This tutorial looks at building x0x style kick drums in Reaktor, based on the sounds of the classic Roland TR-808 and TR-909.
The tutorial goes over how to calculate Freq and Q (Quality Factor) from reading schematics. The video also shows how to modify the Core static BP filter to use Q values instead of Resonance. Continue reading →
Wave Alchemy has announced Transistor Revolution – a new Kontakt re-creation of the iconic TR-808 and TR-909 drum machines.
Transistor Revolution uses a custom user interface combined with Native Instruments’ Kontakt 5?s advanced sampling engine and over 22,000 drum samples. Transistor Revolution also mirrors the design of the original (hardware) TR-808 and TR-909 front panels.
Moritz Simon Geist created the MR-808 – described as ‘the first drum robot that reproduces the drum sounds of the 80′s. The installation is a version of the famous Roland TR-808 ? but with robots playing the drum sounds!
“I decided to go back to the roots of sound generation ? the physical sound generation ? but combine it with the electronic music structure,” explains Geist. “I couldn?t stop building my own drum robots, and ended up replacing all the electronic sounds of a whole drum computer, placed in a 3,3 x 1,7m² case.