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Plugin Alliance Releases New Battalion Drum Machine Plugin

Designed to deliver the color and control of drum synths with the sampling features and approachability of a modern drum machine.
The user interface of the new Battalion plugin from Plugin Alliance.

Plugin Alliance, part of Native Instruments, has announced the release of Battalion, a new drum machine developed by Unfiltered Audio that’s designed to deliver the color and control of drum synths, with the sampling features and approachability of a modern drum machine.

The synth section offers 20 distinct synthesis engines that deliver drum synth sounds ranging from iconic 80s sounds to modern and “otherworldly.” The sample library, a dedicated space for loading, playing, and modifying samples, offers four modes: Classic, Phase Warp, Cloner, and Granula.

Users can upload original samples then use Battalion’s sampler to sculpt unique sounds or move between sampling and synth generation using the onboard BLEND slider, which enables a range of sonic combinations. Paired with Battalion’s bank of effects and modulation, there are plenty of options.

Battalion also offers a performance mode for DJ sets and live performances, which allows users to trigger, loop, and manipulate sounds on the fly.

— BLEND slider for mixing between synth and sampler generators
— 20 synthesis engines with unique controls
— Eight voices with mix interaction controls
— Unfiltered Audio effects: Shatter Delay & Headspace Reverb
— Channel Strip with Delay, Reverb, Pan & Voice Gain
— Multi-mode filter and non-linear distortion
— Filter algorithms including low-pass, high-pass & band-pass
— Distortion algorithms including Bitcrush, Rate Crush, Wavefold, Phase, Tape & Tube
Performance mode
— Controls for EQ and pitch
— Clipping Mode selector for managing signal clipping behavior

Battalion is available here, priced at $199. However, for a limited time, get Battalion for $129, plus get Unfiltered Audio’s LION synth for free (MSRP $199).

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