Audiothingies Debuts 12-Voice Drum Synth & Sampler, DoubleDrummer

Priced at just €303 DoubleDrummer is a drum machine that combines a synthesis engine and sampler engine and plays nice with your software or hardware MIDI setup.

Drum machines. There are never too many! And we've another to add to the list from AudioThingies. DoubleDrummer has a lot of potential, judging by its featureset. While we'd love to hear demos or watch a video, we can't right now. Though we believe videos are coming soon.

In the meantime, feast yoruself upon the pics and details of DoubleDrummer:

Synthesis

DoubleDrummer has 6 channels of drum synthesis (kick, snare, toms, clap, cowbell and hihats).
Each of these 6 channels has been fine tuned to provide a wide range of sounds within a limited set of parameters per channel for the best possible user experience.

  • Bass drum: tune, attack, decay, pitch mod level, pitch mod decay time
  • Snare: tune, tone decay, noise level, noise decay, color, emphasis
  • Tom: pitch, low pitch, hi pitch, decay, pitch mod level, pan spread
  • Clap: attack, decay, color, emphasis
  • Cowbell: tune, offset, decay, harmonics, emphasis
  • Hats: closed decay, opened decay, color, emphasis
AudioThingies DoubleDrummer

Sample playback

DoubleDrummer also has 6 channels of drum sample playback, with 56 internal drum sounds to choose from, within a wide variety of kick, snares, toms, cymbals, and other percussions. Instead of going for the hifi sound commonly found today, we chose to emulate the sound of the early eighties drum machines with a few of our own twists (think Linndrum, Drumtraks, DX, etc…)

Remember having to burn EEPROMS for those machines? No need to do this here. It’s like having several dozens EEPROMS with sounds already burnt into it. Each of those sample channels have tune, decay, comp and a 2-pole lowpass filter with frequency and resonance parameters.

These channels can be useful to provide more natural sounding sounds that can be more difficult to synthesize with a limited parameter set, such as cymbals for example. But it’s also great for those “in ur face” 80’s kick and snare sounds.

And if you really fancy these sampled sounds, the 6 main synthesis channels can be switched to sample playback mode, turning the DoubleDrummer into a 12-voice old-school sounding drum sample player.

Mixer

Color your sound: each one of the 12 voices is sent to a mixer with mute, drive, bit crusher, pan, level and fx send level per channel.

FXs

2 send FXs are available: delay and plate reverb. Each channel can send to one of these 2 FXs

On top of that, you have a multi-FX on the master stereo bus. This master FX has drive, samplerate reduction, bitcrushing, and a 2 pole lowpass filter with frequency cutoff and resonance parameters.

Other stuff

  • 128 memories for storing your kits
  • USB MIDI
  • A PC/Mac software will be available to send your own drum samples to the internal memory

Audio/Video

Coming soon, stay tuned…

Availability

November 2017.
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