NUSofting Announces Broken Drum Machine

NUSofting has announced Broken Drum Machine, an instrument plug-in designed for “the musicians who love chaos and usually find the unpredictable behavior of an uncontrollable sound machine stimulating and inspiring.” In other words, its a virtual emulation of a circuit-bent drum machine.


Broken Drum Machine offers only four drum sounds, Bass Drum, Snare, Hi-Hat and Stick, each of those has controls like Decay, Pitch and Filter. But the Jedi power of Broken Drum Machine is the four “Broken” sliders, one for each sound. With those sliders you can set the amount of wild, weird, chaotic and unpredictable variations to the sound, just like the circuits inside go crazy producing bleeps and glitches you never thought you’d hear from this machine.

A “Osc.Mix.PCM” slider, per sound, allows the user to choose between the internal VA oscillator or an external WAV sample, or a mix of the two. The output is configured as 1 stereo + 4 mono outs.

NuSofting’s Broken Drum Machine is scheduled for in the Fall of 2007 for Windows and Mac OS X in VST and Audio Units formats. Pricing has not yet been announced. More information on the NuSofting Broken Drum Machine when it becomes available.

Author: FutureMusic

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