely based on the Coron DS-8 and neatly packaged into an 8hp module.

Changes to the original DS-8 include:
VCA-like trigger input (more voltage = louder output)
Trimmer-adjustable attack
LED trigger indicator
1v/o tracking (C0-C4)
Triangle core oscillator
Additional noise color switch setting (3 settings instead of 2)
More distinct noise timbres
Louder, improved noise circuit
Really LOW bass frequencies
Total range ~4Hz to 2.6kHz

EGLM1 – new drum machine for iPad, inspired by the Linn LinnDrum

December 5, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comments Off on EGLM1 – new drum machine for iPad, inspired by the Linn LinnDrum 

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Elliott Garage has introduced EGLM1 – a software drum machine for iPad, inspired by the classic Roger Linn LinnDrum drum machine.

Features:

  • 16 programmable rhythm patterns with variable length
  • Save the pattern you’ve created and play songs
  • Automation of Drumkit parameters (pan, volume and mix)
  • Song Mode page (swipe to left to open it) with loop option
  • Swing and tap tempo
  • Core MIDI & clock MIDI (network session, external controller, inter app midi)
  • Audiobus
  • Interapp Instrument
  • Record and export your performance with iTunes, eMail or Audio Copy
  • Korg Wist sync

Official audio/video demos are to come.

EGLM1 is available for US $2.99 in the App Store.

Nord Drum 2 – Advanced Synthesis

December 4, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comments Off on Nord Drum 2 – Advanced Synthesis 

This tutorial explains how to create a drum kit with acoustic qualities.

Performance by Boska.

Read more about the Nord Drum 2:
http://www.nordkeyboards.com/products…

Teenage Engineering PO-12 Drum Machine / Yamaha TG-100 Demo by Jordan Passmore

November 4, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comments Off on Teenage Engineering PO-12 Drum Machine / Yamaha TG-100 Demo by Jordan Passmore 

This demo features the Teenage Engineering PO-12 Drum Machine, Yamaha TG-100 rompler/synthesizer and MTI Analog String Ensemble ADL-100 effects unit. All of these are mixed on a Yamaha MJ-100 DJ mixer. The PO-12 is being ran straight into the mixer and is only being effected by the MJ-100’s internal digital delay (you can hear me through-out the video adjusting the delay time on the effect). The TG-100, which is doing the chord/pad choir patch, is being ran through the MTI chorus unit. The MTI’s effect is quite similar to the ensemble effect built into the Solina String Synthesizer; a triple chorus with very deep modulation. The strings are also being effected by the digital delay on the mixer. The mix is then sent into my audio interface.

Please note: This is the prototype of the PO-12 released at Moogfest.

BOSS DR-55 “Dr.Rhythm” Analog Drum Machine (1979)

October 24, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comments Off on BOSS DR-55 “Dr.Rhythm” Analog Drum Machine (1979) 

Vintage gear demo featuring the Boss DR-55
supported by UVI: http://bit.ly/retrosound-uvi

Boss DR-55 “Dr.Rhythm” analog drum machine from the year 1979

4 Instruments (BD, SD, HH, RS), Accent, Tone, 2x Trigger Out,
step by step programming,

“808” – new Roland TR-808 documentary in the making

October 17, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comments Off on “808” – new Roland TR-808 documentary in the making 

“808” | The heart of the beat that changed music.
Film & Soundtrack Coming 2015

“808” features appearances and commentary from: Arthur Baker, Pharrell, David Guetta, Phil Collins, Lil Jon, Afrika Bambaataa, Norman Cook (Fatboy Slim), Rick Rubin, Diplo, Goldie and more.

Produced by You Know Films in association with Atlantic Films
Directed by Alexander Dunn
Executive Producer: Alex Noyer
Producers: Alex Noyer, Craig Kallman & Alexander Dunn
Producer & Co-Executive Producer Arthur Baker for Re-Covered Content Ltd
Written by Alexander Dunn & Luke Bainbridge

Follow 808 online:
Site: http://808themovie.com
Facebook: http://fb.com/808themovie
Twitter: http://twitter.com/808themovie
Instagram: http://instagram.com/808themovie

http://youknowfilms.com
http://atlanticrecords.com

Keio (Korg) Mini Pops 7 Drum Machine + Roland RE 101 Space Echo

October 16, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comments Off on Keio (Korg) Mini Pops 7 Drum Machine + Roland RE 101 Space Echo 

Keio (Korg) Mini Pops 7 Drum Machine + Roland RE 101 Space Echo

Keio Giken (former name of KORG in 60’s) Mini Pops 7 (1966, aka UNIVOX SR-95) + Roland Space Echo RE-101

Impakter – new vintage drum module plugin

October 14, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comments Off on Impakter – new vintage drum module plugin 

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de la Mancha has set free loophole, a midi-triggered loop sampler, and Impakter, a vintage drum module plugin containing 320 samples of original drum sounds generated on analogue synths and drum machines.

Thank you to the 44 wonderful people who have donated so far! After this you all responded positively to help me to raise over £500 (against a target of £1000) for Cancer Research UK, a deserving charity that funds scientists, doctors and nurses to help beat cancer sooner.

As we made it to the half way mark, I am releasing 2 of the 4 plugins for free, for everyone.

The plug-ins are available to download for Windows (VST).

More info here >>

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