LinPlug RM IV
Large images ..Available from 11/30/1999 until 11/30/1999
The RM IV is a flexible and easy-to-use drum machine that combines analog-style percussion synthesis with a fully featured, intelligent percussion sampler. Its available for PC and Mac OSX (both VST). An AU version is planed.
Built using LinPlug's enhanced high-quality audio engine, the RM IV features 18 velocity-sensitive Drum Pads that can be used to trigger any of many different Audio Generator Modules. The instrument features a modular design that currently includes 10 percussion synthesis algorithms, as well as a fully featured percussion sampler. The 10 Synthesis modules offer enormous creative potential and are able to create anything from classic analog drum sounds to the cutting edge sounds of contemporary music. The Sampler module provides single-sample, multi-sample, velocity-layer and velocity-crossfade support, at up to 32-bit resolution. The instrument also includes an AHDSR-controlled multimode filter, a fully featured compressor designed specifically for percussion sounds, a flexible "Humanizer" and a 6 x 6 Modulation Matrix. With so many new and innovative features the RM IV takes LinPlug's highly successful RM product line to the next level.
Musicians need tools that deliver; tools that enhance the creative process, not tools that turn them into software operators. The fourth-generation RM IV drum machine is focused on being "musician-friendly", having been designed after an intensive consultation process with many professional musicians. The RM IV has numerous innovative ergonomic features that set it apart from its competitors. These include an all-in-one edit screen that enables operation with the least possible number of mouse clicks making the user experience fast and intuitive. The RM IV also features an "intelligent" sample module that automatically switches off unused modules (envelopes, effects, etc.) thus ensuring optimal usage of CPU resources. In addition, the RM IV has a timesaving "preview in context" feature that enables individual samples and even whole kits to be browsed as the instrument plays back a sequence.
The RM IV comes bundled with more than 170 sample-based and synthesized drum kits ranging from Trash kits to high-quality multisampled acoustic drums. This means you can use the RM IV to start making music immediately. What's more, the RM IV is fully compatible with RM2, RM III, LM4(tm) and CM-505 kit formats, and can load samples in both WAV and AIFF format.
The RM IV is suited to a wide range of users, including everyone from amateurs right up to professional musicians. The unique combination of synthesis and sampling in one instrument means that the RM IV is likely to be the only software drum machine you'll ever need. Along with this, the instrument's intuitive user interface, high quality audio engine, and wide selection of drum synthesis methods give the RM IV user limitless creative possibilities. All these features make the RM IV the tool for producing drum and percussion tracks on your PC or Mac. So, whether you want to recreate the classic analog sounds of the drum machines of yesteryear, or you want to forge the drum sounds of tomorrow, you need look no further than the LinPlug RM IV.
- a VST2.0 capable host software, a screen resolution of 1024x768 or higher, 1 Gb (1000 Mb) free space on your harddrive
- [for Macintosh(TM)]: Mac OSX(TM), 400 MHz or higher CPU, 512 Mb RAM recommended
- [for PC]: Windows 95(TM) or higher, 400 Mhz or higher CPU, 512 Mb RAM recommended
LinPlug released version 4.1 (september 2004) of its award winning RM IV drum synth and sample module. This new release includes over 2850 MIDI beats, specially designed for use with the RM IV.