orDrumbox v.0.8.0.5 - Free audio
sequencer and software drum machine for Windows and Mac
04th December 2009
is a free (open source) software drum machine, designed
to a creative pattern based way of drum programming with
automatic music composition capabilities. You can
compose beats even with polyrhythms, bass line and
complete songs using included drum kits with the audio
orDrumbox is a pattern oriented
You 've got patterns of 16 (or 32 or
what you want) beats that allow you to create real
songs by assembling them.
Each pattern is composed of tracks.
Each track contains one sound. The
sounds can be pitched and mixed and panoramized, and
muted/unmuted with the interface. You can add loop
points at the step you want independently on each
Each track is composed of notes (one
note by beat). On each note, you can independently
control pitch (from -12 to +12 semitones) and
No practical limit on the number of
different sounds, the number of patterns in a song ,
or the number of tracks in a pattern
An automatic fill engine using
artificial intelligence technology is accessible on
each track. You can add melodic scales and
semi-random notes to let the orDrumbox compose
rhythmic and melodic patterns under your control.
It's designed for creativity. Just define some rules
and the orDrumbox will play generating beats
variations and melodic lines.
You can import, create, modify and
save Drumkits. A Drumkit is a sound library, (an
assorted set of instruments). You can import your
own sound files and use them as instruments with the
orDrumbox uses standard (windows)
WAV files for drum samples, so you can easily add
your own or download wave from the net.
The orDrumbox use Natural Language
Processing for matching sounds to tracks and for
typing sounds (amazing). Just name a track with a
"standard like" name of instrument (i.e: "electric
bass 1" or just "bd" ) and the orDrumbox will assign
it to the nearest instrument available in the
current drum kit.
This drum box automatically stretch
loops to fit your rhythm. You just have to tag a wav
file into loop with the interface.
The orDrumbox generates and exports
patterns and songs in 16 bits /44 Khz/stereo sounds
(CD-quality), so you can re-use them in any other
sound application. You can hear some demo songs.
Your songs are loaded and saved in a
internal XML format
30 seconds video: How to write
your very basic own pattern from scratch
orDrumbox desktop drum machine and the
are distributed as freeware."