MATRIXSYNTH: Audiothingies Introduces the DoubleDrummer 12-voice drum synth / sample player with FXs

Friday, September 22, 2017

Audiothingies Introduces the DoubleDrummer 12-voice drum synth / sample player with FXs

via Audiothingies

"It is the perfect partner for your MIDI sequencer and your other hardware synths.


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

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.


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.


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
A PC/Mac software will be available to send your own drum samples to the internal memory


Coming soon, stay tuned…


November 2017.
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