Bram Bos has introduced Ruismaker, an Audio Unit drum synth for iOS. Ruismaker works inside sequencer and Audio Unit Instrument hosts, including Steinberg Cubasis, Apple Garageband, Modstep, AUM and MultitrackStudio. It uses analog modeling and FM synthesis to create all its sounds, not samples.
This video, via HardtekStudios, captures a demo of the sound of the Akai Pro Tom Cat drum machine. It’s not a technical overview, but instead focuses on exploring the tweakability of the Tom Cat’s sounds.
This short video, via zack dagoba, captures a quick demo of using a Moog Modular 960 Sequential Controller to control a Simmons SDS200 drum synthesizer.
The AtomoSynth Totem is a complete percussion synthesizer voice EUrorack module. The company says that the Totem is not meant to emulate any famous drum machine, but designed for creating your own unique analog drum synth sounds. Here’s a video demo that features four AtomoSynth TOTEM Euro drum modules, each playing a different pattern.
In this video, below, Gaz Williams takes an in depth look at Vermona DRM1 MKIII analog drum synthesizer.
The Human Comparator – creators of the the Two Thousand Six Hundred (TTSH) ARP 2600 clone – have announced a new synth DIY project, the Syncussion SY-1 Percussion Synthesizer. You can get a sneak preview of the Syncussion SY-1 in the video above.
This video, via Sonic State, captures an update from Chris Randall of Audio Damage on his latest Eurorack modules.
In this video, German producer Tobi Neumann shares his approach to making analog kick bass drum sounds with a simple set of Eurorack modular synthesizer gear. Neumann uses five different modules in creating his analog kick drum sounds: