The DR-2 is a 6 instrument digital DSP drum synth, with a built-in 128-step drum sequencer. At first sight, it will feel recognisable in many ways. There are sounds that will remind you of the good old classic drum machines, and the step sequencer will get you building drum riffs from the first second you touch it. But Modor uses digital sound synthesis to get beyond the possibilities of a classic drum machine, and the step sequencer does more than just hitting drums…
First of all: although it’s digital, the DR-2 is not about sampling. It’s a drum synthesizer, like a classic analog drum machine, but it uses digital sound synthesis algorithms instead of analog circuitry. There are no samples in the DR-2, and there’s no sample memory.
Just like the Modor NF-1, the DR-2 is not build to recreate the classics of the past. The DR-2 uses digital sound synthesis to innovate drum sounds and rhythms. Many sounds will be recognizable. It is possible to make classic-sounding bass drums, snares and rimshots. It’s not difficult to program classic floor fillers with the DR-2. But with 12 synthesis parameters per drum, you’ll easily find yourself creating your own individual sound.
The DR-2 costs €1750. To find out more information visit the Modor website.