Soundtrack Loops has announced a fresh batch of live and electronic drum loops.
Super Freak Studio Drum Beats offers both live studio acoustic kits and electronic drum beats. There are 450 loops and 27 oneshots in total.
“The live acoustic side offers 243 loops. This folder includes beats, hi hats, and fills. Tempos range from 85-100 BPM. The acoustic kits were recorded on the 1956 Round Badge Gretsch that was used to record “Super Freak” by Rick James. They were recorded and mixed by Howie Beno – producer, mixer, for Dionne Warwick, Ministry, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. The electronic side offers 207 electronic beats. This folder includes mixed beats, kick patterns, and hi hat patterns performed by Drummer Felix Miklik (Producer of Studio Breaks by Peace Love Productions).”
- Apple-looped .aif
- ACIDized .wav
- Recycle .rx2
- Ableton Live .alp
24 bit 44.1kHz Stereo.
Pricing and Availability:
Alesis introduced the DM Dock – a new iPad dock that turns an iPad into a electronic drum module. Around the back, the DM Dock lets you plug in standard drum pads, patch in MIDI cables and connect to stereo outputs.
Here are the details.
The only drum module for iPad and iPad 2
Works with virtually any app including GarageBand
13 individual 1/4″ TRS trigger inputs for connecting drum and cymbal pads and other triggers
Works with dual-zone drum and cymbal pads, continuous hi-hats, three-zone rides, and multiple chokeable cymbals
Hinged door completely encloses and secures your iPad
Mounts to any stand or rack using the Alesis Module Mount (sold separately)
1/4″ Headphone jack with volume control
1/8″ Mix Input for mixing in external audio sources
Balanced 1/4″ stereo main outputs for connecting to an amp or PA
MIDI input and output for connecting to external MIDI hardware
USB MIDI port for use with MIDI software applications or your Mac or PC
Powers and charges iPad using universal wall power supply
Assignable footswitch input for program changes, start/stop sequences or metronome
iPad 2 Adapter
Safety & Warranty Manual
Pricing for the Alesis DM Dock expected to be about $249 and it should ship in Q2 2012.
“Drum Bloop – Testing the Buchla drum presets. You can find them on page 247 of the user manual…”
Via It’s full of stars
“Vegas Buchla and OP-1 Sunset – Chillin at Encore waiting for Deadmau5 making lots of noise”
Always nice to here the OP-1 in action:
Decided to try and add 12 seconds from “Scrillex – Kill Everybody” to an drum in the OP-1. Looped one of the sounds in the drum pattern section and that is basically what is playing through the whole beat. Using Spring as effect. I wanted to do some more creative stuff here but … this is just a test.
“Makes ANY objects (or your voice) into drums! This IS as fun as it looks. The programmer has granted permission for this video. ”
TableDrum is the Augmented Audio application that allows you to sync the sound of any real object and trigger a real time response of high quality drum sounds. You can now build your own drumset from practically anything. Drum applications where users tap the screen are things of the past. This is the future! Take it to the streets, show your kitchen table who’s the boss or simply let your stuff feel the rhythm. With the TableDrum application the world is now your virtual drum set. You can sync the sound of basically any real object to your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch and link it to high quality drum samples of your choice. Included in the app is the Classic Rock kit with 8 high quality drum samples. By expanding your sound library with the Ethno & Jazz kit and Electro and Glitch kit you can get access to another 32 high quality sounds to play with.
Some things to get started
Gear up with a couple of pencils and some office supplies, each one with unique acoustic characteristics, to drum on!
Use headphones for best result.
To link a drum to a real physical object
1. Hold down a drum pad until it starts glowing.
2. Release and tap a real physical object several times (4-8) while the light fills the circle.
3. When the linking process is done, the rim of the pad will glow.
The app recognizes sound, so for the app to work at its best, the sounds you link should be different and distinguished. While you are playing, hit the object the same way as when you linked it.
A short test of the KOMA Elektronik BD101 with a Vermona analog drumsynth and a Moon Modular Quad CV Source. A sneak peak in the Gate / Delay functions and the Infra red motion controller. Recorded at the Schneiders Laden HQ in Kreuzberg, Berlin (http://www.schneidersladen.de).
The BD101 and FT201 (State Variable Filter / 10 Step Sequencer) are now available for pre-order from the KOMA Elektronik website. To win your own KOMA Elektronik pedal, go to http://www.facebook.com/KOMAelektronik and press “like.” Only 7 days to go before we pick a winner from the big hat…
Classic drum sounds
This is a demonstration of the custom sounds I made for my Yamaha FB-01 using the Atari ST program “Caged Artist FB01 Editor”. As you can see… its possible create drum sounds similar to what you’d hear on a drum synth, as well as create typical FM sounds… and even a very clear sounding square wave. I am sure someone will comment with “this sounds like Sega Genesis” and I agree mostly.
PS – there are no external effects applied… not that it sounds like there are
If we’re talking about Rob Papen’s Punch, then the answer is YES. Check out this video to see how to divide up your drum parts in Punch and process each individually.
With Punch, Rob Papen delivers a brand new speaker busting, body rattling software instrument. Punch delivers synthesized drums in the finest audio quality and with breathtaking features for the contemporary producer.
You can can use synthesis and the build in samples to build your own unique sounding drum-kit, but also your own samples can be loaded into Punch to complete your kit. Your sounds can then be crafted using the stunning features, filters and huge synth power we all know from other RP synthesizers.
Punch has a unique sound but also built in sequencers, allowing you the user to have multiple patterns at your finger tips. These grooves can be triggered in a live environment to build a song, but are also great for just improvisation and jamming!
Also featured are a growing amount of drum-kits built by 3rd party designers and famous DJ’s which complete the arsenal of power that is Punch…
Like to Make Beats? You’re in for a treat. With Rob Papen’s Punch, you can can use synthesis to build your own unique sounding drum-kit, but you can also load your own samples into Punch to complete your kit. Your sounds can then be shaped using the filters and synth features.
- 2 Bass Drum with 4 different models and 18 built in samples
- 2 Snare Drum with 2 models and 33 built in samples
- 2 Open Hihat and 2 Closed Hihat, with 3 models and 12 built in samples
- 3 Toms with 2 models and 8 built in samples
- 2 Claps with 3 models, and 13 built in samples
- 3 User Drum , with 5 models and 37 samples
- 8 Dual Sample slot, each with there own amp / pitch envelopes & filter and filter envelope.
- Each drum has it’s own ‘easy controls’, distortion (20 different models) , output destination (to dry or any of the 4 fx / output channels) , and choke groups.
- Each drum can be preview and selected by clicking in the Drum Preview Pad.
Punch has it’s own internal sequencer which can play 8 different patterns of up to 16 steps long (4 Grooves & 4 Break patterns) , these having a swing and humanization controls.
Each pattern is composed of 4 tracks, each track having it’s own drum output.
Each step in each track can have different velocity, panning, pitch , envelope speed & flaming, and each pattern also has two free step values which can be used to modulate controls.
Punch has 2 envelopes, 2 LFOs and 8 modulation slots , which allow you to use a wide variety of modulation sources to control Punch’s parameters.
The Mixer screen shows the volume & panning of all the controls, plus the fx mix & panning, allows you to easily mix the drum sounds.
Easy to use sliders let you alter the main controls on the fly during use.
FX 1 to 4
4 FXs, each with 25 different type of fx (delays, reverbs, chorus , distortions etc), which can arrange in 5 different ways. In the multi-channel version of Punch, these fx are output to the different output channels.
Full Manager screen, which show you all the presets, banks & presets, allow you to load, save, copy & paste etc them, including the powerful find function.
“I recently finished the second of my analog drum synth projects. The upper box is a Thomas Henry MPS (Mega Percussive Synth) along with Richarious Liquid Hi Hat, 2 Ian Fritz AD/AR and two simple VCA’s, Foniks VC Pattern Sequencer and VC Clock a couple LFO’s and a simple Mixer. The lower box is four Bass++ voices (Mr. Henry) and a bunch of CMOS for sequencing and dividing up clocks.
Many strange beats possible here – and a long time between repeats if I really get the VCPS and Logic working together! This is a very simple demo to give an idea of what it does. Much better sounds and more interesting beats are available!”