Modor DR-2 drum machine, new firmware OS007 adds parameter locks

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Modor Music has updated its powerful all-synthesis-based drum machine DR-2 to firmware OS077, adding parameter locks.

The Belgian one-man developer company Modor Music has become known in the synth communities with its NF-1 and NF-1M desktop digital synthesizers. A little later, there were interesting Eurorack modules, but they were never really successful.

However, the latest product from Modor is again much more exciting. With the DR-2, they have a digital drum machine in the portfolio that is packed with drum synthesis. It is not finished or matured with features, as the latest update shows, which adds a very important new functionality.

Modor DR 2 parameter locks

Modor DR-2 Parameter Locks

The engine of the Modor DR-2 drum machine grows and grows. I’m happy to hear that, because you hear less of the instrument compared to other drum machines. Or maybe the other bigger companies have more marketing budgets for promoting their product.

Nevertheless, there is a new firmware that puts the device back in focus. With firmware update OS007, Marcel of Modor adds parameter locks to its drum machine. Because it wasn’t technically possible initially, this function took so long to become available.

A parameter lock sets a value for a certain parameter on a certain drum hit in the sequencer, which makes the DR-2 much more versatile and unique from the sound. So you can program more organic drum patterns where the sound evolves over time.

There have been other updates to the DR-2 in the recent past. For example, update OS006 added two new drum models, a new overdrive effect, and a tilt filter. As a result, it now has 17 different drum synthesis models that are fully tweakable.

If you haven’t heard of the Modor DR-2 yet, then check out the new video from BoBeats.

The new Modor DR-2 firmware OS007 is available now as a free download for existing users.

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