The DM-307 Modern Groove Designer is a highly stylized collection of modular synth drums, live percussion and processed classic analog drum machines. Created by New York City’s renowned sound design team, this new virtual instrument introduces innovative ways to quickly and easily create production-ready grooves and beats in a variety of contemporary musical styles; including electronic, hip hop, industrial, ethnic and cinematic.
As the successor to Heavyocity´s award-winning Evolve, DAMAGE and AEON Collection virtual instruments, DM-307 was developed through inventive recording, sound design and synthesis techniques. DM-307 offers 3600+ samples weighing in at 7+ GB of source material.
Heavyocity’s DM-307 contains over 200 playable presets of drums, FX and sound design elements. There are more than 1200 beat-sliced loops organized by style that can be mixed and matched seamlessly to create complex layered beats and percussion beds.
In addition to the kits and loops, DM-307 showcases 250+ signature multis, allowing users to tweak beats created by Heavyocity and some of today’s top DJ/producers: Kaiserdisco, Martin Eyerer, Mendo, Pirupa and Uner; and notable cinematic composers: Joe Trapanese, Jason Graves and Kevin Riepl.
DM-307’s extensive content is complemented by an intuitive user interface featuring the all-new GridTM sequencer, advanced Trigger FXTM and signature PunishTM knob. With DM-307’s Loop Mutator™ technology users can sequence, re-compose and manipulate loops in new and exciting ways.
As a “powered-by-Kontakt” instrument, DM-307 offers all playback and sound shaping functionality through the free Kontakt 5 Player or full version
Mit dem DM-307 ist Heavyocity wieder einmal ein großartiges Produkt gelungen. Die Qualität der Samples ist überragend, und die kreativen Möglichkeiten schier unendlich. Hier macht das Arbeiten mit vorgefertigten Loops oder selbstgestalteten Rhythmen gleichermaßen Spaß und ermöglicht einen schnellen Zugang zu aktuellen Sounds und Produktionstechniken.
Klanglich wissen sowohl das beigelegte Audiomaterial als auch die Bearbeitungsstufen des DM-307 voll zu überzeugen.
Die Oberfläche ist trotz der vergleichsweise komplexen Instrumenten intuitiv, die Bedienung gestaltet sich dementsprechend einfach. Das Hauptaugenmerk des DM-307 liegt auf elektronischen Musikstilen, zum Beispiel House oder Dubstep. Aber auch für Ambient- Produktionen lassen sich höchst interessante Klänge kreieren.
As with Heavyocity's previous Kontakt libraries, the effects really bring DM-307 to life. Delay, Reverb, Distortion and Modulation processors are on hand for processing the master output, along with the LFO-driven Twist tone shaper and Punish, which combines compression and saturation. But the awesome Trigger FX are where the real action's at: five step-sequenced effects designed to bring movement and dynamics to all four modes.
DM-307 takes in a broad spectrum of styles and instrumentation. The usual dubstep, DnB and 'electronic' suspects are there, but so are rock (albeit in a very mechanical sense), Latin, cinematic and more. The samples and loops are generally excellent, even if some of them do sound a bit generic, and overall this is another stunning effort from one of our favourite Kontakt library developers.
As with Heavyocity's previous Kontakt libraries, the effects really bring DM-307 to life. Delay, Reverb, Distortion and Modulation processors are on hand for processing the master output, along with the LFO-driven Twist tone shaper and Punish, which combines compression and saturation. But the awesome Trigger FX are where the real action's at: five step-sequenced effects designed to bring movement and dynamics to all four modes. DM-307 takes in a broad spectrum of styles and instrumentation. The usual dubstep, DnB and 'electronic' suspects are there, but so are rock (albeit in a very mechanical sense), Latin, cinematic and more. The samples and loops are generally excellent, even if some of them do sound a bit generic, and overall this is another stunning effort from one of our favourite Kontakt library developers.full review for DM-307 at Computer Music
Mit dem DM-307 bringt Heavyocity wieder einmal ein absolutes Spitzenprodukt auf den Markt. Frische neue Sounds und Effektklänge aus verschiedenen Bereichen bekommt man hier in sehr guter Qualität geliefert. Dank des neuen Stepsequencers kann man alle Sounds direkt im DM-307 programmieren, bearbeiten und mit Effekten versehen. Die vorgefertigten Loops bieten viel Abwechslung und lassen sich entweder komplett oder in einzelnen Teilen abspielen. Für all diejenigen, die öfter mal ein paar härtere Sounds brauchen, genau das richtige neue Klangfutter. Da bleibt nur die Gesamtnote 1.
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"The DM-307 can perhaps seem a tad bit expensive at $299, but once you get stuck into it, you can see its totally justified. Its a massive percussion instrument that is capable of pumping out rhythms in a wide range of genres – from EDM and Industrial to Rock and Ethic madness. If you already own Damage and you’re looking for something in the same style, but with more flexible and a grittier sound, DM-307 is for you. If you only write jazz flute solos, this bad boy is not for you."
The new Heavyocities product DM–307 is by far one of the best drum machines made for Kontakt and Kontakt player and all though the price might be a bit steep it is a right choice for any composer or EDM producer if one preffers Kontakt to other software based drum machines!
"DM-307 more than meets the levels of excellence we've come to expect from Heavyocity, and may well prove to be the company's finest and most flexible library to date."
Music Tech Magazine Gold Award
Gear of the year, best percussion
MusicTech Magazine, Choice
The Audio Spotlight, 4,9 points
Film & Game Compser, 97/100
Amazona.de, Sehr Gut
Computer Music, 4,5 Stars
BEAT, Empfehlung der Redaktion
DJ/Producer (Cadenza, Diynamic, Get Physical, Ibiza DJ Awards 2013 Recipient)
"I love it! The bass frequencies sound amazing and the highs have the perfect brightness. Ground-breaking!"
Composer (“Aliens: Colonial Marines”, “Contracted”, “Gears of War”, “Silent Night”)
"The DM307 is an extremely versatile groove making powerhouse. The range of this instrument amazed me. From out-of-box killer grooves to being able to meticulously craft your own by using their new GRID and LOOP MUTATOR features. With an enormous library of sounds and the ability to tweak, the DM307 is a welcomed addition to my sound and style of writing."
DJ/Producer, Owner of Kling Klong Records (Buzzin Fly, Great Stuff Recordings, Kling Klong)
"Very cool presets and sounds. It´s great for creating loops from another approach. I seriously dig the drum and hi-hat banks. Good stuff!!"
DJ/Producer, Owner of Clarisse Records (8bit, Cadenza, Defected Records)
"Really powerful as well as clean. What I also like is that it doesn´t sound "digital" like many other plugins. I was astonished by the ease of use and amount of possibilities. Haven´t seen anything like this in a while!"
Composer (“Oblivion”, “The Bourne Legacy”, “Tron: Legacy”)
"DM-307 took me by surprise. I wasn´t sure what to expect but after experiencing what this library has to offer it has found a unique home in my studio. I´ve always lamented the shortage of good percussive libraries that sound great and feel great. Between DM-307, Damage, and Aeon, Heavyocity has brought composers´ libraries that elevate our work and inspire creativity."
DJ/Producer, Owner of D-Floor (D-Floor, Desolat, Snatch! Records, Suara, VIVa Music)
"There are so many interesting sounds in the DM-307 that I plan to use. I found there to be a lot of really nice dark percussion and cool hi hats. Very dark-techy....and also a little bit electro!"
Composer (“Ghost Recon” Series, “Halo: Combat Evolved”, “Prince of Persia”, “Red Steel” Series)
"I´m loving the DM-307, it´s got that signature Heavyocity attitude, rock solid timing and an incredible variety of ultra-tweakable sounds. The GUI is among the best I´ve ever used in a Kontakt instrument. It´s is an amazing drum tool that has instantly jumped to the top of my go-to list."
DJ/Producers, Owners of KD Music (100% Pure, Drumcode, KD Music, Terminal M)
"The sound of the DM-307 is awesome! You don´t need to add tons of plugins to get it to sound good. The sounds are ready to use in your productions."
Composer (“Call of Duty: Black Ops II”, “Mass Effect” Series)
"DM-307 has a great deeply customizable interface to create the rhythm, energy and motion I need for my scores. I look forward to digging in to yet another sonic feat from Heavyocity."
Composer (“Total Recall”, “Cowboys & Aliens”, “The Town”, “Kingdom of Heaven”)
"DM-307 is yet another home run for the boys at Heavyocity. It offers the user the chance to create unique and fresh drum loops & sounds with maximum flexibility and is a joy to use. It´s a keeper without doubt!"
The Crystal Method
Platinum-Selling Artists/Composers (“Almost Human”)
"We are already using DM-307 on every new cue we´re scoring on ´Almost Human´! We know we´re just scratching the surface on what seems to be an infinitely limitless production tool! The sounds and flexibility are amazing!"
Composer (“Command & Conquer”, “Dead Space”, “F.E.A.R.”)
"Hands down, my new number one go-to for any drum/percussion sound. What really impresses me every time I open it is the meticulously designed interface. It makes everything quick and easy, but the power and control you have over the sounds is truly amazing. Having so much control inside the instrument itself is saving me time and processing power - two things we can always use more of!"
This product requires the free Native Instruments Kontakt Player, the latest version can be downloaded through Native Access, Native Instrument’s download manager!
The minimum required Kontakt version for this product is stated in the product description or can be found on the manufacturers website.
- macOS 10.12, 10.13, 10.14 or 10.15 (latest update), i5, 4 GB RAM
- Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 (latest Service Pack), Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU, 2 GB RAM
4 GB RAM (6 GB recommended for large KONTAKT Instruments)
- Mac OS X (64-bit only): Stand-alone, VST, AU, AAX
- Windows (32/64-bit): Stand-alone, VST, AAX
If you require legacy installers of Kontakt Player please refer to this Knowledge Base Article.
An internet connection is required to authorize / activate the product.