Elastic Drums Offers 6 Channels Of Drum Synthesis

elastic-drumsElastic Drums is a software synth for iPhone that offers 6 channels of synthesized drum sounds, a step sequencer and 4 FX channels.

Features:

  • 6 synth channels with 10 different percussion synth engines (kick, snare, hit, clap, tom, … fm, grain)
  • 12 parameters for each synth engine
  • automation for each parameter via knob recording or velocity
  • 4 send effect channels with 2×11 mono effects and 2 x 9 stereo effects
  • automation for all of the 8 possible effect parameters via xy pad
  • master effects (stutter, delay, compressor …)
  • 16 step sequencer for the 6 channels, each with it’s own tempo multiplier & length
  • record audio and export to Soundcloud or Audioshare
  • email audio recordings and presets
  • iOS 8 supported

Here are official Elastic Drums audio demos: Continue reading

Analog Drum Synthesis With The Korg MS-20 Mini (Plus Free Sample Library)

In this series of videos from Wave Alchemy, sound designer Matt Urmenyi offers tips and advice on how to synthesize drum sounds with an analog synthesizer.  using a Korg MS-20 Mini.

In the 5-part series, Urmenyi demonstrates how to use the MS-20 Mini to create kick drum, snare drum, cymbal, tom and conga sounds.

To accompany this video series, Wave Alchemy has released a free sample library of analog drum sounds, synthesized using the Korg MS-20 Mini. MS-20 Mini Drums offers 483 drum samples and can be downloaded for free.  Continue reading

New Kick Drum Synth Plugin – Big Kick

PlugInBoutique_Big_KickPlugin Boutique has just released their first plugin, Big Kick, designed specifically from kick drum synthesis.

Features:

  • Kick drum synthesis – can replicate the majority of today’s and yesterday’s kick sounds*
  • Factory library includes 300 attack types and 110 presets
  • Tuned kick drums
  • Easily integrates with your existing sample libraries
  • Easier to use than any previous kick drum design tool
  • Drag-and-drop sample creation
  • Auto-play mode for instant start and jamming
  • No-phase-shift free-sound-shaping Overdrive
  • High pass filter (again, phase-shift-free): avoid nasty surprises in the bottom end.

Here’s a video demo: Continue reading