AudioRealism Officially Releases Drum Machine

Audiorealism has officially released Drum Machine, their classic vintage drum machine emulator that combines three of Roland’s groundbreaking beatboxes from the early 80’s into one plug-in. We first told you about Drum Machine, waaaaaay back in November, but now it appears they’ve worked out the legal issues and were able to bring the product to market. The final version of Drum Machine now includes a 32-step internal sequencer and pattern controlled Effects (PCF).

Drum Machine contains 25 drum generators, each one carefully modeled after the TR-909, TR-808 and TR-606s analog circuits and 4 PCM players, for a total of 34 sounds (some generators have two sounds). Certain sounds have been extended with extra parameters, like the tuning and attack of the 606 bassdrum. The accents effect on bridged-T oscillators that make up the bassdrum and tom-tom sounds has been closely simulated and the hihats and cymbals sound and react very close to the originals.

The pattern controlled effects (PCF) can be used to automate any of the drum machines parameters, for instance it’s possible to change the cutoff and Q parameters for each step. In fact it can control any of the drum machines parameters, for example you can set the amount of snappy on each step or switch from maracas to handclap on specific steps, giving the illusion of more polyphony (something that had to be done by hand on the original machine). The PCF can also control the amount of mangle (a type of distortion) on specific steps, and if the FX should be applied to a sound or not.

• Three realtime switchable drum machine models: Roland 606, 808 & 909
• Internal 32 step sequencer with global accent per step, four prescale selections per pattern, flam and shuffle, 128 patterns per instance
• Pattern transformation functions: Expand, shrink, swap, duplicate steps, randomize pattern, randomize part, cut/copy/paste pattern and parts
• Undo function for pattern transformation functions
• Pattern Controlled FX (PCF) which can control any of the parameters for each step
• Various pattern transformation functions
• Full MIDI CC with learning function
• Rebirth pattern import
• Imports 909 Sysex
• Two MIDI modes (Pattern and Note)
• Tempo sync to host
• Polyphony: 11 parts total
• Outputs: 11 individual unprocessed (VST version only to date), 2 master outputs (processed)
• Pattern library
• Trigger your own .wav and .aif samples
• 80+ example patterns

The complete list of sounds is as follows: BD808, BD909, BD606, SD808, SD909, SD606, LT808, MT808, HT808, LC808, MC808, HC808, LT909, MT909, HT909, LT606, HT606, RS808, CL808, RS909, MA808, CP808, CP909, CB808, CRASH909*, OH606, OH808, OH909*, CH606, CH808, CH909*, CY606, CY808, RIDE909*
* Denotes sampled sound, all other sounds are synthesized (including the 606 and 808 cymbals).

AudioRealism’s Drum Machine is available now for Windows VST 2.3 and Mac OS X AU (Universal Binary) for €95. More information on AudioRealism Drum Machine.

Author: FutureMusic

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