Tape KPR-77 serves up over 280 free drum samples (recorded on to 1/four” analogue tape) from the Korg KPR-77 drum machine.
The KPR-77 was initially manufactured by Korg within the early 1980’s and was marketed as a less expensive various to Roland’s profitable TR-606 drum machine. Surprisingly this quirky little analogue machine is able to producing fairly highly effective drum sounds, we’re particularly keen on the toms, snares and claps!
Tape KPR-77 incorporates three pre-mapped drum package patches to be used with Kontakt (and above) Battery. Every package makes use of in depth velocity layering, spherical robin pattern playback and choke teams which in flip seize the quirkiness and expressiveness of the unique unit.
- Tape Clear – Consists of 127 KPR-77 drum samples which have been recorded on to 1/four” tape by way of a Studer A80 Mk1 analogue tape machine at a clear / impartial stage. This equipment consists of 5 spherical robin samples per sound in addition to three velocity layers per hit!
- Tape Saturated – Contains 127 KPR-77 drum samples which have been recorded at a scorching stage (offering apparent tape saturation) to 1/four” tape by way of a Studer A80 Mk1 analogue tape machine. This package contains 5 spherical robin samples per sound in addition to three velocity layers per hit!
- Pushed Equipment – Contains 27 KPR-77 drum samples which have been recorded and processed by way of a wide range of Wave Alchemy’s outboard studio assortment!
As a result of KPR-77’s analogue nature, delicate variations in tone are heard within the sound every time a drum is triggered. Which means no two hits coming from the KPR-77 will sound precisely the identical, which in flip makes the general sound loads much less static and as an alternative, extra vibrant and actual.
Becuase of this we felt it essential to document as much as 5 ‘spherical robin’ samples and three velocity layers per sound – to assist seize the ‘motion’ created by random analogue behaviour!