PETE'S 2Box INFO PAGE
I have been working with 2Box for some
while now as an endorser and also developing kits and sounds for them.
One very important thing for me with any electronic device is the
ability to input your own sounds. 2Box is the only kit that allows this
and has a healthy 4GB memory to import sounds. I really think it is the
best drum brain out there. I have very little interest in boxed sounds
from other kits on the market. Even with editing it is nothing even
close to what you can do editing an acoustic sound in your DAW or audio
editor, presupposing you have a vision. My quest and eclectic taste for
different sounds is no different with electronics at all. To me the
electronics is an extension of the acoustic. I do not really see them as
distinctly separate and unrelated. It is all just sound after all.
Feel is also important. I love the mesh heads and 2Box also has great
tracking and dynamics. The sound quality is also great thanks to Hi
quality DAC and AD converters and the internal 24 Bit resolution. The
pads and the cymbals are virtually silent which is good if you don't
want to disturb your neighbours but it's also good to keep volume down
on gigs. Also, the sound architecture is open which means that you can
drag and drop your own sound and wave song file into the Unit. (when
connected via USB to a PC). The computer software for this is killing.
Basically, letís say you had twenty snare drum hits of different volume.
Well, when you drag all the files onto the pad icon in the software
screen it intelligently places them by putting the lowest peak wave form
at the lowest velocity setting and the highest peaks at higher velocity
settings. This is a MASSIVE convenient shortcut whereby you can create
your own velocity sensitive kits without a headache of editing.
It is early days for my individual kits and sound sets at the moment but
what I want is to create sound sets whereby a drumset player with no
knowledge of Darabouka for example can play the instrument on a pad or
set of pads and by using their drum set technique will be able to get
some grooves happening which do justice to the actual sound of the
If you use 2Box and want to download some
of my kits and sounds free then click
Check out some of my demos of the new
percussion instuments by clicking on the following links.
Pandeiro demo MP3
Cajon demo MP3
Ghatam demo MP3
2box is a a newly established
manufacturer with focus on useful tools for the performing musician. The
developing team, based in Sweden, has a long experience in developing
powerful electronic musical instruments. The first product being
launched is the electronic drum system DrumIt Five,with more new
products to follow.
2box creates user friendly systems. Special emphasis is put on easy to
use interfaces bundled with intuitive editing software for PC / Mac
platforms. Intended use of 2box systems is live on stage, in a studio or
rehearsal room or in any place where a musician is playing music.
2box designs powerful yet easy to use products. They can be hardware
based or software only but most often they will be both. While it is
convenient with music applications in a computer, using them live on
stage is a different matter. The music scene needs hardware and 2box
will be the company that provides smart designs in form of hardware
systems with supporting software.
"You were born an
original; don't die a copy."