Archibald – Shareware Virtual Drummer

Developer Eric Loillieux has released Archibald, a virtual drummer which improvises on your patterns.

As you’re building your rythm in the step by step sequencer, you determine its margin of interpretation from 0 to 100%. It gives a better sound (which drummer would play two consecutive eighth notes making exactly the same shade and attack ?). The power of interpretation of this machine may surprise you… Archibald is built with a 44,1 khz sampler with very realistics sounds.

The second sequencer, driving the first, allows to program sequences based on several bars. Version 2.1 allows you to drive Archibald with an audio sequencer thanks to ReWire, and to mix the 7 individuals outputs of Archibald in this sequencer. You can also export your work as audio files, in stereo or multi channels mode.

A 44,1 khz sampler is incorporated in Archibald, with 192 polyphony’s voices.You have the possibility to choose between a stereo output or a multi channels output.


  • Minimum: Mac OS 10.2 and later – PowerMac G4 400 Mhz with 256 mo RAM – screensize 1024 x 768 pixels.
  • Recomended (is minimum for use with ReWire): Mac OS 10.2 and later – PowerMac G4 1Ghz – 512 mo RAM – screensize 1024 * 768.

More information is available at the Archibald site.

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  1. I am interested in this software to accompany our music for Clarinet and Piano. We perform the tango, cha cha, waltz, and many other latin rhythms are needed to accompany our music.
    Does you program have many settings. All I need is a program that ww will press a setting and get a Tango rhythm, set the tempo, the volume and possibly add a few other percussion sounds to make it moreinteresting.
    Our keyboard does not have the rhythm options. We do have midi connections.

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