Classic Drum Machines for Live

Revolution for Live is a deeply integrated, standalone Live Pack version of our award-winning Revolution Drum Machine. (no plugin or Kontakt required!)

Imagine the dream of owning a studio filled with the most influential Drum Machines of our time. Imagine having instant access to the true authentic sound of the iconic TR-909808606707CR-78CR-8000LinndrumDrumtraksDrumulatorOB-DX and many others. Imagine a world where this dream becomes reality…


Revolutionize your Racks

Revolution for Live is a custom built, deeply produced Live Pack (with intricate Push integration), faithfully delivering 14 of the world’s most iconic Drum Machines directly to your DAW, inside a powerful Ableton Live environment with full hands on control of all tone shaping controls of the original Drum Machines.

Revolution for Live is powered by thousands of beautifully recorded samples; capturing every possible sound variation and nuance of the original drum machines, along with the subtle differences in behaviour inherent of analogue electronics.

Your Dream Machine

Drag and Drop any of Revolution for Live’s 150 ‘Drum Machine Modules’ into your Live Rack to build your own modular dream Drum Machine! Have you ever dreamt of using a Drum Machine boasting an 808 kick, 909 snare, 707 toms, 606 hats and Linndrum percussion? Now you can, at the click of a button…

Alternatively, load our pre-built full Drum Machine Kits which are available for all 14 Drum Machines, or browse hundreds of MIDI drum patterns to quickly spark your inspiration.

Live Integration

Revolution for Live integrates seamlessly with Ableton Live, delivering endless inspiration and a compelling workflow to spark creativity. All Drum Machine and analogue tone shaping parameters from the original machines are visible and easily accessed via clever Drum Rack Macros. Easily automate all analogue parameters or build complex grooves using Live’s sequencer or Push.

Adding Character

Want to add extra character and punch? Many of the Drum Machines in Revolution for Live have additionally been carefully recorded to analogue tape at multiple saturation levels (via a Studer A800), as well as through a vintage SP-1200 sampler and boutique high-end analogue processing chains…

Drum Rack Macros (and Push) allow you to dial in a desired ‘Character’ for most Drum Machine Modules. Want a raw sounding, true to the original 808 Bass Drum? Want a real analogue tape saturated 909 Snare Drum? How about a gritty re-pitched SP-1200 processed Linndrum clap? Revolution for Live makes it possible!

In the Press

What people are saying about Revolution for Live…

“If you like classic electronic drums, then this is the ultimate sampled drum instrument that captures the originals perfectly, while offering plenty of options to create new and interesting kits…”

MusicTech Magazine

“All your favourite drum machines in one place…This thing sounds fat and huge, the raw samples are pristine. The clever sound design tools take it to the next level for me!”

Rik Simpson

Grammy Winning Producer

“I spent a lot of time comparing Revolution’s kits to several other libraries and these have the edge in terms of low-end solidity and natural smooth presence. As recreations these are the most convincing…”

Sound on Sound

True Tone Control

When you turn for example the Tune, Attack or Decay Macro Knob on the 909 Bass Drum in Revolution for Live, you’re seamlessly scanning through thousands of samples recorded from the original machine at that mirroring knob position / state. The same is true for every Drum Sound / Drum Machine within Revolution for Live. This means that nothing digital / destructive is happening – you’re in fact hearing the true sound and tone shaping of the original drum machines.

  • Feature-rich, deeply integrated Ableton Live Pack. Works with Live 9 and above (Lite, Intro, Standard and Suite)
  • Faithful emulations of 14 of the world’s most iconic Drum Machines
  • Control the true analogue tuning, sound / tone / knob position of each of the 14 Drum Machines via Drum Rack Macro Controls or Push
  • Recreate every nuance of 14 iconic drum machines or define your own unique sound using the Drum Machine Module Racks
  • Create your dream Drum Machine by mixing and matching dynamic Drum Machine Module Racks (one per each sound type of each Drum Machine)
  • Quickly load full Drum Kits for any Drum Machine with all controls exposed
  • Introduce REAL analogue tape saturation, character and vintage grit using Drum Rack Macros or Push
  • Seamless integration with Ableton Live & Push
  • 30,000 drum samples, beautifully recorded through a high-end signal chain and captured with Apogee Symphony MKII conversion
  • Browse 120 MIDI Drum preset patterns for instant inspiration
  • Additional ‘Lite’ versions of most Drum Modules and Drum Kit Racks, enabling quicker load times when round robin sampling is not needed
  • Extensive round robin sampling in the full Analogue Drum Kits and Modules
  • Slop, random pan and various other sound design functions additionally available per Module / Rack
  • Don’t use Ableton Live? You’ll still have access to all of the raw WAV samples (30,000 of them) when purchasing this product. Or, you can view the Konakt Player Instrument version of Revolution HERE
  • 7 GB in size after unpacking

Already own our Revolution Kontakt instrument? You can cross-grade to the Live Pack version for just £15. Contact Us to find out more.