drumkv1 an old-school drum-kit sampler

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What's drumkv1 ?

drumkv1 is an old-school all-digital drum-kit sampler synthesizer with stereo fx.


drumkv1 is free, open-source software, distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2 or later.

Sourceforge project page: http://sourceforge.net/projects/drumkv1

Weblog: http://www.rncbc.org

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The software requirements for build and runtime are listed as follows:


Optional (opted-in at build time):


Latest release

2015-01-23 - A third official beta.

Previous and older releases, including the change log, are also available here. You may also check out from the latest bleeding edge development source tree, using Git.

You can browse all files available for download, including binary packages, at drumkv1 Files on SourceForge.net.


The installation procedure follows the standard for source distributions. In the extracted source directory, just do:

./configure [--prefix=prefix]

and optionally as root:

make install

This procedure will end installing the following:

Just launch prefix/bin/drumkv1_jack and you're off (hopefully). Note that the default installation path prefix is /usr/local.


drumkv1 holds its settings and configuration state per user, in a file located as $HOME/.config/rncbc.org/drumkv1.conf. Normally, there's no need to edit this file, as it is recreated and rewritten everytime drumkv1 is run.


Plenty still, however drumkv1 may be considered in beta phase already ;)


drumkv1 is open source free software. For bug reports, feature requests, discussion forums, mailling lists, or any other matter related to the development of this piece of software, please use the Sourceforge project page.

You can also find timely and closer contact information on my personal web site.


drumkv1 logo/icon is an original fine work of Jarle Richard Akselsen.


rncbc aka Rui Nuno Capela
rncbc at rncbc dot org

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