August 8th is 808 day, so what better time to launch an 808 drum kit for Ableton Live? Munich-based Raum 45 has announced the AchtNullAcht Drum Kit and has this to say about it…
In 1982, Roland introduced the legendary Rhythm Composer… TR-808.
The TR-808 developed from then on to one of the most famous drum machines in our universe. The sound is timeless and will be heard in productions for light years.
Due to the analogue structure, the TR-808 has its own soul … The sound of each TR-808 has its own character and with each trigger the drum modules produce a variable sound. The unstable timing ensures a unique groove.
The AchtNullAcht Drum Kit for Ableton Live is the first sample library which simulates these features. The BassDrum of the TR-808 e.g. has two parameters (Tone & Decay). During the recording process, the parameters of this drum module were set in all possible combinations, with 11 scale steps per parameter this results in a total of 121 combinations. For each setting 12 repetitions were recorded. The BassDrum module of the AchtNullAcht Drum Rack consists of up to 1452 samples, which are randomly triggered in the background (Random Cycle) to simulate the analog character.
The AchtNullAcht Sample package consists of 5376 Samples, 16 drum racks, 11 racks per drum module and 5 complete racks with a different number of random cycles for adjusting the CPU load of your computer.
Pricing and Availability:
33,00 € introductory price (regular price: 45,00 €)
2hp seem to keep packing a load of features into their tiny little modules