Booming bassdrums, saucy cymbals and crispy snares
can be used to describe the sound of drum machines from the
early 80's. ADM contains three classic vintage drum
machines from that era rolled into one, combined with a 32-step internal
sequencer and pattern controlled fx (PCF). Get all your patterns into ADM via the Import
Rebirth function or directly from your old 909 via sysex (we
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.
The complete list of sounds is as follows: 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 with sequencer
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.