DR008 Specifications

Information about the DR008 release
  • DR008 was supplied as VSTi, DXi and RTAS on the Windows platform only.
  • It imports audio files in WAV and AIFF formats, and can also import LM-4 and Battery kits.
  • The DR008 format is supported by FMJSoft's AWave utility, which allows conversion of Soundfonts and Akai programs into DR008 format.


  • 96 drum pads
  • Over 20 sample and drum synth modules
  • Up to eight stereo outputs and eight stereo aux sends, configurable
  • High quality 32-bit modular sound engine
  • Over 1GB of high quality kits
  • More than 200 bonus midi loops and grooves
  • Supports stereo WAV and AIFF files, and bank files in LM-4, DR-005 and Battery format
  • DR008 is supplied as VSTi, DXi and RTAS on the Windows platform only

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Product Status

Is DR008 a current, supported product?

DR008 is now a legacy product, and is no longer available or supported.

We highly recommend that you check out Geist, our next-generation sampling beatbox.

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General Information

Where can I get some cool add-ons for my DR-008?

http://www.fmjsoft.com - AWave sample conversion utility. Import SF2s and Akais with this. http://www.TenCrazy.com - Various useful DR-008 utilities and more.

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Can DR-008 import kits from Native Instruments' Battery(tm) drumsampler?


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Can DR-008 import kits from Steinberg's LM-4 drumsampler?

Yes, although only those in LM-4 Mark 1 format. The vast majority of LM-4 kits are in this format, and are supplied as a set of samples along with a *.TXT file. DR-008 does not import LM-4 Mark 2 format files, which do not have the *.TXT file.

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Can DR-008 import Soundfonts or Akai programs?

Not by itself - we highly recommend AWave for this: http://www.fmjsoft.com

Functional conversions may be possible using the demo version.

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Can DR-008 import content from BFD?

No. DR-008 lacks BFD's multi-channel mixing engine and cannot disk stream at this point.

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Does the DR-008 diskstream?


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Is there a Mac version?

No - DR008 was released for Windows platforms only.

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Licensing / Copy Protection

What copy protection method is used?

DR008 uses a simple serial number-based protection system.

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Can I use it on both my laptop and main machine?

Yes - you can install on up to 3 machines as long as only 1 is running it at any one time. Site / volume licensing is also available (POA - please contact us for details).

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Do you allow license transfers?

Yes, however:

  • If you're the seller, you must contact us in advance of the sale. If you're the prospective second-hand buyer, you must check that the seller is cleared to sell. If in doubt, contact us.
  • There is a flat $50 fee per product for a license transfer, which can be purchased from our online shop.
  • Review copies, NFRs (Not For Resale copies, sometimes used for in-store demos), etc., cannot be transferred under any circumstances.
  • We reserve the right to refuse a license transfer request.

Once a transfer is authorised and the fee has been paid, the new owner is entitled to exactly the same upgrade paths and technical support resources as if they had bought the product new.

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