DX From Mars

A multi-sampled DX drum machine to 1/4" tape through classic preamps, hardware saturation and Apogee conversion, transformed to a feature rich Kontakt instrument or Ableton 9 drum rack, Maschine Kit and Logic EXS patches.

 
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  • Kontakt
  • Multi Format

DX From Mars

An Old Skool Classic Redefined

The DX was a drum machine produced in 1983, which, along with its big brother, the DMX, was used on many hit records of that era (most notably New Order's "Blue Monday"). In addition to 80s pop, it was widely used on many house / new wave jams 80s Hip Hop, and even the early digital era of reggae.

The DX delivers a huge, acoustic / electronic drum sound akin to the Linndrum, Drumtrax and 707 (but fuller sounding). Thick, punchy, and sits well in any mix. 

We multi-sampled it to 1/4" tape through classic preamps, hardware saturation and Apogee conversion, transforming it into a feature rich Kontakt instrument, Ableton 9 drum rack, Maschine Kit and Logic EXS patches. 

Kontakt Features

The sound of the Kontakt instrument is insane and the sequencer makes for fun, intuitive programming - I prefer both the sound and sequencing of the Kontakt instrument to the original machine (seriously). 

What You Get (KONTAKT version):

  • Extensive real time control of parameters for every drum voice such as: analog tape pitch, hardware saturation, transient designer, drive, reverb, delay, EQ, parallel compression, and Analog mode
  • 32 step 8 track sequencer with 10 real-time switchable patterns, real-time pattern length adjustment, accent, shuffle, and more
  • 8 outputs, midi learn, sequence learn, and more
  • All samples recorded to tape, processed with 100% analog hardware
  • 800x 24bit WAV Samples - Kick, Snare, Toms, Clap, Shaker, HH, & Crash
  • 28 WAV Loops @ 120 BPM created with an Elektron Octatrack
  • WAVs Compatible with any DAW / Sampler
  • Compatible with Kontakt 5.2 and up (not Kontakt Player)





Ableton 9 / Maschine / Logic / WAV

Ableton Live 9

  • Highly customized DX drum rack ready for Push or any controller

  • Loops session (audio created with Elektron Octatrack) with 5 part royalty free composition




Logic EXS

  • Samples are mapped per group ascending from C1 upwards

  • Smart controls for each patch compatible with Logic Remote for iPad


Maschine MK1, MK2, Mikro & Studio

  • 10 Custom groups with tagged samples for Maschine Library

  • Ready for all versions of Maschine with 2.0 software

Ableton / Maschine / Logic / WAV:

  • 800x 24bit WAV Samples - Kick, Snare, Toms, Clap, Shaker, HH, & Crash

  • Extensive Analog Pitch and Saturation Variations

  • 28 WAV Loops @ 120 BPM created with an Elektron Octatrack

  • Formatted for Ableton 9, Maschine (all versions) & Logic EXS

  • WAVs Compatible with any DAW / Sampler

The Kontakt Instrument in Action



Download contains:

Please note that this product comes in a choice of two formats at different price points. You can specify your format at checkout.


Multi-format (WAV / Ableton / Maschine / EXS24) pack contains:

800x 24bit WAV Samples - Kick, Snare, Toms, Clap, Shaker, HH, & Crash

28 x WAV Loops @ 120 BPM created with an Elektron Octatrack

Formatted for Ableton 9, Maschine (2.0 or higher) & Logic EXS

564MB (Unzipped)


KONTAKT format contains:

Kontakt  patches ( requires full version of NI Kontakt 5.2 or higher)

800x 24bit WAV Samples - Kick, Snare, Toms, Clap, Shaker, HH, & Crash

234MB (Unzipped)