Note: this post is from 2009, outbound links may be broken.
Pethu releases Hahaha DS-01
Pethu has released the Hahaha DS-01, a freeware drum synthesizer plug-in for Windows PC.
This is a very “retro” drum synthesizer with lots of character and opportunities for tweaking.
If it had ever existed in reality, it would have been released in 1983. ;)
Hahaha DS-01 features
- Noise generator, filter and oscillator for each of the 8 drum channels (hi-hat and cymbal channels have a ring modulator instead of oscillator).
- Sounds: kick drum, snare drum, closed/open/pedalled hi-hats, 5 toms, and a crash cymbal (the “High tom” channel can be triggered with a different pitch by two different MIDI notes).
- Pitch, brightness, decay and a parametric EQ for each channel.
- Separate volume and stereo pan controls for each channel.
- All controls can be automated using VST automation.
Hahaha DS-01 is available as a freeware VST instrument for Windows PC. You can find some additional presets for Hahaha DS-01 here.
Visit Pethu for more information.