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Mini-review: Wave Alchemy Drum Machines 01

Wave Alchemy Drum Machines 01

Didn’t I just say in another review that there are plenty of drum machine sample libraries already? So what does Wave Alchemy’s Drum Machines 01 have to offer that you haven’t seen before?

Looking at the drum machines they sampled you might think the answer is “not that much”. The library includes samples from three previously released sample packs featuring the following machines: Vermona DRM mkII, Jomox AiRBase99, Jomox MBase 11 and Jomox XBase 999.

There is a good chance you already have some samples of a few of those machines, but that doesn’t mean Drum Machines 01 doesn’t bring anything new. Since the samples were taken from analog drum machines you will still get some “fresh” content every time someone comes around with a new pack of the same old drum machines.

Wave Alchemy used some outboard gear for this sample library:

All samples have been beautifully recorded through an API 512c preamp with a small selection of the sounds being sonically enhanced through the use of an Empirical Labs Distressor and highend SSL equalizers.

The kit list in the manual mentions the use of the API 512c preamp, Empirical Labs Distressor EL8, SSL E Series EQ and Compressor, and SPL Transient Designer.

Vermona DRM mkII and JoMoX XBase 999
The Vermona DRM mkII and Jomox XBase 999, two of the drum machines sampled.

Drum Machines 01 features

  • 1,400 24-bit 100% royalty free analogue drum hits
  • 466 XBase 999 drum samples
  • 453 Vermona DRM mkII drum samples
  • 237 AiRBase99 drum samples
  • 245 MBase 11 kick drums

Check out some of the sounds from Drum Machines 01 in the demo mp3 below.

So what do I think?

Product: Drum Machines 01 by Wave Alchemy
Format: 24bit (mostly mono) wav files
Price: £22 GBP
(individual micro packs are available for £8.99 GBP each)

Wave Alchemy clearly takes sampling seriously. They did a smashing job sampling these drum machines to a high quality standard. The variety of drum sounds available is good, but note that over half of the 1,400 sounds are kick drums sounds. The hits are generally really tight and punchy sounding and even though I already have a boatload of electronic drum samples, I still found a lot of new sounds in this library.

In short, a high quality pack of electronic drum sounds. If you don’t have any sounds from these drum machines yet, be sure to check out Drum Machines 01. Wave Alchemy has a free collection of samples from this library available to download (you need to register an account, which is also free).

More information: Wave Alchemy / Drum Machines 01


ToneBuilder releases Driven Machine Drums

ToneBuilder Driven Machine Drums

ToneBuilder has announced the release of Driven Machine Drums, an electronic drums sample library, created from an unique blend of 14 drum machines/synthesizers and 9 analog coloration devices.

DRIVEN MACHINE DRUMS highlights the natural sounding punch, depth, and warmth added by a collection of tubes, transformers, and hardware tape emulation.

Driven Machine Drums features

  • 1,684 sounds in 24bit resolution, captured directly from the source using professional-quality cables and A/D converters.
  • Each individual sound has been carefully edited by hand for tight attacks and natural decays.
  • Synthesis sources: Elektron Machine Drum, Symbolic Sound Kyma Capybara, Eventide H8000FW, Korg ER-1, E-mu SP-1200, Oberheim DMX, Emu Mo Phatt, Yamaha DX200, Roland TR909, TR808, TR707, TR606, Vermona DRM-1 MKIII, and Jomox MBase 11.
  • Analog processing: Thermionic Culture Vulture, Anamod ATS-1, Neve 1073 Preamp, Atlas Pro Juggernaut Twin, A-Design EM-Gold, Source + Plus Tube Amp, Empirical Labs Distressor, Moog MF101, and Mutronics Mutator.

Driven Machine Drums is available in two packages:

  • Driven Machine Drums (26 Guru Kits, 24bit Wav + 24bit Aif) $77 USD.
  • Driven Machine Drums Deluxe (Kontakt, EXS-24, Guru, 24bit Wav/Aif) $87 USD.

A demo pack featuring 100+ free sounds is available to download from the website.

More information: Driven Machine Drums


Wave Alchemy launches new website and releases Drum Machines 01

Wave Alchemy

Wave Alchemy has launched a new website, featuring a number of new sample libraries and more.

Wave Alchemy is an innovative sound design company based in Nottingham in the United Kingdom. We specialize in the development of cutting-edge sample libraries which are produced to perfection using a collection of highly sought after vintage and new-age studio equipment.

The Wave Alchemy website offers a Digital Download sample shop in which you can buy directly from Wave Alchemy (start downloading your purchases within 3 min).

On the website you can sign up for access to over 250MB of high quality free samples taken from Wave Alchemy products, listen to demo mp3s, interact with Wave Alchemy Sound Designers, read what established artists/producers have to say about Wave Alchemy products, read industry reviews and more.

Wave Alchemy Drum Machines 01

Wave Alchemy’s latest release Drum Machines 01 bundles together three of Wave Alchemy’s popular micro packs AirBase Drums, Deep Drums and Electrik Drums.

Offering a jawdropping collection of exquisitely produced drum samples from the highly regarded Vermona DRM MK11, Jomox AIRBase99, Jomox MBase 11 and Jomox XBase999 drum machines, Drum Machines 01 is a must have for anyone wanting to expand their drumhit library with an authentic array of warm analogue drum sounds.

All samples have been beautifully recorded through an API 512c preamp with a small selection of the sounds being sonically enhanced through the use of an Empirical Labs Distressor and highend SSL equalizers.

This product is suitable for use in any genre of electronic music and would be an excellent addition to any producer’s arsenal.

Drum Machines 01 features

  • 1400 24bit 100% royalty free analogue drum hits including:
    • AirBase Drums
      • 128 AIRBase99 kick drums
      • 245 MBase11 kick drums
      • 41 AIRBase99 clap & snare drum samples
      • 52 AIRBase99 hihats & toms
      • 16 AIRBase99 percussion & crash cymbal samples
    • Electrik Drums
      • 150 Vermona DRM MK11 kick drums & subs
      • 96 Vermona DRM MK11 snare drum & luxury clap samples
      • 65 Vermona DRM MK11 hihats & toms
      • 122 Vermona DRM MK11 percussion samples
      • 20 Vermona DRM MK11 sound effects
    • Deep Drums
      • 215 XBase999 kick drums
      • 115 XBase999 clap & snare drum samples
      • 40 XBase999 hihats
      • 57 XBase999 toms
      • 39 XBase999 percussion & crash cymbal samples

Drum Machines 01 is available as a download for £22 GBP. The individual micro packs are available to purchase for £8.99 GBP each.

More information: Wave Alchemy / Drum Machines 01


Pendle Poucher releases the Pendleonium

Pendle Poucher has released the Pendleonium, a sample library of a custom instrument.

A new hybrid instrument made from 6 different layers of assorted electrical and acoustical stringed things that can sound like anything from a battered mellotron to a rusty balalaika.

Pendle Poucher Pendlemonium
Pendle Poucher’s hybrid instrument: the Pendleonium (Kontakt GUI)

The Pendleonium features

  • Instrument components:
    • Danelectro Baritone guitar recorded through Roland RE501 chorus echo and a Roger Linn Adrenalinn 3 amp.
    • Sparkly silver Fernandes Sustainer Native guitar recorded through the tape echo and amp.
    • Unknown viola mic’ed and then run through a Vermona Retroverb spring reverb.
  • Recorded 24bit with many velocity levels, total size: 951 MB.
  • 3 pages of Kontakt scripting allow intimate control of volume levels, filters, pan etc. for a massive variety of sound possibilities.
  • Also includes mixed down (16bit, easy on the CPU) simple version and separate instrument versions and a multi.

Pendleonium is currently available in Kontakt 2/3, EXS and SFZ formats, priced at £15 GBP.

More information: Pendle Poucher


Eric Beam releases Analog Impact One

Eric Beam Analog Impact One

Eric Beam has released Analog Impact One, an all analog Drum Synth Sample Set.

Analog Impact One features

  • Captured from a modded Vermona DRM1 MKIII.
  • 8 analog instruments captured @ 24bit/96k.
  • Four individual velocity samples per instrument.
  • Format = Mono 24/96 .wav.

Analog Impact One is available as donationware.

More information: