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D16 Group releases Nithonat
D16 Group has released Nithonat, a fully synthesized drum machine based on the classic 606.
Nithonat was designed completely from the ground up. Its synthesis is special – even when compared to Nepheton’s. It has very unique and characteristic hi-hat and cymbal sounds which are due to the emulated structure of the circuits in the original. The bass drum has unparalleled attack character and strong punch. The snare sounds sandy.
These unique attributes guarantee that our 606 is not a sub-standard 808 but is a great instrument with a unique timbre which will bring an old school feel to any track it is used on.
- fully synthesized drum sounds
- additional parameters to get yet more control over the sound
- many ways of controlling the device:
- external mode (notes triggering the sounds)
- internal sequencer (pattern mode)
- internal sequencer:
- 4 banks with 12 patterns per bank
- each pattern up to 16 steps of length
- each pattern defined with one of four available measures
- shuffle mode
- global accent track
- tap mode
- chain mode
- shuffle, tempo and accent values defined globally and per pattern
- built in randomizer
- patterns import/export via human readable xml files
- two modes of synchronization:
- precise synchronization to the host tempo
- synchronization to internal clock – tempo controlled in the range 30-300 BPM (+-0.1)
- mutes/solos for each instrument (affect triggerring not just the signal)
- dynamic signal routing from instruments to outputs
- drum kits organised into groups
- midi learn function
- 64bit internal processing
Nithonat is available for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) for 79 EUR.