It has a sequencer and a built in
sample browser. It looks and "feels" like a classic
(x0x) hardware drum machine. TheDrumSource is
designed with the purpose to be very simple and easy
to work with even if you are used to work with
hardware drum machines or not. The built in sample
browser in TheDrumsource makes it very easy to
navigate through your samples. The sequencer can be
running when looking for new samples. You will hear
the sample the moment you selects it. There is also
a quick button to select the previous and next
sample in the same directory as the current selected
sample. TheDrumsource has a very short time to get
started on making your beats.
TheDrumSource exists because one of
my friends telled me about how he missed the feeling
to program drums like he does on the hardware drum
machines such as Roland TR-808. He had found what he
wanted Propellerheads ReDrum drum machine but found
it irritating to have two hosts in parallel running,
because ReDrum isn't a VSTi.
features in version 1.0
- Resizeable GUI.
- Supports more sample formats: Microsoft
(WAV), SGI/Apple (AIFF/AIFC), Sun/DEC/NeXT (AU/SND),
Headerless (RAW), Paris Audio File (PAF),
Commodore Amiga (IFF/SVX), Sphere Nist (WAV),
IRCAM (SF), Creative (VOC), Sound forge (W64),
GNU Octave 2.0 (MAT4), GNU Octave 2.1 (MAT5),
Portable Voice Format (PVF), Fasttracker 2 (XI),
HMM Tool Kit (HTK), Apple (CAF), Sound Designer
II (SD2, Free Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC), Ogg/Vorbis.
- A global context menu is added which can be
reached by pressing the right mouse button
- Added a master volume control knob.
- Added volume knobs for every channel.
- Added play buttons on each channel to play
the drum manually.
- You can put the sound from all drums on the
first stereo channel (downmix to stereo). This
option is found In the global menu (see above).
Note that this is a shortcut to do quick tests
and is not for permanent use because each
samples volume and balance must be controlled in
the host mixer.
- The sample browser now has a scrollbar and
the browser shows files sorting from left to
right then down (the old way was left, down then
- The sequencer now has LEDs that show current
TheDrumSource for Windows (VST) is
available as a free download.