Each drum sound starts with an 8-character code, from which the synth generates the sound via “fractal algorithms.” It seems we may need to talk to him more about what the heck is going on here, but the results are gorgeous, metallic textures with richly varied possibilities.
You just navigate with the simplest controls a drum synth may have ever seen: next, previous, and (for editing the codes) edit. (There’s also a LCK button to “lock” a particular drum hit you like so you don’t lose it as you randomize the rest.)
Because there are eight characters spawning all of the sounds, you can copy or paste presets as plain text and share
The drum synth is also playable. You can record individual hits and export them for use elsewhere (as in your favorite hardware drum machine). You can just finger drum in real time. You can control the synth from MIDI. You can export full recordings.
For now, this is only available on mobile platforms, but I’m trying it out on both iOS and Android. And as usual, Alexander has packed this with features – and this can be a sketchpad for his excellent,
- three types of keyboards for live drumming: on-screen buttons, PC keyboard, MIDI input;
- six additional processing parameters + control of all parameters via MIDI;
- real-time audio recording to WAV (32-bit);
- export to: WAV (one file or a set), SunVox (samples + effects in one file), text clipboard;
- iOS: Audio Unit Extension (AUv3), Audiobus, Wi-Fi export/import.
I mean, wow. Donationware + $2 on the app store.
Two dollars for 4 billion sounds.