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BloodDrums

A Sophisticated and Deadly Drum Machine

(23 Votes)
Jon Ball
Final Release (Updated 2 weeks ago)
294.0MB
May 02, 2021
Reaktor 6
Instrument Sampler

DESCRIPTION

If you enjoy this, please consider buying the full version from my website at goremall.com . The full version comes with 100 MIDI files, Blood Cave reverb, and Blood Drums mini, a drag and drop version where you can easily add you own samples and make more personal kits. Thank you all for the support!

Blood Drums (Vintage) Release notes -

-Complete reconstruction of the sequencers. The gate activated sequencers where a good idea at first, however it is much easier to just sync with the song. The song position module has been properly debugged to stay in time and not cause unwanted triggers when stopping or resetting play bar in host DAW or Reaktor.
-Revised layout for consistency with all other GI products.
- Reduced CPU Greatly.
- Added New Patterns
-Added New Kits.

Blood Drums (Modern) paid version-
-Fixed ensemble so that samples can now be dropped and saved without having to embed.
- Added full sample library within structure.
-Reduced CPU.
-Revised Interface.

COMMENTS  (18)

bindlestiff
2 weeks ago
Yeah that autocorrect function can manifest some dark humor at times... With some time spent, I gotta say the GUI for the sequencer here is super intuitive now, with nice tweak-ability of all kit sounds at a swipe. The pad kit setup too is so super smooth for the live jam, really sweet! This is a compelling teaser for the "Full" version while being not at all that "light" as a demo. The interesting kits even more fleshed out for the finale, plus the new - straight into the jam flow of the new setup make this one of the top "groovebox"/drum sequencers in the UL and the only one (so far) on that dark wave that I know of. There are many seq variants yet never enough but I am truly appreciating this!
Jon Ball
2 weeks ago
Thats hilarious lol Its the stupid autocorrect on my phone, it always thinks Bindlestiff is Blindstaff which is odd because I don't even think Blindstaff is a word lol Glad you're enjoying the updates! I think having the sequencer be song synced and not gate synced works a lot better for this particular structure.
bindlestiff
2 weeks ago
Ok I had a little difficulty, but blindstaff? haha - have you ever watched Zatoichi? killer update tho', bloody amazing, cool as a crypt!... what was in your bundle/bindle here, always ends up in mine, the "stiff" bit is bc we are talking about the "light"/demo version after all
Jon Ball
1 month ago
Thanks for the feedback blindstaff. Thats a great idea, I'll add a switch to select note triggered sequences or a song position player in future updates. Cheers!
bindlestiff
2 months ago
Great sound, interesting kits. Only gripe is the specifics of triggering the seq. It is good when you can just start the clock/push "play" instead of a specific key note. Could you not have a "unison" button like on eg the Ob synth, for live jam/"self" accompaniment, or maybe a bypass? Excellent demo, nevertheless. Thanks!
3 months ago
Cheers!......Thank you for sharing.
Der Einmeier
4 months ago
@Jon: Thank you for your answer. Doesn't change the fact that this ensemble is very, very inspiring and combines extremely exciting drum sounds in the kits. I like rather unbloody and simple GUIs, but this is just your distinctive style. Twisted Tools once helped me to optimise some things directly in the core, as my 'mimumachine' also made the computer smoke. Just as an idea... Ah, and spelling mistake, of course I meant 'silverBIRD' ;)
Jon Ball
4 months ago
Thanks Einmeir. Yea I'm in the same boat. I can't use it either because it spikes at 30 on mine. The only reason I don't work harder to reduce cpu is because most people have far superior CPU's than my core I5. The mixer is what eats up most of it but and that's after reducing it by about 50% lol
Der Einmeier
4 months ago
It took me a quick look to understand the structure of the 'snapshots' to get the sequencer working, but then: Great! Super good samples, great patterns and an almost self-explanatory GUI. Unfortunately, the cpu on my old MacBook Air in A'Live races to over 30%, which is why I'm not sure yet whether I want to afford the full version, other sample-based drum machines (I still love the 'Silverbox' for instance) run at only 4-5% cpu - so something is eating up massive performance here. But anyway, thanks for the free version, VERY inspiring!
Petty Vendetta
4 months ago
Thanks Jon. That helps a lot. Snare's a bit tricky, tho as setting the DEC and REL up interferes with flams and ghost notes. Still- BRILLIANT release mate. Thanks again :)
Jon Ball
4 months ago
Thanks Saleem! I'm happy you're enjoying everything!
Saleem Razvi
4 months ago
Thank you for making these instruments, just bought the pack form the site as well.
Jon Ball
4 months ago
Each one of the pads has a length (decay) and hold (release) knob. Set these all the way up and it should fix the problem. Otherwise I may need to add a MIDI out module. I've run into the problem you're having and a number of different set ups with MID drumkits. I think the issue is they send very short MIDI gates unlike a standard controller that holds a gate as long as you press it.
Petty Vendetta
4 months ago
Works great with my trigger pads, but not so great with my MIDI drum kit. I think the transients are too quick for it. Can't quite figure out where to put a hold module in Jon. Please...anybody?
David Kirby
4 months ago
Thanks Jon. Great kits. No hesitation getting the full version
Petty Vendetta
4 months ago
This thing's a HOOT. Cool demo kits, too. Thanks Jon!
Stephan Bobinger
4 months ago
nice one
Rausch
4 months ago
Incredible sound incredible everything!!!!! congratulations and thank you very much for this perfect machine!!!!
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