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ToneBuilder Driven Machine Drums 1.5, electronic drum sample library gets major update


ToneBuilder has released version 1.5 of Driven Machine Drums, adding sounds from two modular systems and 6 new drum machines to the electronic drum sample library.

This new expansion contains 2,280+ new sounds, for a total collection of 4,114 samples, organized intelligently to maximize creativity.

The new content is recorded at 24/96 resolution and includes the DMD15 expansion, Hi-Fi 909, and Hi-Fi Miami.

ToneBuilder Driven Machine DrumsDriven Machine Drums now includes sounds from 2 modular synths + 6 new drum machines.

Driven Machine Drums v1.5 features

  • Includes DMD 1.5 (original Driven Machine Drums content + update), Hi-Fi 909 (Roland TR-909), and Hi-Fi Miami (Acidlab Miami).
  • Gear used to create the new samples includes Euro Modular (Cwejman, Wiard, MOTM, MakeNoise+), Serge Modular, Acidlabs Miami, Roland TR-909, Jomox MBrane 11, Drumfire DF500, Simmons SDS-1000, MFB-503, Elektron Monomachine, Dynacord VRS-23, Avedis E-27, TK-BC1, Valley People Dynamite, Empirical Labs Distressor, CDSoundMaster Source + w/ 1959 Valvo Tubes, Anamod ATS-1, Thermionic Culture Vulture, Atlas Pro Juggernaut Twin, Schippman Ebbe und Flut.
  • Available in 24-Bit Wav, 24-Bit Aif, Kontakt (3.0+), EXS-24, 16-Bit Dithered Wav (for classic hardware samplers).

Driven Machine Drums is available to purchase for $77 USD. A “Deluxe” version is available for Kontakt and EXS24 for $87 USD.

More information: Driven Machine Drums

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Thanks for posting the expansion information Ronnie. I apologize to the community. I’m about 2 weeks behind on emails. I had some unforeseen medical issues arise that ended in an emergency surgery. I’ll be going through the emails and answering them over the next 2 days. RE: DMD 1.5 expansion. I’m very pleased with the content. The first “experiment” with DMD was combining the versatility of digital synthesis with analog processing. That grew as other machines were added into capturing the warmth of consoles and input stages of compressors. DMD 1.5 focuses in on analog drum machines in three parts.… Read more »

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Hmmm… very interesting! Cakewalk/Roland, just recently sent me an email for a special they were offering to Sonar home studio users [dubbed] loyal home studio customers… where they were offering Sonar 8.5 Studio version for $99 & $149 for the producer version. I also have the full Sonar-6 Studio edition upon which, they offer the upgrade to Sonar 8.5 producer version for $200. In order to entice Home studio users to upgrade, they offered a lower place than they charge users of earlier Sonar studio versions to upgrade. Some things are just a crap shoot at times. Just imagine people… Read more »


Of course, you are right. I guess it’s just the fact that it’s a sample library that’s making me look at it differently, although I don’t know why that should make a difference – it’s not like it doesn’t take a great deal of effort to produce a library this large, or of this quality, after all.

I also can’t believe the first version came out a year ago! It doesn’t seem like that long at all.

Still no email, but I’ll be buying it when I hear something, no doubt…


Cheers for the info Ronnie; I hope Nathaniel’s situation is nothing serious. As much as I can’t argue that $27 is a reasonable price to ask for the extra content and I can’t argue that he has been very generous with his previous updates, I can’t but feel like we’re being penalised for supporting this product early on. If I bought the 1.5 version today I would get the entire thing for the same price I bought v.1 for a few months ago. I’m not sure how he can justify charging his existing customers more than the new ones? Oh… Read more »


Hey Ronnie –

I don’t suppose you’ve got any idea about how this update is being presented to people who already own the library? I bought DMD shortly after I read about it on here a few months ago, and I’ve had no email or anything about this update. I’ve actually emailed Nathaniel twice now, without getting any response.

I’m sure anyone who bought DMD before this update is going to feel a bit ripped off if we end up with about 2200 samples less than someone who could buy it today for the same price…