by Fanan Team
3.5 / 5     (8 votes)
Bonnie is a slot driven drum sampler with lightning speed drum-kits loading and fast one stage control, fitted for live usage, with better control, both mp3 and wav. format support, fast workflow and only 0.5 sec. loading times for new core kit.

The sampler: Bonnie uses 10 (.wav, mp3) file sample slots to build 10 drum components drum-kits. According to this approach, every slot can be anything, from kicks to snares or cymbals or you name it. Each slot is triggered by its own unique MIDI note which noted on its slot button. For instance, slot 48 is triggered by note number 48 in the MIDI keyboard (c2). The samples menu is divided into 14 categories, including a wide range of drum-kit components types. Bonnie comes with 30 full drum-kits to start with. It's perfect for sketching or producing most common classic genres drum tracks like disco, R&B, soul, hip hop, rock, pop, reggae and many more with carefully crafted samples that sit great in the mix and a reasonable drum library size that won't choke your hard drive.

Every slot in Bonnie has a full mixer page. It provides most of the traditional features per drum element that a producer might need and some exclusive features that you will not find even in the most expansive drums machines.

You'll find a new sample library manager, pitch control, magnitude control, EQ, saturation, phase control, delay, unique filter, drift effect and even an ability to morph the drum elements with other elements in the library.

Bonnie is also armed with 3 master effects (compressor, reverb, delay) with a unique effect called "F.R" which allows full scale frequency control over the wet signal. You can use the effect by sending a fx amount from the "master fx" slider on every channel.

The Morph System: Bonnie is armed with a morphing system which can blend any 2 drum elements together (which can create tons of new fresh drum sounds). The morph system can also play with the blended element's pitch and increase the invention of new drum sounds like never before.

Special channel's modulation effects: Each channel in Bonnie is armed with dedicated modulation effects which allow adding beautiful nuances and textures to each drum element separately. There is a yowling phaser effect, a delay and the new Zelda filter which can completely change the audio materials native character and morph it into a new interesting sound.
gwugluud 77 Jan 05 2023
(1 / 5)
Jan 05 2023
If there's any facility for adapting this to a specific rig, such as my Alesis Nitro, I don't immediately see it anywhere. Good sounds, but not of much use when I MIDI it up to my gear, and two of the tom pads and one of the crash pads yield no sound at all, and my other tom yields a china cymbal, and my hi hat yields a bass drum, etc.
Dimaension X May 23 2023
May 23 2023
You will need to revise the MIDI numbers in the drum "brain" to match the sample numbers shown in the VST screen. Those numbers are fixed.
Samhooey Dec 03 2022
(2 / 5)
Dec 03 2022
This is so similar to the drum machines already released by this company. Is it redundant ?? Anyways try out Poise which is now free and Sitala. Both great and worth while.
Grannitus Dec 01 2022
(5 / 5)
Dec 01 2022
Ein guter Drum Sampler mit vielen Setup Möglichkeiten z.B Hall ....gefällt und braucht nicht viel Platz auf der Festplatte !
Kollusion Nov 30 2022
Nov 30 2022
There's also a x32 plugin included within the x64 DL. Cheers
Volkov Nov 29 2022
(5 / 5)
Nov 29 2022
Very nice drum sampler. Neat workflow, good manipulation possibilities and awesome built-in round robin, master compressor and reverb. Entire mixing can be made inside the plugin. And only 30mb for full 30 drumkit?? Lol
Presonus Dec 01 2022
Dec 01 2022
Yes, no, Lech, a normal unit, where the thread can come in handy.