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(*UPDATED 10th APR 2022) RETRO DRUM MACHINES


glenjdiamond
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Re-Install the latest guru file (additional patches, MIDI patterns, or samples)

The patches for the ROLAND TR-808 have knobs for tuning some of the samples

RETRO DRUM MACHINES

The patches are arranged as follows...

drum machine name MIDI TESTER
Basic patch for listening to the basic samples with no frills, no effects, no macro knobs for re-tuning drum samples.
There is a macro knob for spinning through the MIDI patterns (these are from the factory preset patterns).  To hear the drum samples, play any key.  If no keys are depressed then no drum sounds will be heard.  The MIDI file will reset to the beginning when a key is pressed.

drum machine name SEQUENCER FOR DRUM PATTERNS
You may ignore patches with these names.  They are for "sandwiching" between the BPM SPLIT patches for controlling the MIDI sequences and the BPM (Beats Per Minute).  MIDI patterns will alternate via use of the BlueARP's and Unify Instrument Layers and will repeat until another Unify patch is loaded.  (The behaviour is different from within a BPM SPLIT - see below),

drum machine name PATTERNS
You may also ignore these patches, although you can re-view MIDI sequences and hear the difference that audio mixing and other audio tweaks can make compared to the basic MIDI TESTER patches.  These patches are for the BPM SPLIT patches and are drilled downwards from the "SEQUENCER FOR DRUM PATTERNS. MIDI sequences are selected and audio tweaks are made *but only from drilling down from within the BPM SPLIT patches.  To hear the drum samples, play any key.  If no keys are depressed then no drum sounds will be heard.  The MIDI file will reset to the beginning when a key is pressed  (this will not happen from within one of the BPM SPLIT patches, the Latch key will continually repeat a sequence of MIDI files until pressed again which will complete the currently playing MIDI file before stopping the sequence).

BPM SPLIT
Unify note C1 is "Latched" for the drum pattern sequence.  When the C1 Latch Key is pressed for the second time, the MIDI pattern currently playing will complete (The latch will wait until the MIDI file has completed playing 1 full bar/measure before stopping).  There are two ranges (UPPER and LOWER) where a selection of standard Unify patches have been placed (some of them re-programmed to fit better with the drum beat sonics).

THE SAMPLES

The samples for the Roland CR78 and the Boss DR-110 were initially found in these Youtubes...

ALEX BALL YOUTUBE - CR78

ALEX BALL YOUTUBE - DR110

TR808 SAMPLE WEBSITE and states that the TR808 samples may be used freely but not for commercial re-sale.  I believe that prevents someone downloading the samples and re-selling the samples! (Any intellectual property that you create using these samples is OK for you to re-sale if that is your goal).

 

This topic was modified 2 months ago 8 times by glenjdiamond
This topic was modified 1 month ago 2 times by glenjdiamond

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getdunne
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@glenjdiamond

BRAVO, well done!

I can verify that your .guru file is correctly structured, and installs and plays perfectly on both Mac and PC.

Because of the way you've defined your latched groove layers, users should note the following:

  1. "Follow Host" needs to be switched OFF in the top-level Unify transport.
  2. It's switched off in all of Glen's patches, BUT may get switched on anyway if you have On patch load: always set "follow host" checked in Settings (this setting was added in Unify v1.8, to address other issues).

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