d16 Group Drumazon 2, popular TR-909 emulation gets an upgrade on 909 day

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d16 Group Drumazon 2 is an upcoming major update for its popular full-customizable TR-909 emulation for macOS and Windows.

Teasing time is over. Today, on the 909th day, the Polish developers from d16 Group released the Drumazon 2 plugin.

The new version has many new features, a revised interface, and more.

d16 Group Drumazon 2

d16 Group Drumazon 2

The core idea of the Drumazon 2 remains the same. It authentically emulates all the sounds of the original Roland TR-909, supported by a creative sequencer and a sound-shaping engine. The revised in

The redesigned interface that catapults the plugin into modern times is immediately noticeable. The old one was very difficult to use in places and was no fun. Each drum sound is fully synthesized and can be tweaked in detail with various parameters. Something only possible to a limited extent in the original unit.

New Effects

Drumazon 2 introduces several new features, including two buses offering five slots each, providing users with the freedom to experiment with a plethora of effects. The selection is extensive, boasting eight effect types: bit-crusher, chorus, delay, distortion, dynamics, EQ, filter, and reverb. With this, you can shape your 909 drum sounds in great detail, making them your own.

Not stopping there, d16 Group takes it a step further by incorporating a master section equipped with a three-band multi-band compressor and a limiter featuring a soft clipper.

Trigger Outs

In the original hardware, analog trigger outputs were ingeniously incorporated to command external equipment via the internal sequencer. Producers deftly harnessed this functionality to infuse their music with a distinctive, signature short pulse sound. d16 Group has emulated this iconic feature and added a soft version of it in the new Drumazon version.

The sequencer, the core of every TR-909 emulation, has also been revised here. First of all, this benefits greatly from the new improved interface. Then, it also hosts new features.

An interesting new feature is a customizable randomizer allowing you to fill up your patterns with unexpected ideas. All this, with just a hit of a button. And for flexibility, the MIDI export function lets you quickly finish work on your pattern in your DAW.

d16 Group also ships the new version with new factory content to kickstart your work.

First Impression

A nice update for a popular 909 emulation. Not a huge update but one that makes sense. Since it always has to retain the 909 sound, you can’t expect crazy new features.

d16 Group Drumazon 2 is available now for an introductory price of 89€ instead of 119€. The update from Drumazon 1 costs 29€. It runs as a 64-bit VST, VST3, AU, and AAX plugin on macOS (Intel + native Apple Silicon) and Windows.

More information here: d16 Group

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Exactly one month ago, the Polish software company d16 Group released a major update for the LuSH-101 synthesizer, their SH-101 emulation on steroids. LUSH-2 got some new features as well as full compatibility with new computers.

Not only the LUSH-2 will expand the portfolio of the Polish developers this year, but another plugin update. On Twitter, yes, the platform is somehow still relevant, the developers teased Drumazon 2.

d16 Group Drumazon 2


Drumazon is d16 Group’s software answer to the legendary Roland TR-909 drum machine. It is an authentic emulation of all drum voices of the 909 using analog modeling technology. Besides the drum voices, it has a powerful sequencer, effects, and more.

The plugin is very popular among electronic musicians but shows its age. Compatibility problems, bugs, GUI too small, etc. All signs that a plugin urgently needs an update. With Drumazon 2, all of this should be improved.

d16 Group is not yet revealing any new features of the Drumazon 2, but says so on Twitter:

In the video, you can see directly that the plugin is much tidier and looks nicer. The snippet you can hear already sounds promising. I am looking forward to hearing more about the new features.

According to d16 Group, Drumazon 2 will be released in Q3 2023 between July and September. So in the Summer of 2023.

More information here: d16 Group

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  1. Folks at d16 should have focused at the first drumazon not make more.It had potential, but trying to cash.

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