After the warm reception of our first installment in the analog percussion world (Raw Vermona DRM1) we decided to make a library built on the same honorable principles -realism, dynamics and usability- but with a more aggressive and punchy sound that complemented the organic, creamy and percussive nature of the previous collection.
Of all the drum machines in our arsenal we felt that the XBase 09 was the box that best represented this idea, and thus our next victim was chosen!
The XBase 09 is a Roland 909 inspired drum machine with a twist. The great thing about it it’s that, although you can use it to emulate a convincing 909, it can also go way beyond it’s limits. The bass drum and snare circuits have much wider range and the sound is a bit more modern and over-the-top. It’s like a 909 on steroids! This is specially nice since you can end up with something that sounds “familiar” yet not dated like the overused original 909.
A clever way of sounding punchy.