Software Review 02 : Sand Drum by 8Dio

The Instruments

This is the Sand Drum instrument by 8DIO. The particular instrument that has been sampled is a medium sized enclosed drum approximately 1 1/4″ in thickness. The thing that makes it unique and interesting is that it is filled with tiny silver metal beads that produces a nice swishing sound depending on how it’s played.

There are a total of 14 patches, 6 of them being ‘wet’ patches with an an extra control for a convolution reverb(more on that later).

For the ‘dry’ patches there are 5 different articulations. The head struck with a hotrod & mallet, the side struck with a mallet & stick and the drum struck with the beads rattling out. Continue Reading