OrDrumbox is a top freeware option for those that need drums for their musical projects. After installing the program, you have access to a sophisticated open source drum machine together with all the tools you need to compose a full song.
- Size: 41.1 MB
- Version: 0.9.1-42
- License: Freeware
- Release Date: 13-07-2020
- Operating System: All Windows
OrDrumbox changes its appearance, its user interface, based on the tool or function that you utilize. The available tools include audio mixer, arpeggiator, piano roll, drumkit editor, step sequencer, and softsynth. In the lower part of the software you find the buttons you need to change the interface and the functions you use.
You can easily write your pattern from zero, auto-generate one or import some samples to utilize as a drumkit. In order to write the pattern, you clear the one that exists. You use the “Clear Song” button for that. Then, you click Add and you start adding as many tracks as you need. Every single track is used for a sound.
OrDrumbox utilizes Natural Language Processing to be able to match sounds to tracks and then categorize them. For instance, when you name your track “Electronic Base 1”, the software automatically assigns this to the instrument that is the closest inside the used drum kit.
You just need to click to add new notes for the beat. The loop feature is simple and makes it easy to create even complicated looped patterns. Auto Generate Pattern is particularly effective at helping you speed up the process since it does exactly what it says based on some rules you define. All of this can be done even while music plays so you get instant feedback on the modifications that you make.
On the whole, OrDrumbox is a very useful tool to have on your computer as a music composer. It is very effective and fast.