An interesting release with an equally interesting wrap up from Pittsburgh Modular themselves
Pittsburgh Modular have released the next modules in their Experiment series in the form of a kick (Llama) and snare (Polar Bear) drum.
What you need to know:
- Pittsburgh Modular have released the next modules in their Experiment series in the form of a kick (Llama) and snare (Polar Bear) drum.
- These modules are based on their own unique design.
- The Polar Bear sounds sharper than you’d expect from an analogue snare.
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Pittsburgh Modular said the Llama and Polar Bear are an attempt at creating realistic(-ish) kick and snare drums using their own unique designs.
“These modules are not based on the sound of any famous drum machine, instead they represent a new approach to building synthesised kick and snare drums informed by the world around us,” they said.
“The results are something that sounds not completely unlike kick and snare drums, but with a flexibility that bends far beyond the limits of a physical instrument.”
These modules are actually interesting enough on their own but their descriptions of the products almost make it worthwhile enough to purchase on their own.
“Although most polar bears are born on land, they spend the majority of their life on the sea ice hunting for the perfect snare drum,” they said.
“Most hunts end in failure. However, with a little bit of luck, the Polar Bear is rewarded with a glorious snare! We think this one sounds very nice too.”
The Polar Bear has a Snares (noise volume) knob, Tension (decay), and Head (drum head balance) controls to experiment with.
And of course, “The Llama is a majestic creature known almost exclusively for the unique way it generates kick drum sounds when it is angry.
“Our module pays tribute to this soulful, sonic wonder. We think it sounds very nice.”
The Llama has controls for Vibration (LFO), Beater (attack), and Tension (decay).
Head to Pittsburgh Modular for more information.