D16 Group Nithonat

D16 Group has announced a preorder for Nithonat, a classic drum machine box (606 emulation this time) plug-in for Windows and Mac.

Nithonat is a fully synthesized drum machine based on the classic 606. The unique sound of this machine has been used by many artists over the years in the production of Electro, Hip-Hop and R n B.

The original 606 has been perfectly emulated. However, since Nithonat is software based, D16 were able to enhance the original with extra functionality.

Nithonat features

  • 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 will be available for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) in the middle of May. You can preorder it now for 69 EUR (regular price will be 79 EUR).

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