Twisted Electrons deton8 Is A New Portable Groovebox With A Sample/Synth Engine

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During my participation in the TSR19, Twisted Electrons announced another new product for 2019. deton8 is a new super portable groovebox that is based on a hybrid sound engine: sampler and drum synthesis. It’s powered by 8bit samples as well as wavetable synthesis inspired by the NES triangle wavetable Synthesizer. On top, it allows you to upload own samples in the unique and to replace the factory library.

Twisted Electrons deton8

deton8 features a 16 step sequencer that includes a pitch and decay mod per step on every voice as well as a wide range of stutter modes: beat repeat, forward granular… Up to 16 patterns can be chained up for creating a song. An interesting and affordable hybrid groovebox from Twisted Electrons. Unfortunately, it’s not battery operated.


  • Hardware MIDI
  • 16 patterns of 1-16 steps each
  • Chain up to 16 patterns in a row to make a song
  • 8 Voices (Kick, Snare, Metal (hats), Clap, Can (tinny sounds), Tom, Nut (woody sounds), SYNTH (NES inspired triangle wavetable synthesizer, with arp that can be shaped to a square).
  • Two modes: Loop Mode (for breaks and melodic content, decay and tune is global) & Kit mode (individual tuning and decay per part)
  • Pitch and decay modulation per step on every voice
  • 8 hands on Stutter modes: Beat repeat (with variable rate), Forward granular, Reverse granular, Pendulum granular (scratch), buzz/texture , random granular (noise generation), spin up, spin down
  • Forward & Reverse sample playback per track
  • Delay with variable delay time and pitch decay (upwards and downwards)
  • Ring mod effect with variable frequency
  • Global pitch shift
  • Copy/Paste patterns
  • Real time pattern recording with optional metronome
  • Tap tempo
  • Swing
  • Mute/Solo a track
  • Drive any voice into distortion
  • Sound variation knob for Kick (add sub), Snare (add noise/snappy), Hats (change texture) and Synth (arpeggiate)
  • Pump aka sidechain compression emulation (any track can “duck” the others for the pumping/breathing effect)
  • Pattern clean and randomize for accidental magical beats

Sample Editor

A sample editor for the deton8 will be available for uploading the samples.

Twisted Electrons deton8

deton8 includes the following kits, but you’ll be able to upload your own samples!

  • DETON8 default (big beats, break)
  • AMY SISTER (jungle break)
  • HIP08 (for all your 808 hiphop needs)
  • TEK09  (Rave on)
  • MINTY POPS (Classic beats)
  • INDUSTRIAL (exclusive kit by our dear friend NKDM)

Twisted Electrons deton8 will be available in April 2019 for 255€.

More information here: Twisted Electrons

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