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Fxpansion new Drum Synth - Tremor
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Author Fxpansion new Drum Synth - Tremor

VanEck

Purchased this last night. Having a blast with it. Lots of potential for polyrythmic percussion programming. Sequencer also features probability capabilities like AD Tattoo (which I still really enjoy as a sequencer more than a Drumsynth). Incredibly intuitive interface with the possibility to modulate EVERYTHING quickly and easily with envelopes, LFOs, random seeds, S&H, etc.

The only two things I find it lacking within the sequencer is ability to generate pure random hits as opposed to just probability of written ones, and the ability to change time codes per drum voice... both features are something Tattoo features and would be nice to have here as well.




Nelson Baboon

Sounds interesting. I boycott fxpansion.


VanEck

Nelson Baboon wrote:
I boycott fxpansion.


Care to elaborate?


Nelson Baboon

Sure. I have a special place in my heart for software companies who have reprehensible policies regarding selling their software. In fxpansion's case, they had a flat $50 fee to transfer the license. What I was trying to sell was their vst/au wrapper, which had cost me $79. They would not reconsider the policy.


VanEck

That is lame indeed. This is the first piece of software I've been interested enough in to purchase from them.


Rymf

I'll just leave this here.




dkcg

There's much worse software resale policies out there. Years ago I bought a piece of $16,000 software for the business my brother and I were running. I was curious and inquired about license transfers. The only way to transfer the license was to sell the whole business since the license was owned by the company. So that's $15k out the window, especially since that software company has been bought and sold 3 times since then, and the software is now $5000. It's cheaper and easier to buy a new license than try to catch up on the maintenance fees for the last 10 years which would end up being around $6-8k.

A $50 loss on something that I hope you would have gotten $50 worth of use isn't bad in my eyes. Not worth making it personal to me. seriously, i just don't get it


VanEck

Rymf wrote:
I'll just leave this here.



I've been using Microtonic for many years now since its release. Great software. I don't see a lot of parallels when compared to Tremor though. Microtonic's sequencer can't do nearly any of the things Tremor introduces, nor does it compete with the modulation and built in effects features.

Other than it also being a Drum Synth, I don't see why you just left it here seriously, i just don't get it


Oldstench

Because it's a SYNTH that makes DRUM sounds. It's a DRUM SYNTH. Like every other DRUM SYNTH.



God, you people are so dense sometimes...


Nelson Baboon

Oh, that's fucking ridiculous. I think that charging more than 50% of the product as a transfer fee is obnoxious. I chose not to buy their software. In life, there are always worse injustices than the one that you have suffered, and I'm not sure how that's really relevant.


dkcg wrote:
There's much worse software resale policies out there. Years ago I bought a piece of $16,000 software for the business my brother and I were running. I was curious and inquired about license transfers. The only way to transfer the license was to sell the whole business since the license was owned by the company. So that's $15k out the window, especially since that software company has been bought and sold 3 times since then, and the software is now $5000. It's cheaper and easier to buy a new license than try to catch up on the maintenance fees for the last 10 years which would end up being around $6-8k.

A $50 loss on something that I hope you would have gotten $50 worth of use isn't bad in my eyes. Not worth making it personal to me. seriously, i just don't get it



VanEck

If only I kept using Microtonic instead of exploring new DRUM SYNTHS...



... I could have gone STATE.


Rymf

Perhaps I've been a bit cavalier in my initial judgement of Tremor.



I'm just going to go hang out by myself for a while, clear my head, you know?




ignatius

tremor is nice. i bought it. the sequencer is fun. it's a rpetty sweet gui in general and the modulation + FX are fun. seems to have a bit more range than uTonic which i also own and use.

i plan on using the shit out tremor along side uTonic and numerology inside audiomulch. smile makes me happy.


renderful

This looks great, and I plan to buy it. The polyrhythmic sequencer and modulation system are the main features that I'm interested in. I own DCAM, and really dig the shared features such as transmod and synth engine.

I'm going to hold out for a bit, as I also own DrumSpillage and have barely scratched the surface on it. So far DrumSpillage is the most flexible drum synth I ve ever used.


ignatius

renderful wrote:
This looks great, and I plan to buy it. The polyrhythmic sequencer and modulation system are the main features that I'm interested in. I own DCAM, and really dig the shared features such as transmod and synth engine.


thats what grabbed my attention as well. i don't own any DCAM stuff though.

renderful wrote:
I'm going to hold out for a bit, as I also own DrumSpillage and have barely scratched the surface on it. So far DrumSpillage is the most flexible drum synth I ve ever used.


i love drum spillage! it's truly a beast and fun and weird or not weird.. whatever you want it to be. i got it on sale for like $49 or something through some promo.. was kind of a no brainer! i love that thing. already used it in a few tracks.


renderful

Yeah, the weird FM stuff that you can get out of DrumSpillage is insane. The membrane models are also really fun. The snare/hat models are super flexible as well.

I'm also a user of Numerology within AudioMulch. It's hard to beat the straight forward/unpredictable contrast of those modular environments.

I'd love to be able to do polyrhythms within a single drum sequencer on Numerology, but I suppose I could setup an array of mononote or drum sequences to get the same functionality.


mckenic

Thanks for mentioning Drumspillage... had totally slipped under my radar (wonder what else Im missing since getting hooked on this modular hardware kick?)!

Very interesting demo sounds & there is a sale on at the moment!


sam

I liked so much the sound of DCam synthsquad i bought it when they gave a rebate and was really curious to try the Tremor demo.

What i like in Dcam is that the gain staging between modules let you twist saturation at different levels. And the result is quite cool to me.
I think Tremor is in the same vein, i din't dig it enough yet though.

I prefer it over Microtonic, the synth engine is more powerful and i have the results i want faster. That's only my personal experience after 2 hours of tweaking.

Having a little experience with DCAM i know the real time controls hide some nice tricks and it is a really powerful feature.

I feel good with it, this is kind of what i was searching for since i can't afford a Machinedrum.
Didn't tried the Rob Papen's one yet, but it would have been better if Tremor allowed you to layer your own samples in it.


Need to try this polyrhytmic feature, sounds fun.

Some raw fun i had with Tremor and Dcam:

[s]http://soundcloud.com/slo_man/slo-man-tremor-dcam-groove[/s]


skychance

i thought after GURU it wouldnt get any cooler. i was wrong!

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