Thermionic Solid State Drums – collection of 11 old and new analog drum machines and 6 synths.

June 28, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Goldbaby has introduced Thermionic Solid State Drums, drums and FX created using a collection of 11 old and new analog drum machines and 6 synths.

Samples were recorded through a 1073 pre, then a Fat Bustard II valve mixer and various other high end studio gear.

Lots of the sounds have multiple samples for velocity mapping. Most of the kicks and congas are tuned. Also included are a bunch of analog sourced layering tools which are incredibly useful for beefing up kicks, adding sizzle to snares or transient clicks to kicks…

Drum machines used: CR8000 (Modded), Tempest, Tanzbar, DRM1 mkIII, M.Brane, Volca Beats, Mrs Bass Drum, Andromeda Space Rockers, Clap Trap, Thunderclap, Space Drum, D1000 (Valve drum machine).

Synths used: Prophet 12, PERfourMER, Leipzig-S, Analog Four, MS20, SH101

Contents:

  • 5070 x 24 bit wav samples
  • 38 x Bonus Rex loops
  • With support for Maschine, Geist, Battery 3, EXS-24, Reason Refill

Instruments used to create Thermionic Solid State Drums.http://www.goldbaby.co.nz/tssd.html

Roland TR-909 vs Korg-EMX “Spirits “

June 20, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Roland TR-909 Roland vs Korg Electribe “Spirits”; live electronic music jam with drum machines.

Checking out the Sonic Potions LXR Drum Synthesizer

June 1, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Demo of the Sonic Potions LXR Drum Synthesizer.

The Sonic Potions LXR Drum Synthesizer is a full fledged digital drum machine with integrated sequencer. Its sound engine provides 6 different instruments, each with over 30 parameters to tweak. It can produce a wide variety of sounds, ranging from classic analogue emulations to crunchy digital mayhem.

Specifications:

  • Cortex M4 based
  • 6 voices (VA and FM)
  • 7 sequencer tracks (extra open HH channel)
  • 44kHz / 16 bit audio
  • 4 mono outputs
  • 4 different instrument engines
  • 1/128 step pattern resolution (32ppq)
  • USB/Din Midi
  • different lengths for each track possible
  • 8 chainable patterns per preset
  • Step probability
  • SD-Card
  • Cowbells!
  • 39 buttons
  • 6 LFOs routable to every voice parameter
  • complete kit. comes with all needed parts for assembly
  • No SMD soldering required
  • source code available
  • All! actions possible without stopping the sequencer playback

The LXR Drum Synth is sold as a DIY kit for 280 Euro. Acrylic enclosures sold separately for 70 Euro. The sourcecode and schematics are open source.

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Boom 808 for iOS – Vintage beats in a modern workflow

March 17, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Boom 808 integrates one of the most popular drum machines of the 80’s into the modern mobile producers workflow.

With Boom 808, getting the classic 808 drum sounds into your music has never been easier. Audiobus compatibility, background audio, and audio export options allow Boom 808 to fit into your music without slowing you down.

Personalize your beats with the sound of the 808!

Features:

  • Step sequencer
  • High fidelity audio
  • CoreMIDI
  • Audiobus and background audio modes
  • Record and export live performance to Soundcloud, Audio Copy, email and iTunes file sharing
  • Compressor
  • Swing
  • Overdrive

Boom 808 provides the superb audio quality found in our other Pulse Code apps. Along with the classic drum sounds, Boom 808 has a built in compressor that is tuned to add punch to your drum beats. Soft saturation overdrive rounds out the signal chain adding warm crunch to your beats.

Using Boom 808 with Audiobus allows you to add any number of Audiobus compatible effects as well as record your beats into the app of your choice. Writing beats is easy by using the internal step sequencer or trigger the drums with CoreMIDI. Control your groove with two swing variations.

QUALITY HEADPHONES / MONITORS RECOMMENDED

BOOM 808! is priced at $0.99.

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Vintage Drum Machines Sampled For Geist

March 10, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Geist Expander: Vintage DrumBox is a collection of synthesized analogue drum samples for FXpansion’s Geist. Created by Mr Hoodie from The Groove Criminals, Vintage DrumBox is the result of obsessively sampling a set of strange, esoteric and crusty old machines. FXpansion says that the included sounds are warm, rounded and perfect as an antidote or accompaniment to more modern timbres. The pack also features a bonus selection of riffs and arps from some classic analogue synths.

Some highlights of Vintage DrumBox include early preset accompaniment and organ-top boxes like the Hammond AutoVari and Watford Rhythm Generator, Amdek and Electro Harmonix percussion tone generators and rare drum machines such as the Vermona DRM-1. Legendary analogue BBD delay, tape echoes and spring reverbs are judiciously used to add further textures and flavours.

Vintage DrumBox features loops, kits and presets for FXpansion’s Geist software. Samples are supplied in 24-bit 44.1kHz WAV and RX2 formats and can be loaded into any software or hardware that supports them.

Content:

  • Geist Expander with analogue drum samples
  • Over 1200 WAV samples
  • Over 500 RX2 loops
  • Kit, Engine and full Presets
  • 5 Pattern Banks

Pricing and Availability:
Pricing is USD $29.00, EUR €25.00, GBP £22.00 inc VAT for all registered Geist owners.

More info here >>

MFB Tanzbär & Tinysizer

September 6, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

This time the Dancing Bear is sequencing the Tinysizer!
Tinysizer ANYWARE-INSTRUMENTS ANALOG MODULAR MINI SYNTHESIZER is a fantastic complete mini analog modular synthesizer system.
The MFB Tanzbär analogue drum-computer has a tight step-sequencer and 16 instruments.
Recorded in Ableton Live – no additional effects.

Studio1111 free iPad App. TB303 + TR808

July 30, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Studio1111 is an all-in-one workstation and composing environment offering a wide selection of tools and modes to effortlessly build awesome acid bass lines and drum patterns. This one goes up to 1111!

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FEATURES:

303 BASS SYNTH:
-De-tuneable to 3 voices (FAT)
-Waveform mix between Square/Saw
-Resonant Acid Low Pass filter with envelope and decay that 303 fans will love.
-sequence up to 16 patterns per song

DRUM MACHINE:
up to 15 kits available including:
-808
-909
-8 BIT
-505
-KASIO
-DUBSTEP
-DISCO
-iHANG
-606
-BEATBOX
-MPC2000
-707
-ELECTRO
-HIPHOP
-SPEAKSPELL

You Have full control over the mix of the drum kit to get the balance perfect!

XY FX PAD:
The effects pad enables you to ad cool FX to both drum and synth channels. Effects include:
-Vowel formant filter
-Low Pass filter
-Hi Pass filter
-Bitcrushing distortion
LOAD/SAVE:
You also have the ability to load and save up to 8 songs n the fly

AUDIO EXPORT:
Record your performances to WAV, downloadable via the iTunes sharing page

MIDI IN/OUT
Trigger your drum kit and synth with an external keyboard or sequencer!

You can also you Studio1111 pattern sequencer to trigger external midi modules – both drums and synth sequencer have midi out!

For more information and download:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/studi…

twisted-electrons.com/studio1111

4 synthrotek Ds-8 drum machine modules in rack w/ eurorack MFB SEQ-01 Drum Sequencer.

June 11, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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“Hey! Check it. We have 4 of our DS-8 Drum synth kits all racked up and being triggered by a MFB SEQ-01 Drum Sequencer. We are also using the synthrotek 16 step sequencer to add some CV into the drums, which work as great oscillators”

Originally designed by Coron in the 1980′s for drummers and percussionists to add synth capabilities to their sets, our clone stays true to the DS-8 Drum Synce circuit with a few modifications that expand its capabilities. You don’t need to be banging out beats to play around with this awesome synth!

Features:

  • Amazing analog signal generation! – Wobbly lows, screeching sirens, dive bombs, squeals, and everything in-between. On-board pannable white noise generator puts out snare and hi-hat hits!
  • Three different ways to play: use a piezo cell to trigger it like a real drum, send a Trigger/Gate pulse (~+5V) from a sequencer/simple timer circuit, or activate the DS-8 Clone with the on-board Manual Trigger momentary switch!
  • Multiple controls to tailor your sound! Sensitivity sets your input threshold to adjust how hard you need to hit or the minimum voltage level to trigger the circuit. The length of the trigger pulse can be varied from staccato to a lengthy drop-off with the Decay control. Sweep adjusts the variation of the output frequency. The analog LFO (low frequency oscillator) circuitry is controlled by the Mode and Rate. VCO (voltage controlled oscillator) sets a base level frequency to limit your frequency range. Dirty up your signal with the Pan control, which varies the amount of white noise you’ll need for snare hits or deep tom rumble. Level controls the volume of the final VCA (voltage controlled amplifier) portion of your circuit.
  • All potentiometers used for customizing your sound can be mounted on-board to minimize time-consuming wiring.
  • Tone Control switch allows you to toggle between the two standard noise sources.
  • CV Input makes the DS-8 Clone even better! Plug in an external LFO generator or use a sequencer to make some hands-free music!
  • Powering your DS-8 Clone is no problem! Use a 9V battery or save some cash and use a 9-15V >= 100mA AC Adapter. The 9V battery also can act as a backup power supply that is only engaged when nothing is plugged into the DC Jack.
  • PCB (printed circuit board) measures 6″ x 2.0625″ and is designed in-house by our very own electronics engineer!

‘The Tempest’ Analog Drum Machine + Ableton Live – MIDI Sync / Audio Routing Tutorial

May 14, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · 1 Comment 

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In this video tutorial, DJ Kiva explores the creative possibilities of midi sync and audio routing between Dave Smith Instruments’ Tempest drum instrument and Ableton Live.

The Dave Smith Instruments Tempest is an analog drum machine that was created by two of the top minds in the industry: Dave Smith and Roger Linn. Together they have developed an instrument that takes the traditional drum machine into new realms of sound and control. While exploring the instrument in our studios, Dubspot Ableton instructor DJ Kiva recorded this tutorial in which he syncs the Tempest with Ableton Live and records the Tempest’s multiple outputs as individual audio tracks in Ableton. To finish off the session Kiva plays back the recorded parts and adds his own custom delays through send channels in Ableton Live.

Elektron Machinedrum SPS-1 MKII Overview and Demo

April 24, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

We go over the features and demo the sounds of the Elektron Machinedrum SPS-1 MKII.

Key features: 4 MD Synths. 16 Track Sequencer. 128 Patterns. 64 Step Patterns. 64 Kits. 32 Songs. 16 LFOs. 5 Individual Track Effects. Master Effect System.
More info here >>

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