Wave Alchemy has announced Transistor Revolution – a new Kontakt re-creation of the iconic TR-808 and TR-909 drum machines.
Transistor Revolution uses a custom user interface combined with Native Instruments’ Kontakt 5’s advanced sampling engine and over 22,000 drum samples. Transistor Revolution also mirrors the design of the original (hardware) TR-808 and TR-909 front panels.
Here’s an audio demo:
To capture the sonic ‘imperfections’ inherent of analog equipment, the Wave Alchemy team used sample layering and up to 7 “random round robin” variations per drum module, to insure that the instrument never repeats the same consecutive sequence of samples.
The expected price of Transistor Revolution is £69.95 ($111.00 US), and is expected to be available before the end of the month. More info at Wave Alchemy’s website.
Compatibility: Mac/Windows compatible VST, AU and RTAS Library Size: 6GB unzipped.