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June 13th, 2000

[6:00 AM] Freedrum Gives You The Power To Create Groovy Music
by Staff

SSEYO has launched the SSEYO Freedrum. The Freedrum is a SSEYO Koan energised, Flash-fronted, Web application that enables anyone to create, mix and process powerful grooves in a Web page. According to SSEYO:

These grooves can be exported and shared. The Freedrum uses no audio samples; it leverages instead, SSEYO Koan's software synthesiser with fully routable and Web programmable modules.

The SSEYO Freedrum allows a user to select from a range of Kits (DrumSynth units and FX) and Patterns (the grooves). Users can customise various effects such as Distortion, Delay, Reverb, Ring Modulation as well as change the grooves to suit themselves. Kits can also feature effects such a Particle Systems (Granular Synthesiser settings) and Virtual Wave Generators. Patterns can be real-time auto-mutated and mixed. Once a user has created a groove they like, they can either record it or save it to a Koan file.

They can also "export" all the settings and place these into a text file for later re-use or sharing with others. As with its other Web applications, SSEYO will be allowing users to feature - for free - the Freedrum on their own sites once they join a community building Freedrum mailing list.

Around an initial concept, SSEYO commissioned Australian based interactive media artists Toy Satellite to develop the Web application using the public SSEYO Koan plug in API. The plug in can drive Web animations (Flash/DHTML) through JavaScript and features around 250 parameters and 100 functions.

The Freedrum is available for some Mac configurations and is part of SSEYO's Kaon audio platform. Koan is available for US$199.95. You can find more information at the SSEYO web site.

SSEYO - Toy Satellite

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