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Free standalone drum machine??

VST, AU, etc. plug-in Virtual Instruments discussion

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KVRAF
 
3242 posts since 27 Dec, 2007

Postby tattiemannie; Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:45 pm Free standalone drum machine??

Once again I'm charged with the task of finding something for a muso colleague with NO experience of creating music on a PC.

He wants a drum machine and is willing to pay, but I think it would be best for him to try out some free stuff and suss things out before deciding what he wants to commit to.

So, I think the idea of suggesting a host and Vsts is a long way off!

Ideas so far to introduce are hammerhead, leafdrums2, Tuareg2 and dLusion drumstation...... with my thoughts swinging towards leafdrums2 cos it seems foolproof ( and yet versatile .... and would be more so if reverb was an option in the fx menu. ) .... very straightforward!

How would any of you guys go about this task? Were talking about a digital prog virgin here, he's a fairly intelligent lad, but then so am I ....and I know fine well that it took me a lot of hair pulling, chin scratching and random key hitting on the way to gaining the knowledge I now enjoy!

Am I missing something? Is there a killer standalone drum machine out there which has eluded me, which may be all this guy will ever need, and yet will be so easy to use?

Did I mention that he's not a drummer? .... :help:
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KVRist
 
343 posts since 25 Jun, 2003, from Seattle

Postby Mister Gibson; Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:01 pm

Hi,

ReBirthis an excellent tool for beginners and it's free. Once he gets the hang of it he can apply that knowledge to most any drum sequencer styled VSTi.

JG
-Yep
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KVRAF
 
2920 posts since 22 Jul, 2006, from Melbourne, Australia
  

Postby nix808; Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:22 pm

Hey TattieMannie,
I plan to get back into graphics soon. Here is a simple drum sequencer standalone I built in SM. It has 14 drums built in to each of the 8 slots. You can load your own samples too. Any probs let me know. I'll take a screenie now. http://www.sendspace.com/file/iua4kj
+1 on ReBirth
Cheers
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KVRian
 
825 posts since 7 Oct, 2006

Postby D.Wako; Fri Feb 06, 2009 7:10 pm

there's one here that is pretty nice. Too bad it doesn't work as VSTi on my system.

http://www.kvraudio.com/get/3169.html
What ever!
KVRAF
 
2821 posts since 30 Oct, 2006, from The City that Started House Music

Postby BFunKu; Fri Feb 06, 2009 7:11 pm

Someone posted this in another forum. There are quite a few standalone Drum Machines in there too.
http://drop.io/freedrumsoftware
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KVRAF
 
2920 posts since 22 Jul, 2006, from Melbourne, Australia
  

Postby nix808; Fri Feb 06, 2009 7:22 pm


That's an awesome resource. Thanks :D
KVRer
 
9 posts since 2 Jan, 2006

Postby madmanmoon; Fri Feb 06, 2009 7:26 pm

check out izotope iDrum.

only 60$ and pretty damn good!

http://www.izotope.com/products/audio/idrum/
KVRAF
 
6606 posts since 20 Jun, 2004, from Secret Underground Hideout
 

Postby androidlove; Fri Feb 06, 2009 7:37 pm

"Most people who experiment with drugs are not lying in the streets, suffocating on their own vomit. If you want to see some of that, go to the Pub on Saturday night at closing time." ozwest
KVRAF
 
2086 posts since 12 Jun, 2004

Postby mztk; Sat Feb 07, 2009 3:57 am

nix808 wrote:Hey TattieMannie,
I plan to get back into graphics soon. Here is a simple drum sequencer standalone I built in SM. It has 14 drums built in to each of the 8 slots. You can load your own samples too. Any probs let me know. I'll take a screenie now. http://www.sendspace.com/file/iua4kj
+1 on ReBirth
Cheers
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hey, dude of the week!! thank you! :D


( what about something like ole'robobop, just to get to grips with the
general idea of patterns and things?)
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KVRAF
 
2920 posts since 22 Jul, 2006, from Melbourne, Australia
  

Postby nix808; Sat Feb 07, 2009 4:21 am

:D
You're very welcome.
Much thanks to exonerate for the sampler and oddson for the timing.
Let me know if you'd like to see anything in particular implemented. We have a drum synth groovebox in the works too.
{chuffed}Cheers{chuffed}
KVRAF
 
3242 posts since 27 Dec, 2007

Postby tattiemannie; Sat Feb 07, 2009 5:18 am

Wow, excellent response!! cheers guys, I'll try ALL of them if I can before meeting my friend on Monday night, and I'll feedback re. progress ... keep 'em comin tho, ... if there are any more :)
KVRian
 
1499 posts since 10 Nov, 2002, from Moscow,Russia

Postby Jazz Franco; Sat Feb 07, 2009 5:46 am

+! for ReBirth, just be advised it doesn't run on Vista )on my machine at least)
Otherwise, HammerHead is ace or here's another option (former shareware)
http://www.lysator.liu.se/~zap/ldb/

Tu2 is also one of the coolest non-vst software out there, but again it crashes on Vista here and it is much more than a drum machine, so if your friend only wants a simple beatbox HH or LDB may be better options.
Oh, and how could I forget
http://www.kvraudio.com/developer_chall ... nchbox.zip

;)
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KVRAF
 
2920 posts since 22 Jul, 2006, from Melbourne, Australia
  

Postby nix808; Sat Feb 07, 2009 5:50 am

To get Rebirth up on Vista use one of the songs as the executable. It bypasses the default opening of the help file. It should work hopefully.
Cheers
KVRian
 
1499 posts since 10 Nov, 2002, from Moscow,Russia

Postby Jazz Franco; Sat Feb 07, 2009 6:46 am

nix808 wrote:To get Rebirth up on Vista use one of the songs as the executable. It bypasses the default opening of the help file. It should work hopefully.
Cheers


Oh, thanx! I'll try it again!
KVRian
 
1373 posts since 26 Aug, 2005, from Netherlands
 

Postby brambos; Sat Feb 07, 2009 7:59 am

Jazz Franco wrote:
nix808 wrote:To get Rebirth up on Vista use one of the songs as the executable. It bypasses the default opening of the help file. It should work hopefully.
Cheers


Oh, thanx! I'll try it again!


Or if it really is the opening of a helpfile that is the problem, Microsoft made a vista-compliant helpversion available for backwards compatibility (I need it for my Delphi helpfiles, for example. Works perfectly and makes you wonder why they don't install it by default...)

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/deta ... laylang=en

HTH!
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