AudioRealism Drum Machine Offers Best Of Roland 606, 808, 909

AudioRealism Drum Machine (ADM)

AudioRealism has announced a new virtual drum machine, AudioRealism Drum Machine (ADM), that promises to capture the best of the sounds of drum machines of the early 80’s.


  • Three realtime switchable drum machine models
  • 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, 2 master outputs (processed)
  • Pattern library
  • 100% Laser gun free

You can preview the ADM below.

No release date or pricing has been set yet.


Booming bassdrums, saucy cymbals and crispy snares can be used to describe the sound of drum machines from the early 80’s. ADM contains three classic vintage drum machines from that era rolled into one, combined with a 32-step internal sequencer and pattern controlled fx (PCF). Get all your patterns into ADM via the Import Rebirth function or directly from your old 909 via sysex (we will provide a free tool for dumping sysex).


ADM contains 25 drum generators, each one carefully modeled after the classics’ 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 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). ADM will be shipped with a replacement sample instead of the original 909 samples (we respect the copyright holder’s rights to the ROM), but can easily be replaced by the user with an appropiate sound, or any other .wav or .aif sample the user wishes to use.

PCF with sequencer

The 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.


ADM comes with two skins: Coal and Creme.


  • VST 2.3 for PC
  • VST 2.4 for Mac (Universal Binary)
  • Audio Units for Mac OS X (Universal Binary)

Minimum System requirements

  • Windows 2000/XP, P4 1 GHz, 256 Meg RAM or equivalent
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9, G4 1 GHz or Intel CPU, 256 Mb RAM or equivalent

3 thoughts on “AudioRealism Drum Machine Offers Best Of Roland 606, 808, 909

  1. What a great virtual drummachine!
    To bad it took this long to have tools like this.
    Great thing is that real Techno and real Electro is back! 😀

    AudioRealism and d16 Group rocks!!!

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