Fracture started with the idea of creating a clap percussion module, but takes a new approach, using granular synthesis to create individual clap sounds and then simulate crowds of varying sizes. … Read More WMD Fracture Multi-Particle Crowd Percussion Synthesizer
At Superbooth 16, we talked with Christian Günther of CG Products and got an introduction to his unique Eurorack synth modules. Günther is a percussionist, and many of his modules are designed with percussion synthesis in mind.
Moog Music has released a guide to analog percussion synthesis, focusing on creating traditional analog drum sounds with the Sub Phatty. The guide is available as a free download from the Moog site (.pdf). Here’s a video demo they released in conjunction with the guilde:
Reader Jason Job wrote us to let us know about a free Max4Live device, Note2CCGate, designed for sequencing modular drum modules from Ableton Live: Thought your readers who are interested in modular synths, Ableton Live and Max4Live might find this post useful. In it I describe a method for controlling the new TipTop Audio 808 drum modules… Read More Free Max For Live Device Lets You Sequence Modular Synth Percussion From Ableton Live
Applied Acoustics Systems, developer of “software based synthesis tools,” has expanded its Sound Bank Series with new titles for its Chromaphone percussion synthesizer. Chromaphone combines acoustic resonators to create drums, percussion, mallet, string, and synth-like instruments. Drum skins, bars, marimbas, plates, strings, and tubes form pairs that are “sparked to life” by a configurable mallet… Read More Applied Acoustics Systems Expands Chromaphone Sound Bank Series
AudioSpillage has announced DrumSpillage, a new drum synth plug-in for Mac OS X. Description: Inspired by early analog and digital drum machines but expanding massively on the original blue print DrumSpillage is equipped with a refreshing, unique and modern feature set designed for today’s electronic musicians and producers. Release date is set for 15th March… Read More New Drum Synth For OS X, DrumSpillage
Image Line Software has released a beta version of Drumaxx – a new percussion modeling instrument that gives you control over physically modeled drums that can be routed to independent outputs for external effects processing.
2010 NAMM Show: Jomox has announced the M.Brane11 Analog Membrane Modeling synthesizer. Here’s a demo of the M.Brane11 in action. All sounds are 100% M.Brane11: [display_podcast] The unit will be available in March/April. Pricing is TBA.