What’s New In DrumSpillage 2.0?

DrumSpillage 2.0 is a combination of new features and UI overhaul. After careful consideration we decided to stick with the existing formula that users liked so much in the original DrumSpillage and address some of the more common feature requests we receive. Here’s a brief overview of some of the cool new stuff we’ve added to version 2.


New User Interface

DrumSpillage 2 features a major overhaul of the existing user interface. We think the new UI is a massive improvement and you’ll enjoy working with DrumSpillage more because of it. In keeping with the original aesthetic we’ve continued with the flat design approach. Final UI design is subject to change.



LFOs and Modulation

Each pad now features 4 dedicated LFOs with full control over MIDI key-sync triggering. This is a big improvement over the existing setup which featured 2 pad and 2 global kit LFOs. We’ve also increased the number of available modulation destinations and added new waveform shapes. Assigning LFO sources and setting modulation depth is now more intuitive (see below).

DrumSpillage 2 Modulation Setup

To spice things up a little more LFOs can now be cross-modulated against each other and  the LFO editor has a dedicated space in the UI and no longer shares a tab with the envelopes. All of this combines to provide you with powerful tools for creating dynamic electronic rhythms.


Upgraded Synthesis

DrumSpillage 2 ships with the existing 13 algorithms from version 1 but we’ve added more modulation controls, additional synthesis parameters, new distortion algorithms and significantly upgraded the sound quality. For example, the hi-hat and cymbal models now feature super sweet anti-aliaised oscillators for a cleaner sound at the top end.

The models have been carefully retuned and optimised in both the UI and the DSP. These upgrades are significant so expect some changes when importing kits from version 1.x.


Velocity Control

Full velocity control for the synthesis parameters is here! Almost any parameter can now be played dynamically via velocity using a simple user interface technique (see below: ‘V’ slider controls velocity).

DrumSpillage 2 Velocity Control

This is an enormous improvement over the existing accent system and produces extremely dynamic results. Parameters may be influenced via a positive or negative bias. We’ve taken the existing dynamic accent system where velocity operates dynamically around a central threshold and applied it across the board. Sounds like a mouthful but all you need to know is that it provides a very natural and dynamic playing response. Velocity control visibility can be toggled via a switch in the UI so you can set up the desired response then easily hide it from view.


MPC/Maschine Pad Layout

A small feature but often requested. A simple preference button now configures the pad layout to mirror the classic MPC and the more recent Maschine style layout with pad 1 rooted to the bottom left position.


New Presets and Stability

DrumSpillage 2 includes a selection of new presets demonstrating the expanded sound design capabilities of the instrument. A lot of development work has gone into making DrumSpillage 2.0 a more robust instrument with respect to preset loading and audio stability.


Pricing and Availability

DrumSpillage 2 will be released this Summer and is available for Mac OS X 10.6 and higher. You can pre-order DrumSpillage 2 now from our online shop and get 25% off the RRP. Pre-order customers will receive a version 1.x license to use in the mean time. If you already own a license for 1.x you can purchase the 2.0 upgrade in our online shop. The upgrade costs £10.00 / €12.50 / $15.99.

18 thoughts on “What’s New In DrumSpillage 2.0?

  1. Hey Seems to be great ! i really love my v1, no doubt about the new additions to the v2… Drumspillage have a very great sounding, i highly recommend it for those who look to drums synthesis models with a combination of power and easy to use. You can achieve a lot with this one. it’s a BEAST 🙂

  2. The developer has responded to our feature requests and is releasing a drum synth that dreams are made of. V2 will be FANTASTIC! Is it summer yet?

  3. Drumspillage 1.6.2 is simply legend. Can’t wait for V.2, excited about the key-sync… Man the capabilities of this drum synth is unmatched, you can tweak the sound down to its very base. It’s a luxury to be able to match a sound in your head, instead of having to settle for “samples” that resemble the sound in your head…. It’s a narcissist’s wet dream.

  4. I’ve pre-ordered and paid for my upgrade a few months ago, now it’s autumn. I don’t mind waiting a bit longer but could you at least make a statement what the reason for the delay is and how long we’ll still have to wait…??

    • Hi Snute,

      Sorry about the delay. We had a few set backs development wise but it’s all coming together nicely now. We’ll send out an email shortly with a bit more info/update on the situation.

  5. It is nearly December now. Are there any news about progress with Drumspillage 2 ? Didn´t get any email so far, hope, everything is fine on your side. Greetings from Berlin

  6. Hello and happy new year. can you give us some news about the release of the audiospillage V2.0? I understood that you were currently making presets ?
    can you give a final date.. and commit to it , please!!!!
    We are loving your plug in 🙂 can not wait!!

  7. Just installed the 2.0.3 component. It fails AU validation with error “Component Version mismatch: Res Vers = 0x20003, Comp Vers = 0x20005”.

    Mac OS 10.6.8
    Logic 9.1.8

    Note: doesn’t validate in 64 and 32 bit.

    You can load the AU in Apple Developer application “AU Lab”, but the app then crashes.

  8. Hi, new version really does sound Great, a major step forward for sound-freaks like myself…however, 8 simultaneous pads uses 50% of my cpu, whereas version 1 uses 10%
    this is a major drawback in my case, since my concert-setup – with version 1 – is already on the edge cpu-wise….hope you geniuses can better this issue…

    best regards
    Audun K

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