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From 4th April 2019 until 6th June 2019 customers can download d16’s Nithonat drum machine plug-in and have 50% discount off d16’s store.

d16: Nithonat

Nithonat is a fl awless and fully synthesised (as opposed to samplebased) software emulation of one of the grooviest drum machines ever built: the Roland TR-606. Launched in 1981 and a staple of original electro and hip-hop, the 606 was a smaller sibling of the legendary TR808, beloved for its sound rather than its fl exibility, as it only enabled adjustment of the volume of each sound. Loading as a VST or AudioUnits plugin on Mac, and a VST plugin on PC, Nithonat expands on the fundamental 606 design with a wide range of controls for tweaking and shaping every one of its seven constituent instruments – Bass Drum, Snare Drum, Low and High Toms, Cymbal, and Open and Closed Hi-hats – including Tune, Tone, Attack and Decay. Every instrument can be soloed and muted independently, too, and eight outputs let you route each one to its own channel in the host DAW’s mixer for processing and mixing if required.

Nithonat also improves on the 606’s internal step sequencer, boasting eight banks of up to twelve 16-step patterns each, an Accent lane, Tap mode, shuffle control, and a built-in randomiser for instant rhythmic inspiration. And with a sizeable collection of factory preset kits and patterns included, you can work those uniquely characterful 606 kick, snare, tom and metalwork tones into your projects in no time at all.

Why We like d16: Nithonat

“This month we’re delivering a stone cold classic – d16's Nithonat. It’s a no frills (sort of) 606 emulator. The sequencer stays true to the original and the sound is about as legitimate as it gets. D16 are masters of their craft and they’ve captured the all the vibe and essence of the classic silver box in this plugin. They’ve even added a “creative randomiser” that uses some great tech to help guide you on your creative journey into the world of drum programming!”

Words by Jonathan Campbell // Novation Product Manager for Customer Lifetime Value

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