New Kick Drum Synth, KickR, For OS X

kickr-drum-synthGuDa Audio has introduced KickR – a kick drum synthesizer for OS X.

Features:

  • Designed ground up to create nothing but  kicks.
  • Three sections of Body, Thump and Noise for quick but still detailed control
  • Warm EQ is an old school style EQ that adds very mild saturation when pushing the levers up. ‘Great for sculpting and giving your kicks that extra ohmpf.’
  • Customizable interface with different color themes and knob styles
  • CPU friendly

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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

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Kraftpad – A Virtual Analog Drum Synth For iPad

kraftpadKraftpad is a virtual analog drum synthesizer for iPad that lets you create your own electronic drum sounds, using 10 different kinds of dedicated synthesizers.

Features:

  • Virtual Analog Drum Synthesizer (no samples used)
  • 10 Different kinds of dedicated synthesizers to easily create each drum sound
  • Kick, Snare, Rimshot, Clap, Hi-hat, Tom, Conga, Claves, Cowbell, Cymbal
  • 6 Pads (6 Voices)
  • 99 User editable & storable programs
  • Master Reverb FX
  • Real-time Looper for Live Performance
  • Wave file export for iTunes File Sharing
  • Exported files can be re-loaded to Looper for overdubbing

It’s available in the App Store.

If you’ve used Kraftpad, leave a comment and let us know what you think of it!

Free Drum Machine For Windows – HG Fortune DrumBurst

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H.G. Fortune has introduced a free drum machine for Windows, DrumBurst:

DrumBurst is an 8 parts drum machine with 64 waves at each slot making 512 waves in total: not too much for a quick selection but a good variety to work with. The inbuilt sequencer features 24 Main Pattern each based on the combination of a dedicated wave, Mute status and 1 out of 6 Step Pattern variations per part. This provides a lot of variation and less of programming effort as pattern can be re-used with a different instrument.

It’s a free download (.zip). If you give DrumBurst a try, let us know what you think of it!

E-Phonic Releases Drumatic 4 Drum Synth For Windows

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E-Phonic has released Drumatic 4 v1.0 – a 10 voice VST drum synthesizer for Windows 64-bit / 32-bit.

Drumatic uses a mix of subtractive, FM and graintable synthesis to get the best results possible. Each of the 10 voices feature 2 oscillators, 2 stereo noise generators with over 30 noise types, 3 filters, 7 envelopes (pitch, filter and volume) and an effect. Continue reading