D16 Group Releases Nithonat – Roland TR-606 Emulator
D16 Group has released Nithonat, a Roland TR-606 emulator, for Windows and Mac OS X in the VST and AU plug-in flavors.
Nithonat is a fully synthesized drum machine based on the classic Roland TR-606. Nithonat not only emulates the original 606, but also enhances the original with extra functionality.
On the original 606, the only editable sound parameter was volume. With the Nithonat, D16 has equipped the software with extra controls which allow each sound to be shaped in ways which were not possible in the original machine.
Nithonat has very unique and characteristic hi-hat and cymbal sounds which are due to the emulated structure of the circuits in the original. The bass drum has unparalleled attack character and strong punch. The snare sounds sandy.
Nithonat has a powerful built-in internal sequencer. The tracks can be edited in a simple and intuitive way and modified with many useful functions. The clear GUI means that sequencer is easy to use. In addition to having many internal sequencer modes, Nithonat can also be used as a sound module. All sounds and functions within Nithonat can be controlled from a host sequencer.
» Fully synthesized drum sounds.
» Additional parameters to get yet more control over the sound.
» Many ways of controlling the device:
— External mode (notes triggering the sounds).
— Internal sequencer (pattern mode).
» Internal sequencer:
— 8 banks with 12 patterns per bank.
— Each pattern up to 16 steps of length.
— Each pattern defined with one of four available measures.
— Shuffle mode.
» Global accent track.
» Tap mode.
» Chain mode.
» Shuffle (swing) and tempo values defined per pattern.
» Built in randomizer.
» Patterns import/export via human readable xml files.
» Two modes of synchronization:
— Precise synchronization to the host tempo.
— Synchronization to internal clock – tempo controlled in the range 30-300 BPM (+-0.1).
» Mutes/solos for each instrument (affect triggering not just the signal).
» Dynamic signal routing from instruments to outputs.
» Drum kits organized into groups.
» MIDI learn function.
» 64-bit internal processing.
D16 Group’s Nithonat costs €79 and is available now. More information about the D16 Group Nithonat.