Roland TR-808 x OTO Biscuit Drum samples and Ableton Live Drum Rack
It doesn’t get much bigger than this. Roland TR-808 samples slammed through an OTO Machines Biscuit effects unit. These samples make a very gritty drum rack and packs a lot of punch.---------
The Biscuit was the first product released by boutique French craft-lords, OTO Machines. The outrageous grunt that the Biscuit produced put them on the map. OTO Biscuit is a unique and very flexible machine. It’s an effects processor with a pretty wide range of sound design possibilities, but its 8-bit conversion and analog filter are it’s calling cards. Think Ableton’s Redux Device, but as an outboard unit, with true 8-bit conversion and a whole lot more control. On top of bit rate reduction and its analog multimode (Low Pass, Bypass, & High Pass) filter, it hosts a waveshaper, a delay, pitch shifter and envelope follower.
We took our meticulously-recorded Fairchild 808 samples (the ones run through a $30,000 Fairchild compressor with uniquely worn and dusty valves) and passed them back out through the Biscuit. A total of 9 passes were recorded, each at different settings on the biscuit, from subtle bit-reduction sizzle to full on Nintendo-worthy 8-bit sounds – so for each different drum sample you can can choose between the nine OTO Biscuit settings using the drum rack. The kick, snare and clap got a further run to make more banks of samples: 6 x 9 kicks, 6 x 9 snares, 3 x 9 claps. In total, 171 samples in a drum rack with custom-built master effects chain.
7 Instrument Racks
1 Drum Rack
1 Audio Effects Rack
The samples can be used in any DAW or any version of Ableton Live.
To use the project containing the Drum Rack and Effects Rack, you'll need the following:
Ableton Live 10 or above, and the usual Ableton system requirements:
- OS X 10.11.6 or later.
- Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor (Intel® Core™ i5 processor or faster recommended)
- 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)
Copyright, Terms and Conditions:
You can use these loops in your own music or performances, royalty free. Other rights are reserved by Liveschool, including sole rights to sales and distribution of the samples and template Ableton Live set.