REQ: Soniccouture AC-DR Acoustic Drum Machine
REAL DRUMS, MECHANISED
We wanted to make an old school-style drum machine. But we wanted to do it with 21st century sampling techniques: round-robin samples, multi-channel sounds, generative sequencers.
Drums that sound chunky, dry & tight - but also chatter with life.
Each drum was painstakingly recorded in large sets of hits which were then edited by ear to produce a tight set of 10 random hits which sound as close to identical as possible.
All the bass drum, snare, rimshot and tom samples were re-amped in Rockfield's 2 echo chambers. The resulting reverb samples can be blended as a separate channel:a vital extra building block for drum design.
The main control panel. Each drum has its own self-contained block with volume fader, pan, mute and solo. From here you have a huge amount of control when tweaking a preset kit, using the acoustic source channel knobs. Beat Tools patterns can be triggered using the PLAY button.
Requires KONTAKT 6 or KONTAKT 6 PLAYER version 6.8 or later