Vatanator is a Drum machine...
Her speciality is all these good old Drum Machines and analog sounds from the previous millennium and if she is a specialist she has to offer us a complete range or at least the most complete possible of all these old models.
Is she taking up this challenge?
Honestly, yes, I think so....
That's enough, isn't it?
The little trick is that many of these presets preferred to use a nickname.
For many of them, it is a lost cause as soon as you press one of the 8 available Pads they will be unmasked.
But for others, it's a more complicated one....
at least for me....
Each pad can contain up to 8 samples.
Most factory presets come with several samples by Pads.
You can import your own Samples in each of the 2 versions.
For the Stand Alone version you will choose the Sample to assign to a Pad, for the AUv3 version you will also have the possibility to map them on a keyboard.
(Ability to import samples via Files, AudioShare, AudioCopy, Dropbox or iTunes Share | Files only for the AUv3 version)
This version of Vatanator is AUv3 compatible and may also be used in Stand Alone.
There is also a AUv3 version only: Vatanator SX (link below)
There is not much difference between the two versions except the Sequencer, 16 to 32 steps and its song mode: 8 patterns to be spread over 15 slots by drag and drop.
This is for the Stand Alone version.
The other difference is the automation with envelope follower of the effects: Delay, Distortion, Ring Modulator, Reverb and Filter.
For the Stand Alone version you will open a window and draw your automation on the 16 or 32 steps of your pattern.
The Stand Alone version allows you to save and export your patterns
For the AUv3 version, a midi learn button will allow you to control your automation over the entire sequence.
For both versions an FX loop mode is available as well as 2 XY expression Pads.
The first Pad is dedicated to Delay, the second one to choose Distortion + Reverb or Filter for the AUv3 version. For the. Stand Alone version: Pad 1 Delay or Filter Pad 2 Distortion or Ring Modulator.
For the available settings of each of the effects look at the images below in this post.
For the effects part, Vatanator is great even if I would have liked to have a bus for each of them, at the same time it is just enough to run several instances of Vatanator for the problem to be solved. This is for the AUv3 version of course.
A mixer is available in both versions.
Volume, Pan, Mute and Solo.
Now let's move on to Samples.
Amp (Pre), ADSR, and Pitch.High pass filter and Swing.
In conclusion, Vatanator is certainly one of the best selling Vintage Drum Machines in the App Store.
The quality of all Samples is perfect.
The ability to import your own Samples turns it into a powerful Drum Sampler!
Honestly there is not much bad things to say about this App, even nothing...
So my conclusion is:
Vatanator is a Killer App! A Must Have!
Price $7.99 Author Georgi Georgiev Type Instrument Instrument type Sampler Instrument sounds Drums, Percussion Supports Inter-App Audio (IAA), Audiobus, Ableton Link Version 1.5.1Released 04/18/2016 Updated 05/13/2019
The Stand Alone version | Audiobus & IAA version
The Sample editor
The FX Section
Tap follow if you like the automation to follow your steps (16 or 32 depending of your setting) Select between 16 or 32 straps on the top of the screen.
The Mixer & the 2 XY expression Pads
The Step sequencer & the Song mode | Export | Settings
The AUv3 version
The App Store description
Vatanator is a unique drum machine with advanced MIDI functionality. It features 140 built-in presets emulating every classic vintage hardware. It is aimed for simplicity and instant rhythm creation.
– Audio Unit Extension
– Record patterns in real-time with quantization, MIDI assignable
– 16/32 steps sequencer with advanced MIDI options
– Fast loading of presets on the fly
– Full MIDI implementation, Bluetooth MIDI
– Background audio
– Audiobus, Audiobus Remote, Inter-App Audio and Ableton Link support
– Ability to import samples via Files, AudioShare, AudioCopy, Dropbox or iTunes Share
– Real-time effects with envelope follower and XY pads, MIDI assignable
– Song arranger, ability to store a sequence of patterns and play them in order
– 8 channel mixer with volume control and mute/solo for any individual instrument
“Vatanator listed in 10 Best iOS / iPad Drum Machines Apps” - ProducerSpot
"it’s a solid bread-and-butter drum machine that plays nice with AudioBus, IAA, Ableton Link and CoreMIDI, and, at this price, could find a place in anyone’s iPad studio workflow" - MusicRadar/Computer Music Version 1.5.1 release notes- added metronome - fixed issue that stops the sound of Audio Unit Extension when loading effect on the same chain - fixed bug preventing sample change in the steps editor - fixed bug when saving/loading custom MIDI configuration for individual samples in Audio Unit Extension - fixed crash when switching between HP and LP filter - improved realtime recording - minor UI improvements
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