New Drumgizmo version released with major new feature, diskstreaming!

Version 0.9.13 of drum sampling plugin, Drumgizmo has recently been released with the much anticipated diskstreaming feature.

DrumGizmo is an open source, multichannel, multilayered, cross-platform drum plugin and stand-alone application. It enables you to compose drums in MIDI and mix them with a multichannel approach. It is comparable to that of mixing a real drumkit that has been recorded with a multimic setup.

New features for this release include -

  • Diskstreaming support, so you no longer need huge amounts of RAM memory to run it, even with the big drumkits.
  • A completely new and redesigned plugin UI.
  • For the hardcore FreeBSD users: OSS support!

Previous versions of Drumgizmo loaded samples exclusively into RAM, meaning systems with lower system RAM than the size of the sample kits were unable to use Drumgizmo. This is no longer the case as Drumgizmo can now play samples not only from RAM but can also read samples directly from disk. The mix of RAM/diskstreaming Drumgizmo uses for sample kits can be configured to best suit your system.

The Drumgizmo team have also released CrocellKit, a new drum kit for Drumgizmo. This kit is 8.4GB in size but due to the Drumgizmo's team work on diskstreaming you no longer need large amounts of RAM to be able to use it. You can check out a demo of this kit below.

LMP has a tutorial on how to set up and use Drumizmo in Ardour. Everything in this tutorial is still relevant, however, this tutorial will be updated in the near future to reflect new features in Ardour that make it even more convenient to set up and use Drumgizmo. Stay tuned!

If you have been put off Drumgizmo in the past due it's RAM usage, now is the time to revisit it and see what it is capable of.