Where the hell is the Pico Drum2??

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Where the hell is the Pico Drum2??

Post by MaitreGeush » Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:44 am

Hello there!
I am planning a modest eurorack case, and I’d like to have a small drum part in it.
I know about the Erica Synth’s Pico Drum2, but cannot really find any precise informations or video demos around the internet. They’re not even selling it, instead of all others pico modules that came out at the same moment!
It looks amazing but I’m wondering where is it hiding!
Have a good day!

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Post by Kent » Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:13 am

Are you referring to this module?

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Post by EATyourGUITAR » Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:39 am

I have heard music made with it. It sounds fine but it is hard to give an opinion since they had it going through a lot of distortion and other effects. I would advise you to give it a try and see for yourself. 10 years ago people were making snares out of filtered clocks. That's not how drums are normally made btw. It proves that anything can be drums.
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Post by MaitreGeush » Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:40 am

Yes exactly! I would like to hear it a little to know its potential
I have a 9hp gap, and I’m hesitating between putting three 2hp drum modules and one of those, or just thee drum2s

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Re: Where the hell is the Pico Drum2??

Post by circuitburst » Fri May 01, 2020 9:26 am

This module is very tempting!
Pico Drum2 is compact yet versatile percussion synthesizer in a 3 HP eurorack module. It features 8 drum synthesis algorithms created to deliver distinct sounds to your modular system. Each algorithm offers a lot of flexibility therefore a big sounding bass drum and a squelchy snare can be dialled in within the same algorithm. It also tracks 1V/Oct and all parameters can be mapped to the CV1 input.
Features
8 percussion algorithms
3 parameters per algorithm
1V/Oct tracking
CV control over all parameters
CV controlled algorithm switching
Input protection against over voltage
Protection against reverse PSU connection
https://www.ericasynths.lv/shop/eurorac ... ico-drum2/

https://www.ericasynths.lv/media/Pico_DRUMS2_manual.pdf
Btw, an interesting feature of the decay knob, per the manual:
This knob sets the VCA envelope decay time. In full clockwise setting the VCA is fully open, and you can use the module as the regular sound source.
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Re: Where the hell is the Pico Drum2??

Post by circuitburst » Mon May 04, 2020 11:37 pm

Here's another demo video. This one is 15 minutes and by the one and only DivKid:
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Re: Where the hell is the Pico Drum2??

Post by Dennis » Wed May 06, 2020 1:34 pm

i am so excited for that module! comes in like really really handy. may be not as versatile in the long run, but with a little modulation i got a nice little glitch drum for only 3HP in my case. probably use one to also layer my snare or kick hehehe

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Re: Where the hell is the Pico Drum2??

Post by Foghorn » Wed May 06, 2020 5:02 pm

So, does this mean that you can actually buy Drums 2? (yet)
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BTW..Pico drum (1) is a pretty cool module
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I saw this video on the internet a few years ago and had to try the last patch.
Pico Drum-Pico RND and Pico DSP patches
It worked great.
Suddenly I had 3 Pico Drums, 2 Pico RND and 3 Pico DSP modules..gotta love them.
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My friends at work couldn't believe how much noise came out of a half full EP-96 case.
I'm not sure what's going on, but, well ah crap..what now?
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Re: Where the hell is the Pico Drum2??

Post by matttech » Thu May 07, 2020 9:39 am

it sounds wicked in my opinion - SO much fun in 3hp. I immediately put in a decent order with Erica and half of them have sold already as preorders.

Should be shipping out to me tomorrow I think - still a few left on the site available for preordering (but only selling to limited countries at present, due to the current situation with regard to shipping delays & unpredictability.....although I'm gonna gradually start bringing countries back again)

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Re: Where the hell is the Pico Drum2??

Post by circuitburst » Thu May 07, 2020 2:49 pm

Here's another video (by Synth Anatomy) where Girts from Erica Synths talks about the development and functionality of Pico Drum2 (skip ahead to about 9:50):
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Re: Where the hell is the Pico Drum2??

Post by Arneb » Thu May 28, 2020 3:38 pm

MaitreGeush wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:44 am
It looks amazing but I’m wondering where is it hiding!
That's the problem with those tiny modules, they keep getting lost...

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Re: Where the hell is the Pico Drum2??

Post by Ray Finkle » Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:25 am

Juno had one in this morning which I managed to grab :D

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Re: Where the hell is the Pico Drum2??

Post by OHEXOH » Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:19 am

They’re out there and it’s glorious. But - I wish it remembered the core mode setting (param/decay/algorithm) on power up.
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