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They look f*cking fantastic.

Other e-drum systems / The Free VST plug-ins thread
« on: July 22, 2009, 08:32:16 AM »
Calling all music producing drummers!

I make use of a lot of free VSTs in my tunes - some of them crash Sonar, others work great. I'll post up my go-to plug-ins here, let us know if you have any beauties yourself.

In no particular order:

beta bugs audio VST plug-ins - I love "Crayon Filter". A lot. The whole plug-in bundle is good though.

Tweak Bench - tidy stuff up with Cairo, smash it up with Mashup, soothe it down with Padawan. Loads of great effects and synths here.

AudioNerdz - Delay Lama - Even if you never use it in a tune, you should grab this plug-in, load up some loops, and lose yourself in ambient noodly throat-music for a while.

Code Audio - for a very very dirty 303 line, try Squeekbox. Fat and ugly, just like yo' momma :D

Delemancha - ballistic plug -in (drum sampler) This one ain't free (it's $10) but all the proceeds go to Cancer Research UK. Quick and simple to use for building beats within your sequencer.

More to come as they pop into my head.


General 2box Drumit 5 forum / Re: black version 2box drum-it five
« on: July 20, 2009, 04:12:39 PM »
We have a unit setup in our office, and the more i see it the more i like it.

Pics or it didn't happen :)

Other e-drum systems / Re: New Alesis kit
« on: July 17, 2009, 07:27:20 PM »
Update: there are some sounds online

And I am not that impressed ...

I suppose it could be an artifact of the compression they've used, or the over-quantized arrangements, but it doesn't sound all that dynamic to me.

...Unfair I suppose to post this, but listen to the 2box drumit demo...

That's something else.

It's uh...apples and oranges :)

I was only kidding - some of my best friends use Macs - and anyway, Vista doesn't count (it's in the same slop bucket as Windows ME :))

Hi Tim, thanks for joining in. While I can't say I approve of your choice of computer (:P) you'll be glad to know you'll be well catered for as the Drumit software is dual-format. There's a bit of info on the software interface on page 3 of the 2box brochure which states:

Create your own kits: The Drumit 5 editor allows you to build and create your own sound’s. The software is designed to work with PC’s and Mac’s and is included with the Drumit 5 unit. The initial program will allow you to drag and drop sounds onto the various symbols in the editor to create your own personal kit. With a few clicks of a mouse, you will be able to adjust tuning, levels and panning. You will then be able to simply save the kit within your computer or send it to the Drumit 5 unit via the USB connector.
In the next revision of software ( to follow shortly ) there will be the provision to allow the drummer to drag and drop any Wave, Aiff or Rex files into the editor page. It will be possible to make your own multi level sound or just download loops straight into the Drumit 5 unit

It's the REX support that I'm eagerly awaiting - I produce trip-hop, downtempo, ambient dub tunes and whatnot, and I've got a pretty big library of REX loops - Recyle just eats up WAVs and AIFs and spits out ready-sliced hits as a REX file. It's almost too easy :D

General 2box Drumit 5 forum / Re: welcome to the forum
« on: July 17, 2009, 09:51:49 AM »
Hi, welcome on board Thackleberry ...I know what you mean about waiting for the second batch, but if no-one tries the first then 2box might not get off the ground  :o

Besides, the operating system will be upgradeable via USB - if you look at synths like the Virus TI line (which is on OS3 now) that has meant big on-going functionality boosts (and bug fixes).

Hellfire Electronic Drum Systems is a great resource for eDrum DIYers, with detailed walk-throughs and templates for creating your own robust and responsive electronic drums and cymbals.

The EXC-1 Cymbal Module is currently available in their custom diy edrum store.

Don't forget to check out Phil's Hellfire Drums Podcast

General 2box Drumit 5 forum / Re: welcome to the forum
« on: July 16, 2009, 08:56:04 PM »
Just wanted to say hello to all.

The new forum looks great! Very 2box-ee 8)

Greetings Hellfire, glad you like it - was worried it was a bit too orange - I'll try and tone it down if there are too many complaints :)

Setup guides and tips / UK brochure (PDF)
« on: July 16, 2009, 01:51:27 PM »
Doubt there's anything here that you haven't seen before, but there's some sexy pics in there...Sexy to drummers anyway :)

(Hand in Hand are the distributors supplying UK retailers)

edit : hi Sam, thanks for the pointer...

Other e-drum systems / Re: ddrum sounds still downloadable
« on: July 15, 2009, 10:11:27 PM »
The ddrum 4 uses 16-bit samples (with a 4:1 compression  I think) but the drumit 5 uses 24-bit badboys :)

There's a good article here ...but you might want to copy and paste the text into Notepad - light-blue text on a white background doesn't make for easy reading :)

Other e-drum systems / Re: Amplification for e-drums
« on: July 15, 2009, 09:55:20 PM »
...and no Guitar-Player can torture your ears.

Hahahaha yeah. Try playing with a DJ too - those cuts and scratches HURT :D

p.s. great breakdown puttenvr, I learnt a lot from that.

those xponaut people really need to do something about the spam links infesting that article!

Edit: I sent them a poke and it looks like they've fixed it - good work xponaut :-) I'll see if I can get some more information out of them about the DrumIt software.

General 2box Drumit 5 forum / Re: When will the first kits arrive
« on: July 15, 2009, 03:01:37 PM »
Fair enough :). I reckon Bengt is buying himself 2 weeks' time with the comment as there are obviously a lot of variables involved in getting products into shops. By my reckoning we're looking at 29 July at the earliest.

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