Eli at Austin’s Switched On let us know about this quick demo they made of Elektron’s new drum machine, the Analog Rytm:
During our trip to NAMM 2014 we were allowed some hands on experience with Elektron’s new 8-voice analog drum machine and sampler, the Analog RYTM.
We quickly learned the ropes and began an improv track.
Audio was recorded directly!
They outline these key features: Continue reading
2014 NAMM Show – Elektron has officially introduced Analog Rytm, described as a ‘one stop solution beat machine’.
- 8 drum voices, each with: Specialized analog percussion sound generator. Sample playback. Analog multimode filter. Analog distortion.
- 12 velocity & pressure sensitive pads
- Analog master compressor & distortion
- Reverb & Delay send FX
- World class Elektron step sequencer
- Chromatic, Performance, and Scene modes
- Performance oriented beat control
- Individual voice outputs
See the Elektron site for full details. Continue reading
Rob Papen has released PunchBD-RE – a bass drum synthesizer for your Propellerhead Reason Rack.
Here’s what he has to say about PunchDB-RE:
PunchBD-RE is a versatile and easy to use bass drum synthesizer for your Reason Rack. With PunchBD-RE you get two modelled synthesizer drum modules, a click/noise module and a sample module to help you shape the main beat for your productions. From Dance and electronic and Hiphop to soundtrack. PunchBD-RE has it covered.
With further filters, envelopes, modulation routings and CV on the back you can take your bass drum sounds one step further to provide a solid sound to your productions. The bass drum is an essential part of building a track and this is where PunchBD-RE will deliver!
Here’s Rob Papen introducing PunchBD-RE: Continue reading
Yesterday, Arturia announced the release of Spark 1.7, a major update to the software engine that drives its SPARK Creative Drum Machine and SparkLE Creative Drum Machine hybrid hardware/software instruments.
The Spark 1.7 software engine allows faster loading times for Spark Creative Drum Machine and SparkLE Creative Drum Machine users.
Key changes in SPARK 1.7 Continue reading
BeepStreet has released an update to Impaktor – its iOS percussion synth – adding AudioBus support and more.
Here’s what’s new in Impaktor 1.2:
- Introducing Audiobus support: stream live audio directly to other Audiobus-enabled apps.
- DropBox sharing
- Configurable latency: from 128 to 512 frames
- Configurable number of loops to bounce
- Tap tempo
- Bug fixes and performance improvements
Impaktor is available in the App Store for US $4.99.
If you’ve used Impaktor, let us know what you think of it!
Arturia has released v1.5 of Spark Creative Drum Machine.
Here’s what’s new……
Chamber of Sounds has introduced the Jupiter III G analog percussion synthesizer.
The Jupiter III analog percussion synth has a redesigned PCB, linear pots, a larger piezo pickup, and an LED power indicator. According to Chamber of Sounds, this makes it ‘ballsier than before’.
This video, via Arjen Schat, takes a look at creating analog kick drums, using subtractive synthesis on a Moog Little Phatty.