Erica Synths announces the launch of Pērkons HD-01 Kit Pack 01, adding even more sonic flexibility and creative possibilities to its highly acclaimed desktop instrument. The new pack, crafted for Pērkons by HTRL, contains 32 new kits structured into four separate groups: DRUM (traditional drum machine sounds), BONK (percussion and synthesizer combos), POLY (tuned melodic percussion sounds) and SFX (experimental and generative sounds). Kit Pack 1 is available for download as a zip file here.
To install the kits, place the “01” folder onto your Pērkons SD card BANKS folder. The bank featuring the new kits is named “01” and will replace the second bank you already might have on your Pērkons unit — therefore if you want to put it into a different BANK, rename the folder (for example to 02) before placing it in the BANKS folder. The pack features only kits, without any patterns.
To change the currently loaded BANK, press and hold PATTERN+KIT buttons and one of the 64 step keys (to load the 01 BANK press the second step key). After you enter the kit menu the top 64 step buttons will light up. There, the kits will be structured into four groups of eight kits (from left to right):
- DRUM (traditional drum-machine sounds)
- BONK (percussion and synthesizer combos)
- POLY (tuned melodic percussion sounds)
- SFX (experimental and generative sounds)
The remaining 32 kits in the bank are empty and reserved for your own kits and variations of the presets. It is recommended to let your pattern loop, and swap among the different kits to audition different sounds.
For more information on Pērkons, please visit the Erica Synths product page.
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