ALM Busy CircuitsAkemie's Taiko FM Drum Voice


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ALM Busy Circuits Akemie's Taiko

The ALM Circuits Akemie’s Taiko utilizes classic Yamaha IC’s to provide a new take on FM drum synthesis. The module features CV inputs for every parameter, giving users access to a variable and far-reaching sound palette. Under certain conditions, the Akemie’s Taiko can track melodiously at 1V/Oct—meaning it can also be used as a synthesizer voice. There is also a dedicated trigger input as well as accent and choke controls for precise a wide range of rhythmic options. 

Akemie's Taiko Features

  • Complete drum voice with authentic 4 Operator / 6 Algorithm / 8 Waveform / Feedback FM
  • Full voltage control including Algorithm selection
  • Inbuilt envelopes with separate release control of FM carriers and modulator
  • Tracks 1v per octave for melody lines
  • Optional Frequency ‘ramps’ for for further effects and FM
  • Trigger, accent and choke trigger inputs
  • Reverse polarity protection
  • Skiff friendly
  • Can tear holes in space time
  • Eurorack Module
  • Width: 18HP
  • Depth: 32mm
  • Current Draw: ~70mA@+/-12V
Product Demo Videos
ALM011 - 'Akemie's Castle' Tips & Tricks
‘Akemie’s Castle’ is a Eurorack dual voltage controlled oscillator with authentic 4 Operator digital FM using ‘new-old-stock’ Yamaha IC’s for audio signal generation. In this video we provide some tips and tricks for music making with the Castle, including simultaneous bass and chord voices, quantised sequencing with multipliers, morphing drone patches, a supersaw patch, a pseudo Taiko patch, and more!
ALM Busy Circuits Akemie's Taiko FM Drum Voice Reviews