D16 Group celebrates the 808 day with a 70% OFF sale on the Nepheton plugin (29€), a TR-808 emulation for macOS and Windows
Happy 808 day. August 8 is the Internal Cat Day, “Meow.” An important day for electronic music. The legendary, purring sounds of the four-legged friends alone have brought electronics forward. Haha, no, joke aside. Besides International Cat day, today (808) is also the day of the Roland TR-808, the analog drum machine that really shaped electronic music.
And like every year, D16 Group has a 1-day sale on their 808 emulation plugin Nepheton, where you can get it for just 29€.
D16 Group Nepheton
Nepheton hosts 17 fully synthesized modules that emulate the timbres of the original 808 drum machine. The developers say that all the sounds and detailed nuances of the original are captured perfectly. But they went further by offering additional controls for deep tone and envelope tweakability. That definitely makes the plugin more versatile than the original, which is a bit limited in many areas.
Then, it comes with an internal XOX sequencer with more on offer than the original one. It contains two banks of patterns with simple and extended patterns. There is also a handy randomizer that can be used either to make subtle changes to your patterns or to create entirely new ones. You can also apply the randomizer to drums independently and with variable frequency.
Nepheton also offers an extended shuffle knob with a wider range of possible grooves. You can achieve grooves from classic rhythmics up to controlled junky chaos. Other great features are the full MIDI implementation and the flexible output configurations. Thus you can easily route every module to any of the 12 outputs, from mono to stereo. For the real 808 fans, the developers also include the original Trigger output (fully configurable, of course).
The D16 Group Nepheton is one of the best 808 emulations available in the software. Certainly a good deal for €29. But you must know that the plugin is already older and definitely an update. For example, the product is not yet compatible with macOS 11 (Big Sur) and macOS (Monterey) and thus not with Apple Silicon M1/M2 computers.
D16 Group Nepheton is now available for 29€ with a 70% OFF discount instead of 99€. It runs as a VST2 and AU plugin for macOS and Windows. You can get the deal on the official website or via my partners. Two benefits: retailers are giving away on top of your purchase free plugins: Plugin Boutique: NUGEN Audio Focus Elements Bundle and ADSR Sounds Thenatan Hatz Hihat Rolls Engine. Plus, you support my activity; thanks in advance.
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