Rob Papen Punch

Rob Papen has announced details of the upcoming Punch, a virtual a drum synthesis & sampler instrument with a built-in samples and groove sequencers.

With Punch, Rob Papen delivers a brand new speaker busting, body rattling software instrument. Punch delivers synthesized drums in the finest audio quality and with breathtaking features for the contemporary producer

Punch features

  • Drums
    • 2 Bass Drum with 4 different models and built in 4 classic samples and 19 punch samples.
    • 2 Snare Drum with 2 different models and build in 4 classic samples 61 built in punch samples.
    • 2 Open Hihat and 2 Closed Hihat, with 3 models and build in 4 classic samples and 7 built in samples.
    • 3 Tom/User with 2 Tom models and 8 built in Tom samples (classic/punch).
    • 2 Claps with 3 models, and 13 built in samples.
    • 3 User Drum, with 9 models and 37 samples.
    • 8 Dual Sample slot, each with there own amp / pitch envelopes & filter and filter envelope.
    • Each drum has it’s own ‘easy controls’, distortion (20 different models), output destination (to dry or any of the 4 fx channels), and choke groups.
    • Each drum can be preview and selected by clicking in the Drum Preview Pad.
    • Classic samples are samples taken from several classic analog drum machines and punch samples are RP library samples.
  • Sequencers Patterns (4x groove and 4x breaks)
    • Punch has it’s own internal sequencer which can play 8 different patterns of up to 16 steps long.
    • 4 Grooves & 4 Break patterns.
    • Each pattern is composed of 4 tracks, each track having it’s own drum output, and each step in each track can have different velocity, panning, pitch, envelope speed, flaming, time offset and free row.
    • Each pattern also has free row for modulation step values which can be used to modulate controls.
    • Swing amount, flaming time and humanization controls.
  • Modulators: Punch has 2 envelopes, 2 LFO’s and 8 modulation slots, which allow you to use a wide variety of modulation sources to control Punch’s controls.
  • Mixer: A full screen shows the volume & panning of all the controls, plus the fx mix & panning, allows you to easily mix the drum sounds.
  • Easy Screen: Easy to use sliders allow to alter the main controls on the fly during use.
  • Effects: 4 FXs, each with 26 different type of fx (delays, reverbs, chorus, filter, distortions etc), which can arrange in 5 different ways. In the multi-channel version of Punch, these fx are output to the different output channels.
  • Manager Screen: Big manager screen, which show you all the presets, banks & presets, allow you to load, save, copy & paste etc them, including the powerful find function.

Punch for Windows and Mac (AU/VST/RTAS) is scheduled for release by the end of May, 2011.

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