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Kontakt Instrument by Wave Alchemy

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"All your favourite drum machines in one place…This thing sounds fat and huge, the raw samples are pristine, but it’s the clever sound design tools under the hood that take it to the next level for me!"
. Multi Grammy Award-winning British record producer, sound engineer, musician, and songwriter, who has worked with Coldplay, Jay-Z, Portishead, Kasabian, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, PJ Harvey and more.
"Incredible sound quality, great interface, clever workflow, powerful effects and instant sequencing."
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"The attention to detail with Revolution is quite immense... Wave Alchemy have really delivered with a virtual instrument that captures the inherent behaviour of analogue equipment!"
. Dance music production and culture.

14 Iconic Drum Machines, One Powerful Plugin...

Imagine the dream of owning a studio filled with the most influential Drum Machines of our time. Imagine having instant access to the TRUE authentic sound of the iconic 909, 808, 606, 78, Linndrum, Drumtraks, Drumulator, OB-DX and many others. Imagine a world where this dream becomes reality…

Revolution - The Most Authentic Virtual Drum Machine Plugin Ever Created

Revolutionize Your Studio…

Winner of 'Best Software Instrument of 2017' (awarded by Music Tech Magazine), Revolution is a deeply produced Drum Machine faithfully delivering 14 of the world’s most iconic Drum Machines directly to your DAW, inside a single ground-breaking virtual instrument.

For the first time ever, a plugin delivers the true sound of the most influential Drum Machines of our time – 808, 909, 606, CR-78, CR-8000, Linndrum, Drumtraks, Drumulator, OB-DX, SP-12.
Revolution is much more than just an emulation, however – It’s about creating new, powerful sounds that push boundaries. It’s drum production redefined

It’s All About the Sound…

Revolution’s sound engine is powered by many tens of thousands of samples, capturing every possible sound/tone variation and nuance of the original drum machines, along with the subtle differences in behaviour inherent of analogue electronics. Each sound has been carefully recorded via a transformer balanced Radial JDI and brought to line level with a NEVE 1073 / API 512c pre-amp. To retain the full frequency range and dynamics of the original instruments, we carefully matched the peak level of each drum, recording them through mastering grade conversion.

Revolution is not a digital ‘emulation’, it is the REAL authentic sound of 14 of the world’s most iconic, sought-after drum machines.

Build Your Dream Drum Machine

Effortlessly load a different ‘Drum Machine’ of your choice into any of the 14 Drum Voice Modules to build your own modular dream Drum Machine!

Have you ever dreamt of using a Drum Machine boasting an 808 kick, 909 snare, Drumtraks toms, 606 cymbals and Linndrum percussion? Now you can – the choice is yours...

Browse hundreds of beautifully designed presets and thousands of sequencer patterns to quickly spark your inspiration.

Revolutionary Integration

Revolution integrates seamlessly with your DAW, delivering endless inspiration and a compelling workflow to spark creativity. The beautiful user interface has been designed with both the composer and live musician in mind – All Drum Machines and tone shaping parameters are visible via one intuitive screen through use of dynamic graphics. Easily automate all analogue parameters using Revolution’s expressive multi-track step sequencer, or use the alternative classic drum computer sequencer for an experience similar to the original machines… Tempo sync is automatic, and exporting a sequences’ MIDI data to your sequencer is simple via drag and drop.

A fully NKS ready instrument, Revolution delivers total integration with Komplete Kontrol keyboards and Maschine - giving you the ability to access hundreds of snapshots and quickly dive into sound design with the custom mapped control knobs.

Adding Character

Want to add extra character and punch? Many of the Drum Machines in Revolution have been carefully recorded to analogue tape at multiple saturation levels (via a Studer A820), as well as through a vintage SP-1200 sampler and boutique high-end analogue processing chains...

Revolution’s unique ‘Character’ knob allows you to dial in a desired ‘Character’ for each individual Drum Machine Module. Want a raw sounding, true to the original 808 Bass Drum? Want an analogue tape saturated 909 Snare Drum? How about a gritty SP-1200 processed Linndrum clap? Revolution makes it possible!

World Class Effects

Revolution features a breathtaking suite of high-end effects, filters and dynamics processors. Add space to your drums with Revolution’s beautiful sounding dual reverb module - packed with 160 custom high-end impulses from iconic reverb units such as the Lexicon 300L, AKG BX20 Spring, AMS RMX16 and many others, alongside wonderful acoustic rooms from world-class studios, recorded with multiple mic positions.

Add definition to your drums with Revolution’s unique analogue style filters and envelopes. Enhance character and tone with transient shapers, EQs, compressors and tape saturation – each available independently, per drum sound!

Control your dynamics with Revolution’s Master Effects module, or twist sounds into oblivion with the in-built dual-channel delay…


  • Faithful emulations of 14 of the world’s most iconic Drum Machines
  • Create your dream Drum Machine using Revolution’s dynamic interface
  • Add real analogue tape saturation, character and vintage grit using Revolution’s unique ‘Character’ knob
  • Seamless integration with your DAW
  • Ground-breaking expressive 32-step multi-track sequencer with individual per step modulation routings (step locks)
  • Classic TR-style 16-button step-sequencer with full accent control, host sync, swing/shuffle and MIDI input
  • MIDI drag and drop patterns directly to your DAW
  • World-class effects and 160 high-end custom reverb impulses recorded from classic gear
  • Breathtaking suite of high-quality filters, EQs and transient shapers – each available independently, per drum sound, with dynamic routing
  • Individual drum accent and global accent per step
  • Timing slop per sequence step and global sequencer view
  • Host sync play and on-screen transport control
  • Realistic, beautiful 3D GUI
  • Advanced key commands and time-saving editing shortcuts
  • NKS Ready – Total integration with Komplete S-Series keyboards and Maschine Hardware
  • Supports Mac OS X 10.10, 10.11, 10.12 (or higher) and Windows 7 or higher
  • Tens of thousands of world-class samples integrated inside a unique virtual drum machine with Intuitive graphical interface
  • Recreate every nuance of 14 iconic drum machines or define your own unique sound using Revolution’s advanced feature set
  • Dedicated 14-track mixer with individual processing and dynamics, volume control, pan and effects sends for each drum sound
  • Master processing module featuring high-end compression, master EQ and tape simulation
  • Browse and instantly load hundreds of inspirational snapshot presets - designed by world-class sound designers
  • Browse over 1000 sequencer preset patterns using Revolution’s in-built pattern library, or easily create and share your own using Revolution’s expressive multi-track sequencer
  • DAW presets for Ableton Live and Logic

System Requirements

  • Available in Standalone, VST, AU and AAX instrument formats. Revolution is powered by FREE Kontakt Player from Native Instruments. Full version of Kontakt is NOT required

Minimum System Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.10, 10.11 or 10.12 (latest update), Intel Core 2 Duo
  • Kontakt Player 5.6.5 Player or Kontakt 5.6.5
  • Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit), Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD AthlonTM 64 X2
  • 4 GB RAM

Recommended System Requirements

  • Kontakt Player 5.6.5 Player or Kontakt 5.6.5
  • Mac OS X 10.10, 10.11 or 10.12 (latest update), Intel Core i5 or i7
  • Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit), Intel Core i5 or i7
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 8GB in Size After Unpacking

Important Notes:

  • The FULL or FREE Player Versions of Kontakt 5.6.5+ are required in order to use this instrument.


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