> This Waveshaper kit doesn't introduce you to one, but three vintage drum machines !
Build at the same time and quite often isunderstood as being clones of each other, these small retro boxes each have their unique character and sound.
> The Boss DR-55 features a rimshot sound, and a tone control. It was used by quite a bunch of artists in the past decades with a signature sound despite the few sounds and parameters.
> The Soundmaster SR-88 has a very delicate, soft, analogue sound and is perfect for electro tracks.
> The Amdek RMK-100 is the rarest of the bunch. It was built by Roland and sold as a DIY project, which makes it very hard to find nowadays. The sound is the rawest, acidest of the three, and while the kick drum is softer than a tr-808, the hi-hats are a true gem for any acid and electro lover.
I recorded them with the usual care, through a custom chain of gentle tube compression and a tube
preamp. I made several takes in order to capture the subtle analogue variations of each sound, and also processed them with some vintage hardware eq (and also some distortion on one kit, to make it dirtier and punchier). Any round-robin able softsampler will love to be fed by these analogue sounds !
As always with WaveShaper, you can decide to use the free kit or buy the “pro” one :
- The pro pack uses 24bit/48khz, stereo Wav files, and cost 4,90$. It gathers 57 one-shot samples, and include tone variations for each drum machine.
- The "nasty" one, includes all the "pro" samples, and more than 120 new and dirtier sounds. It costs 6.90$.
- The free pack is made out of standard 44,1khz-16bit mono Wav files. It features a nice custom kit made out of 17 samples taken from each drum machine.
buy/try it here : waveshaper.12r.org