Hi Tremor, can you kick it?

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himalaya
KVRAF
4846 posts since 23 Mar, 2006 from pendeLondonmonium

Post Mon Jun 13, 2016 12:57 pm

"Yes I can !" - said Tremor

So, that was the sort of conversation I had a long time ago with Tremor. I thought, why listen to people whether Tremor can 'kick' or not. Let's ask Tremor and find out. Tremor spoke to me in sounds (it could be the beginning of a new religion, speaking in sounds, err, I mean tongues... no sounds actually):

https://soundcloud.com/electric-himalay ... e-patterns


Anyway, so what do you think? Can Tremor kick?
Is it only a Tremolando, or a real involuntary, powerful rhythmic movement? A kick up the backside?
:D :ud:

(don't kick me, be gentle)
http://www.electric-himalaya.com
VSTi and hardware synth sound design

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Boardwalk
Banned
316 posts since 30 Sep, 2015

Re: Hi Tremor, can you kick it?

Post Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:30 pm

Sure is on my drum radar :)

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masterhiggins
KVRAF
1841 posts since 31 Dec, 2004 from People's Republic of Minnesota

Re: Hi Tremor, can you kick it?

Post Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:44 pm

Are you selling it or just showing off? :)

himalaya
KVRAF
4846 posts since 23 Mar, 2006 from pendeLondonmonium

Re: Hi Tremor, can you kick it?

Post Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:43 pm

Hey
Just trying to find out if people find these kicks usable or not. At least from listening to these demos. I think some kicks are tuned too high and have a tad too long envelope decay, but that's to provide some variation in the demo patterns.
http://www.electric-himalaya.com
VSTi and hardware synth sound design

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masterhiggins
KVRAF
1841 posts since 31 Dec, 2004 from People's Republic of Minnesota

Re: Hi Tremor, can you kick it?

Post Tue Jun 14, 2016 12:08 am

Some of them sound great. Actually most of them I liked quite a bit. The house ones aren't my favs. Too blunt of an attack for my paricular taste. The trap ones sounded very heartbeat-like, which is great. The decay on some were a tad bit long but I didn't mind the high tuning. A crisp attack is the most important for me.

Great work. I'd pay for those sounds. :)

Ohlson_M
KVRist
61 posts since 20 May, 2016

Re: Hi Tremor, can you kick it?

Post Tue Jun 14, 2016 1:09 am

Tremor is absolutely amazing at what it does. I haven´t found any real use of it´s kick drums in my own loops, but the percussion sounds, especially the toms, are extremely useful to me.

phoenstorm
KVRist
192 posts since 16 May, 2010

Re: Hi Tremor, can you kick it?

Post Tue Jun 14, 2016 2:03 am

Tremor is just so tantalizing...and to start with, yes, I think these kicks sound great. Respect, my attempts at synthesizing my own patches in Tremor invariably lead into interesting territory, but only rarely into the lands of fat, boom, & wow :clap:
and then, there's this utopian feature request from long long ago when people thought about the possibility of integrating Tremor in the Geist environment. I still think easily grabbing sounds straight out of tremor for layering in Geist would be sooo cool :). I know, I know the process is simple enough...print tremor loop, resample in geist, process, layer, done. But still...something about these programs...very complex in their own right, I always shy away from that route. To return to your kicks, I like them a lot!

Ohlson_M
KVRist
61 posts since 20 May, 2016

Re: Hi Tremor, can you kick it?

Post Tue Jun 14, 2016 5:21 am

Tremor is not just an amazing step sequencer, it´s synthesis engine is really good.

Kinh
KVRian
1143 posts since 26 Aug, 2012

Re: Hi Tremor, can you kick it?

Post Tue Jun 14, 2016 6:52 am

Shit, i dont see the reasoning behind this. You can do everything it can do in Ableton.

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masterhiggins
KVRAF
1841 posts since 31 Dec, 2004 from People's Republic of Minnesota

Re: Hi Tremor, can you kick it?

Post Tue Jun 14, 2016 7:19 am

Kinh wrote:Shit, i dont see the reasoning behind this. You can do everything it can do in Ableton.
Not everyone uses or likes ableton live. Not to mention live is a bloated mess.

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zerocrossing
KVRAF
9303 posts since 26 Jun, 2006 from San Francisco Bay Area

Re: Hi Tremor, can you kick it?

Post Tue Jun 14, 2016 7:33 am

Kinh wrote:Shit, i dont see the reasoning behind this. You can do everything it can do in Ableton.
Uh... no. Not even close actually. You might want to play around with the Tremor demo before you spout such falsehoods in public forums.

Tremor is great, but, IMO, it suffers a bit from being a little too different a tool compared to other drum synthesis engines. It took me a long time to figure out how to bend it to my will. It also seems to come with a lot of unflattering presets that lean on FXpansion's idea of overdriving the filter stage, which frankly isn't always my favorite. Lots of compression going on too, which isn't how I like to work, but it's easy enough to either start from scratch or tweak a preset instrument/kit until you get something great. I'm also a sucker for a polyrhythmic sequencer, which for sure is harder to implement in Live.
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himalaya
KVRAF
4846 posts since 23 Mar, 2006 from pendeLondonmonium

Re: Hi Tremor, can you kick it?

Post Tue Jun 14, 2016 1:31 pm

Hi zerocrossing
These sounds are designed to expand on the factory presets by offering a more commercial, polished sound. It's all about highly practical sounds and patterns, at least in their respective genres.
http://www.electric-himalaya.com
VSTi and hardware synth sound design

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masterhiggins
KVRAF
1841 posts since 31 Dec, 2004 from People's Republic of Minnesota

Re: Hi Tremor, can you kick it?

Post Tue Jun 14, 2016 6:18 pm

Picked them up. Wow these sounds really make the factory ones sound awful in comparison. Fxpansion really needs to incorporate/license some of these from you. It really shows off how "classic" it can sound. Congrats. :)

zlatan
KVRist
190 posts since 21 Feb, 2005

Re: Hi Tremor, can you kick it?

Post Tue Jun 14, 2016 7:56 pm

Tremor is great and the TECHNØ sounds/beats it's capable of doing is amazing!

stillshaded
KVRian
673 posts since 18 Apr, 2011

Re: Hi Tremor, can you kick it?

Post Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:18 pm

zerocrossing wrote:
Kinh wrote:Shit, i dont see the reasoning behind this. You can do everything it can do in Ableton.
Uh... no. Not even close actually. You might want to play around with the Tremor demo before you spout such falsehoods in public forums.

Tremor is great, but, IMO, it suffers a bit from being a little too different a tool compared to other drum synthesis engines. It took me a long time to figure out how to bend it to my will. It also seems to come with a lot of unflattering presets that lean on FXpansion's idea of overdriving the filter stage, which frankly isn't always my favorite. Lots of compression going on too, which isn't how I like to work, but it's easy enough to either start from scratch or tweak a preset instrument/kit until you get something great. I'm also a sucker for a polyrhythmic sequencer, which for sure is harder to implement in Live.
I agree with all of this. What's the deal with Fxpansion and too much distortion? I reckon they are just trying to show off their saturation algroithms, which are really excellent.

This drum machine is amazing. Not only are the components really excellent sounding, but the transmod system is super great. Tremor does have a particular sound though, and I suppose not everyone will be into it, but I enjoy it quite a bit.

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