Reel Machines is an electro injection for Addictive Drums, featuring five full electronic kits from the eighties. All samples were recorded on analog tape using mint condition drum machines and modules.
"I've been using Addictive Drums and Reel Machines for some time now and I LOVE IT! Addictive Drums is going in all of my productions nowadays whether its just a hihat or a whole drumkit" - Albin Myers
The Reel Machines kits also feature a plate reverb and real room ambience, allowing you to go from raw electronic sounds to large and roomy. The included presets cover electronic styles ranging from eighties pop to house, dubstep, drum & bass and techno. All included presets come with sets of matching beats for quick and easy groove construction.
The e-drum kit that started it all! A massive setup of analog modules were sampled with painstaking detail, and we sldo brought a Simmons Digital ClapTrap to the session. The original SDS-V came with five modules and two expansion slots for additional modules.
"I love the authentic analog feel of these 80's drum machines. I'm thrilled they recorded these off tape and having the ability to dial in the tape saturation is a huge bonus." - Tom Salta
Our kit uses close to 40 modules to create all the AD stroke types. Simmons drums have been used by artists like Duran Duran, Rush, Nine Inch Nails, Van Halen, Spandau Ballet, Tool, Prince, Depeche Mode, Queen and Genesis.
LinnDrum is the successor to the first sampled based drum machine, the LM-1. Our kit features all fifteen original sounds with a large number of new custom tweaked stroke types. The Linndrum was cutting edge technology at the time of its release, featuring 35 kilohertz samples, individual outputs and trigger inputs. The LinnDrum can be heard on albums from artists like Prince, Peter Gabriel, Sting, Madonna, Human League and The Thompson Twins.
Reel Machines also comes with three full additional kits. The 808, 909 and DMX with samples inspired by classic rhythm machines from the eightes. The 808 has a deep analog kick and a snappy snare, great for a wide range of electronic styles. The 909 is a hybrid analog and sampled machine with a punchy kick and snare, making it an excellent partner for dance music. Last but not least, the DMX with its classic short and dry samples is the perfect kit for old school hiphop and rap.
Reel Machines includes 60 unique kitpieces, plus an additional five sets of kick and snare combos for use in the Xtras slot. The kitpieces have the same multitude of stroke types as the acoustic drums in Addictive Drums, making Reel Machines one of the the most expressive and varied collection of electronic sounds you've heard.
The kick and snare samples in Reel Machines were recorded on a two channel 1/2" Ampex tape machine with heavy saturation. By using the kick and snare microphone balance settings in Addictive Drums you can mix between the clean and the saturated signal.
'Beater' is the clean signal while 'Front' is heavily saturated on all drum machines. The Simmons SDS-V uses virtual mic positioning instead.
'Top' is the clean signal while 'Bottom' is heavily saturated on the LinnDrum and DMX. Simmons SDS-V, 808 and 909 uses virtual mic positioning instead.
"Reel Machines is just what it says. I grew up with the real machines so when I heard this I was like "Wow" I can do some real Drum-&-Bass, 80's style pop and old school Hip Hop. Reel Machines puts you in the game." - Cori "Masterfader" Jacobs
All kits in Reel Machines have an additional Xtras kitpiece with a kick and snare combo. This can be used for extra variation or to layer sounds.
|Simmons SDS-V: Kick, Snare, Tom X3, HiHat & Cymbal Modules|
|Simmons Digital ClapTrap|
|Linn Electronics LinnDrum|
|Stocktronics RX4000 Plate reverb|
|Lyrec 2" 24CH Tape Machine|
|Otari 1/4" 2CH Tape Machine|
|Ampex 1/2" 2CH Tube Tape Machine|
|Room Stereo Recording: Coles 4038 Ribbon Microphones|
|Room Mono Recording: Gefell UM92 Tube Microphone|
|Preamps: Neve 1073's|
|60 electronic kit pieces|
|50 production presets|
|240 electronic grooves|
|Recorded on analog tape|
|Xtras with up to four stroke types|
|Adjustable kick and snare tape saturation|
|Custom tweaked stroke types|
Recording: Hugo Tichborne, www.goldbaby.co.nz, Wolfgang Stölzle, simmonsmuseum.com, Andreas Mood and Martin Ehrencrona (Studio Cobra).
Audio editing: Andreas Mood and Tore Jarlo.
Presets & beats: Current Value, Patrick Siech, Mimi Oh, Tore Jarlo, The XLN Team.
The reel machines song: Current Value
Programming: Martin Eklund and Mattias Karlgren
Artwork, photos & graphics: Birplant, www.bitplant.com
Videos: Ludwig Holm & Sebastian Marenius, Hyper Island
Pressing & printing: Dicentia
Legal: Niklas Bergman
Promotion & web: Markus “Majken” Höglund
Project management: Andreas Mood, Stay Addicted!, The Addictive Drums Team, XLN Audio, www.xlnaudio.com
Special Thanks: Dave Simmons, Roger Linn, Roland Scandinavia, Trent Reznor, NIN, Atticus Ross, NIN, Guy Sigsworth, The Sembello Brothers, Tom Salta, Cori “Masterfader” Jacobs, Howard Jones, Albin Myers, Thomas Merkle, Wolfgang Merkle, Niklas Bergman, Martin “Konie” Ehrencrona, Christian Gabel, Wolfgang Stölzle, Hugo Tichborne, Pontus Svensson.