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|Type / Tags||Drum Synth|
ErsDrums consists of ten drum sounds:
- Two Kicks.
- Two Snares.
- Two Blipps.
- One Clap.
- One Claves.
- One Hihat (Open/Closed).
- One Crash.
- Individual output channels for each drum sound.
- Key Mode.
- Individually selectable midi channel for each drum.
- MIDI automation and MIDI learn.
Reviewed By sweet_trip
June 1, 2007
I think the interface is very clear with no-nonsense. The GUI is very plain and simple. The controls are clearly labeled.
You get two kicks, two snares, two "blipps" for that short sweepy electro sound, one clap, one clave, one crash, and one closed/open hat. You can route all ten instruments to a master stereo out, ten mono outs, or ten stereo outs. Each sound can have it's own MIDI channel and note numbers, so you can arrange the layout of the instruments across your MIDI keyboard. Some of the sounds also have a "Key Mode" options that let's you play that instrument chromatically. You also get MIDI learn and a nice yet simple preset/bank managing system that let's you copy and paste presets and banks around without having to do some Explorer trickery...
My only complain about ErsDrums is the lack of tom instruments. You could somewhat create something similar using one of the kicks and the "blipp," but it would be so nice to have dedicated tom instruments.
Anyway, ErsDrums is an awesome little instrument. I've been using it since it first came out, and I haven't stopped ever since.Read more
Reviewed By RocketSoundz
February 20, 2005
The GUI is very clear & easy to use, the ability to edit the skin like LazySnake would be a welcome addition.
One of the thing I like about it is that it very low on the cpu, since I use FL Studio I need to load one ersDrums for each drum sounds that I will processed in the FX section, with around 4 ersDrums & 10 VST effects my computer is at (depending on the effects used) 50%, nice!Read more
Reviewed By Peel
May 11, 2003
The basic capabilities and layout are shown in the synth description above. Although each drum sounds different, most of the controls are the same from drum to drum, making it a very straightforward synth. It is nevertheless possible to get hat-like sounds out of the "snare," or kick-like sounds out of the "blip!"
Keying mode is very useful and I wish more drum machines had it.
The sounds are just great! You can get brittle, synthetic sounds if you want, but you can also get classic analogue-type sounds. The kicks can go really deep, the hats are nice and crisp without being fizzy, and the clap sounds pure vintage.
Now as I'm writing this, I see on the ersdrum homepage that the synth has been updated to version 1.0! Going to check it out...Read more