Device Details


Name | Version: ES25 1.02
Author: encoderaudio
Device Type: MIDI Effect
Description: The ES25 is a 5 channel drum/percussion synthesiser, highly inspired by the RMIF ES25 drum machine.
It was designed/created in Riga, Latvia, back in 1991.
The original unit was a rather interesting instrument and it is really rare - some info, straight from

"ES" means "Electric percussion" or in Lettish "Electro Sitamaijs", "2" - the second instrument in series & "5"-five channels of sound formation. It resembles "Roland TR-808" outwardly, because it was made on the basis of that well-known Instrument. The instrument has a 24 bar sequencer and it can be programmed step by step.
There are also 16 programmed patterns (each of them has 24 steps). The user has the possibility to play patterns by the use of manual & automatic mode (when every next pattern goes after a previous one from 1 to 16).
The programmed patterns could be saved in memory of the instrument. There are 5 inputs for pads and 2 outputs (line, phones).
There is also the possibility to connect a start-stop pedal to it.

Unfortunately the element base left much to be desired and the instrument did not manage to stand a lot of tests. It contained five pads and a special drum pedal. However, "Es 2-5" played sound of bad quality and worked thoroughly bad. As a result it was shelved by the factory, that produced about 30 models of this instrument.
​It has never been on sale in Russia.

There is not much more technical info about the machine, but the mighty Hainbach made a pretty detailed video about it, so we were able to capture
some of the key characteristics of it.
The device has 5 identical channels, just like the original with some additional features, like velocity sensitivity and panning per channel.
On the right side of the device, you'll find a hidden menu with the factory presets and extra controls for "oscillator drift" and random panning - just to make it sound more analogue.

Version History :

1.oo - release
1.o1 - multi-channel output option added
1.o2 - Live 12 compatibility check


Live Version Used: 10.1.18
Max Version Used: 8.1.5
Date Added: Sep 23 2023 05:43:51
Date Last Updated: Apr 09 2024 15:40:07
Downloads: 0
License: Commercial
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