DRM1 MKIV: Familiar, yet evolved
At first glance, you may not notice any difference from its predecessor. Indeed, from the outside, there isn’t any! The overall concept and user interface have remained the same: There are eight instrument channels, each with nine knobs for sound shaping, pan and volume control. The DRM1 is a musical instrument, a creative tool that wants to be touched and played.
Instead of trying to reinvent or change an already well-proven external design, with this update to version MKIV we decided to focus on the inside. We took time to thoroughly listen into the circuits and put energy and care into its details: Thoughtfully tweaking frequency ranges, revamping control curves, adjusting levels and redesigning sub-circuits. Our goal was to make the DRM1 MKIV the best drum synthesizer we’ve ever built!
DRM1 MKIV: Sociable and dynamic
To make integration into your studio more comfortable, we equipped the DRM1 MKIV with USB-MIDI in addition to the standard MIDI connections.
The optional trigger inputs have been significantly upgraded. Beyond gate pulses, they now also accept different voltage levels for triggering the instrument channels dynamically. The DRM1 MKIV with trigger inputs can also convert the analog signals into MIDI notes via USB or the newly added MIDI OUT connector making it an incredibly versatile MIDI interface.
Whether you’re controlling the DRM1 MKIV via a DAW, a hardware sequencer, or a modular system, you’ll have the proper connection and further the ability to send the MIDI notes to additional devices.