drum synth recommendations

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drum synth recommendations

Post by buzby » Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:34 am

any recommendations for a drum synth ? - looked at a few - audio damage tattoo seems ok for the price

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Re: drum synth recommendations

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Re: drum synth recommendations

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Re: drum synth recommendations

Post by littlepig » Tue Jun 08, 2010 7:31 am

Wardorf Attack:

http://www.waldorfmusic.de/en/products/attack

You used to be able to get it cheap as part of Wardorf Edition:

http://www.waldorfmusic.de/en/products/waldorf-edition

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Re: drum synth recommendations

Post by Homebelly » Tue Jun 08, 2010 8:28 am

For straight emulations then d16 are hard to beat.
http://www.d16.pl/index.php?menu=241
Audiodamage Tattoo is a fun emulation of an 808/909 but with some very cool sequencer randomization that can also be used as a sequencer to drive other drum machines or synths.
Both of Ableton's Operator and Analogue are also able to make some very cool percussion sounds.
There used to be a rack availble for down load on the forum some place.
Couple those abilities with drum racks and lives midi devices and you can generate some very cool drum tracks.
I also have Collision and corpus, but i have yet to spend much time going beyond the presets.
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Re: drum synth recommendations

Post by LeifonMars » Tue Jun 08, 2010 8:40 am

In case you're looking for a real synth instead of softsynth, Machinedrum from Elektron is second to none.

From softsynths I prefer Microtonic from Sonic Charge.
1. it's synth, not a sampler.
2. it has very original sound that I like very much.
3. it's light on cpu.
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Re: drum synth recommendations

Post by buzby » Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:59 am

thanks - will check these out

i suck at layering kick samples and making bass sounds so im hoping this will be a different approach

a guy i know demonstrated trilian bass synth to me last night - think my attempts at layering bass samples are over too - im buying me one of them trilians - siiiick
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Re: drum synth recommendations

Post by UnCL0NED » Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:57 am

Nerve by Xfer is just out...

http://www.xferrecords.com/nerve

It looks very promising. Maybe demo it and tell us what you think of it ;-)
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Re: drum synth recommendations

Post by mholloway » Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:58 am

Microtonic by Sonic Charge, hands down.

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Re: drum synth recommendations

Post by creature » Wed Jun 09, 2010 2:11 pm

Try Tattoo by Audio damage

http://www.audiodamage.com/instruments/ ... ?pid=AD024

Sounds great and has the best user interface for any drum synth/sequencer ever in my opinion.

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Re: drum synth recommendations

Post by Dr. Zoiberg » Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:37 pm

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Re: drum synth recommendations

Post by wehkah » Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:39 am

Hej Buzby,

you have Reaktor 5 in your signature and ask for a drumsynth, really?

check aerobic or sinebeats 2 from the factory library, search the user library!

http://co.native-instruments.com/?id=userlibrary

it will save a lot of money.

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Re: drum synth recommendations

Post by alex.the.forge » Thu Jun 10, 2010 12:03 pm

wehkah wrote:Hej Buzby,

you have Reaktor 5 in your signature and ask for a drumsynth, really?

check aerobic or sinebeats 2 from the factory library, search the user library!

http://co.native-instruments.com/?id=userlibrary

it will save a lot of money.

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Reaktor is pure win.

I like Microtonic, but my only issue with it is it sounds too distinctive - meaning it always sounds like microtonic, which can sometimes be not good.

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Re: drum synth recommendations

Post by wehkah » Thu Jun 10, 2010 1:19 pm

XOXOS has a free bundle of synths for doing percussive sounds

http://www.xoxos.net/vst/vst.html#percussion

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Re: drum synth recommendations

Post by Tarekith » Thu Jun 10, 2010 1:45 pm

Another Microtonic vote.

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