Wave Alchemy’s mouth-watering Revolution drum machine plug-in and standalone instrument centers and old-school hardware layout around a 32-step multi-track sequencer with modulation routings for every step of every track. Its 8GB of audio material come from 14 of the most influential hardware drum machines of all time, recorded to analog tape at multiple saturation levels.
With the Revolution 1.1 update due to release this Friday, April 14, Wave Alchemy has made the enticing addition of Ableton Live & Ableton Push 2 integration through its new Module instrument. The update also adds a pitch/keyboard mode, new presets, and more.
Inside a Kontakt- or free Kontakt Player-powered interface, Revolution houses sampled modules based on the whole Roland TR series (909, 808, 727, 707, 606, 505), as well as the CR-78, CR-8000, Linndrum, Drumtraks, Drumulator, OB-DX, SP-12 and Gameboy for chiptune sounds. A full effects suite includes reverb impulses from iconic hardware units, as well as other effects, filters and dynamics processors.
The Revolution drum machine costs 149 British Pounds (approx. $187US), and the update will be free to existing users. In addition to Ableton Live/Push 2 integration, Revolution is NKS compatible for Native Instruments Kontrol S keyboards and Maschine controllers, includes presets for Apple Logic Pro, support drag-and-drop of MIDI patterns to a DAW, and comes in VST, AU, AAX formats for Windows and Mac.