thIIIrd has announced the release of Dragon, a free synthesized lo-fi/glitch drum machine made with Pure Data and libGDX.

thIIIrd Dragon

Dragon is a drum machine built to quickly and easily make glitch, distorted, lofi drum beats and manipulate them live.

The drums are simple and flexible, capable of some classic drum machine sounds and also new weirdness. Each is synthesized in real time and sent to a multi effect rig with variable speed stutter, bit reduction, pitched feedback delay and a resonant bandpass filter.

The drums are triggered by a four pattern step sequencer. Patterns can be changed individually for each drum or triggered together for quick pattern switches for all drums.

Dragon features

  • Four pattern sequencer with local and global pattern control.
  • BPM control with nudging.
  • Save/load presets.
  • Three drum synths: Bass, Snare, Hi-hat.
  • Effects rig: Asymmetry and tanh(x) for tape like distortion, Pitched feedback delay, Retrigger (aka stutter/buffer) with variable speed and reversing, Bit reduction, Down-sample, Reverb, Resonant bandpass filter.

Dragon is available for Android. Audio recording is coming soon to a paid version.

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