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Hammered Chromatic Percussion Plugin by Smart Electronix
dmiHammer by Smart Electronix is a Virtual Instrument Audio Plugin for macOS and Windows. It functions as a VST Plugin.
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by dmi of Smart Electronix

  • 16 note polyphonic hammered percussion engine.
  • Vibrato control and stereo spread.
  • Four individually tunable resonators.

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Average user rating of 3.50 from 4 reviews

Reviewed By metalsvinet
May 16th, 2003

A humble tool for hammered percussion sounds and nothing else. The range of sounds is limited, but it has a character of its own. The style of the interface is true to the sound: simple and predictable. There's really no need for a manual, there's a good range of presets included and more on the site.

I like it so much I wrote a poem:

the old tin bucket
a one-legged pony leaps
sound of dmi
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Reviewed By VitaminD
May 16th, 2003

I use this for the vibraphone and the custom, melodic tine sounds I can get out of it..

Has a very stable feel to it.. Might sound weird to say that, but some VSTi's I've used have felt fragile..

dmiHammer is cpu friendly and stable.. and the sound is nice.

I can only wish the gui was larger.. on a 1024x768 screen, the text and knobs are quite small for this synth. But I am pleased with the simple, well defined layout - Makes programming a breeze.
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Reviewed By Peel
May 10th, 2003

The thought of a specialized synth for hammered percussion sounded great to me.
After downloading, I was initially a bit disappointed in the sound. Most of the noises that can be made sound like simple FM synth patches. You also can't get as much "clang" (percussive sound) as I would like, and the maximum decay time you can get is shorter than I think it should be, too.
After working with it for a while, I began to find sounds that I liked. You can make passable approximations of short, sharp sounds that naturally have a hollow sort of character (eg: marimba, xylophone). But to be happy I had to make myself stop thinking of "hammered percussion" and treat it as the electronic thing that it is. It's a nice counterpart to more typical drum synths and sounds good mixed in with electro-type drum sounds.
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Reviewed By warbug
December 2nd, 2002

im a big fan a metallic percussion sounds so this is right up my alley. i usually use this with some delay. it really can't do much more than metallic sounds but it does them well.

hammer was used in cubase 5.0

p4@1.5GHz with 512Mb of rambus

and a MOTU 8282
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