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The resurgence of retro drum machines has become an enormous trend in recent months, with iconic sounds from such classic machines as the Linndrum, Drumtraks, and Drumulator featuring heavily in genres such as Indie-Electronic, Pop, Deep House, Bass Music and even Techno!
Imagine having instant access to the world’s most sought-after retro drum machines in a single virtual instrument plugin, being able to mix and match drum machines, creatively process and sequence sounds in a unique, easy-to-use virtual environment…
Introducing Digital Revolution – 12 iconic drum machines, 15,000+ samples, custom interface and sequencer, real-time tone-shaping and much more….Powered by ‘Revolution Engine’ technology, our Digital Revolution instrument (for Windows and OSX) places the most sought-after digital drum sounds from the 1980’s at your fingertips.
Digital Revolution faithfully captures the sound of 9 digital (and 3 analogue) drum machines spanning from 1980 to 1989, including all sample variations and parameters of the original drum machines; tune/pitch, decay and various other settings.
The digital nature of the sound sources meant that we could focus less on ‘in depth’ round-robin multisampling and more on the creation of real-time re-sampling and tone shaping controls, capable of a producing a wide range of variation; from subtle saturation to gritty sonic destruction and everything in between!
Digital Revolution’s unique character mode allows each drum voice to be played back in one of three ways:
- Original Mode – Plays the sample back with the identical sound character of the original drum machine
- Hi-Fi Mode – Plays the sample back processed through a unique high end outboard mastering chain
- Lo-Fi Mode – Resamples the sound in real-time through an iconic ‘grey’ 12-bit sampler. Each raw drum sound has been recorded and manually re-pitched 16 times!
- Available in Standalone, VST, AU and RTAS instrument formats for Windows and Mac OS X via the FREE Kontakt 5 Player from Native Instruments. Full version of Kontakt 5 is NOT required
- Custom built intuitive and feature rich Ableton Live Drum Racks (Live 9) and NI Maschine pack
- 15,588 samples integrated as a unique virtual drum machine with Intuitive graphical interface and seamless scanning of thousands of sample variations in real-time
- Recreate every nuance of 12 iconic drum machines or define your own unique sound using the worlds most advanced sampling engine, Kontakt 5
- Extensive ‘character mode’ allowing real-time selection of Lo-Fi (re-sampled), Hi-Fi and Original sound sources
- Mix and match drum sounds from 12 iconic drum machines in real-time and dynamically browse any available sound either by machine or drum voice
- TR-style 16 track step-sequencer with accent control, host sync, swing/shuffle and extensive parameter settings
- Easy synchronization with any host or DAW
- Dedicated 10-track mixer with individual processing, volume control and pan for each drum sound
- Dual delay and reverb units loaded with custom built Impulse Responses
- Master processing including multi-track Tape machine, compression and master EQ modules
- Design and browse hundreds of presets, all instantly switchable from a single click
- Modular preset browser allows for instant recall of Drum Patterns, Mixer Channels and Tape Machine / Master Bus Settings in thousands of different configurations
- Browse 600 included patterns in various styles and easily create and share your own using a fast and intuitive external pattern/preset browser
- Additional ‘Drum module’ instruments allow you to load individual drum voices as a single, feature rich instrument. Mix and match modules and build your own dream custom drum machine!
- 1GB in size after unpacked
Live performance features make performing with Digital Revolution a fluid and natural experience whether you’re a drummer, DJ or Producer
Pattern write mode allows DJs and Producers to sequence and arrange patterns live in real-time with full editing capabilities all without having to look at the computer screen
Deep velocity modulation capabilities allow live drummers to add natural expression to sounds which can be triggered and mapped easily from any Controller or Electronic Drum Kit
- Windows 7 or Windows 8 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit), Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2 GB RAM
- Mac OS X 10.7 or 10.8 (latest update), Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GB RAM
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