Wave Alchemy Spotlights ‘Vintage’ Digital Drum Sounds With ‘Slim’ Version of Upcoming Digital Revolution

Wave Alchemy recently announced the release of a free, ‘slimmed down’ version of their forthcoming Digital Revolution instrument for Native Instruments’ Kontakt.

Powered by ‘Revolution Engine’ technology, the newly-relased Digital Revolution SE demo and forthcoming Digital Revolution virtual instrument spotlight vintage digital drum sounds from the 1980’s:

“We have faithfully captured the unique sound of 9 iconic digital drum machines (and 3 analogue ones!) spanning from 1980 to 1989, including all sample variations of the original drum machines, tune, decay and various other settings. Each drum sound has also been re-sampled multiple times through an iconic ‘grey’ 12-bit sampler to allow for real-time re-sample/grit modes which can easily be selected from the instrument interface!”
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Wave Alchemy’s Transistor Revolution MKII Channels TR-808 and TR-909

Wave_Alchemy_TransistorRevolution_MK2Wave Alchemy has announced the release of Transistor Revolution MKII, their re-creation, for Native Instruments’ Kontakt 5 Player, of the iconic TR-808 and TR-909 drum machines.

TR MKII has been “fully redesigned and re-scripted from the ground up.” Designers have tweaked the workflow and added a new, more intuitive graphical interface, a ‘TR style’ 16-track step sequencer, unified instruments for both the 808 and 909, a dedicated 10-track mixer with individual processing, reverb / delay sends, volume control and pan for each drum sound, a master tape section with individual tape saturation per sound, and so on.

Pricing and Availability. Wave Alchemy’s Transistor Revolution MKII is available from Wave Alchemy for £89.95 – $137US.  Existing owners of the previous version, Transistor Revolution MKI, can upgrade to TR MKII for £10  ($16US). For additional information, sample sounds, and screen shots, check out the product page at Wave Alchemy’s website.

Wave Alchemy Debuts Synth Drums Library

Synth_DrumsWave Alchemy has announced the release of its new Synth Drums drum library. Synth Drums combines “expertly programmed” vintage synthesizers with high-end processing to create a flexible electronic drum sample library for modern music production.

Synth Drums contains nearly 6,000 unique drum samples and percussive hits, each created on a sound-by-sound basis. Continue reading

Wave Alchemy Announces Transistor Revolution For Kontakt

Transistor Revolution 909

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.

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Free Drum Samples

drum_tools01_220Wave Alchemy has released a nice selection of free drum samples as a teaser for its upcoming Drum Tools catalog:

To mark Wave Alchemy’s exciting new Drum Tools catalogue we are giving away 150 drum samples taken from our very first Drum Tools library! All you have to do is login and use the purchase box below to download the samples!

Our first Drum Tools release – Minimal Techno & Tech House will be available in Jan 2010! pricing will be around £34.95

Why choose Drum Tools?

  • Exquisitely recorded, 100% original drum hit samples
  • Built from the ground up – Never ripped from vinyl or similar
  • carefully selected signal chain making use of an extensive selection of boutique studio gear and sought-after outboard
  • Edited by hand for maximum precision
  • Carefully layered & Processed with meticulous attention to detail
  • Recorded in 24-bit using top-flight AD converters

You can preview Drum Tools below: