606, 808 And 909

Three classic drum machines in one virtual instrument      03/09/07
606, 808 And 909


Audiorealism tell us that their Audiorealism Drum Machine (ADM) is available for Mac and PC. It looks much more refined than when we first reported on it late last year and contains three classic vintage drum machines from the early 80's rolled into one, combined with a 32-step internal sequencer and pattern controlled fx (PCF). Audiorealism say that you can get all your patterns into ADM via the Import Rebirth function or directly from your old 909 via sysex (they will provide a free tool for dumping sysex).
ADM contains 25 drum generators, each one carefully modeled after the classics' analog circuits and 4 PCM players, for a total of 34 sounds (some generators have two sounds). Certain sounds have been extended with extra parameters, like the tuning and attack of the 606 bassdrum. The accents effect on bridged-T oscillators that make up the bassdrum and tom-tom sounds has been closely simulated and the hihats and cymbals sound and react very close to the originals.
Sounds List
BD808, BD909, BD606, SD808, SD909, SD606, LT808, MT808, HT808, LC808, MC808, HC808, LT909, MT909, HT909, LT606, HT606, RS808, CL808, RS909, MA808, CP808, CP909, CB808, CRASH909, OH606, OH808, OH909, CH606, CH808, CH909, CY606, CY808, RIDE909.
PCF
The PCF can be used to automate any of the drum machines parameters, for instance it's possible to change the cutoff and Q parameters for each step. In fact it can control any of the drum machines parameters, for example you can set the amount of snappy on each step or switch from maracas to handclap on specific steps, giving the illusion of more polyphony (something that had to be done by hand on the original machine). The PCF can also control the amount of mangle (a type of distortion) on specific steps, and if the FX should be applied to a sound or not.
Features
  • Three realtime switchable drum machine models
  • Internal 32 step sequencer with global accent per step, four prescale selections per pattern, flam and shuffle, 128 patterns per instance
  • Pattern transformation functions: Expand, shrink, swap, duplicate steps, randomize pattern, randomize part, cut/copy/paste pattern and parts
  • Undo function for pattern transformation functions
  • Pattern Controlled FX (PCF) which can control any of the parameters for each step
  • Various pattern transformation functions
  • Full MIDI CC with learning function
  • Rebirth pattern import
  • Imports 909 Sysex
  • Two MIDI modes (Pattern and Note)
  • Tempo sync to host
  • Polyphony: 11 parts total
  • Outputs: 11 individual unprocessed (VST version only to date), 2 master outputs (processed)
  • Pattern library
  • Trigger your own .wav and .aif samples
  • 80+ example patterns
Pricing and Availability:
95 Eur (+ VAT if applicable)
All registered ABL, ABL2 and ABL Pro users will obtain a cross-grade offer so you pay a total of 55 Eur (+ VAT if applicable) More information:
  • www.audiorealism.se

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