de la Mancha has announced the release of ballistic, a new drum sample player with the purpose of raising money for Cancer Research UK. 100% of sales will be donated to this charity. It costs $10 and is available for Windows as a VST instrument plug-in.
ballistic is designed to get you making beats quickly without a million parameters to adjust. All controls are on one screen and the essentials are built in, but with one stereo output per slot, you can add more effects per slot in your host's mixer. This keeps CPU low and workflow efficient.
Simple but effective, it boasts flexible MIDI triggers, sample audition, sample tuning, 4 choke groups, mute/solo options, sample reverse, sample normalisation and of course a lo-fi option. There are 21 drum kits included, over 600 one-hit samples covering acoustic kits, vintage electronic, analogue synth, dubstep, hiphop, breakbeat, 8-bit, glitch, jazz and esoteric noises. The samples are donated by many generous sample providers such as Loopmasters, Zero-G, Digital-Redux, Goldbaby, Soniccouture, Real Music Media, Ronnie @ Rekkerd, sink, polyslax and bedroom producers.
- Plays any 16, 24 or 32 bit stereo / mono WAV files from RAM for low CPU.
- 15 sample slots, each triggered by user-definable MIDI note.
- 4 choke groups, each slot can be assigned to a group and be cut by a group.
- Each sample can be tuned in tenths of semitones.
- Mute and solo for each sample.
- Volume and panning per sample.
- Sample reverse.
- Sample slot normalisation.
- Selectable mono/stereo.
- Lo-fi option.
- Sample audition button.
- Multi-out capable, 15 stereo outputs for routing to individual mixer channels in your host.
- 637 samples (76 MB) covering acoustic kits, vintage electronic, analogue synth, dubstep, hiphop, breakbeat, 8-bit, glitch, jazz and esoteric noises.
- Samples donated by Loopmasters, Zero-G, Digital-Redux, Goldbaby, Soniccouture, Real Music Media, Ronnie @ Rekkerd, sink, polyslax and bedroom producers.
- 21 presets covering various kits.