SampleScience has launched Famidrums, your new go-to instant Nintendo 8-bit drum machine instrument for Windows and Mac.

Famidrums comes with a collection of 8-bit drum kits, featuring in-games drums as well as classic drum machine sounds reproduced through the NES sound chip. The Roland TR-808 and TR-909 also get the 8-bit treatment, resulting in some proper raw sounds.

Famidrums is a sample based drum machine featuring the sounds of the Nintendo Entertainment System sound chip (more precisely, its DPCM sampler and triangle/noise oscillators).

The drum sounds included have been extracted from games while others have been converted using classic analog drum machines as source. Accurate software emulation of the NES sound chip has been used to get that original crunchy drum sounds typical of classic games such as Super Mario Bros 3, Lifeforce, Super C and Kid Icarus.

Famidrums features

  • 30 8 bit Drum Kits.
  • Audio multi-outputs.
  • LFO, trim, reverb and pitch effects.
  • VSTi/AUi for Windows (32 bit/64 bit) and Mac OSX (Universal).
  • Plain wav files to use in any sampler.

Famidrums is on sale at 33% off until October 18th, 2016, priced at just $9.99 USD.

More information: SampleScience