Twisted Electrons deton8


8-Voice Hybrid Sampler / Drum Synthesizer

  • 8-Bit samples
  • Eight tones: Kick, Snare, Metal, Clap, Can, Tom, Nut, Synth
  • Synth voice based on NES sound generation
  • Step sequencer including 16 steps
  • Ring modulator
  • Distortion/Drive with authentic bit reduction
  • 16 Memory slots for patterns
  • Pattern-chaining of up to 16 patterns
  • Tap speed
  • Swing
  • 8 Different stutter/roll effects
  • Delay including variable Delay-Time & Decay
  • Mute & solo function
  • Sidechain function
  • Sample editor for creating your own drum kits
  • MIDI & power supply via USB
  • MIDI input: 3.5 mm Mini jack
  • Sync In/Out: 3.5 mm Mini stereo jack
  • Dimensions: 140 x 40 x 90 mm
  • Weight: 0.6 kg
available since July 2019
Item number 469551
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Sound Synthesis Sample-based
Pads 16
Effects Yes
Bass No
Display No
MIDI interface USB
Number of analog outputs 1
Headphone Connector No
Mains Operation No
Battery Operation No
Footswitch connection 0
Shape Desktop
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Beautiful sound, too many bugs
Shpadoinkle 18.01.2022
Good parts:
- Beautifully gritty lo-fi sound
- Automation recording for parameters
- Nice little features and effects for jamming
- Compact size

Minor issues:
- Uploading your own kit is done over a clumsy app. You must set the sample markers for parts using a coarse UI with no zoom, meaning that you will need to send the kit several times before you get it right.
- Having to select the part by rotating a knob is cumbersome.
- The synth part is underwhelming and atonal, but then again, this is the case with most compact drum machines.

Major issues:
- All pitch and decay settings are forgotten when powering off, meaning you have to retune your kit every time you turn on the device. The manual says you should allow some time for auto-save after stopping the sequencer, but this seems to have no effect. Not sure if it's a bug or a feature.
- The shift button sometimes gets stuck in "on" mode (in software) after releasing it.
- Using the shift for global effects occasionally hangs the device, forcing a restart (and another retuning).

- It does not properly sync to MIDI. Everytime I tried syncing it to my RME, it played 1-2 bars in a jittery fashion and then stopped.

Conclusion: All tests were done with the latest firmware. I could live with other bugs because of the sound, but if I can't even play the thing with other gear, I have no choice but to return it.


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Was für eine super flexible kleine Kiste!
David028 15.06.2021
Also ich bin begeistert, was die Ein-Mann-Firma Alex da in diese kleine Kiste gepackt hat!
Durch das verwenden von eigenen Drumsamples ist die Kiste super flexibel und die Bedienung funktioniert sehr simpel und größtenteils sogar intuitiv.
Bei Fragen und Problemen hilft Alex einem weiter und für ein handgefertigtes Produkt in dieser Kompaktheit finde ich auch den Preis durchaus angemessen.
Es kommt natürlich immer darauf an was man sucht aber wenn man einen sehr kleinen low-fi drumcomputer will, der ohne die Notwendigkeit von weiterem Equipment direkt zum jammen einlädt, ist hier meiner Meinung nach sehr gut bedient.
Ich nutze den Deton8 zusammen mit einem Drone-Synthesizer als Grundlage um parallel Gitarrenloops drüber laufen zu lassen und in dieser Funktion werde ich sicher noch lange mit dem Deton8 Spaß haben!


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leider enttäuscht!
move d 10.10.2019
die idee ist toll und die verarbeitung / haptik ist äusserlich gut.
leider stürzt der sample editor für mac unter 10.11.6 regelmässig ab und verursacht dann ganz brutale knackser, die einem problemlos jeden studiomonitor durchblasen.
die sample slices / startpunkte werden nicht richtig an den deton8 übertragen. der support des herstellers rührt sich nicht - schade!