Three new drum modules have now been officially released and are available for purchase in the shop.
TOPOGRAF – is an adaptation of the Grids module from Mutable Instruments and offers 3 channels of a multitude of different rhythmic patterns.
TOPOGRAF is a drum sequencer with three tracks, that works with a “topographic” principle; it contains a number of drum patterns arranged in a “virtual map”; and with two knobs MAP X and MAP Y you can set a position in this map. With one knob per channel, the density is defined, and a CHAOS knob brings some randomness into the whole process. All in all a few knobs for a lot of drum patterns you probably wouldn’t make this way by yourself – a nice source of inspiration and great for playing live. TOPOGRAF is the AE modular version of the Grids module by Mutable Instruments. It is 100% identical to Grids. TOPOGRAF is available here.
KICK – an analog kick drum with a serious punch!
It has three knobs: PITCH for the overall pitch of the sound; with DECAY the length of the sound can be set and with DRIVE a nice distortion can be added to the sound. With the pitch decay switch, the pitch follows the amplitude, giving a bit different character. And a trigger button is available to check the sound without an external trigger signal. KICK is available here.
DRUMKIT 010 – banks of lofi drum samples with 6 channels that can be triggered individually.
DRUMKIT 010 consists of 11 8-bit drum sound samples; 6 of them can be triggered parallel in any combination by the trigger inputs. With a BANK selector knob, different combinations of the 11 samples can be selected. The PITCH knob affects the pitch of all instruments together, and with the REVERSE button, the sounds are played backward – nice effect to be added here and there.
Don’t expect high quality from this module – it’s by design a nasty, lo-fi drum sound source, but definitely with its own character. Works great together with the analog KICK module. DRUMKIT 010 is available here.
With these drum modules, the excellent AE Modular system can be used as your complete solution for making dance tracks of any kind, live and in your studio.