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AudioRealism Drum Machine (ADM)  

 

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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).

Sounds

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.

 
  Skins  
 

ADM comes with two skins: Coal and Creme.

 
  Sound comparisons  
  ADM 808  
ADM_01.mp3 808_01.mp3 Broken beat
ADM_02.mp3 808_02.mp3 Funky beat
ADM_03.mp3 808_03.mp3 Triplet pattern
ADM_cymbals1.mp3 808_cymbals1.mp3 Cymbal (mid tone)+claves+maracas
ADM_cymbals2.mp3 808_cymbals2.mp3 Cymbal (low tone)+closed/open hihat
ADM_cymbals3.mp3 808_cymbals3.mp3 Cymbal+congas+rimshot
ADM_comp1.mp3 808_comp1.mp3 Pattern comparsion 1
ADM_comp2.mp3 808_comp2.mp3 Pattern comparsion 2
  ADM 909  
ADM_sysex1.mp3 909_sysex1.mp3 Sysexed pattern
ADM_sysex2.mp3 909_sysex2.mp3 Shuffled pattern
  Various    
Robert Babicz_-_Basic (New)Excerpt from Rob Acid's new track Basic featuring ADM and ABL2!
Tweak Tweaking PCF and mangling
Model_switch Model switching
Tinmachine ADM doing its 606 thing
Jazzy Mixed instruments example - this is the 606 bassdrum tweaked by decay and tuning to sound like a vertical bass, and then pitched by the PCF to make the walking bass pattern, with shuffle.
Patterns Showcasing the new improved cymbal
ABL and ADM ABL2 and ADM using 606 sounds
  Reviews  
  Future Music 194, page 100: "Easy to use and sounding superb, ADM successfully bring three [drum machine] classics together into one."  
  Computer Music 121, page 87: "ADM delivers the authentic sound of not one, not two, but three sought-after vintage beatboxes [...] Score 8/10"  
  Awards  
   
  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  
  • 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)
  Formats  
  • VST 2.4 for PC
  • Audio Units and VST for Mac OS X (Universal Binary)
  Minimum System requirements  
 
  • Windows 2000/XP, P4 1 GHz, 256 Meg RAM or equivalent
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9, G4 1 GHz or Intel CPU, 256 Mb RAM or equivalent
 
  * Denotes sampled sound, all other sounds are synthesized (including the 606 and 808 cymbals). ADM will be shipped with a replacement sample instead of the original 909 samples (we respect the copyright holder's rights to the ROM), but can easily be replaced by the user with an appropiate sound, or any other .wav or .aif sample the user wishes to use.  
  Features and appearance may change without notice. Certain features may differ between Mac and PC versions  
 
 

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