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A thread with the Bugbrand DRM1 as main actor
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batchas
Here's a thread dedicated to the DRM1.

I often thought I should make a demo of the DRM1, but everytime I start I end up playing with it smile
And it has so many possibilities, that it would go forever to demo it.
Who know, maybe one day I'll give it a new try... But for now, here are a few videos where the DRM1 plays a big role.

Here all sounds are from DRM1 + Xpander being FMed (by QuadSine itself FMed) + PT Delay modulated.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7164xSyVI0s

Here again all sounds DRM1, with a little help of the xpander! FMed again (a bit too much delay, but you get an idea):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7-5aaH6_Cc

Here all sounds DRM1 with PT Delay modulated:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBCjIHX0gxg

Some patches with DRM1 giving its imprint (responsable for beat):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWrj9BZfC50
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mk5jzdESbUQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25ETIQYVFso
As said in another thread most of my patches with the Bugbrand have the DRM1 playing a role, so I won't add them here, but you get an idea.

The DRM1 is much more than a drum module. The 2 separate channels are very capable. It’s so compact and so powerful.
I know I repeat myself often here, but the DRM1 is really a beast (with an expander even more powerful). In my Top 5 best modules ever (if not the first!). All brands included. For what I do at least.


EDIT:
This one is a bit hors-sujet. So I take it down here. I don't delete cause I like it hihi.
Here with Buchla (DRM1 = beat) - Listened to this patch again while pasting the link here, I have to say, I love the sounds we hear in this video! No matter how long I listened to synths, it's kind of organic, physical! Krass...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3deddEfwKE

RE-EDIT:
I made a playlist with a few of my videos:
Playlist with DRM1 videos
BugBrand
Well my contribution is the main page demo sounds - most of these were, I think, made with a DRM1 and a DRM1+X. Not sure what would have been driving the clocks etc, or any accompanying modular - they're all fairly direct & experimental, but there's some good sounds & rhythms within.

https://soundcloud.com/bugbrand/sets/drm1 --- set of 5 tracks - can't embed a playlist..

What may come drum-centrically in the future - I'm not sure yet, but it is in mind. I do like the variety you get from a DRM1 and an expanded DRM1+X - kind of like 3 complimentary synth voices. Perhaps a future full frame in somewhat more modular approach - though maybe that would lose the immediacy of the current DRM1 presentations.

Well, I often feel they work best as a symbiosis with other bug designs - both the driving and the post processing - but then have played a fair bit with other things like LXR and Arturia bits for the driving and various other things for processing.
a100user
My small contribution

Two DRM1's + expandes, X-Over filter + expander and PT-Delay

Being triggered by SEQ-1

[s]http://soundcloud.com/a100user/red-skiff-1[/s]
batchas
a100user wrote:
My small contribution

Two DRM1's + expandes, X-Over filter + expander and PT-Delay

Being triggered by SEQ-1

headbang
Kernelkunt
Cool thread. I would like to get hold of a drm-1 some day.
batchas
Here's another, a short one. It's only the DRM1 with Xpander (delay and reverb).
I hope you can listen loud!

batchas
BugBrand wrote:
Perhaps a future full frame in somewhat more modular approach - though maybe that would lose the immediacy of the current DRM1 presentations.

The ergonomy on this module is awesome.
The sounds you posted are so typical. The DRM1 has its own character.

MORE!

Phil?
Kernelkunt
batchas wrote:
Here's another, a short one. It's only the DRM1 with Xpander (delay and reverb).
I hope you can listen loud!



Nice minimal groove!
tron23
Those are mainly expanded DRM1 with a touch of Ensoniq SQ80. Guinness ftw!

[s]https://soundcloud.com/starcount/16y11m08-003[/s]

[s]https://soundcloud.com/starcount/16y11m04-003[/s]
/\/\/\/
Was just thinking this... the DRM(X) is easily one of my favorite instruments. Extremely deep and immediate at the same time, with an incredible sound. I don't own anything blue, but I think the DRM-X represents some of Tom's best art in a nice 5FW box. (This is to say, even above the very high level of all the other red boxes. PT Delay being another favorite, which has enough character and playability that I consider it like an instrument in itself.)

Regarding the "next generation"... a full frame would be insanely cool, but as you've already considered, Tom - this immediacy or "semi-modular" approach is a strong point of the instrument for me. It's cool to have something that draws on your knowledge of modular patching... I could see a couple "flavors" of DRM 5FW boxes being a really cool thing (including keeping the old one around). The other 6FW could be anything really... clock/sequencing things an obvious choice, more osc types...

Here's 5 mins of a jam from the other night; 1 DRM-X and PT-Delay into Stereo Compress.
noisejockey
Wrote a review a few years back, so here's a track with nothing but the DRM1.

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/186445537" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments= true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /]

Also, nearly every kick drum on my last three albums has been the DRM1! And here's the thread about mine being converted to Eurorack.
batchas
Hey! I'm so glad new posts are coming in!!!
Will listen tomorrow. Thanx to all for sharing Guinness ftw!
batchas
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qi0u2iweeBM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9vczeo18Rc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZ0qu_HxN9c

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xzlha5As-EQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8np8ei9KGJs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbTd7vLKvfY
tron23
Those were super awesome! w00t Guinness ftw!
otoskope
A favorite module! I have a setup of 2xDRM1 + expanders in my Bugbrand system. Here are some of my old DRM1 demos and tracks, most are from around when it was released:

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/167895618" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments= true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /]
[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/167470073" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments= true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /]
[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/137422375" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments= true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /]
Enjoy,
Palle
batchas
Thanx for sharing thumbs up

The feedback experiments are very interesting!
BananaPlug
Reviving this sleeping thread as it seems like the appropriate one. Here is a brief track prominently using one DRM (no expander). I didn't set out with a particular drum sound in mind but what I came up with has kind of a frame drum feel to it.

Drum-Drone.mp3
Live in single minded mono, no editing.



BugBrand Chirper is the drone. Ask Santa for one. Metallic FM sound at beginning is Doubleknot, a bunch of frac & euro modules for timing, processing, effects. Blacet ID 2510 and KK TwinPeak near the end.

nanners
jimmie
I need DRM1! Dead Banana

hopefully the new development will continue...
ninGiaBoom
jimmie wrote:
I need DRM1! Dead Banana

hopefully the new development will continue...


I can understand you so much Jimmie...patience will pay us back cool thumbs up

Happy Christmas time everybody here

cheers Guinness ftw!
phisynth
It's ben a while since I posted a vid, and there's no reason why batches should be the only one doing so in this forum hihi , so here's my contribution to this thread about these fantastic modules : 2 DRM1+X going trough Crossover Filter, Spring Tanker and Stereo Compress. The DRM's are the only sound source here.



Cheers Robert Chugging Beers
batchas
Pogo + headbang

ça déchire MY ASS IS BLEEDING
chrisdermo
Killer track Phi! Dead Banana

Can't wait for the expanders and ddsr and other clocking rhythmic goodies to use with mine. You're right about videos though - I will try to make one myself this week to contribute.
BugBrand
Nice one Philippe!
(and, yes, we should all do more videos)

Feeling similar rhythmics & tones from my current small setup - it is amazing how rich a palette can come from just two sound sources (I'm mainly playing DRM2 proto and Chirper currently) and some processing.
BananaPlug
Just put together a row based on DRM and SEQ.
First Test - sources added one by one, pause, wiggling filter.

Looking forward to pairing it with other stuff. It's peanut butter jelly time!

Bonus:
A quick first-time play of my portable system jamming with the DRM/SEQ row.
DRM/SEQ with ChirperEtc.

Next I need to teach it to swing a bit. nanners
/\/\/\/
can anyone share favorite methods of varying gate voltages to achieve some dynamics? seems like most anything that sends a gate does this at a fixed value.

edit: I guess this is more general than DRM-specific, although that's my intended use
BugBrand
SEQ1 (bit cumbersome) or VCA.
Yeah, something I keep on meaning to investigate more.
chrisdermo
Send a few full voltage gate sequences into a mixer and set varying levels, where they overlap it goes higher or if you make some negative obviously it pulls them down. Need to do this more myself actually!
batchas
/\/\/\/ wrote:
can anyone share favorite methods of varying gate voltages to achieve some dynamics? seems like most anything that sends a gate does this at a fixed value.

I like to use for instance the ENV1 voltage controlled Attack / Decay envelope generator and send an LFO (could be a seq with fixed voltages too of course, a S&H etc etc) to the CV IN of the DECAY.
phisynth
In the meantime...while waiting for the DRM2, DRM1's are making friends with the DDSR :

batchas
phisynth wrote:
In the meantime...while waiting for the DRM2, DRM1's are making friends with the DDSR

Very cool SlayerBadger!
chrisdermo
phisynth wrote:
In the meantime...while waiting for the DRM2, DRM1's are making friends with the DDSR :



I've said it before and I'll say it again, this vid makes me ecstatically excited. Dead Banana
BugBrand
Great!
Oh, the usefulness of a diode director & similar switching modules..
phisynth
Thanks !

BugBrand wrote:
Oh, the usefulness of a diode director & similar switching modules..


yes, essentials, exactly, that's why I am planning to do another DIY Diode Director to drive the DRM2
batchas
10 mins jam before lunch... after finishing an active case for a few buchla modules focusing on sequencing.
The rhythm and the bassdrum sound remembers me very much of what I was doing with a 606 and distortion back in the 80s!!!


Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJSjz7rjQ2I

I try to play as less as possible, like once or twice a week, or as short as possible, but still playing very loud... and tomorrow I'll be complaining that I'm deaf during a few days (last time lasted 3 weeks!!!) seriously, i just don't get it

Edit:
I found a short snippet of a 606 track from a tape in 86. I think I was a bit more... hem... extreme!
Nothing like the video I posted here actually!
Audio snippet
phisynth
A short play with DRM1, DRM2, DDSR & COFilter :
T. Jervell
Thanks for sharing!! Really nice one thumbs up SlayerBadger!
batchas
phisynth wrote:
A short play with DRM1, DRM2, DDSR & COFilter

Cool SlayerBadger!

The finale is great and the blue/red setup too!
BugBrand
Enjoyable!
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