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WE SAMPLED one of THE WORLD'S FIRST DRUM MACHINEs

We tracked down and restored a Wurlitzer Sideman, the first commercial tube based drum machine. It was an incredibly innovative and unique instrument for the time. It made it's debut in 1959 and continued to sell throughout the 1960's. 

The Sideman used sound generating circuits that were tube-based. It was driven by an electronic motor that turns a scanning disk with rows of contact points. Each contact point triggers a drum sound, generating a particular rhythm. The faster the disk spins, the faster the pattern plays.

Doesn't get more vintage than that. 

 

SAMPLES: 200

LOOPS: 200+

PRESETS: 25

UNIT: 1959 Wurlitzer Sideman

QUALITY: 24 BIT / 44.1 KHZ WAV

  • SAMPLES: Bass Drum, Tom Toms, Temple Blocks, Wood Block, Maracas, Cymbal, Brush & Clave. 

  • RAW LOOPS: 200 loops (every 10 BPM from 90 - 220)

  • MIX VARIATIONS: Dry, Dry & Tight, Modern and Z.

 
 
 
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INSIDE DRUM MACHINE


SAMPLES

TUBE POWERED SOUNDS FROM 1959

We created a detailed sample library of each sound that this machine can trigger. 

In total there are 200 samples. 10 different instruments, 5 samples for each sound and 4 different mix variations. 

Samples include: Bass Drum, Tom Tom I, Tom Tom II, Temple Block I, Temple Block II, Wood Block, Claves, Maracas, Brush & Cymbal.

All samples are built into our presets. 

 
 
 
 
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LOOPS

RAW LOOPS FROM THE EISENHOWER PRESIDENCY

We have included 200 loops straight from the machine. No effects, no processing, just raw tube generated sounds. 

We sampled every rhythm the machine can generate, every 10 BPM from 90 - 220 BPM as well as some "Fox Trot" variations. 

These untouched loops allow users to process these sounds anyway they choose. 

 
 
 
 
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TECH SPECS

 

  • 200 Samples

  • 200 Raw Loops (minimally processed)

  • All Samples Are 24 Bit / 44.1 KhZ WAV

  • 646 MB

  • Software Presets For: Ableton, Battery 4, Kontakt, Logic EXS24 & Maschine 2

  • Round Robins On Select Drums/Sounds/Presets

  • Royalty Free

  • Instant Download (links sent to your email)

  • All Purchases Eligible For Software Preset Updates

 

MIXED & ENGINEERED BY: STEFAN RUNSTROM

 

PRESETS

 

BATTERY 4
» Round Robin Sequencing
» 5 Preset Kit Configurations.

KONTAKT
» Round Robin Sequencing
» 5 Preset Kit Configurations

MASCHINE 2
» 5 Preset Kit Configurations

ABLETON
» 5 Preset Kit Configurations

LOGIC EXS24
» 5 Preset Kit Configurations

 

*Don’t see your program listed? Drop us a line and let us know what else you would like to see.

NOTE: This machine is old enough to be your dad. Please remember that although this unit was completely restored before we sampled it, there are still artifacts and noises present in these samples and sounds. If you're looking for clean, slamming 808's, you are in the wrong place. 

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