More Reaktor experiments have led me to build my first sample based instrument – and whilst small may be the only recreation of a Yamaha PSS-9 drum machine available for Reaktor at this time…

PSS-9 Drum Machine

The original PSS-9 features just 4 drum sounds – none of which are velocity mapped. I sampled each of the sounds through a Soundcraft Ghost LE – using a flat EQ. The Keyboard itself has some ‘noise’ present and this was also captured, adding to the (shall we say) character… it’s only slight but there none the less.

I also added a filter for a little extra interest which self-resonates quite satisfyingly at a certain point. Happily, you can also turn the unit off.
You’re probably saying that it’s a fairly useless creation, but it will be my first step into sample-based playback in Reaktor and a fun starting point.

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