The Drum Anthology Library pretty much covers all the kits you’ve ever wanted. Taken from more than 40 vintage drum machines from the 1960s (think organ rhythm boxes) through all the favourite Roland, Korg and Simmons through to Boss, MFB and Jomox and everything in between.
Drum Anthology Library
The collection comes as 10 libraries that can be loaded via a double-click on your computer. They replace the PCM factory sounds and so won’t touch your stored kits or patterns. You can run them alongside the analogue drum sounds or build new custom kits from the samples.
- Anthology Library 1: Ace Tone Rhythm machines from the 1960s and 1970s were primarily used by organists to add percussion fills.
- Anthology Library 2: Hammond, Wurlitzer, Univox and Columbia rhythm boxes primarily used to give a background rhythm to organ players.
- Anthology Library 3: Korg, MiniPops and Panasonic unusual and historic game-changing drum machines.
- Anthology Library 4: Here comes the Roland CR range that served as the starting point for what became the recognized “sound” of drum machines.
- Anthology Library 5: All the Roland TR drum machines.
- Anthology Library 6: Lell Rototom, Maxon DS200, Star Instruments Synare 3, Formanta UDS – the most unusual machines of the collection – were mostly drum synthesizers.
- Anthology Library 7: Simmons and TAMA machines of the 1980s
- Anthology Library 8: Jomox, MFB and Sound Master.
- Anthology Library 9: Regal Rhythm RE 175, Normad Rhythm Maker 16, Unitra Eltra RYTM 16, Multivox Rhythm Ace FR6M rare-yet-affordable drum machines from all around the world.
- Anthology Library 10: BOSS DR-110, Realistic Concertmate Electronic Accompanist/Metronome, Delptronics LDB-1, ELI CR-7030 a group of portable drum machines in demand from musicians on the go during the 1980s and 1990s.
It’s quite a fascinating collection of sounds that probably makes the UNO Drum the most versatile drum machine on the market at the moment. The next step is surely going to be being able to load your own samples – that would take it to a whole other place. As it is this is very welcome free update to the groovy little drum machine.