Transistor Revolution – TR-808 and 909 Instrument from Wave Alchemy

Wave Alchemy have announced the release of Transistor Revolution, an accurate re-creation of the iconic TR-808 and TR-909 drum machines for Kontakt 5 Player. Using a custom GUI, 22,000 samples and Kontakt 5’s advanced sampling engine with over 100,000 lines of unique script, Transistor Revolution faithfully captures the tone, immediacy and groove of the classic TR-808 and TR-909 transistor rhythm machines.

Why 22,000 samples you might ask?

To give an example of the detail involved in the sampling of each instrument, the Revolution-909 Bass Drum alone uses 9318 unique sounds to faithfully recreate the 909 Bass Drum sound. Each of the 4 knobs on the Revolution 909 Bass Drum control panel scans smoothly through each and every sample in real-time.

Each drum sound in Transistor Revolution has been carefully recorded using a pristine 3 inch solid core cable connected to a transformer balanced Radial JDI and brought to line level with a NEVE 1073 preamp. To retain the full frequency response and dynamics of this instrument Wave Alchemy carefully matched the peak level of each drum and recorded the samples at 24-bit 96 KHz using mastering grade NEVE designed conversion.

For more info and to listen to our audio demos, please visit the Transistor Revolution product page. You can also try out a free demo of Transistor revolution by visiting our Transistor Revolution demo page (registration required).


Available in Standalone, VST, AU and RTAS instrument formats for Windows and Mac OS X via the free Kontakt Player from Native Instruments. Full version of Kontakt is NOT required.

Pricing: £59.95 introductory Offer. From 15th Jan 2013, the price will increase to £69.95.

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