D16 Drumazon and Devastor video.


D16′s Drumazon and Devastator. from wiretotheear on Vimeo.

Here is a screencast I put together showing a few features of D16‘s incredible Roland TR-909 emulator Drumazon and their new distortion plug-in Devastor. I really like both of these. After watching the video I encourage you to head over to the D16 website and download the demos.

I’ve owned a real Roland TR-909 for many years. In fact I bought mine from Chaka Kahn! I can honestly say Drumazon is a better replacement. It’s a joy to use and you get all the nicesties of software (presets). You also get features a real 909 doesn’t have like random and automation. When you add a quality multiband distortion unit like Devastor to it you can’t help but smile. This is audio software at its best.

http://www.d16.pl/

Do you own any of D16′s products?

19 Comments

  1. yeah, i have all d16 products , from Nephetone to Devastator, and sure Phoscyon :)

    but i have a quastion about Drumazon, may be u know how to doit, i read manual and found nothing …
    intersting to programming this machines, like real … i mean, choose with midicontroller instrument (kick, snare) and use 16 trigers/buttons like in stepsequencer or hardware drummachines .. just 4 click on 1,5,9,13 steps for kick and vuala kisk is playing. As for me, realy important point live improvisation with drummachine. In manual i just found like change paterns on fly with using midinotes, heh.

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  2. Hi fsoup. Im not sure what your question is… what are you trying to do?

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  3. By the way in the video I say “Devastator” by accident… it’s Devastor which is actually much cooler sounding!

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  4. ah, my english :(

    i want to make beats in Drumazon only with midi controller and without mouse. choose intruments and steps for the instruments just triggering buttons. I try Midi learn, but it working only on drumazon knobs.

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  5. Oh thats a good question! I will check the manual tonight and see if I can figure that out. Would be cool for sure… if not we have to wait for touch screens to become standard!

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  6. I’ve played with the demos of this, and it was nice. I owned a real 909 in the past, and thought it compared quite well.

    One issue i have is the price – for the same money, you can get audiorealism’s ADM, which has 808/909/606 and can play user samples as well. I guess the question comes down to how real the ADM sounds.

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  7. Hi Daniel. I also own the ADM. I actually use them both quite a lot. I’ve learned to get good at how they work and to me they are separate but equal flavors. To me even the difference in the internal sequencers have a vibe. Do you need both? Probably not but if your making music for a living esp in the electronic dance realm these are all dream tools.

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  8. Oh no… you just revealed my secret awesome software drum machine and what I’ve been playing with as of late. As much as I love my REAL 909, it’s been alot of fun hacking around with this soft synth. The 909 ‘had’ been the cornerstone of my tunes… I even did a podcast about it. But after a couple of sessions on the D16, it’s hard to go back.

    Great video BTW…. I’m going to repost it on my blog if you don’t mind.

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  9. Hi Vergel. Thanks… and yes feel free to repost the video. Whats your blog? I will come and check it out!

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  10. baphomet_irl May 5, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    very nice tutorial – love the zoomy mous pointer view – yeh I gotta get that Drumazon, I use Live and I often lament the proper four-four rigidity that 909/808 type pattern programming provide. I think trying to write the same type of patterns in piano roll views just isnt the same at all. a Rebirth or Redrum type interface is something Live is missing in my opinion, and getting the d16 suite would fix this. I recently bought Phoscyon and I have to say the sound (to my ears) is the most authentic software emulation I’ve ever heard, proper nasally or woody when it needs to be – the mini devastor-type distortion at the end is a very nice bonus too. In no time I was doing (half)decent Hardfloor impersonations, sitting there in a trance twiddling knobs for 2 hours :) – im deffo gonna get Drumator and eventually buy their 808-based drumsynth too.

    by the way ive never heard someone say ‘DAW’ phonetically before – sounds pretty funnny IMO :)

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  11. graham miller May 5, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    i’m lucky enough to have a real 303, 808 and 909.

    i also happened to have proud copies of all the D16 emulations and i can’t say enough good things about them. i was even involved with the beta testing. go and buy them now!

    my only (tiniest) beef is that the internal sequencer of the phoscyon doesn’t have a shuffle or swing function (yet). it would be nice if it sent MIDI into ableton live too..

    g.

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  12. Hi baphomet_irl S. The zoomy pointer is from a new screencast program for Mac called Screenflow. It makes doing these presentations fun so expect more. I agree the sucess of Drumazon is not only it’s spot on sound but the internal sequencer. Once you take the time to learn it its highly addictve.

    Hi. Graham. I think shuffle is on the way. I notice recently Audiorealsm added it to the ABL so I suspect D16 can’t be far behind. Shuffle is pretty key to some modern types of electronic music.

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  13. Thanks Graham. I’m a fan of user generated NI stuff. Looking forward to giving that a run!

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