Wave Alchemy _ Synth Drums


A labour of love, spanning 2 years and involving classic analog synths, culminating in the result being recorded to tape & vinyl.. Excellent.

Synth Drums is a new sample collection from Wave Alchemy. Designed by Matt Urmenyi @ Analogue Sound Design, it features a wish list of classic synths. The idea behind the pack was to create something unique and inspiring, to get away from the same old traditional sources and processes. A friend told me about this last week and has just posted it on the forums. The whole thing took a couple of years to make and the result is something truly great.

I’ve included the description from their website as they are probably more qualified to explain their own product. Please continue to the end for links to the Wave Alchemy Blog & their excellent overview of how the samples were created. A demo pack is available from HERE.

Ten Vintage synthesizers expertly programmed to create a ground-breaking Drum Library, our most comprehensive and intricately designed to date. Incorporating all-time classic analogue machines with modern High-End processing hardware and production techniques…

Introducing Synth Drums, offering over 5900 cutting edge, totally unique drum samples and percussive hits, each carefully crafted by hand, on a sound-by-sound basis.

Synths used in the creation of Synth Drums:

Roland Jupiter 8
Roland System-100 (101, 102, 104)
Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 2
Sequential Circuits Pro One
Korg MS-20
ARP Odyssey MK1
Moog Minimoog Model D
Oberheim OB8
Roland Juno 106
Roland SH-09

We’ve designed this library to be as flexible as possible: as well as the extensive processed section, the unprocessed source samples are also included as they were originally recorded – straight-from-the-synth. A third section includes selected samples bounced through special processes to add character, tone, warmth and punch, using Vinyl and Reel-to-Reel ¼ inch Tape with multiple saturation levels.

We feel that this attention to detail will translate into a unique, creative and useful addition to any electronic music producer’s toolkit.

Wave Alchemy and Matt have documented the process in minute detail here in these wonderful blog posts. They’re a must read.



Pack retails for £54.95 and is now available from Here

Some Demos tracks are on Soundcloud too, which really show them off to good effect.

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