The New Rhythm Box was a transistor-based preset drum machine capable of producing ten preset rhythms, with no provision for anything beyond tempo and volume control. The Rhythmic Robot software version extends this usability considerably, breaking out the individual kit pieces so that the user can create their own rhythms, while still allowing the original presets to be played back, combined, and synced to host DAW tempo.
The tone of the New Rhythm Box is ideally suited to mellower musical styles which favour a more rounded, softer tone.
- Multiple samples, randomly varied, to capture analogue instability.
- Onboard compression.
- Original preset patterns can be combined and synced to host tempo.
- Individual control over kit piece level and pan.
- Convolved vintage plate reverb to complement the sound.
Price: £5.25. It requires Kontakt version 4.2.3 or later, including all versions of Kontakt 5 (Kontakt Player is not supported).
For more information, including audio demos and background details, go to Rhythmic Robot's web page.