Wave Alchemy has announced that they will soon be releasing Transistor Revolution, a new Kontakt Player instrument that has been over two years in the making. The instrument aims to be the most authentic software re-creation of the iconic TR-808 and TR-909 drum machines ever made.
Transistor Revolution uses a custom GUI combined with Kontakt 5's advanced sampling engine and over 22,000 meticulously recorded drum sounds to faithfully capture the tone, immediacy and groove of the original analogue drum machines. Transistor Revolution mirrors the design of the original TR-808 and TR-909 front panels, enabling you to seamlessly browse thousands of samples with the turn of a single knob.
To capture the sonic 'imperfections' inherent of analogue equipment the Wave Alchemy team have used complex sample layering and up to 7 random round robin variations per drum module. This ensures that the instrument never repeats the same consecutive sequence of samples.
Expected Price: £69.95 ($111.00).
Release Date: Mid/Late December.
Compatibility: Mac/Windows compatible VST, AU and RTAS.
Library Size: 6GB unzipped.