Twisted Electrons deton8 is a compact 8-voice drum machine
Twisted Electrons deton8 is the new compact drum machine from the makers of the uAcid8 and HapiNes synthesizers.
The Twisted Electrons deton8 is an incredibly capable compact drum machine with internal synthesizer. The strength of this little powerhouse lies in the simplicity, yet deep control over a huge variety of sound shaping parameters within each of the eight voices. It’s powered by USB; however, you can also upload new kits to the Twisted Electrons deton8 for a variety of new sounds.
The system combines 8-bit samples, wavetable synthesis and a load of internal effects to create a variety of voices – Kick, Snare, Metal (hi hats and various other sounds), Clap, Can, Tom, Nut and a NES-style triangle/square wave oscillator.
There are four controls for changing various parameters within each voice (Sound/Ring, Pitch/Bend, Decay/Delay, Drive/Pump), and if you hold shift the control movement is applied to all the voices simultaneously.
The step sequencer is incredibly intuitive, there is a parameter for selecting your part, then simply punch in your sequence on the 16 pads. The Twisted Electrons deton8 has real-time pattern recording capabilities, and the ability to copy/paste your patterns to any other part. There’s also a randomize function for those “happy accident” moments.
The Twisted Electrons deton8 features eight stutter modes – Beat Repeat, Forward Granular, Reverse Granular, Pendulum Granular, Buzz/Texture, Random Granular, Spin Up and Spin Down. Each voice has an internal distortion, and there is an overall “pump” effect which is much like a sidechain compressor.
The Twisted Electrons deton8 ships bundled with six kits, however you can import your own samples and create sound from those.
The included kits are as follows:
- DETON8 default (big beats, break)
- AMY SISTER (jungle break)
- HIP08 (for all your 808 hip-hop needs)
- TEK09 (Rave on)
- MINTY POPS (Classic beats)
The Twisted Electrons deton8 is set to retail at EUR€ 255 excl. VAT (Around R4200 Excl. VAT and duties), not bad for such a compact powerhouse of a drum machine!
For more information check out the Twisted Electrons website here.