Red 522 UDS

  • Red. Hot. Beats.
  • 33 Programs / 24 Parts
  • 6.1K Real-Time Samples™ / 5.8GB
  • Soundpaint™ Engine (Free)
  • VST, AU and Standalone
  • Delivered by Download

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The 522 is one of the rarest analog drum machines around, but it began gaining mainstream attention when artists like Nils Frahm, KiNK and the Scandinavian band Minilogue, started featuring it in their music. The sound is best described as a modern 808, and in a strange sense, this drum machine may be destined for a similar fate. Unknown and misunderstood in the beginning, the 522 would be rediscovered as a timeless masterpiece of the new century... if we had our way.

We ultra deep-sampled a pristine 522 through over $30,000 of the warmest and punchiest analog outboard gear around, to ensure that this amazing drum machine was captured in super-realistic perfection. Ultimately, the 522 was deep-sampled 24 times through a variety of different pro studio signal chains, each engineered to highlight the natural nuances found in the soul of this machine.

Beginning with our 522 UDS (ultra deep-sampled) kit, which is a completely dry and authentic representation of the instrument, we captured the knobs in fine precision, in all of their relative states.  Then we created an assortment of kits that are softer and more lyrical in nature.  From there, we moved on to kits that are warmer, with gradually more pronounced fuzz, and finally on to the crunchy distorted kits that really drive the sound to the extreme - for those who dare to risk that level of insanity.

In the end, this Soundpaint library captures over 6,100 different organic elements of the instrument that, when combined, offer you the best possible real-time rendered experience of a modern analog drum machine anywhere.



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"Red 5 may be the heir to the 808.  Modern, punchy, deep and clean. "

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