The Drum Bits Ableton live pack contains 133 electronic drum racks based on over 300 high quality 24-bit drum samples.
Each 16 pad drum kit is divided into 4 drum groups with separate macro controls for the pitch and decay of each group. Special effect macros include controls for reverb, chorus, phaser, ping pong delays and an adjustable randomiser to add a human feel to the beat. Also included is the Togeo Studios special pattern changer midi effect. The pattern changer macro allows for 16 variations of any single midi clip you trigger giving a wide variety of interesting new drum beats and instant fills.
Besides the single kit racks are a large selection of multi-chain racks with up to 4 kits which produce layered, morphing sounds for even more variety and control within your drum sessions. Switching between the different sounds and layers is easily controled by a single morph kit macro. By adjusting each of the layered kits group pitch and decay settings you can come up with an infinite set of new variations.
Also in the pack are 36 live sets containing 187 drum clips which can be dragged into a session. Each set is a single track with one drum rack and several midi drum clips. Togeo Studios Drum Bits are primarily designed for use in electronic music. More than just standard drum kits Drum Bits has many fx hits, stabs, synth and bass samples integrated making them especially useful in minimal techno, house and experimental IDM genres of music.
Drum Bits V1 was included in the article “Best Ableton Instruments” by Marco Scherer from the April 2012 print version of Beat Magazine.
About the demo
Each Loop was created using a single Drum Bits Kit and one live clip, all sounds are from Drum Bits recorded as is with no extra processing.