A labour of love from start to finish, Tuned Tape Drums provides a unique twist on the classic machines we all know and love; delivering over 8,000 characterful tape drum samples from a jaw-dropping line-up of iconic drum machines and layered sound sources – processed impeccably using a 100% hardware chain throughout, and lovingly tuned across two full octaves (per sound) in the analogue domain using tape machine Varispeed!
From quirky drum synths such as the SDSV and Syncussion, to timeless classics such as the 808, 909 and everything in-between; we sourced a collection of beautifully restored drum machines specifically for the purpose of this project:
– 808 (2 different machines)
Mixed Machines – a unique selection of lesser known drum machines, hybrid drum sounds, synthesized and never heard before drums… Layered – a unique collection of heavily layered modern drum sounds. We carefully layered sound sources from modern drum machines, synths, foley / found sound, acoustic drums & percussion and many more creative sources.
Ableton Live & Push Integration
As well as the included 8,000+ drum samples (in WAV format), Tuned Tape Drums also boasts a powerful, custom built Ableton Live Pack (for Live 9 and 10)…
– Easily mix and match any drum sound using our extensive modular Drum Rack environment
– Tune drums in the analogue domain using our powerful ‘Tape Pitch’ macro control. This gives you real-time analogue tuning of every drum sound!
– Easily load full, pre-built drum kits for each drum machine, and control their parameters via our custom macros
– Get creative with our ‘Drum Modules’ presets and create your dream drum machine by mixing and matching drum sounds in real time
– Get musical with our ‘Melodic’ and ‘Pitched’ presets, which offer hundreds of multi-sampled patches; allowing you to play any sound across your keyboard chromatically, in a musical way Think huge 808 bass lines, moody percussive arps, chords, and melodic percussion
– Deep Push and Push 2 integration. Control everything directly from your Push / Push 2 controller
– As a bonus, we’ve also included a powerful collection of Drum loops presets, which can be previewed and brought into your Live Session. (Ableton 10 required for this bonus loop content)
What’s included? Let’s Recap…
– 8,889 drum samples, recorded from a mouth-watering line up or iconic drum machines and layered sound sources
– All sounds impeccably processed via high-end outboard, and recorded to a Studer analogue tape machine for extra character
– Two full octaves of tuning per sound, all pitched 100% in the analogue domain using tape machine Varispeed
– Feature-rich and powerful Ableton Live Pack environment, with full Push / Push 2 integration
– 25 ready-to-play drum kits, conveniently mapped for the following software sampler formats: Battery, EXS24, Halion, Kontakt, Reason NN-XT and SFZ.
– A bonus collection of lovingly processed drum machine sounds, recorded pre-tape machine for a cleaner sound
– Download includes both a high definition 96K version, and a 44.1K version of all samples – giving you a choice to suit your workflow