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Reviewed By JackDark [read all by] on 8th February 2005
Version reviewed: Latest on Windows.
Last edited by JackDark on 8th February 2005.
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Drumsynths are always a hit or miss affair. They're either fantastic or crap. Rhythms by Odo falls into the former. This is a drumsynth you don't want to miss. The primary reason I say that is because the sound Rhythms makes is esoteric to itself. It doesn't sound like any other drumsynth I've heard yet. I'm sure this has to with the fact that it creates the sound on the fly rather than relying on samples.

The sound of each drum element is extremely configurable thanks to being truly synthesized. There are extensive knobs to tweak each individual element, and thusly the sound palette for this drumsynth's output is immense. You can have cheesy thin C64ish beats, or thick pounding 808ish punches.

The only detraction from this drumsynth is actually a weakness that results from it's strength. The configurability is fantastic, but I feel it's represented a bit haphazardly. The knob count feels overwhelming, and I feel that the interface could be a bit more streamlined and organized more efficiently. Other than that however, the GUI is gorgeous.

If you enjoy such classics as E-Phonic's Drumatic series, or even Prodyon's NADS, then this is one drumsynth you simply cannot do without. It'll be sitting on my harddrive for years to come. Thanks Odo!

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