This is a versatile Rhythm machine for backing drums
percussion so definitively not an 808 or 909 type
thingie. It features 6 instrument parts / slots to
choose from 512 inbuilt drum & percussions sounds.
There are two step sequencers one for setting up the
beat steps in groups of 4 x 8 steps (or 4 x half a
bar) labeled A1, A2, B1 & B2, while the 2nd
sequencers on the left allows you to control a
sequence of the 8 step beat groups in 16 steps. Thus
it is easy to get variations without having to
program complete 16 step bars.
In addition to that there is an Auto Track Mute
feature for tracks 4, 5 and 6 to have one or two
tracks muted for a certain range.
The beat step sequencer does offer two additional
features: StepMode and Play number of Beats i.e.
Steps so you can have a 7/8, 6/8, 5/8 or even 3/8
beats while Step Mode changes the order of steps to
play in jumping to every 3rd, 4th, 5th etc. step
with setting at 7 steps playing the sequence
backwards. This is a real playground not only for
the lovers of experimental rhythms.
The unit comprises 512 drum & percussion sounds in
four banks which are sorted in a similar way: 1 - 16
= Kicks, 17 - 32 = HiHats, 33 - 46 = Snares, 47 - 52
= Toms, 53 - 62 = Cymbals, 63 - 66 = Tambourines, 67
- 75 = Shaker, Maracas etc., 76 - 80 = Rattles, 81 -
100 = Ethnic perc (Tabla, Udu etc.), 101 - 105 =
Blips, Claps, 106 - 111 Conga, Bongo, 112 - 128
Percumat 2 is Donationware that means you may
freely use it and if you like it you are requested
to make a donation to me via Paypal (Moneybookers on
request) of an amount you can afford and this
instrument is worth to you.