Elastic Drums is a software synth for iPhone that offers 6 channels of synthesized drum sounds, a step sequencer and 4 FX channels.
- 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
Nord has released a couple of tutorial videos that look at drum synthesis using the Nord Drum 2.
The first tutorial, above, gives you a basic overview of the functionality of the Nord Drum 2 as well as recipes for some basic synth drum sounds. Continue reading
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
Elektron has released Analog Rytm OS 1.01, and update that introduces two new machines. BDFM (Bass drum FM) and SDFM (Snare drum FM) are based on linear FM synthesis and give the Analog Rytm with new sonic possibilities. Continue reading
Plugin Boutique has just released their first plugin, Big Kick, designed specifically from kick drum synthesis.
- 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
Sunday Synth Jam: Here’s a synth jam, via UncertainMusicCorps, that explores the synthesis capabilities of the Nord Drum 2.
The Nord Drum 2 offers 6 channels of synthesis, and this jam explores its capabilities beyond typical electronic drum kits. Continue reading
AudioSpillage has released DrumSpillage 2 – a 16 part multi-model drum synthesizer plugin for Mac OS X.
Here’s what’s new in DrumSpillage 2: Continue reading
Here’s a quick video demo, via darksideothetune, of the TipTop Audio TR-808 drum modules.
Technical details: Continue reading