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Introducing Transistor Revolution for Kontakt Player!
Is it possible to accurately recreate the sound of a vintage analogue drum machine in a software plugin? nearly 2 years ago we started out on a journey to find out...
After gravitating towards the most influential drum machines ever created (namely the TR-808 and TR-909) we soon discovered the extreme depth of focus needed to faithfully capture the tone, immediacy and groove of the original instruments.
2 years on, after a lot of research and development (and 22,000 samples later) we arrived at what we believe to be the most accurate emulation of these classic drum machines ever created... Transistor Revolution, our virtual analogue drum machine inspired by the classic TR-808 and TR-909 electronic drum machines of the 1980’s.
Why 22,000 samples you might ask? To give an example of the detail involved in the sampling of each instrument, the Revolution 909 Bass Drum alone uses 9318 unique sounds to faithfully recreate the 909 Bass Drum sound. Each of the 4 knobs on the Revolution 909 Bass Drum control panel scans smoothly through each and every sample in real-time... Additionally to emulate the subtle differences in sound inherent of analogue equipment we recorded 7 variations of each drum sound which cycle randomly each time a key on the keyboard is played.
Each drum sound in Transistor Revolution has been carefully recorded using a pristine 3 inch solid core cable connected to a transformer balanced Radial JDI and brought to line level with an AMS/NEVE 1073 preamp. To retain the full frequency response and dynamics of this instrument we carefully matched the peak level of each drum and recorded the samples at 24-bit 96KHz using mastering grade NEVE designed conversion.
Our aim with Transistor Revolution was always to produce a product that could completely replace the hardware in our own productions. We wanted to make the instrument as accessible as possible and so we chose to licence the instrument for Kontakt Player, meaning that anyone in the world can use Transistor Revolution without the need to own a full version of Kontakt!
Please note: Your serial number will be sent to you via email within 24 hours of purchasing. While you are waiting for your serial number, you can run the instrument in demo mode.
6GB core sound library for Kontakt 5 Player, including 22000+ multi-layered 24-bit, 96KHz WAV Files, Heavily scripted instrument and intuitive graphical interface, 7x round robin sample playback, 46 preset patches including 'lite' instruments for reduced memory useage
Saintjoe over at Boom and Bap reviews Transistor Revolution.
Eric Johnson of Pro Tools Expert reviews Transistor Revolution.
This is easily hands-down the best 808/909 instrument we’ve ever heard, and as such is an excellent choice for anyone wanting warm and tweakable electronic drum sounds.
Despite a slightly fiddly workflow, this is the final word in 808/909 instruments. Deeply sampled, incredibly high-quality hits that feel organic and alive.