DesignByPaul has released SynthDrum Pad – a free pad-controlled drum synthesizer for the iPad. Continue reading
Jomox has announced a new line of analog drum modules in Eurorack format.
The ModBase 09 bass drum modules and Mod.Brane 11 percussion modules are expected to be available in Summer 2013. Additional modules are planned.
Here’s what they have to say about the new Euro analog drum modules: Continue reading
Audio Spillage has released Elecktroid, a new drum machine for Mac that’s described as ‘a fusion of drum synth and and drum sampler with a custom designed rhythm sequencer.’ Elecktroid blends synthesis and sample playback in a single integrated package.
“The Nord Drum is certainly a usable little unit, with the range of sounds on board even with the limited number of Tone waves, it will find a home in many a drummers arsenal as a way to enhance an acoustic setup or perhaps as a drum aspect to an electronic music setup. Its a shame that it was not possible to extend the wave palette more and give it a stereo output.”
See Nick’s full review of the Nord Drum analog drum synth at the Sonic State site.
YouTube user HALmotohashi has created a series of video demos showcasing the capabilities of the Korg Wavedrum percussion synthesizer as not just a percussion instrument, but as a drum-controlled synthesizer.
The Korg Wavedrum puts some impressive synthesis capabilities into a sensitive controller.
The Wavedrum contains 36 DSP algorithms, allowing for a variety of of synthesis methods; analog, additive, non-linear, physical modeling, etc. The PCM sound engine ? the other important part of Wavedrum’s sound creation system ? contains 200 sampled sounds; 100 for the head, and 100 for the rim, with velocity-switching capabilities.
These videos highlight the variety of sound, and the sensitive control over sound, that the Wavedrum allows.