We wanted to combine classic drum machines ( 15, to be exact ) with the the organic ambience and warmth of studio recorded drums.
So, we took a club PA to two different studios, turned it up really loud, and recorded the results: through high-end mics, vintage consoles, valve pre-amps, bass-amps and even acoustic drum shells.
The sound-design heart of Electro-Acoustic, this screen has everything you need to build incredible sounding kits. Scroll through different drum machines for each kit piece, shape it using the 11 studio channels, then get really creative with pitch and envelope controls. For advanced drum-geeks, you can edit these for each channel independently if you desire.
The Mixer opens in the Drum window to enable a fast work-flow all within the same space. Each kit piece has its own mixer channel, with a fully featured channel strip to add the final touches to the sound. Each drum channels can be sent to a seperate Kontakt output in your DAW for additional mixing.
The first of 3 custom drum sequencers in Electro-Acoustic, Euclidean Beats is a revolutionary way of generating drum patterns; simpler than it first looks. Set any number of hits and any number of steps per track, and Euclid will space it all out equally for you. Generate creative grooves you never imagined within seconds - you can't put a step wrong.
A 6 track step-sequencer with a difference - each track can be programmed to shift its notes as the beat plays, creating new beats as the patterns evolves. Sounds can be set to move a lot, stay completely still, or move incrementally while never losing their musical timing.
Poly Beats is a new sequencer from Soniccouture. Each track divides the bar into arbitrary subdivisions, or polyrhythms. Since each track can be set completely different from each other, polyrhythms can quickly sound very strange and unnatural. Definitely the beat programmer for the left-field composer.
The Options panel allows you to mamage the polyphony of Electro-Acoustic: since each drum has 11 channels, polyphony counts can quickly get out of hand. We have a custom solution: you can set a limit to how many hits each drum can play, or switch it off for a totally purist experience. The options panel also allows completley custom key mappings so you can fit Electro-Acoustic to any existing MIDI tracks you have easily.
Each drum was recorded through 11 different channels in the studio - blend to create any drum sound you desire.
3 unique custom sequencers.
Simple to use, but with tight, complex results.
All with MIDI drag'n'drop to your DAW.
Electro-Acoustic features over 180 presets..
Each preset is a set of drum sounds plus a rhythm programmed in one of the Beat Tools
Check out a selection in this video preview...
|Features + Specs
15 Vintage drum machines
11 Studio channels: mics, preamps PA speakers
3 creative sequencers: Euclidean Beats, Beat Shifter, Poly Beats
Build your own hybrid drum kits, e.g.: 808+606+Linn+DMX
180+ Preset Kits
24 Bit 48 khz Sampling - 14GB core library (with NCW compression)
Kontakt Player + NKS compatible
This is a Kontakt Player instrument. This means that you do not need to own the full version of NI Kontakt to use it. It will run as a plug-in instrument in any VST/AU/RTAS/AAX/WASAPI,compatible host program or DAW eg: Cubase, Logic, Ableton Live, DP, Reaper, Pro-Tools. No extra purchase necessary.
Requires KONTAKT 6 or KONTAKT 6 PLAYER version 6.2 or later