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Subharmonicon Drums Sample Pack

The Subharmonicon Drums Sample Pack is a collection of percussive samples created with the Moog Subharmonicon semi-modular synth. Like most other analog synths, the Subharmonicon can do tonal sounds and percussion equally well. It's missing a crucial percussive element: a noise generator, but the Subharmonicon's 2 oscillators and 4 suboscillators more than make up for that. Try out this sample pack and see for yourself!

All sounds in this sample pack have been made with the Moog Subharmonicon. Some of the samples have been additionally processed by the Shift Line Stages overdrive and the A+ Flex tube preamp; additionally, some sounds have dynamic correction applied. However, the Subharmonicon is the sole signal source in all cases.
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Foreword

The Moog Subharmonicon is easily one of the most intriguing recent products in the analog synth domain. We got the idea of creating a percussion sample pack with it as soon as we got the Subharmonicon in our hands.

Polyrhythmic melodies, chord sequences and ambient tones are the Subharmonicon's bread and butter. At the same time, its extensive modular patching capabilities mean it can go beyond those applications as well. However, using up all of the synth's power to create a single clap sound might feel like a waste — but that's where sampling comes into play. Sampling is a great way to increase the number of voices you can get from a synth (particularly when it comes to monosynths with no presets).

We've created 10 percussion kits, each consisting of 16 instruments. The kits differ in tone quite a lot but have a common structure, which allows you to conveniently use them as multisamples or drumkits. You can also rearrange each kit in a way that fits your workflow the best.

Each sample has a slightly extended length, allowing you not only to use it as a one-shot but also to modulate its length and start point for greater sound variety.

The sample format is WAV 48kHz 24bit, which is the standard for modern DAWs and hardware samplers alike.
The Moog Subharmonicon is easily one of the most intriguing recent products in the analog synth domain. We got the idea of creating a percussion sample pack with it as soon as we got the Subharmonicon in our hands.

Polyrhythmic melodies, chord sequences and ambient tones are the Subharmonicon's bread and butter. At the same time, its extensive modular patching capabilities mean it can go beyond those applications as well. However, using up all of the synth's power to create a single clap sound might feel like a waste — but that's where sampling comes into play. Sampling is a great way to increase the number of voices you can get from a synth (particularly when it comes to monosynths with no presets).

We've created 10 percussion kits, each consisting of 16 instruments. The kits differ in tone quite a lot but have a common structure, which allows you to conveniently use them as multisamples or drumkits. You can also rearrange each kit in a way that fits your workflow the best.

Each sample has a slightly extended length, allowing you not only to use it as a one-shot but also to modulate its length and start point for greater sound variety.

The sample format is WAV 48kHz 24bit, which is the standard for modern DAWs and hardware samplers alike.

Free Pack

To get a better idea of what the Subharmonicon Drums Sample Pack offers, you can download a free pack which consists of certain samples found in the SUBH DRM01-08 folders. Check out the video with the free pack below.
If you end up enjoying the free pack, you can always keep using it or get the full version*.

*You can use the Free Subharmonicon Drum Kit for musical purposes without limitations. Using the Free Subharmonicon Drum Kit or parts of it in commercial products (e.g. integrating it into hardware or software) is possible with our permission. Please contact us at
info@shift-line.com for further info.

Sample Pack Structure

The sample pack has 168 sounds split into 11 folders.

SUBH DRM01 – SUBH DRM04: These folders contain unprocessed samples. Essentially, that's what you can get directly from the Moog Subharmonicon (save for some volume correction and fade-outs).

SUBH DRM05, SUBH DRM06: These kits utilize the Shift Line Stages overdrive, resulting in a harsher tone as opposed to the first 4 folders. Overdrive parameters were individually adjusted to each sample; fade-out curves were also tweaked in post-processing.

SUBH DRM07, SUBH DRM08 contain samples which utilize the A+ Flex tube preamp. Just like DRM05 and DRM06, these two kits have an aggressive tone with a distinct character. Distortion parameters were individually adjusted to each sample; filtering and fade-out curve adjustments were carried out in post-processing.

SUBH DRM09 STEREO, SUBH DRM10 STEREO: These two folders contain heavily processed Subharmonicon samples which utilize stereo imaging, layering and dynamic correction. DRM10 also uses Stages and Flex in processing, while DRM09 does not.

SUBH Hand Clap Alternative offers 8 additional Hand Clap samples. Synthesizing a clap on the Subharmonicon is a non-trivial task, so we decided to go the extra mile and create more of those.

Kit Structure

Each kit contains 16 percussive instruments. Each instrument's name is prefixed by its note number in the traditional MIDI Drum Map (with a few deviations). The WAV files also have a NOTE tag, which allows you to map the samples across the keyboard (or any other traditionally-mapped controller) and use that mapping with any hardware or software which supports multisamples — such as samplers by 1010Music.

The DRM01–10 folders contain full drum kits consisting of the following elements:
  1. 35_BD: Bass Drum. Note tag: B0 (35).
  2. 36_BD: Bass Drum 2 (alternative). Note tag: C1 (36).
  3. 37_RS: Rim Shot (Side Stick, a hit to the rim of the snare drum). Note tag: C#1 (37).
  4. 38_SD: Snare Drum. Note tag: D1 (38).
  5. 39_HC: Hand Clap. Note tag: Eb1 (39).
  6. 40_SD: Snare Drum 2 (alternative). Note tag: E1 (40).
  7. 42_CH: Closed Hi-Hat. Note tag: F#1 (42).
  8. 43_LT: Low Tom. Note tag: G1 (43).
  9. 44_PH: Pedal Hi-Hat. Note tag: Ab1 (44).
  10. 46_OH: Open Hi-Hat. Note tag: Bb1 (46).
  11. 47_MT: Mid Tom. Note tag: B1 (47).
  12. 49_СС: Crash Cymbal. Note tag: C#1 (49).
  13. 50_HT: High Tom. Note tag: D2 (50).
  14. 51_RС: Right Cymbal. Note tag: Eb2 (51).
  15. 54_CL: Click/Tambourine. Note tag: F#2 (54).
  16. 56_CB: Cowbell. Note tag: Ab2 (56).
The sample names might sound familiar, but the Subharmonicon's renditions of bass drums or open hi-hats can stray away from the "classic" tones. But that's the whole point: there are plenty of traditional drum machine samples around, so we wanted to offer you something fresh with this sample pack.

Demos

Only the Subharmonicon Drums Sample Pack is used in the video demos with various devices and software.
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