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Favourite Euro drum module
Old 29th September 2017
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Favourite Euro drum module

What's your favourite drum module? I am a bit more interested in this to see what you like but I might be tempted to try one, as I'm happy doing drums in Ableton or using the Nord drum works well with BSP.
Old 29th September 2017
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I haven't tried that many but the SSF entity bass drum has been my favorite so far.
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I have Dinky's Taiko which is fun but very digital and experimental in comparison. It makes some great lowfi video gamey sounds.

I also had Noise Engineering's BIA for a while and it was good fun too. I didn't really gel with the Neuron.
Old 29th September 2017
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The Noise Engineering Basimilus Alter is probably my favorite overall - it is one of many favorite modules period. It tracks well so it works well as an interesting digital osc voice, but it can do some cool 909-ish bass drums as well.

Two other drum modules I like are the TTA hats909, which have a nice dustiness to them and a surprising amount of range with the cv inputs; and the Dinsync Drumdokta2, though that is basically just a full fledged drum machine.

Between these three, plus a few others, I feel really happy w my modular drum machine...
Old 30th September 2017
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Love this setup so far!

Old 30th September 2017
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I can imagine! that's a lot of drum machine on a small surface. I missed all of these. No dough.
I don't have a favorite drum module (yet). Maybe my Tama Techstar TS305.
Old 30th September 2017
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All very tasty. The SP-12 from the DSP guy looks interesting. I'd really like to know how you put a drum machine on a chip/how you build a chip. I thought you could only do that stuff in labs with expensive high end silicon machine things?

This is what I do with my Nord drum. It works well but am tempted to get something for CV modulation to complement it. This is quite an early pic and currently battling with my third row but it stops here!
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Old 30th September 2017
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Check out the Dijkstar ReDrum modules, they are great
Old 30th September 2017
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Check out the Dijkstar ReDrum modules, they are great
And also most of the time not available.. he is saying since 5 weeks Kick will be available in 2 weeks..
Old 30th September 2017
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I don't use a lot of pre made drum sounds in my music, but when I do I keep a TTA SD808 on hand. I generate the rest from scratch.

I do have the more pedestrian MI Grids and NE Numeric Repetitor which I run through an NE Confundo Funkitus for some less-than-predictable patterns.
Old 30th September 2017
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Nice modules and even nicer cables.
Old 30th September 2017
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And also most of the time not available.. he is saying since 5 weeks Kick will be available in 2 weeks..
So others seem to like them as well

I have all three of his modules.

Be patient, Richard is a great guy and his drum modules are among the best around. I have more euro drum modules but his ones are the ones I recommend the most.
Old 30th September 2017
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So others seem to like them as well

I have all three of his modules.

Be patient, Richard is a great guy and his drum modules are among the best around. I have more euro drum modules but his ones are the ones I recommend the most.
Whats the third? Kick and Clap on the site, i there more?
Old 30th September 2017
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Whats the third? Kick and Clap on the site, i there more?
The TK-09, a kickdrum based on the 909. I has been discontinued before the other modules became available. I purchased the last one he had.
Old 30th September 2017
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In my search for simmons clones I came across the Boomtschak by Audio Damage. It looks interesting.

https://www.audiodamage.com/collecti...m14-boomtschak
Old 1st October 2017
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As I'm a big fan of rolling my own drums regardless of the format, lately my favorite source of drum sounds has been the combo of the Benjolin and Optomix, with the Optomix triggered from the Strike input.
Old 1st October 2017
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I am old school robot rhythm machines so I have simple choices.

I only have a few drum modules (EMW Snare Lab, Tiptop HATS909 and SD808). I also use EMW Noise Station to roll my own everything drum wise.

I'm likely adding a TT SD909, because it is so very versatile and has a fair amount of control. I also really like the newer expanded LDB.

My favorite that I own by far is the TT HATS909. It can do all of the hi-hat, cymbal, gong-ish sounds I want and a ton of industrial or harsh metallic sounds. Unreal variety. Two would even be better.
Old 1st October 2017
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I am old school robot rhythm machines so I have simple choices.

I only have a few drum modules (EMW Snare Lab, Tiptop HATS909 and SD808). I also use EMW Noise Station to roll my own everything drum wise.

I'm likely adding a TT SD909, because it is so very versatile and has a fair amount of control. I also really like the newer expanded LDB.

My favorite that I own by far is the TT HATS909. It can do all of the hi-hat, cymbal, gong-ish sounds I want and a ton of industrial or harsh metallic sounds. Unreal variety. Two would even be better.
How is the EMW snare lab working for you? I have it on my wishlist but there is not much demo stuff around to make an educated decision.

What do you mean with LDB?

Old 1st October 2017
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after many purchase with differend dedicated modules i arrived at the conclusion that euro drums modules are not for me, so far i still make kick drums and hats with filters and various noise colors. in the end i bought the nord drum 2, amazing sound engine, 6 trig input, only lack of cv control but for that i still use "handmade" kick drum or the BIA
Old 1st October 2017
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I sold my HATS909. At the end of the release phase it would always do a small but annoying click. So I always was using another VCA and envelope for it to get rid of that click.
Old 1st October 2017
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I've got the Basimilus Iteritas Alter in my rack, and it's great fun to play with. Also a handful of Erica Synths Pico Drums, which offer a quick and low HP way to add drum/percussion/sample voices.
Old 2nd October 2017
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I'm kind of an EMW fanboi when it comes to drums. I have a lot of their modules, but I'd have to say the Analog Drum Synth is the most versatile and gets the most use. It's like an advanced analog version of a Korg ER-1 voice. Super flexible and can fill most any role.

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How is the EMW snare lab working for you? I have it on my wishlist but there is not much demo stuff around to make an educated decision.
It's a cool module, but it doesn't cover all of the snare bases. Kind of 808/CR78-ish at its core and doesn't have that much wiggle room outside of that other than having ridiculous decay possibilities. I wouldn't recommend it as one's primary snare module.
Old 2nd October 2017
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I like EMW Digi Drums.
Also Basimilus Iteritas Alter, and Jomox Modbase 09.
Old 2nd October 2017
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I have a ModBase 09 too and love the demos of the EMW Digidrum. I might sell the ModBase
Old 2nd October 2017
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I sold my HATS909. At the end of the release phase it would always do a small but annoying click. So I always was using another VCA and envelope for it to get rid of that click.
I do this with the CP909 and the Optomix. Not because it's clicky but just because there is no decay control on the CP909 and sometimes I just want really short claps. I think it sounds great. The damper on the Opto can give it a dark and muffled tone and with a short release can almost sound like a finger snap.
Old 3rd October 2017
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I love Neuron. So versatile. You can make almost any percussion sound on it.
Old 3rd October 2017
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I do this with the CP909 and the Optomix. Not because it's clicky but just because there is no decay control on the CP909 and sometimes I just want really short claps. I think it sounds great. The damper on the Opto can give it a dark and muffled tone and with a short release can almost sound like a finger snap.
The Dijkstar THC clap has a very good control over parameters. Also the housings of the Dijkstar modules are great.

Regarding the Tiptop modules I think the 909 hats have the best control and cv abilities. The one of them I have also lacks control, it's the clave/woodblock/ rimshot. I especially love such clave and woodblock sounds.
Old 4th October 2017
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NE BIA
Old 4th October 2017
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NE BIA
The BIA is too good of a VCO to waste on drums.
Old 4th October 2017
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That's why I record everything (overdub).
Old 5th October 2017
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I'm kind of an EMW fanboi when it comes to drums. I have a lot of their modules, but I'd have to say the Analog Drum Synth is the most versatile and gets the most use. It's like an advanced analog version of a Korg ER-1 voice. Super flexible and can fill most any role.
I hadn't heard of this one before, but an analog eurorack version of the ER-1 sounds wonderful to me. Unfortunately, I'm having a hard time finding any demos. Are there any you know of, or any of your own work you can share that uses the module?
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