Free Open source java software drum machine for linux windows and osx.
You can create songs by assembling various patterns. It's up to you to determine the number of beats in each pattern (16 or 32 or whatever).
Each pattern is composed of tracks (as many as you want). Each track corresponds to one sound.
The tracks/sounds can be pitched and mixed and panoramized, and solo/muted/ with the interface. Polyrhythms capabilities: Add a loop point at the step you want, independently on each track.
Each track is composed of notes (one note by beat). On each note, you can independently control pitch(from -12 to +12 semitones) and volume. Some notes can be loop point or scale notes
The number of different sounds is not limited, neither the number of tracks in a pattern, nor the number of patterns in a song.
Automatic composer and arpeggiator
On each track you can use an automatic fill enginepowered by artificial intelligence technology. This way you can add melodic scales and semi-random notes to make the orDrumbox compose rhythmic and melodic patterns under your control.
It's designed for creativity.
You only have to define some rules and the orDrumbox is going to generate beat variations and melodic lines using used designed scales. Some minor/major and more scales are pre-defined to help you with this feature see the arpeggiator window
You can import, create, modify and save drum kits. It's a "sound library" in one single file.
You can import your own sound files and use them as instruments with the orDrumbox.
Use any standard WAV files for drum samples, so you can easily add your own ones or download wave files from the Net.
The import tool can automaticly import and assign all the wave files in a zip file or in a directory in one single click
The orDrumbox use Natural Language Processingfor matching sounds to tracks and to "categorize" sounds.
It's an amazing and powerfull feature. Just name a track with a "standard like" name of instrument (i.e: "electric bass 1" or just "bd" ) and the orDrumbox will assign it to the nearest instrument available in the current drum kit.
A soft synth with available and can generate sounds unsing an analog synth emulation : two VCO generator, FM modulation, enveloppe ADSR controler, low pass / hi pass filters.
You can assemble patterns in a song. A song is a list of patterns associed to a drumkit. In a sequence, each pattern can be repeated a number of time.
The orDrumbox generates and exports songs and individual patterns in 16 bits /44 Khz/stereo sounds CD-quality, so you can re-use them in any other sound application.
Your songs are loaded and saved in a XML format with the .orsg extension.
A midi importation/exportation is available, so you can import midi files or export your songs as midi file.
orDrumbox can play in midi mode using an internal GMkit.
orDrumbox can send midi message to any midi device connected to your computer.
orDrumbox can recieve midi message to any midi device connected to your computer.
Autres dénominations : or drumbox