BDM – Broken Drum Machine Plug-in from NUSofting.

NUSofting Broken Drum Machine

Here is an interesting plug-in. It’s been available for PC for a few months but now that I can use it on my Mac it’s worth a post here. It’s a four channel drum machine plug-in that uses samples (PCM) and analog modeling. What’s unique is the fact that this virtual machine has been “virtually” circuit bent!

You get four pads and individual outputs. Each pad allows the usual stuff like pitch, decay, tone, pain and volume. You also have chaos and chance sliders. Chaos sets is the amount of bending and chance sets how often chaos occurs.

Inspired by a combination of several old school beat boxes and the circuit-bending culture that revolves around cheap, and old, hardware musical instruments (such as the “toy” Casio and Yamaha keyboards of the 80s), Broken Drum Machine brings the lively, “ever changing”, circuit-bent drum machine sounds to your DAW. – NUsoftting.com

You can use your own samples and even alter the GUI. When you do so you can save your changes in what NUsofting calls “Modpaks”.

Here’s a few audio samples of BDM in action from the NUsofting website:

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This plug-in is 35 euros/about $50. There’s more audio samples, demo songs and a demo version of BDM at the NUsofting website: click here

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on March 11, 2008 at 12:53 am, filed under plug-ins, sounds and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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3 Responses to “BDM – Broken Drum Machine Plug-in from NUSofting.”

  1. Loopy C says:

    So glad it made it to AU! Working great here in Logic 8 / OSX 10.4.11.

    A great variety of sound is possible given the automation, I found especially the combo of both single and global ‘Pitch’ controls with the ‘Chaos’ can create BIG changes in it’s possible glitchy sonorities.

    Cool concept (love the ‘open architecture’), and a nice price, thats my story and I ‘m sticking to it ;-)

  2. Liqih says:

    Hi and thanks for your interest in my little synth,

    Luigi

    nusofting.com

  3. Hi Luigi! Welcome to the blog. You broken drum machine idea is wicked!

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