How to Use Transistor Revolution MKII in Maschine
Wave Alchemy’s Transistor Revolution MKII is an incredibly faithful recreation of the classic Roland TR-808 and TR-909 drum machines with lots of flexibility and sound design possibilities. In this tutorial, I demonstrate how to use it in Maschine to create killer 808 and 909 sounds.
Many producers are looking for the coveted sounds of Roland’s classic TR-808 and TR-909 drum machines. One sure way to realize great drum machine sounds in Maschine is to sync to a physical 808 or 909 via the Maschine controller’s physical MIDI port, and another good option might be to build an emulation of them in Reaktor. When Wave Alchemy set out to create Transistor Revolution, they decided that extensive sampling was the best way to faithfully recreate the TR-808 and TR-909 drum machines in plugin form.
Wave Alchemy’s Transistor Revolution MKII is a powerful library for Native Instruments Kontakt (or the free Kontakt Player) built on extensive sampling of each of the voices of the 808 and 909. Over a year was spent on sampling the instruments (the 909 kick uses nearly ten thousand samples alone), with the intention of entirely replacing the hardware in productions. For this new revision, the engine has been rebuilt to combine all the voices (kick, snare, and so on) into single instruments. Beyond the fidelity, Transistor Revolution MKII provides a recreation of the 808 and 909’s sequencers, a mixer, and effects to accommodate for the amount of processing of drum machines common in today’s productions.
Check out the video to learn how to set up Transistor Revolution MKII in Maschine quickly and easily. Let us know how you use 808s and 909s in your productions, and make sure to subscribe to ADSRsounds on YouTube for all our Maschine tutorials.