[linux-audio-user] TR-909 Drum synth patches for AMS

Stanley Jaddoe linux-audio-user at terabytemusic.cjb.net
Sat Jul 17 08:03:16 EDT 2004

At the moment, there's a lack of real drum synthesizers in the Linux Audio 

Drum synthesis instead of sampling is important to emulate the dynamic sound 
of -for example- the TR-909 hand clap, which is generated out of white noise.

You can find some patches for Alsa Modular Synth here: 

Most patches don't sound like the real 808/909, because they need some/much  
more tweaking. Feel free to improve the patches.

I'm now trying to decipher the original schematics of the TR-909, my aim is to 
write a separate 909 softsynth (clone), because Alsa Modular Synth is too 
limiting (difficult/impossible to create drum maps, difficult to handle 
multiple instances of AMS, etc)

Stanley Jaddoe

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