D16 Group Punchbox Bass Drum Synthesizer

D16 Group Punchbox Bass Drum Synthesizer

D16 Group Punchbox Bass Drum Synthesizer

B&H # D11131291 MFR # 11-31291
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Product Highlights

  • Four Generators
  • Sampled or Synthesized Sounds
  • Click, Tops, and Tools
  • Five Kick Generator Modes
  • 909, 808, 606, Sine, and Sample
  • EQ, Bitcrusher, Distortion, and Filter
  • Master Limiter
  • Effects Can Be Reordered for Flexibility
  • Randomization Function
  • Sample Export Function
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D16 Group 11-31291 overview

  • 1Description

Punchbox from D16 Group is a bass drum synthesizer capable of generating a variety of kick drums suitable for any genre. This advanced kick-generating instrument utilizes overlaying sound sources to produce the final kick tone. Additionally, there are a number of effects to further process the kick.

At the heart of the instrument lies four generators that produce the Kick tone components. Their outputs are mixed and sent to the effect cascade, and then to the plug-in audio output. The instrument is monophonic and may respond to the pitch and/or velocity of the MIDI notes depending on the settings. Kick generates the primary tone (body) component. It may serve as a sampler or synthesizer (with a few available alternative generator engines that may be selected). Kick is provided with substantial factory content (samples and presets). Click, Tops and Tools generate the auxiliary components of the final tone. They are based only on samples and each of them also has substantial factory sample bank.

The available effects section is used to further shape the bass drum tone and includes five modules wired in series. Flowing from left-to-right, the effects include EQ, Bitcrusher, Distortion, and Filter. For sound processing flexibility, these four effects can be reordered by a simple drag-n-drop method. The last effect, Master Limiter, is a fixed position and consists of an optionally activated limiter with the built-in auto-makeup. Once satisfied, the preset can be saved for later recall, or exported to save CPU resources.

  • Sound source
    • Up to 4 generators, operating in parallel, activated/deactivated independently
      • Click - Sample-based, produces Kick accent
      • Tops - Sample-based, produces e.g. hihats, percussion and noise
      • Tools - Sample-based, produces almost full Kicks without sub
      • Kick - Sample-based or Synth-based, produces the Kick's body. 4 synthesis engines for Synth Mode to select from:
        • 909 Kick model
        • 808 Kick model
        • 606 Kick model
        • Sine wave based Kick model
    • Audio-to-effect send per generator
    • 1 voice of polyphony
    • Optional MIDI velocity sensitivity and pitch tracking


  • Built-in effect rack
    • 5 high-quality algorithms operating in series, may be independently turned on/off and reordered by drag'n'drop
      • Equalizer
      • Bit Crusher
      • Distortion
      • Filter
      • Limiter
    • Controllable connection point in the effect chain for the generators’ direct output (Mixdown after)


  • Samples and presets
    • Vast factory content designed by CFA-Sound and Sounds of Revolution
      • 800 presets
      • 1100 samples
      • Suitably tagged
    • Tag-based Preset and Sample browsers
      • Preview option
    • User may import own samples
    • 7 preset categories (hierarchically ordered)
      • Global / Master presets
      • 909 Synth engine
      • 808 Synth engine
      • 606 Synth engine
      • Sine Synth engine
      • Bitcrusher Effect
      • Distortion Effect


  • MIDI Learn option
  • Flexible Randomizer
  • Direct Export function (export your final kick as WAV file)


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D16 Group 11-31291 specs

System Requirements
Windows OS Version: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
CPU: 2.0 GHz with SSE (Multi-core system 2.4 GHz recommended)
Software: VST / AAX compatible host application (32-bit or 64-bit)
Mac OS Version: 10.7 to 10.11
CPU: Intel based 2.0 GHz (2.4 GHz recommended)
Software: AU / VST / AAX compatible host application (32-bit or 64-bit)

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