DSK releases MachineZ

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DSK MachineZ

DSK Music has released MachineZ, a new sound module in the DSK DrumZ Series.

MachineZ features

  • 8 sound slots, with level and pan control (C3 to C4 white keys).
  • 8 stereo outs.
  • 226 samples.
  • 18 kits.
  • Midi automation.
  • Preset selector.

Note: This plug-in uses multiple outputs, you may need to route the outputs in your host to channels 1 & 2 to get any sound.

Download MachineZ below (17.5MB).

DSK MachineZ Download size: 17.56 MB

Visit the DSK VSTi page for more freeware plug-ins.

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beatman
beatman

This version sounds better than mini drumz IMO. But,like the mini version…this has shortcomings as well! For starters,there is no master volume level. Also, it doesn’t have a gate function which means you have to hold down a key for the full duration of a sample. It also doesn’t have any tuning features which makes it extremely limited in its usefulness. I also noticed clipping in the kick drum channel because it’s probably monophonic. I think a sampler version would be better, that allows you to put your own samples in a folder. I appreciate DSK’S generosity…but, I think he… Read more »

wildweb
wildweb

Can’t seem to get this plugin to ‘work’. All other DSK plgs work fine… this one… nada. keyboard hits = nothing. Click for sample = nothing… Have I installed it correctly?

wildweb
wildweb

Thanks Ronnie. I’m using Tracktion. channels are set to default – 1 and 2 ouputs…. just… no sound.
Goes like this:
Midi keyboard -> midi in input on track -> machinez plugin -> tried any keys on keyboard -> (inputs recieved into host = OK i.e. getting input response from keyboard) -> analogue outs (1+2) – Nada !
Again, all other VSTs are fine including the mini drumz….

+chris+
+chris+

In REAPER, I had to manually route every channel. MachineZ works fine now… :)

B.Sabini
B.Sabini

Dear Sir,

First of all, thanks for providing this vst instrument for free.

Under C4 (cubase), it will upload but there is no sound heard nor channels displayed in the mixer section. But, it works under C3SX.

Did I overlook something ? Please advise. Thanks.

Best regards,
B.Sabini

Sammy
Sammy

Hi:

I agree with the majority of the comments here. You are doing a great job. I’m here to merely offer my feedback, and I am unable to hear the audio from the Drumz. I too am using Cubase 4. (I don’t own any other sequencer.)

I do get MIDI in, without a hitch. It is the routing — which is impossible to change. I use the FireWire Solo, and I only have one Stereo output with which to work.

Thank you.

– Sammy

skyclaw441
skyclaw441

I am using a free VST sequencer, and I can’t get any audio, like most of you.

Bayan
Bayan

Same thing here, i loaded it up in Logic 5.3 and got no sound
So the defect of this plug-in is most likely compatibility
But who uses Logic 5.3 nowadays anyway? LOL

overall i enjoy using the man’s plug-ins, great effort

illy
illy

machinez wont werk on my comp. how come? all ur other vstis werk(brass akoustik keys strings) only this one doesnt

skyclaw441
skyclaw441

Well, I got it to work with FL Studio just fine. My original seqencer was VSTSeq, and I was programming the wrong octave, so that probably contributed to it. Well, it seems to work fine for me.

Steve
Steve

Not working for me in Renoise either. Although it did work in Mad Tracker, which is kinda weird since it’s an older program. Same thing with another plug-in, AM VirtuaDrum. Probably has something to do with them trying to automatically assign channels? I don’t know.

mike
mike

im using cubase 4 but this drumz machinez aint playing no sound ive got the mini version but that worked straight away y am i having problems with this 1.

Stef
Stef

I would love to use this… but it’s useless. I’ve loaded it into Sonar 6 and Acid Pro 4 – nada.

Did anyone figure out how to get any sound at all from MachineZ?

severen
severen

great vsti! thank you

chj
chj

Have to agree with Beatman here, it’s a step in the right direction from MiniDrumz, as you can adjust volume levels for different drums and set up custom kits. However, the lack of gate function and the fact that the drums aren’t correctly mapped to standardized keys means it doesn’t work well with premade midi drum patterns. Right now MiniDrumz is still easier to use even though the volume level is kindof low. Both MachineZ and MiniDrumz have lots of potential. I don’t know of any other freebies that provide this range of vintage drum machines all in one package.… Read more »

andrew
andrew

I too am confused as to how to make this work. I like all of the other plugins of yours I’ve used, but this one is just too difficult to get to work. Maybe the multiple output should be an option that you can toggle on and off or assign to each channel instead of being default.

Andrew
Andrew

I figured out how to do it in Reaper, I’m just an idiot. It was too simple. I was looking all over the place except for right there in the easiest of places. It didn’t occur to me to click where it says 2in/8out our whatever it says. It didn’t look like a button, just a text telling me what it was. Thanx for the stereo version though, I’ve been wanting to use this in Cubase and just figured I was SOL. I just DLd all 3 drumZ packs and am about to use them. I played around with the… Read more »

jaydrimz adaiku
jaydrimz adaiku

pls i downloaded the plugin and when i tried opening the folder its just blank nothing to run at all how can i go about downloadin it pls

Ronnie
Ronnie

The download is a zip file. Inside is a folder with .dll and .txt files. The .dll file needs to be copied to your VST plugins folder. Note that DSK MachineZ needs a plugin host to run.