Audiothingies has introduced DoubleDrummer, a 12-voice drum synthesizer with sample playback capability.
DoubleDrummer has 6 channels of drum synthesis (kick, snare, toms, clap, cowbell and hihats). Each of these 6 channels has been fine tuned to provide a wide range of sounds within a limited set of parameters per channel:
- Bass drum: tune, attack, decay, pitch mod level, pitch mod decay time
- Snare: tune, tone decay, noise level, noise decay, color, emphasis
- Tom: pitch, low pitch, hi pitch, decay, pitch mod level, pan spread
- Clap: attack, decay, color, emphasis
- Cowbell: tune, offset, decay, harmonics, emphasis
- Hats: closed decay, opened decay, color, emphasis
DoubleDrummer also has 6 channels of drum sample playback, with 56 internal drum sounds to choose from, within a wide variety of kick, snares, toms, cymbals, and other percussions.
Audiothingies has chosen to emulate the sound of the early eighties drum machines. Each of the sample channels have tune, decay, comp and a 2-pole lowpass filter with frequency and resonance parameters.
These channels can be useful for natural sounding sounds that can be more difficult to synthesize with a limited parameter set, such as cymbals.
And if you prefer sampled sounds, the 6 main synthesis channels can be switched to sample playback mode, turning the DoubleDrummer into a 12-voice old-school sounding drum sample player.
Each one of the 12 voices is sent to a mixer with mute, drive, bit crusher, pan, level and fx send level per channel.
2 send FXs are available: delay and plate reverb. Each channel can send to one of these 2 FXs.
On top of that, you have a multi-FX on the master stereo bus. This master FX has drive, sample rate reduction, bitcrushing, and a 2 pole lowpass filter with frequency cutoff and resonance parameters.
- 128 memories for storing your kits
- USB MIDI
- A PC/Mac software will be available to send your own drum samples to the internal memory
Audio and video demos are still to come.
Pricing and Availability
The DoubleDrummer will be available in November 2017, priced at 252.50€. See the Audiothingies site for more info.