Making A Track With The CRAFTrhythm Drum Sampler
In this video from Modal Electronics, we get a demonstration of how the CRAFTrhythm drum sampler can be used to create a track. The song construction receives help from the CRAFTsynth, CRAFTapp and Ableton Live.
- 8 track drum/percussion sampler kit with a 16 step sequencer, requires no soldering or electronics skills, tools or knowledge
- Can store up to 64 16-bit mono samples with a sample rate of 44.1kHz, and using the CraftApp users can upload their own samples
- Mixer stage per track with level and pan controls
- Low-pass resonant filter per track with a dedicated Attack-Hold-Decay envelope
- Amplitude Attack-Hold-Decay envelope per track
- Tune control with 3 different pitch modes – SPEED, STRETCH and SHIFT
- SPEED alters the pitch by playing the sample faster or slower
- STRETCH selects the number of steps the sample will be stretched to fit into, allowing for tempo matching for looped samples
- SHIFT activates a pitch shifting algorithm that maintains the same sample length along with a dedicated Attack-Hold-Decay envelope, which works well with samples containing melodic content
- 16 recallable patterns with up to 16 part pattern chaining
- 8 recallable kits that store the per track parameters for sonic changes on the fly
- 4 tracks of parameter animation
- Global tempo and tap tempo with a step division for semi-quavers, quavers and quarter notes
- Pattern groove control that up to half way increases the swing/shuffle amount and then provides 8 preset grooves that allow for triplets and other non-conventional rhythms
- Live input mode that allows steps to be played in while the sequencer is running
- Class-compliant MIDI provided over USB connection to host computer, tablet, or smartphone
- Headphone and line output
- Powered by USB Mini-B or optional AAA battery pack (Adafruit 727, 3 x AAA pack)
What makes the CRAFTrhythm so cool, in addition to its affordability, is that it can store up to 64 different samples and can connect to the mobile app (CRAFTapp) to let you upload your own sounds. Not only that, but the drum synth is user-assembled, making the CRAFTrhythm feel more like your own.
The CRAFTrhythm mini drum sampler is currently priced at £100 and you can visit the Modal Electronics website to learn more.