RM IV 5.0
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 VST and Mac OSX (both VST and AU).
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 RM IV includes 10 percussion synthesis algorithms, as well as a fully featured percussion sampler.
[ 9/10 from Music Tech Magazine: "..., so those looking for modelled TR808- or TR909-style sounds will be in heaven" ]
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. The instrument also includes an AHDSR-controlled multimode filter, a compressor designed specifically for percussion sounds, a flexible "Humanizer" and a 6 x 6 Modulation Matrix.
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.