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Syncussion Drums - Drum Samples

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Syncussion Drums

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The Pearl Syncussion SY-1 is an extremely rare analogue drum synthesizer originally manufactured in 1979 by Pearl Musical Instruments.

This freaky little box is capable of producing a huge palette of percussive sounds, powerful kicks and experimental sound effects which carry a vintage sound inherent to its unique drum synthesis methods and extremely raw sounding oscillators!

After finally getting our hands on one of these rare instruments we just knew we had to sample it!

Syncussion Drums by Wave Alchemy captures the Pearl Syncussion’s unique sonic character by offering no less than 1885 carefully recorded 24-bit drum samples.

Download our 6 page Syncussion Drums booklet.


Sampling the Syncussion

Our goal was to record a versatile collection of drum hits from one of the rarest and most powerful drum synths ever made…

We worked extremely hard to capture the raw sound of the Syncussion SY-1 by recording both a huge selection of dry/unprocessed drum hits as well as a variety of round robin samples and velocity variations.

On top of this we recorded a wealth of sounds directly through our boutique selection of analogue outboard processors and high-end pre-amps.

Additionally, a number of sounds were re-sampled through our EMU SP-12 Turbo to obtain a more lo-fi and gritty sound.

Last but by no means least we visited the world of analogue tape (a Wave Alchemy first) by recording over 800 drum hits to 1/4” tape via a Studer A80 Mk1 tape machine!


What's included in the sample pack?

  • 1885 24-bit 100% royalty free electronic drum hits!
  • 839 drum sounds recorded to 1/4” tape via a Studer A80 Mk1 tape machine
  • 162 unprocessed kick drum samples including cone-melting subs, snappy clicks and enormous bass drums
  • 74 beautifully processed kick drum sounds making use of our extensive outboard collection
  • 16 creatively layered kicks and huge subs
  • 148 carefully recorded round robin sample variations
  • 158 percussion hits and wired tones
  • 134 blips, glitch and creative noise hits
  • 71 gritty SP-12 drum sounds including twisted percussion and lo-fi hits
  • 95 tom samples covering deep to disco and everything in between
  • 48 stereo and searing SFX sounds
  • 104 additional layered snare drum and hi hat samples. Snares and hats are not the Syncussion’s strongest point so we decided to include a huge bonus collection of punchy snares and silky hats which make use our full gear list!
  • 63 ‘ready to play’ and carefully mapped drum kits including sampler patches for Battery, Kontakt, NI Maschine, Reason NNXT, Halion, EXS24 and SFZ
  • Ableton Live 7+ Pack including 57 Drum Racks and 63 Sampler Instruments
  • 6 multi patch arrays, each offered in a variety of key labelled pitches and designed to be played as musical patches

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1885 24-bit electronic drum hits, 839 analogue tape hits!, 162 unprocessed kick drums, 74 processed kick drums, 16 layered kicks and huge subs, 148 round robin variations, 158 percussion hits and weird tones, 134 blips, glitch and noise hits, 71 SP12 drum sounds, 95 tom samples and 48 stereo SFX sounds

Laurent Garnier - Syncussion Drums Testimonial

By: Laurent Garnier (DJ and Producer) - 04/10/2011

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I was looking for loads of Lo-Fi Science Fiction old school analog perc sounds and bits..... This is the perfect package for anyone who wants to make his music sound like proper galaktic disco/techno tracks. You can be sure that i will use this a lot in my future productions..... Love that proper old school futuristic sound !!! Great one indeed!

Faze Action - Syncussion Drums Testimonial

By: Faze Action (Musician and Producer) - 01/09/2011

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A huge of array of sounds from glitchy 8 bit disco vibes all the way to booming bottom feeding kicks via crisp sci fi vibes. Syncussion Drums, seems to have a sound for every song that your working on. Along with the high quality sound recording this is a package that would suit every kind of producer no matter what genre your working in.

Organised in an easy to use manner with Kicks and snares separated out for you so it is very easy to audition your sounds.

All the samples seem to cut through your mixes like butter. Highly recommended.

Thomas Gold - Syncussion Drums Testimonial

By: Thomas Gold (DJ and Producer) - 11/08/2011

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LOVE it! great variety, comprehesnive collection of non-usual cool and phat drum sounds! Works really well with the tracks I'm working on! This is a nice addition to any existing sample library!

DJ Exacta - Syncussion Drums Testimonial

By: DJ Exacta (DJ and Producer) - 01/08/2011

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Excellent release by Wave Alchemy. Absolute must have for your drum library. Loaded with all kinds of drum part gems. Loving the hats, some with interesting low end treats you would not expect!

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