Sugar Bytes – DrumComputer Standalone, VSTi, VSTi3, AAX x64

According to the developers, the functionality of the plugin makes DrumComputer one of the most productive virtual drum machines on the market, whose sound is suitable for any style of music. The plugin is equipped with eight independent sound engines that work with their own channels. The user can choose one of three synthesis layers for each engine: Resonator, Resynth and Wavetable.
Featuring eight engines with three layers, the plugin is capable of generating an incredibly wide range of drum sounds. Depending on the settings, the drum machine produces a variety of signals: classic analog drums, strange noises and atmospheric percussion sounds. After generation inside the engine, the signals are collected in the built-in mixer – this approach produces a truly unique result at the output.

In addition to combining sounds at the output of the plugin, users have access to a section of effects and processing before the final sound of the drum machine is formed. So the signal can be processed by two envelope generators with their own flexible routing settings, passed through built-in filters and compressors. In addition to this, the DrumComputer is equipped with distortion and two types of reverb. At the end of the effects chain there is also a Finalizer combo processing that combines a compressor, maximizer, saturator and transient shaper. According to the developers, the finalizer gives the drums more attack and makes the virtual room “breathe.”

Despite the wealth of possibilities, the main feature of Sugar Bytes DrumComputer is the built-in randomizer. Thanks to a wide selection of combinations of effect settings, layers and parameters, the randomizer creates new interesting sounds and entire drum kits every time, which are almost never repeated. Moreover, the module can not only generate sounds, but also come up with unusual and interesting patterns, sequences, fills and entire tracks. The generation speed is instantaneous, and the generated information can be instantly uploaded to a DAW track as a MIDI region by simply dragging and dropping. The result is an almost endless source of inspiration.

As for the sequencer, the module offers users 16 steps to create patterns. Each step can be set with its own parameters for tempo, direction of movement and duration. Additionally, each pattern can be associated with randomization and modulation modules, which, again, brings us back to an endless variety of interesting and unusual-sounding drum parts.

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