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!”
Only one drum and one character mode is available per drum voice in the Digital Revolution demo. When released, the full Digital Revolution instrument will include thousands of samples from 11 different drum machines with full control over all variations and character slider functionality (original, hi-fi, lo-fi grit and lo-fi pitch).
Digital Revolution SE comes with 566 samples, and the upcoming full Digital Revolution will have 15,588 samples available for use. Everything else works the same in the “slimmed down” version of Digital Revolution, including the step sequencer, mixer and mastering section.
Both versions require a full version of Kontakt 5 to run as expected. Digital Revolution SE will work for 15 minutes in Kontakt Free Player under ‘demo mode’. When released, the full retail version of Digital Revolution will fully work in Native Instruments’ Free Kontakt 5 Player.
Full specifications and limitations, and additional information about Wave Alchemy’s Digital Revolution are available at the Wave Alchemy website.