The RX-11 was the first digital drum
machine made by Yamaha. It was released in 1984 and
features 27 drum sounds. Each drum sound is a PCM
sample coded at 12-bits resolution. The low bitrate
gives the RX-11 a raw punchy sound typical of the
80s drum machines. The RX-11 has been used by some
high profile artists, among them Erasure in the
mid-80s for their first album's tour and more
recently Aphex Twin, who used it one of his track
for his album "Syro".
We sampled the RX-11 in 32-bit,
hence the HD (for high definition), to capture the
raw output of the machine. Also provided are 16-bit
and 24-bit versions of the samples at a 44.1kHz
sample rate. Ad a little bit of reverb are you're in
synhtwave, retrowave, and synthpop territory.